Romantic family home, lush garden, free parking

Romantic family home, lush garden, free parking

Margit

 

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We are pretty lucky that we live in the house of our dreams, and we are ready to share it with you!

Our typical dike house is situated only ten minutes away from the city center on one of the loveliest dikes around Amsterdam, the Nieuwendammerdijk. (Google Nieuwendammerdijk and you will get the idea). The house was build around 1910 and still has all its old characteristics, and has a spectaculair view of the Vliegenbos (our local urban forest) that is situated right behind our garden. The garden is a paradise, facing south, spacious, quiet, private. Behind the garden there is a large communal wooded area that we share with the other residents. It is a perfect place for kids to roam around and meet other kids. There are some swings and a slide, a trampoline, treehouses and a lot else to discover. Where the forest starts, there is a fence though, so it is perfectly safe. But it is still very quiet: visitors without children will enjoy the garden and the green surroundings just as much.

The house is light and sunny and has a vacation home feel to it.
There is a livingroom combined with a kitchen on streetlevel.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. Not the spacious kind, but very comfortable. The master bedroom has a big balcony overlooking the Vliegenbos. There is also a small 2nd bathroom on this floor.

On the garden level, there is a second livingroom that we use as a play/tv room. The bathroom with bath and shower is on this floor aswell.

It is a charming, happy home, that you will certainly enjoy, whether you travel with kids or not. We have a cat called Bella that is really sweet and low-maintenance, but she does need to be fed (just dry food) once a day.

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More about us

  1. We are a family of four. A screenwriter and a translator of 48 and 52 years old. We have two daughters, they are 14 and 16 years old. We love to cook, read, make music and explore the world! We especially like to visit Southern Europe, North Africa and Latin America.

    We are city-dwellers and sometimes like to explore other cities, but mostly we prefer to really go back to nature, away from the crowds to hike, swim, read and cook with the local produce. Somewhere warm! We don't mind the heat.

    This is the first time that we are actually trying an official home-exchange. We do always have friends or family members stay in our house while we are away, so we are used to sharing our house. We love the idea that others can enjoy our house while we are away.

    We are very responsible people and will take very good care of your house too!

  2. We are looking for a swap in Berlin in the fall of 2021. Between October 19 and 23, For about 4 or 5 nights.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The well loved Nieuwendammerdijk is one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam. It offers a village-feel and green surroundings but at the same time it is very close to the city center. Villages like Schellingwoude and Durgerdam and typical Dutch countryside are right on your doorstep (where you can go biking, hiking and swimming in the summer), but it takes only a ten minute trip by bike and ferry or by metro into the city center.

If you ever make it to the center that is...

The North of Amsterdam has become quite the hip and happening hotspot lately. With the Eye Museum, Adam tower, NDSM wharf, and multiple excellent restaurants and café's to choose from. Some of our favorites are actually very close by.

Bike or hike around beautiful Waterland. In the summer there are also plenty of spots nearby to go swimming and fishing. Take a stroll or go for a picknick in the nearby Vliegenbos or the Noorderpark.

You are welcome to borrow our bikes, if you promise to lock them!
Biking back at night from the city is perfectly safe by the way.
You can park you car in our private parking space in front of the house.

In the summer you will find it hard to leave the house though. Most of our guests enjoy the garden too much...

Buzzy restaurants
The Goudfazant, FC Hyena, Coba, Café Modern, Il Pecorino, Tolhuistuin,
Cool bars
Skatecafe, Oedipus, NDSM wharf, Tolhuistuin
Cozy cafés
Het Sluisje, De Ceuvel, Pompet, Keppler
Retail therapy
Very friendly Moroccan greengrocer around the corner. The closest supermarket is 5 minutes by bike.
Bit of culture
The Eye Museum, ADAM Tower, Waterland
Walks in the park
Nieuwendammerdijk, Noorderpark, Vliegenbos
Spot of exercise
Noorderpark, Vliegenbos
Day tripping
Bike through beautiful landscape from one pretty old village to the next. You won't believe your eyes.

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