- Barbara Diplomat (52)
- Walter Medical profession (54)
- Mike Student (16)
Dutch family living in Switzerland/Geneva with apartment in Amsterdam - and you?
Hello, we are a Dutch family of 3 (Walter, Barbara, 15-year old Mike), currently living in Geneva, Switzerland for professional reasons. We lived for many years in Africa and the USA as well. Therefore our apartment in Amsterdam is often available for house swaps, and exchanges do not need to be simultaneously. Sometimes our apartment in Geneva is also available. We have a caretaker in Amsterdam as back-up for eventualities.
We bought this new apartment in 2010 and love it! We cannot wait to retire and finally settle here full-time.. still quite a number of years to go though, until then we only spend our holidays here.
It is just across the water from the Central (railway) Station with a beautiful view on the city and the IJ river. It takes only 15 minutes to reach city centre by foot, using a free ferry. If you come by car, we have a parking space in the parking garage below the building.
This is one of the most exciting upcoming parts of Amsterdam. See for example http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/travel/from-blue-collar-to-red-hot-in-amsterdam.html (The building on the photo in this article, the Eye Film Institute, is 3 minutes walking from the apartment, see also http://www.eyefilm.nl/en). There are also good restaurants, bars, a cinema and generally places to hang out close by.
We love arts & culture, in the cover image we undergo a weird virtual reality experience...
In addition, during school holidays, our apartment in central Geneva; Switzerland is also regularly available.
March 1 — January 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
We (2 persons) would love to go to NY, if you are interested in going to Amsterdam (or Geneva, Switzerland) just contact us!
April 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible
We are looking for a 3-6 days exchange with our apartment in Amsterdam or Geneva, preferably near a beach, but are open for offers. A simultaneous exchange is possible but not required.
March 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible
We are interested in a long weekend exchange with a house within 2-5 hours drive from Geneva; such as the Montpellier area, or Auvergne, or Northern Italy
March 1 — December 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
My son and I would love to visit Japan during school holidays in 2015 or 2016, anytime of the year. Non-simultaneous exchange with our apartment in Amsterdam, or simultaneous exchange with our apartment in Geneva, Switzerland, is possible.
The picture is of our son, the most sporty of the three of us, archery-enthusiast.
Nous avons fait un échange non simultané dans la résidence secondaire de Barbara et Walter. Nous sommes revenus ravis de cet échange. Tout d'abord Barbara a été très agréable lors de nos contacts et notre accueil par son ami Léon : super!!! L'appartement était très bien situé. Il nous fallait prendre le ferry pour atteindre la gare Centrale et le centre en 10min à pied. Le logement était spacieux et décoré avec goût dans un quartier très récent. Amsterdam est une ville étonnante et merveilleuse. Les enfants ont adoré se balader dans les rues à pied et à vélo. Echange à recommander.
We had a great time at Walter and Barbara's place. It is very well positioned and you can walk to Amsterdam city and rent a bicycle and enjoy Amsterdam. The unit is new and very warm with a great view! Modern furniture, Wifi and TV, everything you need on holiday! We enjoyed Amsterdam by day and night and just walked, we didn't need any public transport as the unit is so central. Amsterdam is great and a MUST see! We would highly recommend their place! Thank you Barbara and Walter for a GREAT stay in Amsterdam and we are looking forward to see you in South Africa!
We have enjoyed one week in a very charming area of Amsterdam. Wonderful apartment, confortable, well equipped, wiht a vey nice panoramic balcony. The apartment is in a quiet street in a very nice residential area. It’s just a short distance to the Centraal Station by a free boat transfer, close to the city centre, with excellent public transport links. We really enjoyed our stay at a unforgettable city that easily inspires the best feelings and artistic spirits, as we can verify in many museums in the city or in the natural joy and friendliness of its citizens . It was a great experience and we're really grateful to Barbara and Walter. João, Fanny and Beatriz.