Hello from Amsterdam.

Traveling Group
  • Menno Damen Manager (53)
  • Ingrid Damen Interior designer (48)
  • Linde Damen (13)
  • Roman Damen (11)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Austria

    Any time — February 1, 2014 These dates are flexible

    Looking for a place to go snowboarding and skiing during school holidays

  • Hong Kong

    Any time These dates are flexible

  • Portugal

    August 4 — August 26, 2016 These dates are flexible


  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About


Always looking for a nice place to go snowboarding and skiing in Europe!

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

We spent a long week end in the terrific house ...

hanh claire
hanh claire from 9th arrondissement of Paris said

We spent a long week end in the terrific house of Ingrid and Menno. It is very comfortable, luminous and kids friendly. The neighboughood is very welcoming. The kids particularly liked the trampoline and the adults the peaceful view on the river. Ingrid and Menno are very pleasant guest and hosts. They helped us to spend quality time in Amsterdam and gave us many tips. And they took very good care of our flat. The house is located in IJburg, 20 minutes by bike from the center of Amsterdam. There is very easy access with the tram from the Central Station. At last, it was very comfortable to be in this lovely area, not too far from the busy center.

Ingrid Damen
What we said about hanh claire's house:

Always wanted to know what a Hausman building looked from the inside? Here is your chance! We spent a fantastic weekend in this wonderful appartment building with our family. Their friendly neighbour made us feel at home. We loved the interior with the decorated ceilings, antique wooden floor, and cast iron balcony. Very nice neighbourhood with the best cheese shop Paris has! And several grand places to drink a morning coffee close by. Within easy reach of all major Paris tourist attractions. Several subway stops within walking distance, even for little kids. Yet a calm street without street noice at night. Hanh, Antoine and their kids left our place spotless, as if they had never been here. We will probably exchange with this family more often!

November -1

We really enjoyed our exchange with Ingrid & Menno. Their home ...

Dave & Penny
Dave & Penny from Escondido said

We really enjoyed our exchange with Ingrid & Menno. Their home is located in a peaceful setting in Ijburg, which is just a short & easy tram ride to the main train station in Amsterdam. We loved sipping a cup of coffee, watching the mist rise above the waterway in the backyard each morning. There is a wonderful grassy park beyond the waterway... perfect for biking. We rode many of the bike-ways through the park, to the Muiderslot castle, and right into Amsterdam, and even out to the polders. The house itself is clean, modern and well-appointed.. everything you could ask for in an exchange. We'd highly recommend this exchange!

Ingrid Damen
What we said about Dave & Penny's house:

We had a fabulous time exchanging with Dave and Penny! The house in Escondido is a real gem. We enjoyed the nearby community swimming pool, the play ground and the vegetable gardens in the back yard. Looking out the back windows you have an incredible view of the valley with beautiful sunsets. Being in Escondido was very convenient. We were easily able to explore San Diego and its surroundings. Several beaches were just a short drive away. Our kids loved the cat and wanted to take him along with us upon leaving. We had a fabulous stay!