- Peter Hoogendijk Documentary maker (52)
- Eline Hoogendijk Manager City of Amsterdam (47)
- Dammas Pupil and bassist (16)
- Warner Pupil and en guitarist (13)
- Two Cats stroke and feed (11)
Hi from Amsterdam
So nice you are visiting our home. We are a family from Amsterdam. We have two boys from 13 and 16 years old. We live in the East part of Amsterdam called Watergraafsmeer. Only 15 min. to Dam Square. We have a lovely home with two floors and a nice garden. Because of our roof on the terrace part you can sit outside all the time. Downstairs there is a big livingroom and a kitchen. We also have a washroom and wardrobe downstairs. Your can have nice diners in our garden or relax after a busy day. The garden also has a shed here we keep our bicycles.
Upstairs their are three bedrooms. Two large bedrooms and one smaller one with a bunk. There is a bathroom with a shower an a bath.
Around the corner their are nice shops and a supermarkt. Our home is next to a nice Amsterdam park called Fankendael.
We both work in Amsterdam and our boys are going to school. We do not have a car, we cycle! But you can also use the public transport and the trainstation Amsterdam Amstel is 10 minutes walking.
October 19 — October 25, 2015
We zoeken een Nederlandse ruil in de herfstvakantie! Voor ons "stadsmensen" vinden we een weekje natuur, water, fietsen, wandelen heerlijk! Kom Amsterdam ontdekken vanuit ons heerlijke huis!
If we have the chance we go sailing in the Netherlands. Eline likes to ride horseback since childhood. We love the beach and the mountains to.
Wat een super ruil was dit zeg! Heerlijk groot huis met tuin in Amsterdam op fietsafstand van alle musea. Parkeren viel ons erg mee, goed geregeld in deze buurt. De winkeltjes om de hoek waren ook fijn en lekker dichtbij (bakker!!) Het huis zelf is ruim, alles wat je nodig hebt is er, prima bedden en schoon. Eline en Peter hebben het goed voor elkaar daar! Het blijft leuk om een kijkje te nemen in hoe anderen leven. De verbouwingen van alle buren horen erbij, wij komen weer terug als ze klaar zijn :) Veel dank Eline en Peter!
We had a great time in Peters and Eline's house. The neighbourhood where they live, is conveniently close to the centre of town, but away from the hassle of tourism. They live in a nice, turn of the last century area, with a couple of nice restaurants in the neighbourhood and lots of shops. The opposite Franckendael Park is small, but lovely. Public transport to the city centre is very easy, with a tram to the centre just a minute away. By bicycle, the centre of Amsterdam is some ten to 15 minutes. Their house is spacious and comfortable, in a very relaxed way. It is a typical Amsterdam house from the first half of the 20th century, with high ceilings and huge windows (a feature of most Dutch houses, by the way). Very moving is a small memorial Peter and Eline created in the entrance hall for the Jewish family that used to live in the house until the Second World War and was deported by the Nazi's. The garden is simple, mostly flagstone and flower pots, and as it was winter, we didn't use it, but in summer, it surely is a great place to relax. In the shed, there is a choice of bicycles. Use them, like the Dutch all do, cycling is the most convenient transport mode in Amsterdam. Just remember where you park them, as it can be hard to find yours back between the hundreds of others that are parked in any street of Amsterdam. Peter and Eline's two cats are very friendly and undemanding animals, happy if you cuddle them, but apart from feeding them in the morning and evening, they don't ask any work, as they use the big outside as their cat toilet. We spent a lot of our time visiting the great museums of Amsterdam. Don't miss the Rijksmuseum, which is not only beautifully renovated, but also has a very well done exhibition, a nice mix of paintings, art and common objects and just the right amount of text and change of subjects to keep you interested.