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Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of the local shops nearby

One of the local shops nearby

One of the local shops nearby

One of the local shops nearby

Our appartment building

Our appartment building

Rijks Museum at 10 minutes by bicycle

Rijks Museum at 10 minutes by bicycle

Wiek and Esther early morning sunrise by river Amstel

Wiek and Esther early morning sunrise by river Amstel

Us with Jonathan (who occasionally might come along with us)

Us with Jonathan (who occasionally might come along with us)

One of the local shops nearby One of the local shops nearby Our appartment building Rijks Museum at 10 minutes by bicycle Wiek and Esther early morning sunrise by river Amstel Us with Jonathan (who occasionally might come along with us)
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2017

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
February 01, 2018 - February 01, 2019

Extended weekends in european cities. Preferably from thursdays till mondays.

5 days
April 05, 2018 - April 30, 2019

During school holidays we can exchange too.

1 weeks
July 25, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Commited to an exchange in San Francisco

3 weeks

Centraly located and convenient appartment in Amsterdam

Wonderfully located, modest but comfortabble, convenient and bright non-smoking (1-bedroom) appartment in Amsterdam, in the nice and lively neighbourhood 'de Pijp'. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants, café's, daily freshmarket and park within less than 5 minutes walking distance, many literally around the corner.

Public transport (tram) very nearby, at less than a minute. The historical part of the city begins 10 minutes walking from the appartment, and the museum district is at 10 minutes by tram or bicycle away.

Our appartment of 55 sq. meters is on the second floor (3d floor for US). It is accesible by stairs. It consists of a spacious living (with kitchen) of 36 sq. meters, a bedroom of 12 sq. meters and a modest bathroom. Wifi available. The living has an extra bed.

The bedroom has a bed for 2 persons, 160 x 200. The extra bed in the living is also for 2 persons, 140 x 200. The house is ideal for 2 or 3 persons, though 4 can be accomodated. The person(s) who use(s) the bed in the living should take in account that the nights may some times be a bit lively, it is a city after all.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • For living we work part time. Esther is a health care policy maker, Wiek is a teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: Second floor (US 3d floor)
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 55 m2
  • Total Area: 55 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Park / playground

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • United States

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch
  • Português

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport - 17 kms, and 30 - 45 minutes by public transport

The Pijp is a lively and nice neighbourhood that is very popular and has great old school architecture. It has lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, fresh food stores and a large daily market.

From our house you can walk easily to the historical center. It takes around 10 minutes walking to be on one of Amsterdams famous canals. Also you can take the tram. From here to the museum district is also only 10 tram-minutes away. But Amsterdam is a compact city, walking distances are not so long.

There is a nice park very nearby, the Sarphatipark, were you can sit down on the grass, and have a picnic, like many people do.

There are many fresh food stores, groceries, bakeries, and there is a large bio-supermarket very near to our home.

Actually, Amsterdam is not a metropole, but it has a relatively large center and there are a lot of things to do (which you can find on internet if you do a short search). Everything is perfectly reachable within half an hour or less. Here are some personal and local (not all of them) suggestions for places to have a coffee or glass of wine, or meet with friends, or just have a relaxed time sitting on a terace and warch people pass by. Places we like and like to walk to from our place.

The terace of movie theatre Rialto (you re not obliged to take a drink) at the Ceintuurbaan, is a relaxed place for a drink, off the main tourist spots of 'De Pijp'. Drinks are cheap and it is at 5 minutes walking from our home. Great movies too, mostly arthouse.

Ysbreker and Lotta terrace, nicely situated at river Amstel. Also only at 5 minutes walking.

A lot of coffeeplaces (not coffeshops!) in the Utrechtsestraat have gardens (it will not show from the street because it's in the back). Around 10 minutes walking.

De Hoftuin, behind the Hermitage museum, the farthest terrace in the garden, it's run by volunteers, selfmade pastry, laid back sphere. We like it a lot. Around very nice 20 to 25 minutes walk along the Amstel river from our home.

Renzo italian take away with small and rambling terrace. Van Baerlestraat (you can take a whole bottle of whine for 9,95 on the terrace, also with food from the shop (not obliged). Very near by the museum district, and much more fun and authentic than the museum cantinas. At 25 minutes walking.

Singel 404 in the centre at Singel 404.
especially the terrace on the canal is nice (but you've to wait to sit there) and for the exuberant sandwiches. Very good destination after a walk through the historical part of the city. Reachable by foot from our home (and along the Amsterdam canals) in around 40 minutes.

The Balie, Leidseplein (only inside) to read a paper and drink a coffee with locals and tourists. The terrace is not very special. inside is a grand cafe, especially nice to have your early sunday morning coffe or tea. 25 minutes walking.

Puccini coffeeshop, very small to drink a coffee or tea in the centre centre. Next to the bonbon shop with the same name (allthough for bonbons I would recommend Van Soest in the Utrechtsestraat). Half an hour walk.

The terace of Grand café Plantage, large and spacious, near Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo. Lots of locals with children because of the zoo. It has a laid back atmosphere, plus shadow. Also the inside of the grand café we like. Terace is always crowded though. Half an hour walk.

Kriterion café (movie theatre and café run and owned by students, cheap drinks), comfy and crowded. Laid back during the day, lively during the night. One of our favorites. Only Inside, no terace. 25 minutes walking at most.

The Movies cafe, original art deco interior, part of the cinema, but the cafe is to visit seperate. It has an old glow (a touch of art deco) over it, we like it when it rains. Probably Amsterdam's oldest cinema.

The whole area between Noordermarkt and Haarlemmerstraat has nice cafés with terraces, in the weekend (too) crowded, mix of locals and tourists. Part of the Jordaan, famous for its canals and narrow streets with lots of smal shops. Characteristical architecture.

Occupation

  • For living we work part time. Esther is a health care policy maker, Wiek is a teacher

Children

  • Boy - Age: 18

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are Esther and Wiek. We are proper, quit, easygoing and considerate people. Jonathan is in his last years of highschool, esther works in healthcare as a policymaker and as a visual designer, Wiek is a teacher and a visual designer too.

We love cooking, reading, discovering new (and old) places, culture, design and art. Traveling too, of course. For sports we like walking and swimming and snorkling.

We like cities, but a while ago we were in Corsica and discovered how great it is to hike along and in small rivers in the mountains. Great experience that was.

Outside school holiday periods we exchange just the two of us, during summer holidays Jonathan, our 18 year old son usually comes along.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is quite modest, as we ourselves are. For example we like walking, and hiking. Here in Amsterdam it is always very lively. But one of the nice times to walk is at six in the morning, when the city is still asleep. It is special to walk the empty city in the morning coolness and smell the fresh scent of the Amstel river

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