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Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark

View of the front garden from the living room

View of the front garden from the living room

The front garden

The front garden

Playing "Ultimate beastmaster" in the garden summer 2020

Playing "Ultimate beastmaster" in the garden summer 2020

Nice sunset and happy boy - front garden 2022

Nice sunset and happy boy - front garden 2022

Sunset in the back garden

Sunset in the back garden

Our family at the local beach summer 2014

Our family at the local beach summer 2014

Part of the back garden - currently with swings, sandpit and playhouse

Part of the back garden - currently with swings, sandpit and playhouse

Part of the front garden in summer

Part of the front garden in summer

The kitchen

The kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Ruben's new room

Ruben's new room

Rebecca's new room

Rebecca's new room

Time to relax

Time to relax

The bicycle path from our house to the centre of Aarhus

The bicycle path from our house to the centre of Aarhus

View of the cathedral  from Aarhus theatre

View of the cathedral from Aarhus theatre

The Aros art museum with "Your Rainbow Panorama" by Olafur Eliasson

The Aros art museum with "Your Rainbow Panorama" by Olafur Eliasson

Mejlgade - one of the old streets near the habour

Mejlgade - one of the old streets near the habour

Aarhus Ø - the new harbour area

Aarhus Ø - the new harbour area

Dyrehaven in the Marselisborg Forest i.e. "The animal garden" - where you can have a picnic while the children pat the deer.

Dyrehaven in the Marselisborg Forest i.e. "The animal garden" - where you can have a picnic while the children pat the deer.

Patting the deer in Dyrehaven

Patting the deer in Dyrehaven

Safari park - Ree park (35 min.)

Safari park - Ree park (35 min.)

Oscar the giraffe :-) Safari park (35 min.)

Oscar the giraffe :-) Safari park (35 min.)

Picnic with a view - 15 min away

Picnic with a view - 15 min away

Legoland Oct. 2021

Legoland Oct. 2021

Legoland Oct. 2021 (75 mins. drive)

Legoland Oct. 2021 (75 mins. drive)

Enjoying local beach (7 mins walk) July 2022

Enjoying local beach (7 mins walk) July 2022

Our local beach during a hot summerday

Our local beach during a hot summerday

Summer 2020 - eating ice cream at Okkels, our local Italian ice cream cafe (3 min walk)

Summer 2020 - eating ice cream at Okkels, our local Italian ice cream cafe (3 min walk)

Bellevue - local beach (7 min. walk) January '19 looking towards Aarhus

Bellevue - local beach (7 min. walk) January '19 looking towards Aarhus

Kitesurfers at our local beach May 2021

Kitesurfers at our local beach May 2021

The beach at Moesgaard - 30 min great bikeride through the forest - or take the car or bus

The beach at Moesgaard - 30 min great bikeride through the forest - or take the car or bus

Swimming in Havnebadet at Aarhus Ø (10 min bike)

Swimming in Havnebadet at Aarhus Ø (10 min bike)

Biking through the forest to Moesgaard beach - or the MOMU museum

Biking through the forest to Moesgaard beach - or the MOMU museum

Varna - at the bicycle path to Moesgaaard beach

Varna - at the bicycle path to Moesgaaard beach

The Old Town - open air museum in the midst or Aarhus (15 min bike)

The Old Town - open air museum in the midst or Aarhus (15 min bike)

The Old Town (15 min bike) Open air museum

The Old Town (15 min bike) Open air museum

The Old Town

The Old Town

Your Rainbow Panorama - top of the AROS art museum

Your Rainbow Panorama - top of the AROS art museum

Your Rainbow Panorama - top of the AROS art museum

Your Rainbow Panorama - top of the AROS art museum

Leo's playland - large indoor playland (10 min by car.)

Leo's playland - large indoor playland (10 min by car.)

Rush - indoor trampoline parc (20 min by car)

Rush - indoor trampoline parc (20 min by car)

Rush - indoor trampoline parc (20 min by car)

Rush - indoor trampoline parc (20 min by car)

Djurs sommerland - amusement park (35 min)

Djurs sommerland - amusement park (35 min)

Djurs sommerland

Djurs sommerland

Tivoli Friheden at Christmas (15 min by car)

Tivoli Friheden at Christmas (15 min by car)

Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden

Evening time downtown with cafes (15 min bike)

Evening time downtown with cafes (15 min bike)

Center of Aarhus with cafes (15 min bike)

Center of Aarhus with cafes (15 min bike)

Aarhus Theatre

Aarhus Theatre

Downdown with cafés and shops (15 min bike)

Downdown with cafés and shops (15 min bike)

Looking towards Aarhus

Looking towards Aarhus

Evening stroll at the beach

Evening stroll at the beach

our beach early morning May 2020

our beach early morning May 2020

Sunset at the beach June 2020

Sunset at the beach June 2020

Time to reflect

Time to reflect

The lake Egå Engsø (3 km), Bird reserve. Great for biking, running or walking

The lake Egå Engsø (3 km), Bird reserve. Great for biking, running or walking

One of several local playgrounds (7 min walk)

