“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jack & Mayke's home, situated in a beautiful countryside setting, whilst at the same time close to amenities. From the convenient location we were able to visit many university towns around the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, The Hague, Groningen and Maastricht, as well as a trip to Kleve in neighboring Germany. The house is very pleasant and well equipped, with a large kitchen, where we enjoyed cooking a meal and relaxing after a busy day out. Our hosts were very helpful and informative, which allowed us to make the most of our holiday. We highly recommend their home.”
Jack's reviewsAs a host (2)
“I visited Netherlands and stayed at Jack\'s house at Wijchen, Nijmegen in August, 2017 for around 25 days. Jack and Mayke are a great host. They help me a lot during my stay to make sure every things is going smooth and comfortable. Jack arranged his friend (Rinus) waiting for me at bus station on arrival day (a bus was delayed and i arrived at Nijmegen very early morning). Also, he drove me to a Nijmegen bus station on my last day since i carry a big and heavy luggage. He also helped me to buy a daily pass/ticket for my trips to other cities around Netherlands - Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Gouda, Maastricht, Groningen & Giethoorn. Giethoorn is a beautiful village and surrounded by a canals. You can rent a boat to wonder around and enjoy the scenery. The house is clean, neat and tidy. It is very beautiful and comfortable with all facilities. I am really enjoyed every morning having a breakfast and see a sunrise. The house is located at quiet area. i have a very good sleep. Wijchen is a flat area and has a good cycle route . You can cycle to anywhere. I visited parks, corn farms, small & historical villages nearby (i.e. Ravenstein, Niftrik, Grave, Lienden) and Nijmegen city with Jack\'s bike. Cycling on Saturday and Sunday is very interesting and more happening since i can see more local people. Everyone seem enjoyed cycling here. Thanks to Jack, Mayke and Rinus for all your help. I highly recommended to exchange with this host. Regards, Rosie”
Where is it?
Our house is located in the councel Wijchen, near the town of Nijmegen. Wijchen is a small city with all necessary services. It's a detached house situated just outside the built-up area of the little village Alverna, part of the councel Wijchen. Wijchen is situated between the rivers Meuse and Waal. The house is surrounded by a nice garden and meadows with deer and exotic animals (now kangaroo and lama).
Sightseeing: The city-center of Nijmegen is only 10km away (15 min. drive) and offers a lot of interesting features i.e. musea, art exhibitions, theater,concerts, etc.. Shopping in Nijmegen is very pleasant. A national park (e.g. Nationale Park ‘de Hoge Veluwe’) is situated at 30 min. distance by car. In the middle of the park lies the Kröller Muller Museum which has a world famous collection of Van Gogh paintings. We also have a big theme park (Efteling) at 30 min distance which is interresting for both youngsters and elderly people. The cathedral St Jan in Den Bosch is only on a 30 minutes drive.The well known Dutch cities Amsterdam, the Hague, Delft, Haarlem and Rotterdam can easily be reached by car or public transport (train) within 1,5 – 2 hours. Nearby we have 2 old villages (Grave and Ravenstein). The province of Zeeland, famous for its Delta Works, can also be reached within 2 hours. As well as Maastricht, a beautifull city in the south of Holland with a French atmosphere, cobblestone streets and magnificent cathedral. You can also reach the beautifull Belgian cities Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels and the German cities Cologne and Bonn within a 2 hour drive or train ride. An overnight trip to London is also feasible, since airports Eindhoven and Niederrhein is only a 40 minutes away. But if you want to stay around the house you can hike along the lake or in the woods, play golf (3 minutes) or bike over the dikes along the rivers and....a lot of restaurants nearby.
Look also on http://www.holland.com/global/tourism.htm
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