The orange opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam!

Traveling Group
  • Frank Head Music technician (57)
  • Carlijn Heading National Geographic brand Netherlands (49)
  • Coen Student at high school (17)
  • Maxine Student at University (21)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Bali, Indonesia

    July 16 — August 6, 2015

    We travel to Bali this summer '15 and we would love to make an exchange!

  • Switzerland

    January 1 — March 5, 2016 These dates are flexible

    An exchange to go skiing is a no-brainer for us! If you live in a nice ski-area and you would like to visit beautiful Amsterdam (shopping, musea, etc), contact us! Preferred dates between Jan and mid March '15

  • Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

    Any time These dates are flexible

    We would like to make an exchange anytime as my best friend lives on Ibiza.

  • Austria

    January 1 — March 5, 2016 These dates are flexible

    An exchange to go skiing is a no-brainer for us! If you live in a nice ski-area and you would like to visit beautiful Amsterdam (shopping, musea, etc), contact us! Preferred dates between Jan and mid March '15

  • France

    January 1 — March 5, 2016 These dates are flexible

    An exchange to go skiing is a no-brainer for us! If you live in a nice ski-area and you would like to visit beautiful Amsterdam (shopping, musea, etc), contact us! Preferred dates between Jan and mid March '15

  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    November 1 — December 1, 2015

    As our daughter is studying in Cape Town a semester this fall we would love to make an exchange for 1-2 weeks!

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About
Traveling, wining & dining!

Traveling, wining & dining!

We love to travel! Anywhere, anytime!

Vacation Type
5

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

If you want to experience Amsterdam: We very much recommend ...

Natascha
Natascha from Steglitz-Zehlendorf said

If you want to experience Amsterdam: We very much recommend you to stay in the home of Carlijn and her very nice family! We did have a great time there in the end of April / beginning of May 2012 on a long weekend. The trip was very relaxing from the start as it was easy and very pleasant to communicate with Carlijn. She always anwered very quickly and reliable. The home (a beautiful townhouse!) is located in a very nice area and as we were there during Queen's Day, it was even more ideal to stay exactly in that neighborhood with all the festivities going on. The house is very pretty, decorated with a lot of taste, ideal for a family of four. Also nice to sit in the garden for lunch or breakfast. Besides that we were allowed to use the bikes of the family which made it even more pleasant for us to discover Amsterdam. A great city and as I said: An ideal place to stay while getting to know the dutch capital.

Carlijn
What we said about Natascha's house:

Our first exchange in Berlin was extremely pleasant. The apartment of Natascha and Julian is on the top floor of the building, clean and well taken care of. The house is in the nice and quite area called the Botanical garden. There is a supermarket and a very good backery just next door. Also next door is the S bahn, which leads directly into the centre; you are also able take your bicycles with you in the S Bahn, very practical! The house itself is very bright with a nice, high ceiling living room and comfy bedrooms. It also has a beautiful and very sunny top floor large balcony/garden with a great, big couch. The hosts Natascha and Julian are very nice people and left us all kinds of information, which was very helpful. I can recommend an exchange with them warmheartedly! Amsterdam, April 2012, Carlijn Offergelt

January - December 2012

We've just had a great 2 weeks exchange in Amsterdam this ...

Sabine
Sabine from MARSEILLE, France said

We've just had a great 2 weeks exchange in Amsterdam this summer. The house & its location are exactly as described in the offer. We loved "Watergraafsmeer". It is a pretty area at about 20 mn by bike from the busy city centre and close to public transports. The area is green, welcoming & lively. There are cafés round the corner from the house where you can sit outside on a sunny day, a very handy shopping street in the vicinity, a beautiful park, etc. The house is comfortable & cosy with a pretty little garden at the back. We had regular & excellent exchanges with Carlijn all through the process of the exchange. The family is easy going, reliable & trustworthy. As we know Amsterdam well, we can recommend this exchange if you want to discover the city from one of its nicest spots.

July - August 2014

We happily recommend Carlijn's and Frank's lovely house in Amsterdam. ...

Noam
Noam said

We happily recommend Carlijn's and Frank's lovely house in Amsterdam. It's cosy and comfortable, in a quiet neighborhood, but still close enough to easily get to the center of town . Our kids loved the back garden with the swing and beautiful flowers. We had a great time! Noam and Oded

March - March 2014

We enjoyed very much our stay in this lovely comfortable ...

Bernie and MA
Bernie and MA from Savièse said

We enjoyed very much our stay in this lovely comfortable town house. We really felt as at home and appriciated the quite aera with friendly neighbours. Marie-Anne and Bernard Théler, from Sion Switzerland

July - July 2015

We stayed at Carlijns home with our three children in ...

Emily
Emily said

We stayed at Carlijns home with our three children in July. From the very beginning she was so easy to communicate with and made everything as easy as possible. On arrival she had left thoughtful surprises for our kids which was so sweet! The house was great, and the garden very pleasant. We loved the neighbourhood and Carlijn had left great notes on ideas of what to do and see and how best to get about. We were sad to leave! We would definitely recommend this as a reliable and honest home exchange in a great house. Emily

Exchange photos from :
Carlijn
What we said about Emily's house:

The exchange with Emily and Justin @Bali was just perfect! The house itself is amazing... large rooms, beautifully decorated, and a great garden with a pool. Everything you could wish for. The staff Nengeh, Putuh and Komo are só kind, they took everything out of our hands; we were spoilt! The communication with Emily was very easy and relaxed. All and all; it was one of best holidays ever and I can recommend an exchange with Emily and Justin warm heartedly. July 2015 - Carlijn