- 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.