“We just got home from our second home exchange and we could not be happier. This was the perfect family vacation. We had very good communication with Simone until the exchange date in July and during the exchange period also (and after). They were so helpful and gave us lots of information about their area. Got us car seats for our girls etc. They showered us with gifts. They truly are the perfect hosts. Their house is lovely, cozy, child friendly and has everything you need. We traveled with a toddler and a 5 years old (and a 12 year old) so our travels in the area where limited to day trips and shorter trips. There was so many things we could do very close to the house and we loved like the beaches, the parks and Efteling were all amazing. We visited many interesting places that we will never forget. Beautiful country, friendly people that all speak very good English. Great shopping area also. We were able to meet the family at the airport in Iceland on the first day of the vacation and then we spent few hours together at their house on the last day. This is the sweetest family. We got home to a spotless house and they had baked a B-day cake for our youngest and left her a B-day gift. Thank you Simone, André, Annemiek and Lars you are an amazing family and I hope we will keep in touch. Thanks to you we came home with wonderful memories. We can highly recommend an exchange with this great Dutch family. We wish them all the best and happy exchanges in the future. Anna and family from Iceland.”
Simone's reviewsAs a host (6)
“Nuestro intercambio en Naarden fue una experiencia inolvidable, es un sitio precioso en una zona muy tranquila y muy muy verde, con un monton de sitios para pasear en bicicleta y Naarden una pueblecito de cuento. La casa muy funcional y con un jardin precioso y los niños se relacionaron muy bien con los vecinos, eran muy amables, y esta al lado de Amsterdam...”
“WE have spent four lovely days in Simone's house. The house IS clean, practical and IS ideally located. WE have visited naarden, Amsterdam and nearby beaches. The communication with Simone was easy. WE enjoyed that she lent us the transport cards and the explanations. Thank you to the family.”
“it has been our first exchange and we couldn\'t be more satisfied. The family has treatened us very kindly, they gave us lots of information about Nardeen and surroundings. It\'s a quiet area with all the services needed. The house is great, confortable and clean. They are the perfect hosts and guests. Simone and her family really took care of our home and we hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. it\'s a really good choice to travel with kids. Thanks a lot, Quim, Lidia, Joana & Mai.”
“We hightly recommend a swap with this family ! We spent six very pleasant days in Simone and André house. The house is very welcoming, clean and comfortable. It is situated in a very quiet area and in a charming city near Amsterdam. From their home, it is very easy to get to Amsterdam with public transports. Simone gave us many informations about Amsterdam and its surroudings before our arrival. She had been very helpful. Thank you Simone, André, Annemiek and Lars for your kindness. Thanks to you we were able to discover Amsterdam and some other amazing places like Naarden, Marken, Edam and Zaanse Schans. We had fantastic holidays. THANKS FOR ALL Coralie, Guillaume, Kim and Théo”
“We have good time in Simone's and family's house in Naarden, our children love to play trampoline in front of the home and we enjoy to visit Naarden which is a beautifully town with his fortification. Nearby the house you've a nice playing area for children? Amsterdam is very close to Naarden and this is a great town with contemporary architecture and The Stijl movement.”
Where is it?
The neighbourhoud is very child friendly, with a large playground at the end of our quiet street. Some shops and a supermarked are on the other end of the street. Our house is close to several morelands,(10 min.bike)and forests and also a small beach, were you always find a nice place, you can go there for a 10 min. bike ride, or 4 min. by car. The harbour is also there and fort-town Naarden within the walls. There are museums, Fortress museum and Comenius museum.
We are 15 km from Amsterdam where you can go to by train, or 15 min. by car. Where is very much to do (www.visitamsterdam.nl) On the other hand you can visit the large beaches, for example Zandvoort which is 30 min by car. We live in the middle of Holland so nothing is really far, and the green environment is a footstep away!
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