We have two men and three ladies bicycles. Please don’t hesitate to use them! Holland is a wonderful country to cycle, especially in this area.
In the Netherlands there is a nation wide network of cycling paths with junctions. On every crossing there are signs to direct you to the nearest junctions. At these junctions there are overview maps of all the junctions in the area. There is an overview map with junctions in the neighborhood (click here for more information). The closest junction and ideal for starting the cycling route is (junction 11)
Around the corner is a bicycle repair shop. Here other bikes can be rented or repaired.
In the bottom drawer to the right of the dishwasher you can find the tablets to use. When there are no more, there is a new package above the clothes dryer in the garage.
Put the tablet in the gray container in the door and push the cover downwards until it is stuck. By clicking on the leftmost button the dishwasher is turned on. Press the rightmost ‘start’ button to start the program.
There is nog longer a rotary button on the dryer to choose a drying program. Therefore you can only use one standard program. By pressing the rightmost button ‘start’ the dryer is switched on. If the laundry is dry, it will stop automatically. Please do clean the filter located in the door after using the dryer.
The electric cooking plate has keys that react to heat. You do not have to press hard. Press the lower button until a red light comes on. Then click on a + or a – of the hob that needs to heat. Please note! If the top red light is on, just above the lock sign, then the electric cooking plate is secured. Push the button with the lock sign until a beep sounds twice. The security is off again.
In Harderwijk the household waste is collected separately. There are three containers:
Groen: Groente, fruit en tuinafval (alle etensresten)
Blauw: Papier en karton
Grijs: Overig afval
Iedere donderdagmorgen wordt een containter opgehaald. De ene week de grijze container en de andere week de groene container. De blauwe container wordt minder vaak opgehaald. Deze hoeft niet aan de weg te worden gezet.
Onder het aanrecht zit in een kastje de vuilnisbak, met 2 bakken. De achterste bak is voor het ‘groene’ afval en de voorste bak voor al het overige afval. Papier en karton kan rechtstreeks in de blauwe container.
De containers staan alle drie naast het huis. Gelieve op woensdagavond de juiste container (kijk even welke kleur er geleegd wordt) aan de overkant van de weg te zetten, zodat deze ‘s morgens geleegd kan worden. Nadat de container is geleegd, kan deze weer teruggezet worden naast het huis
There is a good supermarket, with a good assortment near our house: ‘Jumbo’. A somewhat more expensive supermarket, but also good is the ‘Albert Heijn’. Finally, there is a cheap supermarket: the ‘Aldi’. We always get our bread from bakery Wegerif .
Route: Albert Heijn
From Monday to Friday the first two hours you can park for free in the Houtwal garage . Between 8am and 8pm you have to pay at all other places places in the city center. Therefore we recommend cycling: faster and easier.
In the Netherlands there are more and more places where you can pay parking with the app Parkmobile. When you park, you only have to switch on the app and if you are back at the car to switch off the app. The payment goes automatically and you only pay the actual time you parked.
Route: route description by bike
Please, water the flowers and plants regularly if necessary. There is an outside tap next to the parking spot and in the backyard, where you can attache the waterhose. For the inside plants there is a white watering can in the living room.
On the washing machine is a bottle of liquid laundry detergent for white laundry and a bottle of liquid laundry detergent for colored laundry.
Pull out the white tray at the left of the machine. The detergent goes into the leftmost compartment. Turn the switch to 40°C (colored laundry) or 60°C (white laundry). If necessary, Delay the start time by clicking the gray button nextright of the display (with a clock sign). Click on start.