- Francis manager (39)
- Jaap architect (43)
- Linde (12)
- Marie (6)
We are a family of four and we like the concept of home exchange very much. We have had three fantastic exchanges and we can't imagine travelling in the 'traditional' way anymore. Especially the local way of enjoining a city or an area and the comfort of a house is great. You don't have to go out all the time like in a hotel. Also for the kids it's nice with toys, games etc. Some neighbours do exchanges as well, they can help in case you need something (like an childs bike or a child seat) or if you just have questions. In the summer a lot of neighbours are outside in the park with their children.
we like the sun, especialy in combination with a lake, river or sea. Jaap is windurfing for a very long time already. Francis and Linde (10years) started last summer. they did a course in Friesland. the north of Holland. 1,5 hour from amsterdam away.
We had a wonderful stay in the apartment. It was close to everything, and had a great feeling. If you go by car be sure to park outside amsterdam. Francis and family had made a great listing, with things we could do, and places to see. I will really recommend this place, and hope to come back.
Summer 2014 we had a wonderful vacation in Francis and Jap's appartment in Amsterdam. Initially, Francis and I planned an ordinary exchange, but I was amazed that they offered us their home, although we couldn't keep our part of the deal (as Israel suddenly came under a missile attack at the time). We had a wonderful time in their sweet and convenient home. We enjoyed the kids-friendly neighborhood, the quick and easy access to and from all the attreactions, and we are still grateful for their kindness.