Lovely historic townhouse, central in the NL

Netherlands - Nederland - UTRECHT

Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,historic townhouse
Historic townhouse
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,living room
Living room
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,quiet back garden, with our canoe
Quiet back garden, with our canoe
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,light and airy master bedroom
Light and airy master bedroom
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,family bathroom, completely renovated fall 2017
Family bathroom, completely renovated fall 2017
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,light and  modern single bedroom
Light and modern single bedroom
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,large bedroom with bunk bed
Large bedroom with bunk bed
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,bed room, bed can be pulled out to a double
Bed room, bed can be pulled out to a double
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,light and airy single bedroom
Light and airy single bedroom
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,funky single bedroom
Funky single bedroom
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,modern double bedroom
Modern double bedroom
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,funky shower room
Funky shower room
Home exchange in,Netherlands,UTRECHT,cellar room with a double sofa bed
Cellar room with a double sofa bed
  • Sleeping capacity10+
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Youth Exchange

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

No exchanges for the coming year (2020-2021), we are looking for an exchange for summer 2021. For now, we are redecorating and two of our kids are doing their final exams this year, so study is paramount! Please note that we have a large house, we can sleep up to 12 people, but... we do have a large family and though their ages range from 15 to 23 they still like to join us for the holiday. So please offers only that will accomodate 8 people.

Lovely historic townhouse in the heart of Holland, with many of the authentic features on our doorstep to be enjoyed. Beautiful high ceilings, light airy rooms and colourful interior, with a modern twist. Most rooms have been redecorated recently.
Utrecht is a beautiful and compact city, many sights are within walking or cycling distance. You can have a great time visiting up to ten museums, well suited for both children and adults. There is the Dom church and tower,a beautiful gothic cathedral. Climbing the tower (over a 100 metres!) gives a magnificent view over Utrecht. We have the Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement, showing wonderful tiny music boxes and awe-inspiring enormous music-hall organs. The Catharijne-convent shows religious art and is nominated for best European museum. You can take a look underground the Domsquare, Domunder, also a prizewinning sight. Our exchange families so far have very much enjoyed the house, our canoe and our rowing boat, they loved Utrecht and the Netherlands. We cannot promise you great weather but a very warm welcome awaits you.
We are looking for an exchange with people who are ok with us taking our youngest well trained dog and are willing to take care of our very well behaved eldest dog , they are both wonderful and the eldest has been a firm favourite with our exchange families, some of them were very keen on taking him home.. If that is not an option, then we'll work something out for them. We also have two friendly outdoor guinea pigs and one chicken.
We have 6 bikes. Utrecht is also close to wonderful nature, fields, forests or lakes. Within 70 minutes you can be by the seaside.
We would love to hear from you, I am rooting for a lovely UK or Danish exchange, make me happy... but a lovely French, exchange would be nice too, surprise us. Not too far we always travel by car, as transport for a family of eigth can be quite costly.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Boat available
  • Baby Equipment
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of boat

Setting

  • Urban
  • Waterfront

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in a lively, but not too busy area of Utrecht. Our house overlooks a stream and is close to parks. We live close to many of the museums in Utrecht, some in walking distance, all in cycling distance!

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

From our house it is a short walk to lovely cafés and restaurants.

Our favourite restaurants

  • C'est ça
  • Goesting
  • Pannekoekenhuis Rhijnauwen

Cafés & bars

  • Graaf Floris
  • Vleck, opposite Gastmaal en de Tafel

Special places to shop

  • Betje Boerhaave
  • de Bijenkorf
  • het Kevertje

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Tivoli Vredenburg
  • Stadschouwburg Utrecht
  • Spoorwegmuseum

Walks or jogging paths

  • Rhijnauwen, Amelisweerd
  • Landgoed Beerschoten
  • Henschotermeer

Health or fitness clubs

  • FC Utrecht

Interesting day trips

  • Henschotermeer, beach and forest in one
  • using our canoe to explore the wharfs
  • Kasteel de Haar, de Haar

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are always very careful with other people's homes and expect our exchangers to be so too. We will leave our home lovely clean and tidy and would like it returned in the same way. No smoking allowed. We will leave toiletpaper and cleaning products for you to use, no need to replace them. And (unless you let us know you do not want us to) we will leave some groceries so you don't have to go to the supermarket on arrival.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant Care Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Youth Exchange
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