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Romantic house near Amsterdam

House • Alphen aan den Rijn Netherlands

    6 Guests  
    4 Bedrooms  
    5 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    Pets welcome
    1 Car space 
    1 Car available  
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  February 2019
Views  942
Response rate  75%

General overview

Our wonderful house was built in 1934 and still contains a lot of period elements like stained glass windows and ornamented ceilings.It overlooks the river oude Rijn, a busy waterway. The town of Alphen aan den Rijn lies right in between all the mayor dutch cities and makes for a perfect base to explore these.

The space

Ground floor: Hall with stained glass windows,corridor with original marble floor. Sunny living room with a fireplace and doors opening to the backyard.The living room also has a piano and tv/dvd. Toilet. Kitchen with stove,oven,microwave, dishwasher and a very good italian espresso machine. First floor: Bathroom with bath,shower,toilet and double wash basin. Parents bedroom with balcony (double bed 160 cm), study, spare room with comfortable sleeping couch that makes a bed of 140cm x 190cm. Second floor:two childrens bedrooms. one with a single bed and the other one with two single beds, Both rooms have air conditioning. Washing area with washing machine and dryer.The total of the house is 160 m2. We have fast wi-fi internet. The house is surrounded by a garden which always give you a place to sit either in the sun or the shade. The back garden is very private and we have a big Weber BBQ. The front garden is a great place to sit with a drink and watch the boats go by.

Guest access

3 floors, 2 stairs


Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets welcome
    No smoking


Although our town is in an urban area our house has a rural feel to it. It is situated on a beautiful and quiet street with period houses ranging from 1880 to 1934. Our house overlooks the river oude rijn where all year round it is very busy with all kinds of boats. Alphen aan den Rijn lies in between all the mayor cities in Holland. Amsterdam is 30 minutes by car,the Hague 25 min,Rotterdam 35 min,Gouda 30 min, Delft 30 min. and Leiden 20 minutes. It will be a perfect base to explore all those cities and more: In the months of spring visit the famous Keukenhof in Lisse (20 minutes away) and enjoy all the tulips you can imagine. Amsterdam airport is very close and there is a direct busline from the airport to our house. The sandy beaches of Noordwijk and katwijk are 35 minutes away. Some nice Belgian cities are not so far away either: Antwerp 1,5 hr, Brussels 2 hrs,Gent 2 hrs. Or closer to home: take a bike and ride through the green hart of Holland, visit some of the nearby lakes like Brasemermeer or Nieuwkoopse plassen. For the kids there are two main attractions close by: Avifauna, a zoo that specializes in all sorts of birds an also has a big playground (our kids always enjoy going there) and Archeon, a prehistoric/ medieval theme parc. A five minute walk from our home there is a bakery and a cafe. A couple of minutes by bike will get you to a shopping centre with supermarkets and others shops like a butcher,fishmonger, cheese-store etc. Alphen aan den Rijn has lots of nice restaurants and in summer a lot of cafes at the waterfront.

Getting around

There is a bakery about a 5 minute walk from the house. In about 10 minutes by bike or 5 by car you will find a shopping centre with two supermarkets, a cheese store, butcher, bakery, drugstore etc. The train station is a 10 minute bike ride. A bus to Schiphol airport and Amsterdam stops very close to our home. All mayor cities are about 30 minutes by car from our house. Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, Leiden en Gouda.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Joined February 2019
Response rate 75%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
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Member description
We are a family of four and love to travel and experience new places. We love the spirit of home exchange: trust, friendship and living like a local. We have exchanged over 15 times, mostly in europe. We love city trips as well as places surrounded by nature. A dream would be to stay in a beachhouse sometime
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