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Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands

Host: Liza K.
Published August 05, 2017

General description

  • Main home
Our home is in a recently renovated old Dutch building with a large roof terrace in the centre of Hilversum. We have bicycles that you are welcome to borrow as there are beautiful forests just outside the city. We are 20 minutes by Intercity trains to Amsterdam Centraal and 15 minutes by Sprinter to Utrecht Centraal if you want to explore nearby cities. There are good cycle routes to these places as well if you feel like getting there on your own steam. We have two friendly bunnies (one is a Netherlands dwarf and the other is a lop or 'hangoor' satijn rabbit) and they love socialising in the evening on the terrace. Our neighbours are really friendly and there is very little noise, despite being in the centre.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Rodents
Our bunnies aren't very complicated: they get fresh food twice a day (pellets and some vegetables/herbs) and their water needs to be checked once a day. Every three days their toilet needs to be changed (wooden pellets with hay and straw on top). They enjoy coming out of their house in the early evenings for a few hours to get some exercise and to socialise with us (they are very tame and would appreciate a bit of affection). If it hasn't rained in a while and the plants are looking dry, please water them as well, although this isn't as important as looking after the buns. Otherwise the flat is yours to enjoy! They are not very active in the day and tend to sleep a lot.

Practical life

  • City
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 20 - 200 m² (210 - 2110 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Railway station
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping mall
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • No elevator
  • First floor
  • No disabled access
All important amenities are close by (within cycling and walking distance). Although Hilversum is a city, it feels more like a town. There are lovely restaurants and bars close by (5 minute walk). The forests are a five minute cycle away as well. It is really peaceful in our home. There are high ceilings, a lounge, kitchen with a study area, separate toilet, large bathroom, one bedroom, and a very big roof terrace with picnic table and outdoor heater if things get cold, as well as a BBQ. You can enjoy the quiet of the flat or if you want a change of pace, Amsterdam and Utrecht are only 20 minutes away by train.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 3 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Contemporary
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Television / DVD library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
We have a smart TV with a games console that you are welcome to use. We also have computer monitors that you can use with your own laptop. The roof terrace has an awning over the picnic table so you can enjoy it while raining, or to have some shade. There's a bike shed where you are welcome to use our bicycles.

Tourism and Leisure

  • City
  • Museum
  • Cinema

Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands

Hilversum, Netherlands


From Friday 2017

To Sunday 2017

firm dates

We will be leaving very early on the 19th. If you would like to have dinner with us the night before to get to know the place and us (and meet the bunnies with us present) you are invited to come on the 18th and stay over from then. We will sleep on the sleeper couch and let ourselves out quietly the next morning at 05:00. We get back on the morning of the 27th, and you can let us know what departure time you'd prefer and we can make a plan. If you can only make it in the 19th, we can arrange to have a neighbour give you keys and we can chat before to introduce ourselves on the phone/Skype.

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Liza K.

Registered since 05/08/2017

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