One of several local playgrounds (7 min walk)

Walking at Himmelbjerget (35 min, car)

Walking at Himmelbjerget (35 min, car)

View from Himmelbjerget (35 min, car)

View from Himmelbjerget (35 min, car)

Summer 2020 - Hiking in Rebild Bakker (1hrs drive)

Summer 2020 - Hiking in Rebild Bakker (1hrs drive)

Another great sunset at our local beach :-)

Another great sunset at our local beach :-)

View to cathedral and bay from Salling Rooftop garden

View to cathedral and bay from Salling Rooftop garden

The new Salling Rooftop garden

The new Salling Rooftop garden

View over Aarhus from Salling Rooftop and garden

View over Aarhus from Salling Rooftop and garden

Sledding in Mols Bjerge (national park - 40 min. car) - however, it seldoms snows in DK

Sledding in Mols Bjerge (national park - 40 min. car) - however, it seldoms snows in DK

At the beach 2018

At the beach 2018

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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 10, 2022 - August 06, 2022 2 weeks

Summer 2022: We are open for offers for 10-14 days (July 11th - August 6th). We are also ready to discuss exchanges in 2023 :-) GENERAL REQUIREMENT FOR SUMMER EXCHANGES: The exchange house must have direct access to own garden and have a private pool and/or good possibilities for swimming in the sea or a lake at (very) short distance.

October 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022 6 days
July 03, 2023 - August 06, 2023 2 weeks

Visit trendy and lovely Aarhus! House with great, child friendly garden. Five minutes casual walk to the beach, 15 min. bike ride to Aarhus, Denmark's second city and former European Capital of Culture. And LEGOLAND is just 1,5 hours drive away.

We have a child friendly garden, 5 min casual walk to a great beach, 15 min lovely bicycle ride along the coast to the centre of Aarhus, Denmark's second city which host lots of attractions including the 3star attraction "The Old Town" (open-air museum of urban history in Denmark) http://www.dengamleby.dk/engelsk/den-gamle-by/, the renowned MOMU (Moesgård Museum) http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/en/about-moesgaard-museum/culture/ and the AROS art museum http://en.aros.dk. Apart from this, Aarhus is just a cosy and lively city, which we are certain that you will enjoy :-)

https://www.visitaarhus.dk/node/1037

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enstYXjyOw8

We are a Danish-New Zealand couple with three children. Paul (56) works as a clinical psychologist, Eva (55) works as an organizational psychologist and researcher, and our oldest son David (16 years) loves playing handball and gaming, Ruben (10 years) loves playing football, gaming, swimming and jumping on the trampoline and Rebecca (10 years) loves singing, dancing and playing football.  

Our house lies in a very attractive, quiet residential area with all necessary amenities (supermarkets, park, play grounds, cafes, restaurants and various shops in close proximity). The house is 150m2, modernized and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living room. We have recently renovated/changed parts of the house (living room and new rooms for David, Ruben and Rebecca are finished now :-)).
We have free Wifi and Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO etc. In the living room and David's room there are large TVs. Playstation in both David’s and Ruben’s rooms. From the living room and Rebecca’s room there is direct access to a lovely, sunny garden with lots of beautiful plants, flowers, trees and bushes with various edible berries. We have an automatic irrigation system in the garden to take care of most of the watering if needed.

In summer you can sit in our outdoor couch and enjoy the sun - and a drink - from early afternoon to late evening. For the amusement of both children and adults, we also have a 4,5m x 4,5m trampoline in our garden. 

The house is situated in Risskov, which is generally considered the most attractive suburb in Aarhus given its proximity to the sea. Just 200 meters down the road there is a great burger bar with indoor and outdoor seating, a juice bar (Joe and the Juice), a large bakery/cafe (Lagkagehuset) and a great ice cream bar (Okkels). The suburb also has several restaurants (French cuisine, sushi and pizzerias) and large supermarkets/grocery stores (LIDL, ALDI etc) as well as several clothes shops in close proximity.

Our local beach, Bellevue (see pictures), with clean water and white sand can be reached by foot in 5 minutes (2-3 minutes on bike). It’s great for swimming and safe for kids. Just next to the beach, you will find our local playground (see picture) and a large picnic area. While you are here, you can also use the local school's playground - it's three minutes away.

If you like jogging or just enjoying a nice walk, the lovely Risskov Forest ajacent to the bay is just two kilometers away in the direction of the city centre.  If you love biking - Aarhus and surroundings are perfect - see videos at http://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/denmark/nature/aarhus-on-bike
We have three adult bikes, 3 children bikes (age 5-14 yrs), a Puky balance bikes (age 2-4 years) and a bicycle trailer (Dolphin) in which two children can sit comfortably (max 40 kgs together). In addition, we have one scooter for a small child.

