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Herentals, Belgium

Welcome to Nete-valley!

Welcome to Nete-valley!

Lakenhalle in the center with X-mas

Lakenhalle in the center with X-mas

 Olens Broek

Olens Broek

Nete valley

Nete valley

Kempisch kanaal

Kempisch kanaal

Bridge over Kempisch kanaal

Bridge over Kempisch kanaal

Toeristentoren Herentals

Toeristentoren Herentals

Béguinage Herentals

Béguinage Herentals

Nature reserve 'Het zwarte water' in Sanddunes in Herentals

Nature reserve 'Het zwarte water' in Sanddunes in Herentals

Sonia and Lima

Sonia and Lima

Sonja

Sonja

Django

Django

Myrna and Mauro

Myrna and Mauro

Lima

Lima

Master bedroom downstairs

Master bedroom downstairs

Master bedroom downstairs

Master bedroom downstairs

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen  and workspace

Kitchen and workspace

Kitchen

Kitchen

Living and dining room

Living and dining room

Living room

Living room

House from backside

House from backside

Workspace

Workspace

Single bedroom with place for work out

Single bedroom with place for work out

Single bedroom

Single bedroom

2 rooms with single bed upstairs

2 rooms with single bed upstairs

Hall

Hall

Platinum

Member since

2006


Usually responds to exchange requests in less than 72 hoursfast replier
Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 07, 2023 - January 31, 2024 2 weeks

Open for weekends and longer stays.

A charming house in Herentals,Belgium!

Hi I'm Sonia.

I'm looking for short or long exchanges during any period.
Open for any proposal.
Surprise me!

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 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.
I have 1 bike and 1 e-bike. Very nice to discover the area by bike.
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 Olen. 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. We 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,....

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 29 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired teacher

Our Home

  • 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

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Norway
  • Estonia
  • Corsica, France
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Tenerife, Spain
  • Greece
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

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. 

 

Occupation

  • Retired teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Friendly 3 years old Cocker Spaniel

About Our Family

Sonja (56): Retired science teacher. I love traveling, swimming, nature, walking and local food.

My 3 grown up children are living on their own. Mostly they are not travelling with me.
Django (28): Nurse in a retirement home. He plays football. Lives together with his girlfriend Kristel.
Mauro (27): Laboratory technician - research . He loves snowboarding, gaming, traveling and festivals.
Myrna (26):  Has her own café 'Welkom' in Noorderwijk (Herentals). She's tuck of playing violin and producing her own songs. She is always open to meet new people from all over the world and very interested in different cultures. She lives together with her husband Jonas.
Lima (3j): 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.

 
 
 
 
 

Lifestyle

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.

Surprise me!
All mails will be answered.
 
 
 

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