We have a three-bedroom apartment with balcony, situated right on a lovely street in the old historic area of the City of Utrecht with view on the unique canals and warfs. Bikes are available. Our apartment is not very luxurious, but everything is up and running.
Facilities include: 2 televisions, 3 adult bicycles, 3 laptops with wifi, stereo, DVD, all domestic appliances, dishwasher, portable airco, washer and clothes dryer. Our home is very basic, nothing fancy, but comfortable and in the best location in Utrecht.
Also, if you bring a baby, we can set up a small baby bed for your child.
Utrecht is close to Amsterdam (half hour train), Rotterdam (half hour train), The Hague (40 min. train), Belgium, Germany, France. It is an ideal base for exploring Netherlands (10 minute walk to train station and close to all major highways). Car is not really necessary since public transit is very good in the Netherlands. Many museums (apartment is actually in the so-called MuseumQuarter with ten museums within walking distance), shops, public transit, public swimming pool, parks, college/university.
For only 40 euro you can purchase a The Museum card (Dutch: "Museumkaart")which allows free entrance hundreds of museums around the Netherlands.
We are a family of three consisting of Manuela (49 years old, guerrilla marketing coach/WordPress trainer and avid tennis player and gardener), Marcel (54 years old, administrative clerc at Ministry of FInance) and a baseball player/tennis player and daughter Kristel (15 years old, who is a girl scout and tennis player).
We have done exchanges to Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Edinburgh, Toronto, Cape Town, Helsinki and Jyvaskyla (Finland).
Contact us at "manuela @ weblish.nl" (remove the spaces) for further details.
Currently looking for exchange December 2016 (around Christmas. New Year) in Europe and a 3 week exchange to Alaska or NorthWest Canada in July/August 2017