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BE396

Mechelen, Belgium

Platinum

Member since

2005


Unavailable for exchange at the moment

The member has not specified any exchange dates

Spacious and quiet apartment in Mechelen (Brussels)

Our apartment is in the historical city of Mechelen, it's spacious, light and very quiet with a big terrace (40m²). It's at the second floor (premier étage) in a gated inner court. In this building there are 10 more loft units.
There is 1 masters' bedroom, a bathroom and a living area with open kitchen. We can provide you with an extra bed behind the coach. We have a private parking and can exchange cars if wanted.
 
Mechelen (http://toerisme.mechelen.be/en/2366/navigation/a-voir.html) is situated in the centre of the Flemish region. It's a charming town with a rich history: it used to be the political capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. Everything you need is within walking distance.
There are a lot of shopping possibilities, nice pubs and restaurants. We have good cycling and hiking networks (if wanted, 2 bikes are available). You'll find an excellent cultural offer (museums, concerts, festivals) nearby and at very reasonable prices.
The proximity to the train station and bus station make trips around Belgium so easy: Brussels and Antwerp (each 25 km / 15 miles / 20 min by train), Ghent (63 km / 39 miles), Bruges (110 km / 70 miles). There are comfortable train connections to Amsterdam (180 km / 110 miles), Paris (330 km / 200 miles), London.
Brussels Airport is at 10 minutes by train.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 15 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • retired manager

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Mechelen is situated in the centre of the Flemish region. It's a charming town with a rich history: it used to be the political capital of the Burgundian Netherlands. You'll find an excellent cultural offer (museums, concerts, festivals) at very reasonable prices.
Everything you need is within walking distance. There are a lot of shopping possibilities, nice pubs and good restaurants. We have good cycling and hiking networks (2 bikes are available).
The railway station and bus station are at 5 minutes by foot. Brussels Airport is at 10 minutes by train.
Other cities in Belgium are easy to reach, either by car or public transport: Ghent (63 km), Bruges (110 km), Brussels (25 km / 20 min by train), Antwerp (25 km / 20 min by train). Mechelen is a perfect starting point for short visits abroad: you'll find comfortable train connections to Amsterdam (180 km), Paris (330 km), London.

 

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • retired manager

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We retired recently and are flexible!
 

Lifestyle

We particularly like cities and museums but also love hiking and cycling.
Sometimes we would like to take my sister or a couple away with us, of course only if this is acceptable for you.
We have succesfully exchanged in recent years with Intervac members in Spain, England, Germany, Norway and the States. 
In the nearby future we would like to visit Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bretagne (Fr), Wien, Roma, Firenze, Switzerland, Portugal. Next year Chicago, Colombia, ... Other proposals are welcome!

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