Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Sune, is also secretly a star basketball player. Matched by Holland Homestay to landlady Bettina, an entrepreneur, in a beautiful house in the Statenkwartier neighbourhood of The Hague. -> read more below!
Sune, 22 years old, arrived in The Hague from Texas to do an internship at the ICTY. All the way from America, comes this very tall and enthusiastic girl. When I first Googled her name I saw a star basketball player, and when I asked her about it, she said, ‘yes that’s me!’ with a big smile. 😊
Landlady Bettina is living in a beautiful house in the Statenkwartier. Both of her children are studying elsewhere, her daughter in Amsterdam and her son in London. Because the children are away, she decided to contact Holland Homestay.
When I met Bettina, I immediately felt a connection and when I saw the floor that she wanted to rent out, I was even more enthusiastic! Besides a bedroom, the student has a private living room, shower, toilet, and a kitchen.
Whenever I go to meet a new landlord or landlady, I check to see if it’s the kind of room that I would have liked to live in when I was a student (years ago). Of course in the case, the answer to this questions was yes!
With one of the #challenges of Holland Homestay, Sune and Bettina have eaten a herring together, and instead of being in the house they now go out together. After the summer, Sune went back to Texas and she sent Bettina an email to thank her for the lovely stay.
Bettina has a new tenant starting next week: Belemir, a famous violinist who will be studying at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Maybe we will choose them as our new #couple of the month!