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NL0966

Maastricht, Netherlands

View from our dining table outside (under the conservatory roof)

View from our dining table outside (under the conservatory roof)

Front of the house. Driveway to the right

Front of the house. Driveway to the right

View from our balcony over our backyard

View from our balcony over our backyard

The back of our house with glass conservatory

The back of our house with glass conservatory

Our swimming pool (only in summer) with filter and chloor

Our swimming pool (only in summer) with filter and chloor

View from our seating area outside (under the conservatory roof)

View from our seating area outside (under the conservatory roof)

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Living room

Living room

Our fireplace

Our fireplace

Update living room picture (different set up)

Update living room picture (different set up)

Dining area

Dining area

Play part in the living room

Play part in the living room

Outside dining table and sun screen

Outside dining table and sun screen

Our backyard

Our backyard

Our hallway

Our hallway

Master/parent bedroom on the 1st floor

Master/parent bedroom on the 1st floor

Bedroom Alex 1st floor- bed can be extended to a 2-person bed.

Bedroom Alex 1st floor- bed can be extended to a 2-person bed.

Bedroom Alex 1st floor

Bedroom Alex 1st floor

Baby room on the 1st floor

Baby room on the 1st floor

Baby room on the 1st floor

Baby room on the 1st floor

Bedroom Victor attic - sleeping couch for 2 persons

Bedroom Victor attic - sleeping couch for 2 persons

Bedroom Victor attic- bed can be changed to a comfortable double bed

Bedroom Victor attic- bed can be changed to a comfortable double bed

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic with view to bedroom Victor attic

Office attic with view to bedroom Victor attic

The bathroom

The bathroom

Practising cycling in front of our house

Practising cycling in front of our house

Our neighborhood

Our neighborhood

The historic city centre of Maastricht

The historic city centre of Maastricht

Jekerdal (walking distance from our home). I always go for a run here!

Jekerdal (walking distance from our home). I always go for a run here!

Chateau Neercanne (walking distance from our home)

Chateau Neercanne (walking distance from our home)

Apostelhoeve (walking distance from our home)

Apostelhoeve (walking distance from our home)

Biking 10 minutes from our house next to the Albertkanaal in Belgium, near Kanne. Beautiful!

Biking 10 minutes from our house next to the Albertkanaal in Belgium, near Kanne. Beautiful!

Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht

Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht

Natuurhistorisch museum in Maastricht. Hidden pearl.

Natuurhistorisch museum in Maastricht. Hidden pearl.

Great playground (with small entry fee) very close to our house. There are 3 big ones (small entry fee)

Great playground (with small entry fee) very close to our house. There are 3 big ones (small entry fee)

Cave tour

Cave tour

Maastricht

Maastricht

Near the triland point

Near the triland point

Countryside outside Maastricht

Countryside outside Maastricht

Thank you for the long (almost sabbatical like) stay in San Luis Obispo, summer 2014!

Thank you for the long (almost sabbatical like) stay in San Luis Obispo, summer 2014!

Thank you for an amazing castle experience in Cranbrook, spring 2015!

Thank you for an amazing castle experience in Cranbrook, spring 2015!

Thank you for a fairy tale like summer in Sweden, summer 2015!

Thank you for a fairy tale like summer in Sweden, summer 2015!

Thank you for a stillsummer gold autumn holiday in l'Escala, Spain, autumn 2016

Thank you for a stillsummer gold autumn holiday in l'Escala, Spain, autumn 2016

Thank you for a great summer holiday in Eastbourne, UK, summer 2017!

Thank you for a great summer holiday in Eastbourne, UK, summer 2017!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Bussum, Netherlands end 2017. Our kids loved playing in the house!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Bussum, Netherlands end 2017. Our kids loved playing in the house!

Thank you for a great long weekend break on the Dutch island Texel, June 2018. Loved the beach and biking!

Thank you for a great long weekend break on the Dutch island Texel, June 2018. Loved the beach and biking!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Moja, near Barcelona, December 2018. Our kids loved the cat Lucy and we loved the warm sun

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Moja, near Barcelona, December 2018. Our kids loved the cat Lucy and we loved the warm sun

Thank you for a fun Easter week in Amsterdam, April 2019! We loved all the musea and biking near the water!

