The SpaceThe house is divided in three apartments and you will find the apartment on the first floor. Description in the advertisement says 2nd floor, that's wrong, unfortunately I can't change the adress info. The entrance of the house is shared with the neighbours who are living on the ground floor and the second floor. Sometimes you will run into each other, but normally you will barely see them. They are very friendly and peaceful people.
Everything in the house you can use like it's your own house, the washing machine, dryer, kitchen supplies and so on. I don't drink coffee, so you will only found instant coffee, sorry.
I love vintage stuff, so my fridge is an oldie as well. Meaning, it could make some little noise at times and you will find some rusty spots. Don't be scared, it's totally cleaned. The fridge includes a freezer but it's not working properly. So I have a spare freezer which you can use.
In the bedroom you will find the closet, including a part of my wardrobe (cannot take it all with me), but will make some space for yours. Guest AccessThe apartment is found on the first floor. When you enter the house, on your left you take the stair up. There you will find the livingroom, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and the toilet. All doors can be locked with a key or a lock. Unfortunately you don't have access to the backyard, it belongs to the people who live on the ground floor. Interaction with GuestsDuring your stay I will be on the other side of the world, Indonesia. But you can still contact me whenever you need to. Keep in mind, it's 6 hours later over there, but in emergency I will get out of my bed for you to answer the phone.
A close friend of mine will assist you when you arrive and will hand over the key. You can always contact her and she lives nearby. When you leave after your stay, just leave the key on the dining table, I have my own. The NeighborhoodAs you can see on the map, the apartment is nicely situated. A small 5 minute walk to NHTV. To the city centre you walk approximately 10 minutes. To the train station it's a 15 minute walk.
You can also use my bike, it's a grey Gazelle racing bike, standing in the front yard.
If you want to do your grocery shopping, you can go to Brabantpark. It's a little further than the NHTV, just a few minutes straight ahead from there and you will immediatly see it across the street/passing the crossroads.
You mentioned you like running. Have to apologize, I'm not a runner. But do hike with my dog. If you like nature, go to the Mastbos, 15 minutes by bike. It's a forest with quite some running tracks I believe. For more running tracks maybe this website will help: (URL HIDDEN) Or just run through the neighbourhood on the biking trails. Getting AroundAs I mentioned before, the train station is 15 minutes walk away from the apartment. You can also take several buses from the train station. Bus number 1 or 7 heading to Heusdenhout. Or number 126 heading to Geertruidenberg, the 127 heading to Tilburg or the 129 heading to Dongen.
Arrivel busstop at the St. Ignatiusstraat, next to the NHTV. From there it's a few minutes walk to my apartment.
If you have a car, there is a free parking place in front of my house and throughout the whole neighbourhood.
We don't use a taxi very often in the Netherlands, but if you need one, a lot you will find on the internet. And ofcourse at the train station. Other Things to NoteIt's a bit an old house and old houses have some flaws or you can say it has his character, whatever you prefer. Either way, some things you have to keep in mind. It has wooden floors and it could be a bit noisy when walking around. But besides that it's a quiet house, everybody is at work during day time and you will hardly hear the neighbours.
Before you go into the shower always check the boiler in the bathroom. When you see number 2 on the screen, you need to reset it with one press on a button. It's simple, but a knowhow. Otherwise you have a cold shower, something I don't wish for you.