 
From our house in Risskov, it’s only a 15 minutes bicycle-ride along the bay (where you pass yet another beach) to the city center of Aarhus. Aarhus is Denmark's second city (population in inner urban area is approx. 260.000). The city centre has excellent opportunities for shopping and affords a number of cultural experiences, such as for example the famous Old Town and the Aros art museum. There are also numerous cafés and restaurants where you can eat or enjoy a nice beer or a latte. If you are fond of gastronomy, Aarhus has 3 restaurants which has been awarded a Michelin Star in the Michelin Nordic Guide 2016 http://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/aarhus/world-class-gastronomy-aarhus.
For more information on Aarhus and its surroundings visit the website: http://www.visitaarhus.com/
 
In case you are a family with teenagers or children in their twenties, Aarhus has lots of interesting cultural/musical events.Just a few kilometers south of Aarhus, the Marselisborg forest situated next to the coast, offers opportunities for walking, jogging, mountain biking or swimming. The forest also hosts the MOMU museum which is highly recommendable.

If you are a family with smaller or a little older children there are many childfriendly activities in Aarhus (see pictures). Moreover, a 30 mins. drive from Aarhus will get you to Djursland with its national park (https://eng.nationalparkmolsbjerge.dk/), beautiful beaches, two safari parks (see pictures), golf courses http://www.visitdjursland.com/ln-int/djursland-wildest-part-denmark as well as the great amusement park Djurs Sommerland http://www.djurssommerland.dk/. (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZultgAFrxuc)
You can also visit the Randers rainforest (30 mins drive, see https://www.regnskoven.dk/en/) which has a total of three domes with plants and animals from Africa, Asia and South America. In Aalborg (approx an hour by car) you can visit the zoo on the way to the vild west coast :-).
 
The internationally renowned amusement park Legoland http://www.legoland.dk/en/ can be reached by car in 75 min. In Billund, you will also find the new LEGO house, which is worth a visit all year round (see https://www.legohouse.com/en-gb/?ignorereferer=false )

There is a high speed car ferry sailing from Aarhus to Sjælland (Sealand) several times a day. As such our beautiful capital Copenhagen can be reached in approx. 2½ hours (See http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist)
 
We live very close to the sea and during summer holidays, we also generally prefer to exchange our house with a house in relatively close proximity to the sea or with access to a swimming pool (preferably a private pool) or a lake in which one can swim. At other times than summer, we are open for other exciting exchanges :-). 

Our previous exchanges have been:
Summer 2010: Spain - Tarragona area
Summer 2011: Germany - Stockach (Bodensee area)
Summer 2014: Spain - Costa Brava
Summer 2015: Germany - Hamburg 
Summer 2016: Sweden - Stockholm
Summer 2018: Switzerland - Arbon (Bodensee area)
Summer 2021: The Netherlands - Almelo

Exchange 2022: Our preferred countries are listed, but we are certainly open for other possibilities!! Our ideal exchange would be a family with children about the same age as ours. As for toys, we have everything you need for children age 2-8 :-) This also includes huge amounts of LEGO, BRIO (railway), dolls, a large dolls house, clothes for dressing up - you name it :-)

NOTE: We are ONLY interested in houses with direct acces to a private garden (not too small!). A trampoline would be great as the twins use our own trampoline a lot. Our house and garden are perfect for children. The garden is entirely surrounded by a fence and has a large sandpit, football goals, an outdoor playhouse/chillout house, a swing for two children and our favourite: A Springfree trampoline (probably the safest trampoline one can get). During summer we also have a nice swimming pool in the front garden (see photos).

If we decide to change cars, the exchange car needs to be big enough for five people. Our car is a 2012 Renault Grand Scenic.

COVID-19: Danmark is fully open and Covid-tests are not required. Cases are much lower now as there is generally high immunity in the population most of which have been vaccinated and previously had Covid.
We feel very safe here in Risskov and it is entirely possible to have a safe and very nice holiday in our house and country :-).
 
Welcome to our house and beautiful Aarhus :-) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKd1hoSbr1Q&feature=youtu.be

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Work- and organizational psychologist, associate professor

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 150 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Italy
  • Østrig
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Aarhus airport (35 min) OR Billund Airport (75 min) -

 Our house is situated on a quiet road in Risskov, one of Aarhus suburbs. The local Beach is just a few minutes away. Just 300 meters down our road you will find a burgerbar, a juice bar, and Italian ice cream cafe, a bakery-cafe and three cozy restaurants.
At the same time we live close to the city centre (15 mins. by bike, train or car).

Occupation

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Work- and organizational psychologist, associate professor

Children

  • Boy - Age: 16
  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Girl - Age: 11

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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