Thank you for a fun Easter week in Amsterdam, April 2019! We loved all the musea and biking near the water!

View from our dining table outside (under the conservatory roof) Front of the house. Driveway to the right View from our balcony over our backyard The back of our house with glass conservatory Our swimming pool (only in summer) with filter and chloor View from our seating area outside (under the conservatory roof) Our kitchen Living room Our fireplace Update living room picture (different set up) Dining area Play part in the living room Outside dining table and sun screen Our backyard Our hallway Master/parent bedroom on the 1st floor Bedroom Alex 1st floor- bed can be extended to a 2-person bed. Bedroom Alex 1st floor Baby room on the 1st floor Baby room on the 1st floor Bedroom Victor attic - sleeping couch for 2 persons Bedroom Victor attic- bed can be changed to a comfortable double bed Office attic Office attic Office attic with view to bedroom Victor attic The bathroom Practising cycling in front of our house Our neighborhood The historic city centre of Maastricht Jekerdal (walking distance from our home). I always go for a run here! Chateau Neercanne (walking distance from our home) Apostelhoeve (walking distance from our home) Biking 10 minutes from our house next to the Albertkanaal in Belgium, near Kanne. Beautiful! Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht Natuurhistorisch museum in Maastricht. Hidden pearl. Great playground (with small entry fee) very close to our house. There are 3 big ones (small entry fee) Cave tour Maastricht Near the triland point Countryside outside Maastricht Thank you for the long (almost sabbatical like) stay in San Luis Obispo, summer 2014! Thank you for an amazing castle experience in Cranbrook, spring 2015! Thank you for a fairy tale like summer in Sweden, summer 2015! Thank you for a stillsummer gold autumn holiday in l'Escala, Spain, autumn 2016 Thank you for a great summer holiday in Eastbourne, UK, summer 2017! Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Bussum, Netherlands end 2017. Our kids loved playing in the house! Thank you for a great long weekend break on the Dutch island Texel, June 2018. Loved the beach and biking! Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Moja, near Barcelona, December 2018. Our kids loved the cat Lucy and we loved the warm sun Thank you for a fun Easter week in Amsterdam, April 2019! We loved all the musea and biking near the water!
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2011

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019 1 weeks

Hi there. We are looking for a week or couple of days exchange in the autumn holiday from 11 October-20 October. Somewhere in the Netherlands near the beach or forest or city or Germany/France. Let us know if you are interested!

December 20, 2019 - January 05, 2020 2 weeks

Hi there, we always love to go on exchange in the Xmas holidays. Preferably after Xmas including New Year but we are flexible so anything between a couple of days, a week or 2 weeks is possible. We would love to go to Spain again but closer to home in the Netherlands or closeby is also great! Let us know if you are interested.

April 17, 2020 - May 04, 2021 2 weeks

Hi there, let us know if you are interested in an exchange in the spring period for either a couple of days, week or 2 weeks even. It can be closeby or further away (flying). Let us know if you are interested. We are flexible and always love to visit cities, beaches, forest, mountains...

May 21, 2020 - May 24, 2020 4 days

Hi there, looking for a short exchange (4 days) nearbye in the Netherlands or neighbour countries (driving distance max4 hours)

July 20, 2020 - August 23, 2020 2 weeks

Hi there, let us know if you are interested to exchange in the summer holidays. We always love to go to the mountains, beach, forest, either upnorth (Sweden) or south (Switserland, Spain,...). We are also interested to exchange and visit the USA again or Canada. Let us know if you are interested.

Beautiful home in the medieval town of Maastricht, close to Belgium and Germany

Hello, we live in walking distance of the lovely medieval city of Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands.

We live in a quiet green neighborhood. The medieval centre but also the countryside is very close (walking distance 15 minutes or less). We live next to the Jeker valley, well known for its wine fields and the small romantic stream the Jeker. Our spacious backgarden is situated on the south and full with flowers in the summer. Children can play in front of the house and we have a trampoline in the backyard (as well as an inflatable swimming pool with filter in the summer). Traffic is limited (dead end road).

