An rare historical dike- house with a nice few from the kitchen- table down upon the typical polder- landscape - watching the heron fishing , geese and ducks on the water or grasing. The steep stair- case - as in NL usual - is a challenge for older people. Everything tidy. A heartly welcome and the tulips blossing in the garden. A "oase" of quiet after returning from excusions. Many sightseeing destinations nearby: the mill- and open-air- museum Schans Zaans, Broek in Waterland Monnikendam, Marken, Vollendem, Edam, Alkmaar, Haarlem etc. All the interesting destination in Nord- Holland. As we don t use any more bicycles and the parking places at the Metro were full we had to drivr into the centre of Amsterdam visiting the marvelous museums, which was not an ideal idea. Parking fee: 6 €/h [36 day ticket].
... for 8 days in a cosy house with everything we needed: useful information about Amsterdam and the surroundings, good tips, bikes, nice view on a cattle herd on the pasture passing by in morning and evening... We liked very much to be there.
Het dijkhuis in A’dam Noord ligt heerlijk rustig en toch zo dichtbij het centrum van A’dam. Met de fiets 10 min tot de pont het IJ over en je bent in het centrum van A’dam! Het Noord-Hollands veenplassengebied Twiske is prima met de fiets te bereiken. De kennismaking met de ruilpartners vond bij ons plaats en verliep plezierig.
Mooie omgeving. Zeker de tuin. Twiske erg mooi.
The house of Petra and Peter is a perfect place for both: discovering the vibrant city of Amsterdam and relaxing. It´s just a short bike ride to the ferry that brings passengers in 15 minutes to the central station and only one hour by bike to the Zaanse Schanz. We felt very warm welcomed and spend a wonderful week there.
What a fantastic way to see Amsterdam, staying in a peaceful suburb with all local amenities within cycling distance of the historic centre. The house is a short bike ride from the free ferry which takes you right into the centre. From there all the museums, galleries and attractions are a short ride or walk away, or you can use public transport to go further afield. We were very lucky to have some really hot weather, so could swim outdoors in the local canal and at the nature reserve. There was so much to see and do that the two weeks went by far too quickly. We also loved watching the farm animals and wildlife on the polder behind the house. Petra kept in touch and took great care of our cats. I highly recommend this Exchange.
Prendre son petit-déjeuner à la campagne, face à une prairie humide où séjournent une foule d'oiseaux, et partir visiter Amsterdam par le ferry qui vous dépose en centre-ville, que demander de mieux? Nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous dans cette maison, merci à nos hôtes. Et merci aussi pour les vélos mis à notre disposition.
Excellent point de départ pour découvrir la ville et ses environs. Les voisins de nos hôtes se sont montrés très accueillants et ouverts à toutes nos questions .
An interesting mixture between nature and big city. In 15 minutes by bike you are in the center of Amsterdam but the home is surrounded by fields and canals, this is very special. We enjoyed this mixture. Petra and Peter gave us the advice to visit the beach of Castricum and we loved it. We felt very well in their nice house and garden. A "homelink-special" was swimming in the canal nearby the house. We wish them good luck for further exchanges-
We had a very good stay in the house of Peter and Petra which is ideally located to visit the Netherlands. Thank you very much!
A good base for visiting Amsterdam by bike, close to the city but with panoramic views of the polders.