Charming appartment near the centre of Maastricht, a.k.a the balcony of Europe.
Townhouse, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet , number of travellers: 2
1) December 20 2013 - January 10 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
The house is a typical 1930's Maastricht townhouse. Many of these houses are devided in 2 appartments, each with its own entrance. Ours is on the groundfloor with livingroom, diningroom, bedroom and kitchen + spare bedroom and a simple shower on the first floor. There is a front- and backgarden. The house is situated in an ideal spot. The famous square 'Vrijthof' in the centre of the city is about 7 minutes on foot. At the back of the house are the remains of the defenseworks of the city dating from the end of the 18th century. It now is a protected natural area ideal for a daily stroll.You can hardly get lost there as you just have to look for the church. It looks old and impressive, but is an early 20 century copy of the Sacré Coeur in Paris.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine
Parking, garden, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife
English, francais, deutsch
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Maastricht is the oldest town in the Netherlands. It has a beautifull historic center with Roman remnants and also a very nice citycenter with high grade shops. It is situated in the most southern part of the country. It is nicknamed the first French city on the route from the North of Europe to the South of France because of its burgundian atmosphere. For instance there is 1 pub in about every 25 inhabitants. Nowhere in the Netherlands is such a high concentration of restaurants with one or two Michelin stars.
Something about ourselves
We are a married couple in our sixties. My wife Mareike worked most of her life as a psychiatric nurse. I (Nis van der Horst) worked at the creative side of the Audio-Visual business as a scriptwriter, director and producer. In 1996 we switched our occupations and started a nursery of rare garden plants. At the beginning of 2009 we sold the nursery and now enjoy our retirement. We regularly go camping abroad with our 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.We have done allready 4 exanges and we liked them all.
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