|April 10, 2022 - January 10, 2024||2|
We already have an agreement with a family of Norway for summer 2022. We're open for short or long exchanges up to 4 weeks.
A cozy place in Olen,Belgium!
Welcome in Olen!
We're looking for short or long exchanges during any period.
We're open for any proposal.
We are a family of 5 but our 3 grown up children are probably not traveling with us.
We prefer traveling with Lima (our cocker dog).
We included Intervac in our style of life in 2006 and since then we have had more than 30 succesfull exchanges. We appreciate the hospitality of people from different countries and we're already looking forward to welcome our next family!
We live in a little village in the Flamish part of our country. Our house is located in a very quite area with a lot of green surroundings. We love our Nethe valey, Kempisch Canal and the sanddunes. There is so much to do in Olen and the surrounding areas. You will not be bored!
The famous familypark 'Bobbejaanland' is just 3 km from here!
We live in a spaceful typical country house, build in 1950...completely renovated and good equiped. It's a family home with large rooms and 4 bedrooms.
We have a lot of musicinstruments, toys & games for all age. You can use our free and unlimited internet-acces. We have a big, lovely garden with lots of vegetables, fruit- & walnut-threes. There's a terras (with BBQ) and a swimmingpond. Kids can also play football. There's a little playgarden in front of the house.
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,....
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 28 Exchanges made
- retired teacher
- dep waterinfrastructure
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In the country
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
- Living Area: 300 m2
- Total Area: 900 m2
In my house
- Pets - Allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Bed & Breakfast
- Hospitality wanted
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Youth exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Other musical instruments
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Private swimming pool
- Bicycles: 4
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Corsica, France
- Sicily, Italy
- Gran Canaria, Spain
- Tenerife, Spain
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Nearest Airport: Brussel National Airport or Eindhoven Airport -
We live in regio 'Antwerpse Kempen', situated in Flanders.
Our 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.
Olen is an ideal place for visiting our country with a lot of charming little villages and beautifull city's. There's a little trainstation at 10' walk from here. This station has very frequent services and takes you to Antwerp in 35 min. From there you can connect to many areas of the country.
We can also offer you a car-exchange. Our new Dacia Duster gives you additional flexibility.
- retired teacher
- dep waterinfrastructure
- Boy - Age: 27
- Boy - Age: 26
- Girl - Age: 25
- Our cocker dog would like to travel with us.
- Our cat Minouche can stay in our garden.
- Our fish in the pond
About Our Family
We're a family of five. The kids are living on their own and probably will not join us.
Dimitri (50): Civil servant and works for the department of waterinfrastructure. He plays saxophone, guitar and basguitar.
Sonja (55): Retired science teacher. She loves swimming, traveling, nature, walking and good food.
Django (26): Nurse in a retirement home. He plays football. Lives together with his girlfriend Kristel.
Mauro (25): Laboratory technician - research . He loves snowboarding, gaming, traveling and festivals.
Myrna (24): Study veterinarian - 3th year at the University of Antwerp. She's tuck of playing violin and producing her own songs. She loves traveling, skiing, swinning, diving, walking and making juwelery. She always open to meet new people from all over the world and very interested in different cultures. She lives together with her boyfriend Tom.
Lima (3j): A very friendly Spanish Coccer. We adopted her when she was 1 years old and she likes us very much. She likes to walk and also to travel with us. But if this isn't possible, she can stay with our family.
Minouche (7): A nice little cat and a surviver. We adopted him when he was 1 years old. His best friend is Lima. He can come in, but likes to stay outside. It would be nice if you can look after him. But you can count on our family or neighbourhoods if necessary.
Our fish in the pond like some swimmingguests.
We enjoy visiting and discovering new places anywhere!
We love nature, walking, biking, skiing, swimming, music, festivals, markets, typical foods and spirits, museums,... and city's!
We're open for any suggestion. All periods possible.
All mails will be answered.
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