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Westervoort, Netherlands

Front of the house

Front of the house

Living

Living

6 houses in a row

6 houses in a row

living

living

Breakfast, lunch or dinner

Breakfast, lunch or dinner

double bedroom 160x200

double bedroom 160x200

children bedroom

children bedroom

 Extra bedroom

Extra bedroom

loft bedroom+digital tv

loft bedroom+digital tv

loft bedroom

loft bedroom

Music on the loft

Music on the loft

sunny garden

sunny garden

this is our view ( looking out of the window)

this is our view ( looking out of the window)

nature swimming lake (10 minutes drive)

nature swimming lake (10 minutes drive)

Nature swimming "Rhederlaag" (10 min)

Nature swimming "Rhederlaag" (10 min)

Front of the house Living 6 houses in a row living Breakfast, lunch or dinner double bedroom 160x200 children bedroom  Extra bedroom loft bedroom+digital tv loft bedroom Music on the loft sunny garden this is our view ( looking out of the window) nature swimming lake (10 minutes drive) Nature swimming "Rhederlaag" (10 min)
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2001


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 15, 2020 - June 15, 2021 10 days

We are in our early retirement and are free to travel anytime. Open to offers in Holland for the summer of 2020.

Cosy familyhouse in the east of Holland

 
The city-center of Arnhem is 20 minutes by car or bus. The bus stops at the end of our street, (3 minutes)
It takes 7 minutes by train from the brand new train station in Westervoort to the center of Arnhem. Arnhem- Amsterdam is 1 hour by train.
Arnhem is surrounded by green parks and forests, such as the National nature reservate: De Hoge Veluwe and the Posbank. Here you might pick up one of the white "free" bicycles, and make a nice trip through the beautiful forests. In this park you will be able to visit the famous art museum: Kröller Muller Museum, and the " life-under-the-earth" museum.
In Arnhem you'll find a very famous Zoo, called Burgers Bush, with safari, tropic hall, desert hall, and sea-life hall. If you are interested in cultural activities one of the museums such as the Open Air Museum, the Africa museum and a War-museum could be interesting. You will also find a tropic swimhall with waves, slides etc. in Arnhem. Arnhem has a nice shopping centre with big centre-square full of bars, cafe's, restaurants and sunny terraces.
In 2008 Arnhem has been awarded as the most pleasant and interesting shopping-centre of the Netherlands. Arnhem is also recently awarded as the greenest park-town of the Netherlands.
10 minutes (by car) from our house there is a beautiful nature lake-swimming-place, with beaches, eat and drink-terraces etc. You will be able to find the  pictures under the item: "neighbourhood". Very nice for a beach day with young children!
You can reach Amsterdam by car in 1 1/4 hour  drive. The most comfortable way to the center of Amsterdam is to park the car outside Amsterdam at one of the Transferia, also called:P+R-zone. For the charge of 8 euro (parking for a whole day), included 5 free go and return-tickets to the center of Amsterdam by metro, train or bus. Easy to do for a one-day-trip.
You can reach the coast of Holland within 1 1/2 hour by car.
The border of Germany is 20 minutes by car, this means a visit to several German cities is easy to do. Such as: Kleve, Düsseldorf, Oberhausen.
Our house is situated in a very child-friendly and quiet neighbourhood with mostly house-owners. Many playgrounds and parks, also a children-farm 10 minutes walk from our house.
Supermarket for your daily needs, bread, and a snackbar are located at 500 meter from our house. Our village Westervoort  has a small shopping center and some nice restaurants, Chinese, Turkish, Shoarma, Pizza etc.  Also the Ikea and Mac Donalds are very close if you like fast food.......
At the opposite of our house there is a big play-ground for the children. You will be able to watch your children sitting behind the window while they are playing, very save, without traffic.....The playground belongs to a primary school, that obviously is closed during the summer-holidays.
Included 3 bicycles (2 electric bikes.) Westervoort  is a nice region for a bicycle-ride.....along the riverside, and through the country-villages. 
Car-exchange is possible. Our car is a black Kia Picanto / June 2016.
We enjoyed 32 exchanges with intervac-members before, they were all very succesful experiences for both exchange-partners!
Our earlier Intervac-destinations and exchanges: Norway(2), Sweden(3), Finland(3), Spain(7), Ibiza, Germany(2), Terschelling (island of Holland), Belgium(2) (Brugge+coast),
Rockanje, (Coast of Holland) Sardinië(2),Greece(2), France (4), Dubai.
We are looking forward to contact with our next exchange-family for our holidays in 2020.
Most of the holidays we will travel with 2 persons, Ben and Ilse.

Please feel free to contact us, 
We are looking forward to our next Intervac-experience!

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 34 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teacher primary school
  • & technician

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Total Area: 0 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Eindhoven, Dusseldorf Wheeze, Köln and Amsterdam - 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • beach swimming (lathum) (6.6 km)
  • forest forest (Posbank) (9.3 km)
  • lake Lake/swimming (Lathum) (8.7 km)
  • river river Rijn/Ijssel (3.8 km)
  • shopping supermarket ( Co-op) (0.6 km)

 

Occupation

  • teacher primary school
  • & technician

Children

  • Boy - Age: 31
  • Girl - Age: 22

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Ben (66) worked as a techn. in a mother and child shelterhome. Ilse (63) was a teacher (primary school) and stopped working at her school in january 2018.
We are in our early retirement now and Ilse works parttime as a Dutch language teacher for refugees.
Our son is 31, our doughter is 22.
They live and work in Amsterdam.

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