“It was our first exchange! I was a little bit worried to leave my house to people I've never met but we communicate several times by email to prepare this exchange and everything went fine! We stayed 9 days in Marjolein & Hans house in August while they were in our house in Montreuil! We enjoyed their place full of tropical plants inside and outside, the garden is just amazing & the 4 cats are very lovely! Their home is very close to the CoBrA museum & a big shopping mall, the tramway goes right to the center of Amsterdam within a few minutes! Amsterdam is such a beautiful town, we walked all day admiring the architecture, visiting the art galleries & museums… Their area is green with canals, it's so easy to bike there! We spend a day in the nearby Amsterdamsebos, drove to Bergen aan Zee to walk in the dunes & forest. Back home, the house was tidy & Tara our cat was not angry against us, I'm sure she was spoiled with lots of attention by these two very nice people! Thank you so much Marjolein & Hans!”
Hans's reviewsAs a host (5)
“Nuevamente hemos vivido una bonita experiencia. La casa era muy comoda con un agradable jardín, en un bonito barrio cercano al centro de la ciudad, a poca distancia de un fantastico centro comercial y con un estupendo transporte publico. Hans y Marjolein un encantador matrimonio, nos dejaron la casa preparada para nuestra llegada con regalos y atenciones además de una completa y detallada información. Altamente recomendable.”
“We really had a most wonderful time at Hans and Marjolein's beautiful home. We feel so grateful to them. The house is in an excellent situation with quiet streets and parks nearby and a shopping centre and really good public transport into the city. We cycled using their bicycles and their generosity made us feel very comfortable and blessed. Thank you to them for all they did for us. Cheers, Paul and Elisabeth ”
“Regarding our resent exchange we would like to refer first to the owners Marjolein and Hans. From the beginning they were very flexible. Then we had the opportunity to meet them briefly when they arrived in Athens and immidietly felt how warm and friendly persons they are. Also they took very well care of our home. We were impressed that they took the time and effort to repair thoroughly a small damage of balcony's furniture pillow. Their hospitality was excellent and very well organised. The house is warm, spacious and well equipped. The location is very convenient in a quiet neighborhood but in walking distance to Amstelveen's central bus station and Metro station as well as Shopping Malls and Super Markets. For those used to cycling the center is 25 minutes. Cats are friendly and low maintenance. We really recommend this property. Stamelos and Maria.”
“Marjolein and Hans made every effort to ensure my wife, daughter and myself had a memorable stay in Amsterdam. Their house had everything we needed. Very easy to take the metro, rail or bus into the city centre. The local area close to the house offered good restaurants and shops with everything you needed and more. The push bikes at the house were a bonus as we were able to have a leisurely look around and meet friendly local people who were more than ready to give us directions and have a chat. Great memories of the hosts and their home.”
Where is it?
Our home is situated in Amstelveen a suburb one mile from Amsterdam close to the airport Schiphol. The neighbourhood is very friendly with a mixture of all ages in a green environment. We are a ten minutes walk away from a big mall with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, movies and museum. The Amsterdam forest is 1 kilometre away. Here you can swim, hike, go canoeing, hire a waterbike or boat, visit a gotas farm or a Dutch pancake house and much more. There are also several lakes and typical Dutch country sides in the neighbourhood. The famous Dutch beach is at 28 kilometres. At 2 kilometres you will find Amsterdam, the capital of Holland with its beautiful canals with canal bikes and boat tours, historical buildings, culture, museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Anne Frank etc.), shopping, theatres, bars, restaurants, night life etc. etc.
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