Downstairs is open plan with a living room, dining room and kitchen.The living room has a fireplace and a great view on the backgarden and surrounding green. One corner is devoted to all the kids toys (which can also be easily packed away). French windows open to a conservatory/covered terrace so that you can always sit outside, even when it rains.

There are 4 rooms upstairs of which 3 have double bed options and 1 study. On the first floor there is one master/parent bedroom with a double bed and a balcony with a view over the garden/surrounding area; and one children room (with convertible single bed to a double bed); and one baby room which also has a door to the balcony. On the attic there is a nice study room with desk and a large children room with a convertible single bed to a double bed and a couch which can be converted to a double bed. It is a very comfortable serene attic. There is a separate toilet downstairs and bathroom upstairs with bath/shower combination, wash basin and a 2nd toilet. The couch in the living room can also be converted to a double bed in case of need (it is very comfortable according to guests who needed it).

We have 3 good bikes (and 1 older) with children seats (2 back and 1 front) and many children bikes for smaller and larger children between the ages 2-8. If you travel with a baby and/or children we have lots of baby and children stuff/toys both for inside the house and outside.
 
We also have netflix available on the TV :-)
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 11 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Senior lecturer higher education
  • & Marketing manager

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 150 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Maastricht is famous for its history, cultural events and many tourist attractions. Have a look at http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/cities-in-holland/visit-maastricht.htm. Especially well known is Maastricht for its historic buildings and squares, little streets full with boutiques, cafés and restaurants. There are many underground tours through the caves and casemates you can visit the beautiful churches or have a walk on the old city wall and various boat rides take you to nearby destinations.

In the direct neighborhood of Maastricht you can go wine tasting (Apostelhoeve in walking distance!) or walk in the forest next to chateau Neercanne (also in walking distance from our home). Or you can go to the tripoint near Vaals and stand in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany at the same time and visit the beautiful forest there. Then there is the white village of Thorn to explore (40 min by car), Valkenburg village (15 minutes by car or you could bike), the beautiful german city Aachen (30 min by car) or the Belgian city Liege (30 min by car). Also the lovely German village Monschau in the Eifel region is nearbye (1 hour), Cologne (1 hour) or Antwerp and Brussels (both a hour). You can also go canoeing in the Dutch countryside, take a hike through the beautiful forests and hills or explore the countryside by bike (there is a whole network of bicycle points of which we have maps available). By bike is especially fun as there are many places to relax and have some vlaai (famous pie from the region) or a local beer. Have a look for ideas on http://www.vvvzuidlimburg.nl/beleefzuidlimburg/wandelenfietsen/index_en.aspx . We have lots of maps for walking and biking making it easy to explore the hills of Limburg.

For a weekend away we can recommend Paris which is only 4 hours by train from our home! Or of course Amsterdam which is 2 hours by train. Or Antwerp and Brussels which are approx. 1 to 1,5 hours by car away.

Children will love the playground Fort Willem and Mergelhoof which both charge a small entry fee for the use of a very large outdoor playground and swimming pool for kids. Children will also love to go to the Gaia zoo which is really impressive of the smaller but still really nice zoo Gangelt (Germany). In Bokrijk in Belgium you can visit the open air historic museum or the Gallo Roman museum in Tongeren, also in Belgium. For rainy days the aquarium in Liège is nice. And there is more...

Occupation

  • Senior lecturer higher education
  • & Marketing manager

Children

  • Boy - Age: 9
  • Boy - Age: 7
  • Boy - Age: 3

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are family with 3 children. Alex is (almost) 9, Victor is 7 and Tom is almost 4. I (Emmy) work as policy advisor and senior lecturer economics in higher education and Hans is marketing manager in the chemical industry.We spend our free time mostly outside, walking in the forests near our house or biking through the hills outside the city. Or you can find us walking through the beautiful city of Maastricht.We don't have any pets because my husband is allergic. Alex loves mountain biking, soccer, and reading. Victor loves arts and crafts and plays the violin since he was 4. Tom loves duplo and reading :-).

Lifestyle

We are relaxed and friendly and take good care of our home, furniture and garden.We would take good care of your home as well.

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