|December 23, 2018 - December 30, 2018||1 weeks|
House in Rockanje by the Sea, Netherlands
For Christmas 2018 we are looking for an exchange within driving distance, so maximum 500km from Rockanje, prerably in a (large) city.
Our home is a spacious detached house with a garden on three sides and at the back (to the south-west) a terrace. There is parking space on the entranceway and also plenty on the street.
On the groundfloor you'll find a hallway with access to a toilet, a large and light livingroom with separate areas for lounging, computering and dining, and an open kitchen. On the first floor are the master bedroom, a single bedroom with half highsleeper (about 1.20m high) and the bathroom with bathtub, shower, large sink and toilet. There is a small extra room with desk and computer which we don't really use. On the second floor is a large single bedroom, where we can easily put a few extra matrasses on the floor if needed.
We share the ground floor with our sweet cat Dusty. The only care she needs is food; she uses a cat door and has no cat toilet for you to clean. But a bit of attention now and then would be nice....
You can use our bikes (6), hammock, kites and other beachstuff and put up a swing.
We live in Rockanje, a small town (6000 inhabitants) separated from the sea only by typical sanddunes with woods (with protected birding areas) and a large sandy beach that goes on for kilometers. The town has a supermarket, bakeries, drugstore, bookstore with postoffice, restaurants and pubs (also on the beach, for sunset meals!), small fresh market, etc. A few kilometers away are larger towns with all kinds of shops, theaters, swimmingpools, churches, marina's, etc. Brielle and Hellevoetsluis are also very pitoresque and interesting to explore, being old fortress towns. The rest of the region mostly consists of farmland and water, so offers beautiful wide views. It also makes a great area for cycling (like all Dutchmen do), walking/ hiking, horse riding and every kind of watersport.
Since the famous Delta Works there are roads off the island to all directions. To the east Rotterdam is only 35 km away, a bustling city built on both sides of the river Maas. You'll find musea, theaters, restaurants, shops for everyone's tast there.
It also has the largest harbour of Europe, outside the city to the west, made accessible by car, bike, boat and on foot: really interesting for tourists. Where the river ends into the North Sea is the Maasvlakte, new land made in the sea; it was a wonder to see this happen. On the North Seashore of the Maasvlakte specific beaches are reserved for kitesurfing and wave surfing and ofcourse swimming.
On the road north to Amsterdam (60 km) you'll pass the historical cities of Delft (famous e.g. for it's blue pottery), The Hague (Netherland's seat of governement), Leiden (old university city) and the Keukenhof (famous park of flowering bulbs).
To the south is Belgium, but first you'll get to the province of Zeeland, consisting of large islands connected by the dikes of the Delta Works. There are many good sandy beaches there and it's great to cycle along the green and grab an icecream or a meal of seafood in one of the pitoresque towns.
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 41 Exchanges made
- financial analyst
- & medical doctor
- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: By the sea
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Pet care wanted
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 6
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- England, UK
- Scotland, UK
Some pictures of the Island of Voorne-Putten. From top to bottom:
The long and wide sandy beach of Rockanje, along a quiet corner of the North Sea. Swimming is safe here even for small children. The water is clean ("blue flag"-award).
The Brielse Meer, one of the large sweet water lakes, suiteable for all kinds of watersports, including swimming, sailing, canoeing, motorboating, diving, surfing, kite surfing, waterskiing, fishing.
The Bernisser Grienden, ideal to watch wild life in a quiet way from a canoe.
The historical town of Den Briel (Brielle).
Fortress-city Hellevoetsluis with central marina, opening to the Haringvliet. This water is sealed off from the sea by a part of the famous Delta-works. Large rivers drain on it, and through them the rest of the Netherlands can be reached by boat.
Apart from all kinds of watersports many other sports can be enjoyed on Voorne-Putten, e.g. walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, midgetgolf, tennis.
Drivind to the north off our island you'll get to Rotterdam in less then 30 minutes, a bustling city built on both sides of the river Maas. You'll find musea, theaters, restaurants, shops for everyone's tast there. It is also the largest harbour of Europe. Where the river Maas ends into the sea is the Maasvlakte 2, new land being made in the sea; it's a wonder to see this happen.
Further north the road will get you to Amsterdam (100 km), passing the historical cities of Delft (famous e.g. for it's blue pottery), The Hague (Netherland's seat of governement), Leiden (old university city) and the Keukenhof (famous park of flowering bulbs).
To the south of our place is Zeeland, consisting of large islands connected by the dikes of the famous Delta Works. There are many good sandy beaches there and it's great to cycle along the green and grab an icecream or a meal of seafood in one of the small towns.
- financial analyst
- & medical doctor
- Boy - Age: 18
- Girl - Age: 17
About Our Family
The family, that's Ruud, Cisca and the kids Troy and Smilla.
Since august 2014 Dusty is living with us: a sweet and funny cat, then 1 yr old, who loves to be around people.
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