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Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The 250 year old wharehouse and the secluded garden

The 250 year old wharehouse and the secluded garden

The upper bedroom

The upper bedroom

The garden. A green oasis in the old town.

The garden. A green oasis in the old town.

The living room

The living room

The kitchen

The kitchen

The living room with wood stove and vide.

The living room with wood stove and vide.

The girls'bed room.

The girls'bed room.

The wharehouse was build in 1759 as a granary.

The wharehouse was build in 1759 as a granary.

The living room

The living room

The ground floor with balcony.

The ground floor with balcony.

The bath room

The bath room

The vide on the first floor

The vide on the first floor

Leeuwarden is surrounded by lakes

Leeuwarden is surrounded by lakes

the leaning tower, canals and royal garden in the centre of Leeuwarden.

the leaning tower, canals and royal garden in the centre of Leeuwarden.

The Sahara of the north. The wadden isles offer impressive landscapes.

The Sahara of the north. The wadden isles offer impressive landscapes.

Just around the corner. The historical centre with canals and churches.

Just around the corner. The historical centre with canals and churches.

Friesland counts eleven historical cities. All reachable in 45 minutes or less from Leeuwarden.

Friesland counts eleven historical cities. All reachable in 45 minutes or less from Leeuwarden.

The national sport: far leaping with a pole.

The national sport: far leaping with a pole.

The wadden isles have the best beaches of Holland.

The wadden isles have the best beaches of Holland.

The 250 year old wharehouse and the secluded garden The upper bedroom The garden. A green oasis in the old town. The living room The kitchen The living room with wood stove and vide. The girls'bed room. The wharehouse was build in 1759 as a granary. The living room The ground floor with balcony. The bath room The vide on the first floor Leeuwarden is surrounded by lakes the leaning tower, canals and royal garden in the centre of Leeuwarden. The Sahara of the north. The wadden isles offer impressive landscapes. Just around the corner. The historical centre with canals and churches. Friesland counts eleven historical cities. All reachable in 45 minutes or less from Leeuwarden. The national sport: far leaping with a pole. The wadden isles have the best beaches of Holland.
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Exchange dates Duration
April 27, 2019 - May 11, 2019 2 weeks
July 13, 2019 - August 25, 2019 4 weeks

Historical warehouse in European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

'De Zeevaart' is a 250 year old warehouse in the historical heart of Leeuwarden, the European Capital of Culture in 2018. First it was a granary, the last century it functioned as wood storage. twelve years ago the huge industrial building was totally rebuild as a house. The last years the first two floors were refurbished.  The house has four levels with lots of old details. Here you can see a video impression: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgCheDUFbA8.
The first floor has a garden room and an office. On the second floor is the parents bedroom, a bathroom and an entresol with library. The third floor is a large loft-like living room, with open kitchen and open living room with woodburner. On the fourth floor is the library with lots of books and dvd's, two large children's bed rooms and a bath room with bath and shower. If necessary, we have all things necessary for a baby available. On the roof we have what we call our own folly, a watchtower which functioned in the old days as a grain elevator.
In front of the house is an enwalled courtyard with huge garden and own parking place.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 23 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • historian/writer and festival programmer
  • communication adviser

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 4
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 6

Our Destination Wish List

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Finland
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Costa Rica
  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • China

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

  • shopping Supermarket (0.5 km)
  • forest Leeuwarder Bos (4.6 km)
  • boating Grote Wielen (5.6 km)
  • sea Waddenzee (27.8 km)
  • beach De Groene Ster (6.5 km)
  • lake Kleine Wielen (1.1 km)
  • golfing Leeuwarder Golfclub, 18 holes (10.3 km)
  • river Dokkumer Ee (7.7 km)
  • mountains Gaasterland (57.3 km)

Our house is located on a quiet spot in the historical heart of Leeuwarden, elected as the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Restaurants, pubs, shops, musea, theatres and cinema's are within walking distance. The charming city of Leeuwarden is the capital of Friesland, a province with its own language and culture. the city is surrounded by green meadows, lakes and wetlands. Children who like cycling, walking or watersports (sailing, canooing) will have a great time. There is also a very nice zoo in Leeuwarden.
The province of Friesland is famous for its rich history, picturesque lakes and immaculate villages. The small historical cities have all their own charm. Fun to watch are traditional Frisian sports as skûtsjesilen (races with traditional sailing ships) and fierljeppen (pole vault jumping over the water). North of leeuwarden (30 minutes drive to one of the ferries) are the Frisian islands, famous for their wilderness, dunes and kilometres of empty beaches. Amsterdam is about an hour and 15 minutes away by car.

Friesland was elected by Lonely Planet as the number 3 European top destination of 2018. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-europe Want to know more about our city and area look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi8Ki3HOf8Y

Occupation

  • historian/writer and festival programmer
  • communication adviser

Children

  • Boy - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 13

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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