I'm French of Italian descent and I used to live in the Netherlands for over 10 years before moving to the US with my husband who is from New York. We are returning to Europe in July for a new job but we will be living in between France and Holland, so my beautiful house just 20mn from the center of Amsterdam is periodically available to welcome guests! My husband Brian will welcome you personally to your second home and my Dutch friends will be available to answer all your questions and give you up-to-the-minute tips on what to do in Amsterdam. I am about to publish a book in France so I might not be available during your stay, but I will do my utmost to meet up with you on arrival and answer all your questions within minutes: I am always connected. We are a happy international crowd who loves to travel and we can help you plan out your trip anywhere in Europe according to your interests: feel free to ask questions!
My house has been dubbed "the happy house" by everyone who has stayed there: it provides a beautiful living space a bike ride away from the center of Amsterdam. Upstairs you will enjoy 2 big rooms with 2 super comfortable double beds and a bathroom with a bathtub as well as a power shower, while downstairs is a very large living room with a lot of light pouring in from the huge windows on both sides. Don't worry about linen, towels, plates - all essentials are provided. A little alcove in the living room is used as a bedsit with a single bed and can accommodate another guest - another person can also sleep on the 8-seater leather couch: it is not convertible but it is very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped (dishwasher, oven, microwave - you name it, it's there) and cable TV and wireless internet are set up. Enjoy a quiet drink on the large balcony before hitting the city! As the house is not being lived in, we guarantee that it will be perfectly clean and wait for your arrival in pristine condition. There are free parking spaces just a few yards down the road and a footpath access to the lovely Broerse park that is also a birds reservation less than 10 yards away from the door. On the other side, you are a few minutes walk away from the biggest shopping centre in Amstelveen that also features a big bus station from where you can whizz to Amsterdam in 20mn - and also to many other beautiful cities for day trips! Amsterdam city metro is also behind the shopping center.
Get in touch for more info! Safe travels, Marilyne and Brian