- Janneke Writer/journalist (37)
February 7 — February 11, 2015 These dates are flexible
March 1 — July 31, 2015 These dates are flexible
July 31 — July 31, 2015 These dates are flexible
October 7 — July 31, 2015
As I do a lot of international dancing workshops, I travel a lot, mainly to capital cities
We couldn't have wished for a better location in Amsterdam. Situated in a trendy street, you're close to excellent cafés and restaurants, as well as well assorted supermarkets and specialised design shops. The people in the neighbourhood was very helpful as well. After spending five days and nights in amazing Amsterdam, we're happy to say that the place we liked the most was Jannekes street and the area surrounding it. Jannekes home is nice, clean and quiet, with cozy furnishing and a unique atmosphere. We've never slept so good. Janneke is a very thoughtful person - and made sure her place was perfect for us and our baby. This was also the case when she left our home in a perfect condition.
I loved staying in Pauline's and Mads's apartment. It was light and comfortable and there was a happily creative atmosphere and a nice courtyard. The neigborhood was quiet and there were some hip shopping streets and coffee places nearby. There was a bus every ten minutes to the center - it's a good idea to buy one or two tickets for ten rides at once (also valid in the subway). Moreover, Pauline and Mads were very nice hosts and took care of my home perfectly. For me it was a perfect exchange!
We had a delicious moment in the house of Janneke. Discover the charm of this typical house has delighted us. Located just 10 minutes walk from the station, it is a perfect starting point for sightseeing. There are enormously shops in the street and Janneke shares his interests. The apartment is very nice and we are definitely pleased to have reached an initial exchange (and more) together. Finally, the two cats are discrete and friendly hosts.
We had a great time in the apartment of Alice and Romain. It was spacious, clean and cosy and the location was perfect. Situated on a hospital terrain, the surroundings felt very safe and the subway station was closeby and it took only four stops to Gare du Nord. Also the centre was closeby and we did a lot of things on foot. They are very nice hosts and took a lot of effort in making our stay comfortable. They also took perfect care of my house and my cats. I would certainly go for another exchange with them.
We were delighted to receive Janneke and her friend in our apartment in Paris. We were not able to come to Amsterdam as we had originally planned but this is only a postponement. They left the apartment in perfect condition and we had the good surprise to find a word of thanks with a flower bouquet on our return We are very happy that they enjoyed their stay and we would be delighted to exchange again in the future.
We had a great time in the apartment of Michele and Ingrid. It was spacious, clean, quiet, and very well located, in a vibrant and central area with lots of nice restaurants and shops. Michele and Ingrid were very warm and welcoming and made the greatest effort to make it a wonderful experience for us. I look forward to having them over in Amsterdam and would love to do another exchange in the future.
This was my first home exchange and it was a fabulous experience. Janneke was wonderful to deal with and I was confident that when I got to her home it was just as lovely as she had described. It was and more so - her place is in a fabulous location and it was so nice to be able to live like a "local" for a week. Even though her street is busy with boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops it was always quiet. Everything you need is within walking distance which was so convenient. We are thinking about doing another exchange down the road.
We had a great time in Colleen's apartment. It's very clean, spacious and has beautiful views from the balcony, exactly as shown in the pictures. We also enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi in the bedroom! Playa Langosta is a nice little beach, that's within walking distance. We hired a 4WD and drove to other beautiful beaches as well, Playa Penca and Acuzar were our favourites. We stayed during rain season, but had very little rain and lots of sun. Also, there were enough dvd's to watch when it was rainy. Moreover, Colleen is the most welcoming host - she hired a cleaning lady and arranged everything perfectly - and a very kind and caring guest as well. She left my apartment in perfect condition and took very good care of my cats. We loved this exchange so much that we hope to come back in the future! I would certainly recommend staying here and discover Langosta and its beautiful surroundings.