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Cozy eco-friendly apartment in Gouda, near the polders


Apartment • Gouda Netherlands

    4 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    2 Beds  
    1 Bathroom  
    Wheelchair accessible
    2 Car spaces 
    1 Car available  
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  
  Hospitality  

Statistics

Listed  February 2019
Views  9463

General overview

Our apartment on the 3rd floor was recently completed (2022) and is gas-free, well insulated, runs on solar energy and has a heat pump. It is perfectly located between Gouda and Moordecht. So you are close to the city (and other cities) but also close to nature. When you walk down the street you are in the polder! Best of both worlds.

The space

Our 71m2 house is not very big, but has everything you need to be comfortable during your stay here. Upon entering the house you will find the bathroom on your right and a separate toilet on your left. Walking through the hall you will find the master bedroom with a 160x200 bed. Followed by my son's bedroom with a 140x200 bed. My son's bedroom has a smart TV and PS4. There are boys' toys here such as Playmobil, soldiers and knights. Finally you come to the bright living area. There is a smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube on it. There are many board games (even some English ones) that you can use. The living room has an open kitchen fully equipped (microwave, oven, blender, coffee maker, kettle, air fryer, sandwich maker, dishwasher), all of which are at your disposal. You'll find the fridge and freezer with enough food to get you started, so you don't have to worry about finding somewhere to eat and you can get settled first. From the living room/dining room you have access to the balcony, which has direct sun all morning until mid-afternoon and a beautiful view. If you like birds, you will love spending time here :). The permanent residents include: ducks, cormorants, coots, moorhens, grebes, seagulls, geese, herons, kestrels, jackdaws, wagtails, tits and buzzards.

Guest access

You have access to the entire house. Everything is on one level. The apartment is located on the 3rd floor and is accessible by elevator or stairs.

Notes

Car exchange is possible and certainly something we can discuss. You can also use our bicycles (we have 2). There is a general indoor bicycle shed where you can place them. Important to know: there are pets in the house, namely three cats. It would be great if they could be cared for while you stay in our home. There is also a small aquarium that requires little maintenance. If you want to spend the night somewhere else (for example on a longer trip from Gouda), someone can help to take care of the animals. If you have pets yourself, we are happy to take care of them too. Makes us miss our own less :).

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Heating
Heating
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
First aid kit
Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Toys
Toys
Balcony
Balcony
Bikes
Bikes

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Budget
    Family
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    City
    Water
    Culture
    Cycling
    Last minute
    Good public transport

Accessibility

Step free access 
Easy entrance 
Single level 
Elevator 
Accessible switches 
Accessible door handles 
Accessible bedroom 
Accessible height bed 
Accessible shower 
Accessible benchtops (counters) 
Slip resistant kitchen flooring 
Accessible parking space 

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Dog free
    Carpet free
    Smoke free

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Neighbourhood

The house is located on the edge of Gouda. Since the district is still developing, you will only find basic facilities here. For more shopping you have to go into the city or to the Waddinxveen (next town over) shopping area. You can go there by bike or by car. Waddinxveen has free parking. Both are about 10 minutes away. There is a bus stop around the corner that takes you to the center of Gouda in 10 minutes. The last stop is at the bus and train station. From here you can make trips through the country or even outside the Netherlands. If you walk down the street, you will find the GroenBlauwe zone. An area for cycling, walking, fishing or letting the children play in the playground. Within 5 minutes you are in the middle of the polders. You will also find a bird watching tower there. Gouda itself is a great historic city with much to discover. Such as the town hall and St. John's Church (15th century). There are various city tours available to explore Gouda and gain interesting background information. There is a local indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a city beach, museums, indoor playgrounds, cinema, lots of restaurants and shops. For more information: https://welcometogouda.com/. Gouda is good at organizing events. In the summer, for example, there is live music and food festivals. Cheese market every Thursday and regular market on Saturday. There are also various events in autumn and winter. Just like Crazy Saturday in October (medieval festival). Or an ice rink in December and January. One was made in a church last year! The area in and around Gouda is ideal for cycling, but also for lovely walks and water sports. For example, Reeuwijk is a nearby village where there is water for surfing or swimming. Or just go for a walk or cycle. If you want to go to the sea, there are also several options nearby.

Getting to my home

My house is about 10 minutes by bus from the train and bus station, from where you have easy access to all major train stations nearby (Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam). The bus stop closest to my house is around the corner. Our house is close to the highway. Parking is not a problem as there are many free parking spaces included in the building.

Nearest airport

Schiphol Airport or Rotterdam Airport are the closest, but Schiphol is easier to reach by public transport to my house.

Getting around

Everything in and around Gouda is easy to do by bike, but there are also many buses that will take you wherever you want. If you want to explore outside Gouda, you can use public transport or, if agreed upon, use my car. There is a great train and metro network around the larger cities and Gouda is perfectly located in the center of them. This means that you can easily travel to larger cities by train. For example, Rotterdam 20 minutes (including three photos), The Hague 25 minutes, Utrecht 25 minutes, Amsterdam 55 minutes, Leiden 45 minutes, Delft 45 minutes. The Netherlands is of course not that big, so you can take a day trip to any city you like. You can even travel outside the Netherlands and explore other parts of Europe. For example Belgium (Antwerp 1.5 hours or Brussels 2.5 hours) by train if you want. Or how about Paris? From Rotterdam the Thalys will take you there in just 2.5 hours. But Germany is also accessible (Cologne or Düsseldorf 3 hours). And if you want to go one step further. London is 4 hours by direct train from Rotterdam :). Schiphol Airport can be reached in an hour by train (change once in Utrecht). Rotterdam Airport is 45 minutes away (one train and one bus). So lots to do and easy to reach, even without a car. I'll make sure to leave you with all the details you need and I'll pick out some of the highlights that might be of interest to you.

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Lisette

I am a producer, writer and wildflife rehabber. In my spare time (if I have any) I take bike rides, swim, hike, go birding and listen to a lot of music. My son is a real teenager and is in his third year of high school. He loves gaming and animals. We both love nature, outdoors and historical sites. My ultimate travel goal is to visit every state in the US (I know...very long term goal haha). My son's travel goal is to see as many animals in the wild as he can and has his mind set to South Africa :). Within Europe we are open to anything but prefer locations with easy access or driving distance.
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