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Scheveningen/Den Haag, Netherlands

Front of our house

Front of our house

Gr.fl: entrance hall towards front door

Gr.fl: entrance hall towards front door

Gr.fl: entrance-hall towards wardrobe and backdoor

Gr.fl: entrance-hall towards wardrobe and backdoor

gr.fl: bathroom and washing facilities

gr.fl: bathroom and washing facilities

1st floor: dining and part of library [ intern.litt.- art&arch - philosophy - dvd's/cd's]

1st floor: dining and part of library [ intern.litt.- art&arch - philosophy - dvd's/cd's]

1st fl: relax and music

1st fl: relax and music

1st fl: relax in livingroom

1st fl: relax in livingroom

1st fl: library and fireplace

1st fl: library and fireplace

1st fl: kitchen

1st fl: kitchen

stairs to  2nd floor

stairs to 2nd floor

2nd fl: master bedroom

2nd fl: master bedroom

2nd fl: second bedroom

2nd fl: second bedroom

2nd fl: washstand and shower

2nd fl: washstand and shower

garden: bamboo, reeds and grasses

garden: bamboo, reeds and grasses

back passage

back passage

garden: quiet spot under grapevine

garden: quiet spot under grapevine

Kurhaus and beach: around the corner of the street

Kurhaus and beach: around the corner of the street

the dunes, 200 meter from our home

the dunes, 200 meter from our home

Gemeentemuseum (arch. Berlage) 19th and 20th century art [Mondrian] and design. Also GEM Photo-museum and Contemporary Art Galle

Gemeentemuseum (arch. Berlage) 19th and 20th century art [Mondrian] and design. Also GEM Photo-museum and Contemporary Art Galle

het Lange Voorhout, in the centre

het Lange Voorhout, in the centre

Peace Palace in the centre

Peace Palace in the centre

Mariette en Kees in Rome

Mariette en Kees in Rome

Niels, Mariette, Zeeger and Kees in Istanbul, june 2015

Niels, Mariette, Zeeger and Kees in Istanbul, june 2015

Niels en Zeeger in Monument Valley USA

Niels en Zeeger in Monument Valley USA

Oof, Niels, Kamiel and Zeeger in front of monumental tapestry [Kees] 2011.

Oof, Niels, Kamiel and Zeeger in front of monumental tapestry [Kees] 2011.

Front of our house Gr.fl: entrance hall towards front door Gr.fl: entrance-hall towards wardrobe and backdoor gr.fl: bathroom and washing facilities 1st floor: dining and part of library [ intern.litt.- art&arch - philosophy - dvd's/cd's] 1st fl: relax and music 1st fl: relax in livingroom 1st fl: library and fireplace 1st fl: kitchen stairs to  2nd floor 2nd fl: master bedroom 2nd fl: second bedroom 2nd fl: washstand and shower garden: bamboo, reeds and grasses back passage garden: quiet spot under grapevine Kurhaus and beach: around the corner of the street the dunes, 200 meter from our home Gemeentemuseum (arch. Berlage) 19th and 20th century art [Mondrian] and design. Also GEM Photo-museum and Contemporary Art Galle het Lange Voorhout, in the centre Peace Palace in the centre Mariette en Kees in Rome Niels, Mariette, Zeeger and Kees in Istanbul, june 2015 Niels en Zeeger in Monument Valley USA Oof, Niels, Kamiel and Zeeger in front of monumental tapestry [Kees] 2011.
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2005

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 13, 2019 - July 31, 2019

data flexible

3 weeks

Villa near coast in The Hague / Scheveningen-Bad, Netherlands

Our house is a free-standing, spacious mansion with a space in front, separated from the street by a high hedge. Along the south-side there is a green-zone with bamboo, reeds and grasses. It origines from 1879 in a basic art-deco style, was altered in 1906; we renovated it in 1995, combining the old with the modern. The color-scheme we developed for the warm interior of the house was very much influenced by our trip through Mexico and Guatemala.
There are three floors:
on the 1st floor is a spacious livingroom with a fireplace/library/dining space adjoining a balcony at the south-west side for dining outside.
Please note: the floor of this big room has recently been waxed, so we ask you to bring soft indoor-shoes/slippers to keep the floor OK.

Also on this floor: a well equipped modern kitchen and a toilet. In the south-east corner is an office-space. 

On the 2nd floor are 2 bedrooms [2 x double bed] , a toilet and a shower.
Although the house is just 5 min away from the beach, it's environment is urban, with traffic noises. If you are not used to that, best bring earplugs for the night

On the groundfloor is a small consultancy space, a bathroom with bath/shower/washing/drying units. Wardrobe and toilet. Here is the back-entrance from/to the bicycle-shed, where you find 4 bicycles.
The main part of the groundfloor however is occupied by an artist's studio&workshop. Like the two work-spaces on this and the 1st floor, the studio is a professional space which we cannot afford to share with others. We regret this, but the house for the rest will welcome our guests heartily!
For the same reason our computers will not be available. On request you may use an Apple laptop.
Of course there is free WiFi.  

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • artist
  • communication manager/philosophicus practicus

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: beg.gr {werk&wash, 1[verblijf+werk], 2 [slaap&douche]
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 250 m2
  • Total Area: 400 m2

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In my house

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

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 4

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • artist
  • communication manager/philosophicus practicus

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Mariette ['53] has been a fulltime senior-communications-manager, graduated in '17 as Philosophicus Practicus. Does philosophy workshops in Prisons, old peoples'home and has her consultancy practice at home. Kees ['41] is active as painter/sculptor, does large public-art projects, designs contemporary tapestries in his studio downstairs. Ex-tutor Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam. NL
Together we have two sons: Niels [ass-manager at Ikea's Leeds UK; '91] and Zeeger [cinematographer; '93].
Kees also has two elder sons: Oof, photographer ['67] and Kamiel, artist and cultural activist ['68]

All hardworking, interested in a broad cultural and social spectrum.

Lifestyle

Hi, we are a energetic professional couple [63 and 76], Still working and eagerly to meet new experiences in the fields of nature and culture, all over the world. Exchanging homes is an exiting way to do that. Kees is a painter/sculpter and has a great studio in our home at the ground floor. Mariette has a practice for philosophy and is parttime manager communication.
Together we have two sons [24, 26] who live in The Haque and Leeds (UK)
They occasionally may visit us while abroad, but by now they do their own travels.
We share a broad interest in culture / architecture / film / art / literature / politics /nature / city-parcs / cuisine .....
Mariette loves jogging a few times per week and regularly does 17 miles-hikes in typical dutch landscapes all over the country. Loves reading, photography, plays piano and learning to play the bandoneon.
Kees practices Chi Cong / Tai Chi over many years. Loves playing chess and study languages.
Since 2004 together we organize a filmclub for about 8 good friends every two month with dining and deep goiing discussion.
We love cultural and natural highlights and prefer to travel out of the regular

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