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NL0651

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Platinum

Member since

2004


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 21, 2019 - January 04, 2020 1 weeks

One week, 28 December to 4 January, with our dog. There is a lot of fireworks at New Year in the Netherlands. Our neighbourhood is very quiet though, he is just very sensitive and can hear more than us.

Christmas or New Year in Leeuwarden, Fryslân?

Dear Intervac friends,
We are looking for An Exchange for New Year 2019-2020. Preferably North or Mid Germany, Belgium or North/ Mid France. Max. 7-8 hours drive from here (Dijon, Loire, Bourgondy, Trier, Koblenz). Rural areas preferred. We would like to bring our dog.

Our semi-detached house is very comfortable, well insulated, and recently renovated. We have a brandnew kitchen, extension, and wooden floor in the living room. The house is located in a green and quiet estate near the Leeuwarder woods, with many deer, birds, and other wildlife. It is only 10 minutes cycling or 20 minutes walking to the city centre of Leeuwarden. Various recreational cycling routes pass our house as well. Amsterdam is only one hour and 15 minutes by car.

We are a family of 5. Alastair (51), Akke (48), Finn (16) Jesse and Anouska (twins, 20).

We have a cat and a dog. The cat stays at home, but the dog will go with us.
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How to get here? Amsterdam is 1 hour and 15 minutes, the airport Schiphol is one and a half hours by car. Other possible airports are Eindhoven, Dusseldorf (Germany) and Bremen (Germany), they are within 3 hours driving distance. Even Brussels is possible, but a bit further away (5 hours). Normally we prefer to take our own car or a train, but if we fly we could do a car exchange.

We love exploring new places, including in the Netherlands. We had very nice house exchanges in Iceland (1), France (3), Belgium (2), Northern Germany (2), Switzerland (1), Norway (1), Denmark (1), Scotland (1), Spain (1) and the Netherlands (2).

For tips see:

Friesland tourism: http://friesland.nl/en/
Lonely Planet Friesland

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 17 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Lecturer English
  • Lecturer Tourism Geography

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 40 m2
  • Total Area: 120 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Estonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Austria

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • Lecturer English
  • Lecturer Tourism Geography

Children

  • Boy - Age: 19
  • Boy - Age: 16
  • Girl - Age: 19

Pets

  • Cat (13 years)
  • Dog (3 years)

References