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BE1012846

Brugge, Belgium

Front of apartment with flowers

Front of apartment with flowers

Living room

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

View to the right from living room; canal and dead end street.

View to the right from living room; canal and dead end street.

Straight view from living room

Straight view from living room

View to the right from balcony living room, with canal and dead end street

View to the right from balcony living room, with canal and dead end street

View to the left from living room, after exceptional snowfall

View to the left from living room, after exceptional snowfall

Some ritual performed by us

Some ritual performed by us

Platinum

Member since

2016


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Exchange dates Duration
March 10, 2022 - December 31, 2022 2 weeks

Also available for long weekends the whole year long

Apartment in the historical heart of Bruges

Apartement 105 m² with unique view on the Groenerei-canal. Fish market, Burg and Market Square nearby. Livingroom 5mx5m, kitchen, bathroom, 1 bedroom double bed and 1 room (bureau) with couch/bed for 1 person, terrace in the back on the south.
Hilde originates from Bruges and knows all the (little) secrets of this city, that is well known for its medieval buildings, its restaurants, its museums, its beers and its chocolates. (www.visitbruges.be/en)
Apart from the attractiveness of Bruges itself, visits to the coast (25 km), Ghent (50 km, 30 min by train), Antwerp and Brussels (100 km, 1h by train) are obvious. Amsterdam (200 km) and Paris (250 km) are nearby also. Railway station 15 min walk away, with good direct connections to Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels and Ostend, but use of pur car is no problem.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 29 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Rik worked as a journalist/editor for a national newspaper in Brussels and as a director of a museum. He retired in 2016 but is still active writing columns and books and playing the piano. Hilde works parttime in a day care center and is fond of cooking and reading. She was raised with eleven sisters and brothers in the center of Bruges.

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1st floor (European)
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Living Area: 105 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brussels - 100 km

The Groene Rei is one of the most beautiful canalstreets in the heart of the historical city of Bruges. It is a cobbled dead end street with no through traffic. Musea, shops, the market square with the belfry are a couple of minutes away. More information and pictures on www.visitbruges.be

Occupation

  • Rik worked as a journalist/editor for a national newspaper in Brussels and as a director of a museum. He retired in 2016 but is still active writing columns and books and playing the piano. Hilde works parttime in a day care center and is fond of cooking and reading. She was raised with eleven sisters and brothers in the center of Bruges.

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a Intervac-member since 1986, when we did our first exchange with people from Portland, Oregon. Since then we did some 15 swaps.
I'm Rik, retired since 09/01/2016, former journalist/editor-in-chief and director of a museum, still writing columns and books and giving speeches. Hilde, studied tourism, works in a day care center for children and is crazy about cooking and about her hometown Bruges.
We have two daughters, Maud and Andrea, both living in Brussels.
In 2014, we moved to Bruges, where Hilde originates from en where we lived already from 1980 tot 1991.

Lifestyle

We are interested in culture, gastronomy, hiking and doing trips with our bikes. There is a upright Yamaha-piano in the livingroom.

References

This member has completed 29 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: