|May 07, 2023 - January 31, 2024||2 weeks|
Open for weekends and longer stays.
Welcome to charming Herentals!
Hi, I'm Sonia.
I'm looking for a weekend, short or long exchange.
I can travel at any time.
Open for any proposal.
Herentals has an easy accessible railwaystation.
Airports - Brussels National airport
- Eindhoven airport (mostly cheaper)
- Brussels-Charleroi airport (low budget)
I included Intervac in my style of life in 2006 and since then I have had more than 30 succesfull exchanges. I appreciate the hospitality of people from different countries and I'm already looking forward to welcome the next family.
I live in a very small charming town in the Flamish part of our country. My house is located in a quite area in the center with a lot of green surroundings. I love our Nethe valey, Kempisch Canal and the sanddunes.
But I also like the local markets on Friday and Sunday.
The beguinage is just a few minutes walk from here.
Herentals has a trainstation at walking distance from my house. It gives you the possibility to discover other villages and also big city's (Antwerp, Brussels, Brughes, Ghent,...) by train without traffic jam.
I have 1 bike and 1 e-bike (possible to use more bikes from friends). A very nice area to discover the area by bike.
I have no car, but I'm considering to participate a car-sharing program.
There is so much to do, for every age, in Herentals and the surrounding areas. You will not be bored!
The famous familypark 'Bobbejaanland' is just 8 km from here.
I live in a little, old charming house (renovated). It's a family home with 3 bedrooms.
You can use free and unlimited internet-acces.
Belgium is a very little country with distinct cultures and long fascinating histories. But Belgium charms are also found in many less-spectacular corners. Belgium is more than drinking beer, eating 'stoemp', waffles, chips and chocolates!
Belgium is a country of two distinct halves. Dutch speaking Flanders has a flat landscape but is interspersed with fabulous historic cities. They lies close together and are conveniently interconnect by regular trains, even from Herentals. Antwerp is a portcity whose historical credentials are balanced by its vibrant nightlife, café-culture and cutting-edge designer fashions. Sweet little Lier, known for his béguinage, listed by Unesco. Brughes: one of Europe's most romantic getaways. Ghent is known to be one of the most authentic city's. I can also recommend you Mechelen and Leuven. In French speaking Wallonia most attractions are contrastingly rural: caves, castles, bucolic valleys and outdoor activities. Fascinating Liège, Namur with his mighty fortress and pitoresque old town centre, Bouillon with his 'chateau', Dinant, beautifull nature in Rochehout et La Roche-en-Ardennes. The Eastern cantons is best known for the Hautes Fagnes area of moorlands (largest nationally protected naturereserve) that lies between pleasant towns Eupen and Malmédy. Here you also find the Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit.. And than you have Brussels of course. The Grand Place is one of world's most beautifull squares. Don't mis the unique 1985 Atomium.
Belgium is the capital of Europe. Very good connections by highway's, high-speed trains or low-cost flights to other European cities as Amsterdam , Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Venice,....
- 1 Adults
- 0 Children
- 31 Exchanges made
- Retired teacher
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 4
- Living Area: 120 m2
- Total Area: 170 m2
In my house
- Pets - Allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Youth exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Terrace or deck
- Bicycles: 2
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Corsica, France
- Sicily, Italy
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Nearest Airport: Brussel National Airport or Eindhoven Airport -
I live in regio 'Antwerpse Kempen', situated in Flanders.
The region is known for his beautifull Nete- valley. Over 90% of Belgium's dragonfly species live here. You have also 'de Kempense duinenrug (sanddunes with forest) . 'Het Olens broek' is a beautifull nature-reserve. And there are 2 dreaming canals: Kempisch canal and Albertcanal. There're 4 lakes where you can find a lot of waterrecreation. There're also a lot of other possibilities for recreation all kind...walking, biking,mountainbiking, swimming, kanoing, skating, petanque, kajak, surf, horse-riding, golf...or visit familypark Bobbejaanland.
Herentals is an ideal place for visiting our country with a lot of charming little villages and beautifull city's. Herentals has a trainstation at 15' walk from here. This station has very frequent services and takes you to Antwerp or Brussels in no time. From there you can connect to many areas of the country.
- Retired teacher
- No children will be traveling with us.
- Friendly 4 years old Cocker Spaniel
About Our Family
Sonja (57): Retired science teacher. I love traveling, swimming, nature, walking and local food.
Lima (4): A very friendly Spanish Coccer. She likes to walk and also to travel. But if this isn't possible, she can stay with our family. She likes cats very much. Her best friend, our cat Minouche, passes away just a while ago.
I enjoy visiting and discovering new places anywhere!
I love nature, walking, biking, swimming, music, festivals, markets, typical foods and spirits, museums,... and city's!
Open for any suggestion. All periods possible.
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