About This Listing
My house is located in Amersfoort, a nice city within easy reach of Amsterdam. If you're looking for a nice place to stay with both vibrant cities as well as stunning nature and lots of culture close by then come and stay here to experience Holland!
Welcome to my home, I'd be happy to welcome you here and make sure you would have a great time in the Netherlands :)
I have a nice and spacious room available in my cosy house in Amersfoort. My house is located in a nice and quiet area that looks a lot like a holiday village as former guests told me a couple of times already.The perfect place for a comfortable stay in Holland! The room is fully equiped. It has a double as well as a single bed, tv, a cosy lounge corner with plenty of information on things to do and see in the area as well as tea making facilities and room to store your belongings. Wifi is always available for you free to use.
Underneath my house there is a covered parking space available which you can always use but my house can also be easily reached by public transport. Once you've booked I'll be happy to give you a detailed description on how to reach my house. If you don't want to depend on public transport I can help you make arrangements for either car or bike rental.
Nearby there are many sights you can visit, and if I don't have to work I'm always up to guide you around if you would like some company :-) Of course Amsterdam is a very popular place to go (you can be there within 30 minutes from my place) but besides that there is so much else to do and see! I'm in the middle of the country so this is a very good place to spend your time in Holland...nothing is far away from here! I have a lot of information for you about sights and things to do when you're here depending on your preferences so well..I'm sure you'll have a great time!
If you are coming to Holland just to visit Amsterdam then I suggest you are better of staying somewhere in the city of Amsterdam itself, but if you want to see both Amsterdam as well as some other great places in Holland then staying at my place might be just the right thing to do! :)
I have 2 cats in my house, but they are a bit scared of people they don't know so you probably won't get to see a lot of them.
If there's anything else you'd like to know just drop me a line! I've started using AirBnB three years ago and really like meeting new people from other countries as well as making sure people are having a great time when staying at my place. I have lived abroad myself in Paris, Sydney and Costa Rica for work so I've always liked international environments. The choice is all yours basically, you can stay here and do your own thing and come and go as you like with a lot of privacy or if you want I can show you around a bit, tell you all the inside stories and gossip :) (as long as I don't have to work of course). Whatever you prefer!
I'm looking forward to meet you and welcome you in my house, and let's make 2015 an awesome year!
I expect my guests to behave in a way they would like others to behave in their own homes. Smoking as well as the use OR posession of drugs is strictly forbidden in my house!
The single bed in the room, with an extra mattress underneath. The choice is yours, double or single bed? They're both there :)
Amersfoort est une charmante petite ville, très calme avec un paysage féerique, beaucoup de lacs et d'espaces verts. La maison de Katelijne est très sympa et propre, avec une chambre assez vaste et bien équipée pour le confort de tous. Katelijne était très accueillante, serviable et amicale, j'étais très à l'aise chez elle. L'endroit est juste un peu éloigné (1 heure) pour visiter Amsterdam, autrement, vous avez tout pour un bon séjour.
We spent four nights at Cathelijne's place. She went out of her way to make sure she was home for our arrival and I really appreciated that. She also provided an amazing breakfast on weekend mornings - pastries, butter, jelly, assorted spreads, cheeses and meats and banana smoothies. Delicious! That being said, we were not allowed to use the kitchen so we had to order takeaway the whole time we were there. Not really conducive to our backpacking experience, and also very expensive. Also Cathelijne has three cats and they are adorable, but the room is close to their litter boxes and the whole bottom floor smells like cat pee. Wasn't as much of a problem if we kept the door closed and the window open, but if you don't like cats then this is not the place for you.
Sorry to read that you misunderstood the use of the kitchen, since the kitchen was only unavailable during the first night of your stay because new furniture got put in that day which had to get arranged...as I communicated with you at your arrival. And as far as the cat toilet goes, I wish you would have told me that during your stay so I could have put it upstairs (where it normally is but once again there was hardly any room upstairs with all the rearrangements going on so I put it downstairs this one time). My advice is to communicate with future hosts more often if there's anything that's not ok with you...so it can be solved during your stay :)
I'm hosting people in my own house because I like to make sure people are having a great time in the Netherlands and I'll always try my best to do as much as I can to accomplish that. But if I don't know about any complaints I can't act to it. So next time don't lock yourself in the room all the time but try to talk to the host every now and then ;) Enjoy the rest of your trip through Europe!
Katelijne is very caring and good host. I stayed at her room for two nights. Her apartment is in a nice, quiet neighborhood, with a bus stop just 2-3 minutes away. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to go to Amersfoort Centraal.
The room was perfect for me. I liked the tourist information booklets she left in the room, and the information booklet with the house rules and information about Amersfoort and Netherlands she made by herself.
And I loved the breakfast she made and delivered to the room in the morning.
I would definately recommend a stay in Katelijne's room.
Kamer, bed, toilet, douche waren prima in orde. Het ontbijt was overweldigend. Op 2 minuten lopen van de bus( lijn 2). Katelijne heeft haar zaakjes prima op orde. Je moet wel tegen katten kunnen, hoewel ik ze maar ff gezien heb; ze waren meestal zo verdwenen.
About the Host, Katelijne
I am an easy going person who likes to have fun (but well, who doesn't?). I love doing sports like cycling, snowboarding, surfing etc. but besides that I also love to relax of course :) I also love travelling, meeting new people, photography, cooking and having bbq's on my rooftop terrace. When the weather allows it of course!
I think AirBnB is a great way of travelling. I love both hosting people as well as travelling with AirBnB myself and hope to meet a lot of wonderfull people :)