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NL5580

Alkmaar, Netherlands

Gold

Member since

2015

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 01, 2019 - May 31, 2020 2 weeks

We are looking for holidays in Europe, and/or an exchange in Canada. 1,5 to 3 weeks preferably.

Splitlevel cornerhouse in quiet neighbourhood near city centre of Alkmaar

Our house is located in the middle of a quiet and cozy neighbourhood, ten minutes by foot from the historic city centre of Alkmaar. We have two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one baby room. There is also a single bed available in the attick. Our two cats will enjoy your company. We have a sunny garden with a carport in the back. There are several small playgrounds and a nice park within a few minutes walk.

The historic centre of Alkmaar dates back to the 17th century. Here you will find the famous cheesemarket of Alkmaar, several typical Dutch canals and many other cultural attractions. In the city centre are several shopping streets with all the shops you'll want as well as many nice restaurants and cafes.

Between our house and the city centre is the bus and train station from where the train leaves to Amsterdam (every 15 minutes) or to any other city you would want to visit in the Netherlands. Within 35 minutes, you've reached the city centres of Amsterdam and Haarlem. Other cities such as Utrecht, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam and Leiden will take about 1 / 1,5 hour by train or by car. And, as our country is quite small, many other nice cities are relatively close too.

By bike, by car (not recommended in the summer for parking reasons) or by bus you can go to the beach in several places along the coast. Here you will also find the typical Dutch dunes, where you can walk, cycle, etc. All around Alkmaar are the famous 'polders' with historic windmills, tulip fields and beautiful vistas.

If you like we can exchange cars. The closest airport is Amsterdam Schiphol (a little under 1 hour by train).

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Software developer
  • Webshop employee

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • Software developer
  • Webshop employee

Children

  • Girl - Age: 1

Pets

  • 2 cats, Ginny and Maggy

References

This member has completed 6 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: