Out of the ordinary wooden house in peaceful environment near Amsterdam; available for exchanges from 2022

Out of the ordinary wooden house in peaceful environment near Amsterdam; available for exchanges from 2022



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Feb 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house of 120 m2 is light, spacious and comfortable and consists of a living room, a kitchen, one bathroom, two toilets, 3 bedrooms and one study room. In the summer we spend a lot of time at the terraces at the waterside. With our little boat (for 4-5 persons, with electric engine) we can sail in the next vicinity of our house. Visitors can use our three adult bikes. Next to our house is a tree-house for children.


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More about us

  1. We are Hette (1972), Monique (1971) and Nina (2005).
    Hette (sociologist) works at the local government of Amsterdam and Monique is psychologist, specialised in mentally handicaped children and adults. Nina goes to a bilingual school and loves reading, yoga, gymnastics and dancing.
    We've travelled a lot, mostly trough Europe, but we've been also in New-Zealand, China, Bali, Australia and South-Africa with Nina. In 2014 we swapped for the first time houses with people in France and Germany. What a great experience: in this way we experienced a city and country in a different way than we usually did.

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Where is it?


Our house is one of 75 timber frame houses, built by the Dutch architect Abe Bonnema, which form a little village in the north of Alkmaar. The neighbourhood is child friendly with little traffic.
A shopping centre and a parc are a five minutes walk away. The railway station Alkmaar Noord is nearby (15 minutes walk, 3 minutes by car). Here you can take the train, which will take you to Amsterdam in 40 minutes. The beautiful old city of Alkmaar has impressive monuments and looks like 'Little Amsterdam' with its canals. For years the city has been entitled to call itself one of the best shopping cities in the Netherlands. A cheese market is organised here every Friday in summer. In and around Alkmaar you can see a lot of old windmills.
Alkmaar is just fifteen minutes from the beach of the North Sea. The nearby villages Bergen and Schoorl offer tranquility, natural beauty, beaches and the highest and widest stretch of dunes in the country ideal for cycling and walking.

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