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Linden, Netherlands

Front view in Summer

Front view in Summer

Living room and en-suite dining room (on the left)

Living room and en-suite dining room (on the left)

Living room (as seen from dining room) and kids corner (right)

Living room (as seen from dining room) and kids corner (right)

Living room and kids corner. Kitchen entrance visible at the back.

Living room and kids corner. Kitchen entrance visible at the back.

En-suite dining room (and study room of Deirdre)

En-suite dining room (and study room of Deirdre)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table

Kitchen, with large dining table

Master bedroom (double bed 180 x 210)

Master bedroom (double bed 180 x 210)

Floran's bedroom

Floran's bedroom

Bathroom and Josephina's bedroom (at the back)

Bathroom and Josephina's bedroom (at the back)

Josephina's bedroom

Josephina's bedroom

Querijn's bedroom

Querijn's bedroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Free standing bath (90x190)

Free standing bath (90x190)

Rain shower and hand shower (simultaneous use possible)

Rain shower and hand shower (simultaneous use possible)

Back garden with large terrace (2012)

Back garden with large terrace (2012)

Back garden with fresh herbs (2012)

Back garden with fresh herbs (2012)

Back garden (2016)

Back garden (2016)

Back garden (2016)

Back garden (2016)

Front view in snowy winter

Front view in snowy winter

You can use our electrical cargo bike, suitable for up to four kids (0-6 yrs)

You can use our electrical cargo bike, suitable for up to four kids (0-6 yrs)

Welcome to Linden

Welcome to Linden

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Local swimming water with shallow water zone for non-swimmers and small children

Local swimming water with shallow water zone for non-swimmers and small children

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local sailing on surrounding lakes

Local sailing on surrounding lakes

Our village as captured by Google Maps

Our village as captured by Google Maps

Our street in Goolge Streetview

Our street in Goolge Streetview

Our street in Google Streetview

Our street in Google Streetview

Vacation in Italy - May 2017

Vacation in Italy - May 2017

Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)

Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)

Front view in Summer Living room and en-suite dining room (on the left) Living room (as seen from dining room) and kids corner (right) Living room and kids corner. Kitchen entrance visible at the back. En-suite dining room (and study room of Deirdre) Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture) Kitchen, with large dining table Master bedroom (double bed 180 x 210) Floran's bedroom Bathroom and Josephina's bedroom (at the back) Josephina's bedroom Querijn's bedroom Bathroom Free standing bath (90x190) Rain shower and hand shower (simultaneous use possible) Back garden with large terrace (2012) Back garden with fresh herbs (2012) Back garden (2016) Back garden (2016) Front view in snowy winter You can use our electrical cargo bike, suitable for up to four kids (0-6 yrs) Welcome to Linden Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve Local swimming water with shallow water zone for non-swimmers and small children Local marina for small sailing boats Local marina for small sailing boats Local sailing on surrounding lakes Our village as captured by Google Maps Our street in Goolge Streetview Our street in Google Streetview Vacation in Italy - May 2017 Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)
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Member since

2007

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 01, 2018 - December 31, 2019

(Long) weekend exchanges within max. 500 km driving distance.

3 days
December 21, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Seeking for an exchange to Scandinavia (Sweden/ Norway/Finland). Preferably a family house with sauna/ bastu.

2 weeks

Large farmhouse converted into modern family home

Our spacious, modern family home is part of a recently converted farmhouse (origin 1851), surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and related recreational activities. It is located in a quiet village, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, so conveniently located to explore all famous toursitic spots in the Netherlands, as well as places of interest in Belgium and in the western part of Germany.

The house is about 250 sq. meters and also offers a 350 sq. meter private back garden. There are 4 bedrooms: one of the bedrooms is the master bedroom with oversized double bed (180 x210). Three of the bedrooms are currently in use by the kids (Note: we can easily arrange adult size beds if needed). In the attic, Sander's home office is located, with possibility for another one or two inflatable single beds.

The main living area consists of three sections, one of which is the dining room. The other two are connected as a open plan space, with a wood fire place, and separate children’s playing area. In the large fully equipped kitchen, there is another large dining table for 6-8 people.

The garden offers a play house for kids, a trampoline (with a 4.25 meter diameter) and a wooden climbing frame with multple swings. Within a 5-10 minutes walking distance of our house, you will find plenty of possibilities for water activities, like swimming (secured beach area available) and sailing.

Since our village is at a remote location with no shops, you will need a car for daily shopping (just a few km away) and to explore the surrounding area. We have two cars, the smallest of which (currently a Citroën C3) is available for your convenience as well, should you need it.

We do have two cat, Pinkie and Pardoes. We don't allow the cats into the house and therefore they need very little attention. Just some food and fresh drinking water. Should you prefer to leave the house for more than a day, there is always a neighbour available to take care of the cats during your absence.

We will treat your home with care as if it were our own!

Should yoy intend to come by plane: There are several international airports within 30-90 minutes by car. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (in the Netherlands) and Düsseldorf International Airport (in Germany) are major international hubs, served by many airlines. Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht/Aachen Airport (both in the Netherands) and Düsseldorf/Weeze (Niederrhein) Airport (in Germany) are also international airport, served by low-cost carriers, like Ryanair.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 26 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Opera Singer
  • Sales Manager

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Italy
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Norway

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

  • golfing Rijk van Nijmegen (Groesbeek) (17.5 km)
  • lake Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.6 km)
  • boating Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.7 km)
  • shopping Supermarkets, etc. (Cuijk) (5.7 km)
  • forest Mookerheide (Mook) (12.3 km)
  • beach Kraaijenbergse Plassen (1.1 km)

This large converted farmhouse is now a beautiful family home, surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and related recreational activities.

Occupation

  • Opera Singer
  • Sales Manager

Children

  • Boy - Age: 7
  • Boy - Age: 5
  • Girl - Age: 6

Pets

  • Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)

About Our Family

We are a family of five and all enjoy being outside and spending a lot of time in nature surrounding our home.
- Deirdre is an opera singer (mezzo-soprano) with frequent domestic and international performances.
- Sander has a PhD in chemistry and works as Business Manager Benelux for a large German chemical company.
- Floran (04-2011), Josephina (05-2012) and Querijn (07-2013) are lively kids who enjoy playing together or exploring the surrounding area on their own.

Lifestyle

Recent exchanges during the last few years include: Ascoli Piceno, Italy (2007), Donegal, Ireland (2008), New York, United States (2008), Brugge, Belgium (dual exchange, 2009), New York, United States (2009), Paris, France (2014), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2014), Londen, UK (2015) Bussum, The Netherlands (2015), Texel, The Netherlands (2016).
 

References

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