Neighbourhood Info

October 25, 2013

The area of Aalsmeer is a very quiet and relaxing place. Apart from the facilities given on the website under Location, there are a few more tips and general handy information.

When arriving here, you will be shown around and explained where everything of need and use is. Like, where to buy a bus ticket, hire a bike, where the shops, bus stops, restaurants etc. are.

If you come by car, all Accommodation locations have free parking facilities. There is a blue parking zone as well, which allowes free parking with various time limits like, 1 – 2 hours at a time. You just need to put a blue parking clock on your dashbord when you park. This parking clock costs 2,- euros and can be bought at a local tobacco store or at a supermarket at the kiosk or a Book Store.

The bus stops for going to and frow from Aalsmeer to schiphol, are about 1 – 3 minutes walk from any of the houses offering Accommodation. The bus journey costs are very cheap. There is a bus card which can be bought at a local shop. It will cost more if you pay on the bus if you do not purchase a card. But naturally you can pay per time too.

The local supermarkets are also a short walk away like 1 – 2 minutes. There are various take – away eating places like, general fish and chips shops, indonesian take away, Egyptian take aways like the general kabab soort of food. About 6 different Italian style take – away food. 95% of these take -away places can also deliver the food to your door. Most people generally speak English so should be no problems with communication out and about the Accommodation where you stay at. All Accommodation peopel speak English. Most speak also, German and French too. TV channels enough in the English Language. Bus time tables are always given to lodgers. Generally, one can be picked up from the Airport at arrival, and brought back to the Airport when leaving again. Taxi services are easy to use too. Hiring a bike in Holland is also a very easy way of travel. Seen as there are no hills, plus the country really accommodates for bikes. There are very safe separate bike lanes in Holland for the cyclists. One can also buy a second hand bike here and re-sell it when leaving again. Train and bus stations have enough parking facilities for comuting. Holland has a two pin plug system. One needs to have an adaptor for use of their lap top of mobile chargers etc. There is also a very good website called www.voipbuster.com which you can use for rining abroad for a very cheap rate. One can also buy a local mobile chip and use this while ringing in and around Holland on their stay. If one wishes, they can have their washing and ironing done for them at a very cheap rate. Beds and towel clothes are included free of charge to be care for.

Accommodation can be seen as LIKE A HOTEL EXCEPT 3 TIMES CHEAPER, with extras like, cook for yourself, keep your drinks and food in a refridgerator, wash and iron for yourself.  No extra charge for Wireless Internet. or as a HOME AWAY FROM HOME.