- Joost Cameraman (45)
- Mingus (8)
- Mels (5)
We are a family of four: Joost (age 44) is cameraman for Dutch television and film, Bibejan (age 41) is freelance journalist. Our sons Mingus and Mels are 7 and 4 years old. They love to play in front of our house with neigbour children, and we go to the very nearby Zoo about once a week. We share a canalboat with another family and love to take boattrips into town, or out of town.
We are interested in any destination which is suitable for small kids.
We love swimming: either in a pool, a river, or most favourite: the sea!
We've had a wonderful time, living in Bibejan and Joost's appartment in Amsterdam. It's a nice and easy living place, inside a quiet park, with view on a mill !! It has a central location and we've used the bikes to visit the city, a great experience, also for our kids !! We were very well received and Bibejan and Joost had left us tourist guide, maps and their best tips, very usefull ! we really thank them and highly recommand their place !
We had a wonderful stay at Emmanuelle & Djamals home, surrounded by the beautiful nature. The house is very pleasant, and has a 'warm' atmosphere, the garden and terrace are very big, we enjoyed the sunset while our kids had fun with the toys in the garden. We made all kind of great day-trips, always starting with a cup of coffee in the nice centre of Saint Peray, from the caves in Ardeche, to a two days trip to the Drome, to shopping in the wonderfull city Valence, just five minutes driving from their home. We also enjoyed all the great insider tips and touristic information Emmanuele and Djamal provided us. For example, we had a wonderfull late afternoon on top of the Montagne du Crussol, where you can overlook the valley and the kids can have a donkey ride. We also collected the biological vegetables the family always gets from a special farm near their place, which was a nice and tastefull experience. For us it was our first exchange ever, and it really couldn't have been a better introduction!
We had a wonderful time in Amsterdam. The house was in a very good place, specially for the kids. Because it's inside a big, beautiful and green park. It's calm, but close to all the spots in the city. Bibejan and Joost leave us his bikes and we ride to everywhere. They prepared us a lot of places and things to do, so kids were very happy.
We had an absolute wonderful stay in David & Carmens casa! The house is situated perfectly. all the great spots of Ibiza are reachable within half an hour. The village is great, too. Every morning we walked to the bakery around the corner to get fresh croissants. There are really nice restaurants (we liked the Italian one best). The family let us use their car, which was a great luxury. The house is very nice, we loved the atmosphere and felt really at home. The kids enjoyed playing in and outside the house, with the top favourite being the swimming pool, which is shared with the neighbours. We really enjoyed this, since our kids had a nice time playing with the other kids (and talking in a universal language called Fun). We liked to chat with the other neighbours as well. David even left a cd with favourite Spanish hits from now and the past, we so much liked driving around the island with this music on. (our kids are still singing the song 'Limon en la cabeza' all the time. We would definitely recomend an exchange with this friendly family and their great place!