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NL0564

Linden, Netherlands

Beautiful farmhouse at country side

Beautiful farmhouse at country side

Living room and en-suite dining room (on the left)

Living room and en-suite dining room (on the left)

Living room (as seen from en-suite dining room) and TV/kids corner (right)

Living room (as seen from en-suite dining room) and TV/kids corner (right)

Living room and TV/kids corner. Kitchen entrance visible at the back.

Living room and TV/kids corner. Kitchen entrance visible at the back.

En-suite dining room (and study room of Deirdre)

En-suite dining room (and study room of Deirdre)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table (see other picture)

Kitchen, with large dining table

Kitchen, with large dining table

Our pizza oven allows you to prepare Neapolitan pizza in just 90 seconds

Our pizza oven allows you to prepare Neapolitan pizza in just 90 seconds

Pantry room (access to back garden)

Pantry room (access to back garden)

Pantry room (when entering from back garden)

Pantry room (when entering from back garden)

Master bedroom (double bed 180x210 cm)

Master bedroom (double bed 180x210 cm)

Master bedroom (front view to lake)

Master bedroom (front view to lake)

Querijn's bedroom (with extra 90x200 cm bed)

Querijn's bedroom (with extra 90x200 cm bed)

Josephina's bedroom (with 140x200 cm bed)

Josephina's bedroom (with 140x200 cm bed)

Floran's bedroom (with 140 x 200 cm bed)

Floran's bedroom (with 140 x 200 cm bed)

Bathroom

Bathroom

Free standing bath (90x190)

Free standing bath (90x190)

Rain shower and hand shower (simultaneous use possible)

Rain shower and hand shower (simultaneous use possible)

Home office area Sander

Home office area Sander

Back garden with large terrace (Spring 2012)

Back garden with large terrace (Spring 2012)

Back garden (Sep 2023)

Back garden (Sep 2023)

Back garden with fresh herbs (2012)

Back garden with fresh herbs (2012)

Back garden with some vegetable and fresh herbs (Sep 2023)

Back garden with some vegetable and fresh herbs (Sep 2023)

Please free free to take if ready during your stay

Please free free to take if ready during your stay

Almost ready for Halloween

Almost ready for Halloween

Back garden (Autumn 2016)

Back garden (Autumn 2016)

Back garden (Autumn 2016)

Back garden (Autumn 2016)

Back garden (September 2023)

Back garden (September 2023)

Front view in snowy winter

Front view in snowy winter

Welcome to Linden

Welcome to Linden

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Village as seen from surrounding nature reserve

Local swimming water with shallow water zone for non-swimmers and small children

Local swimming water with shallow water zone for non-swimmers and small children

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local marina for small sailing boats

Local sailing on surrounding lakes

Local sailing on surrounding lakes

Our village as captured by Google Maps

Our village as captured by Google Maps

Aerial picture of Linden and surrounding lake area

Aerial picture of Linden and surrounding lake area

Our street in Goolge Streetview

Our street in Goolge Streetview

Our street in Google Streetview

Our street in Google Streetview

Holidays Italy 2022

Holidays Italy 2022

Pinkie

Pinkie

Pardoes

Pardoes

Platinum

Member since

2007


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 15, 2024 - June 30, 2025 4 days

Open for (long-)weekend exchange proposals, preferably within 5 hrs driving distance from our home...

December 21, 2024 - January 05, 2025 1 weeks

Strong preference for London or (ski area in) Norway/Sweden/Finland (Lapland!), but open to other proposals as well.

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Large farmhouse converted into modern family home

Our spacious, modern family home is part of a recently converted farmhouse (ca. 1830-1850), surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and forrests for mountain biking, walking and related recreational activities. It is located in a quiet village, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, so conveniently located to explore all famous toursitic spots in the Netherlands, as well as places of interest in Belgium and in the western part of Germany.

The house is about 250 sq. meters and also offers a 350 sq. meter private back garden. There are 4 bedrooms: one of the bedrooms is the master bedroom with oversized double bed (180 x210). Three of the bedrooms are currently in use by the kids (one of the rooms with an additional full size guest bed). In the attic, Sander's home office is located, with possibility for another one or two inflatable single beds.

The main living area consists of three sections, one of which is the dining room. The other two are connected as a open plan space, with a wood fire place, and separate children’s playing area. In the large fully equipped kitchen, there is another large dining table for 6-8 people.

The back garden offers a main terrace with large dining table (8 pers), a smaller terrace with lounge set and fire place, a trampoline (with a 4.25 meter diameter) and a wooden climbing frame with multple swings. The fronr garden has an additional small terrace with pucnic table. All three terraces are equipped with a large free hamging sunscreen.

Within a 5-10 minutes walking distance of our house, you will find plenty of possibilities for water activities, like swimming (secured beach area available) and sailing.

Since our village is at a remote location with no shops, you will need a car for daily shopping (just a few km away) and to explore the surrounding area. We have two cars, the smallest of which (currently a Citroën C3) is available for your convenience as well, should you need it. In case of an exchange that involves flying, instead of going buy own car, our primary car (currently a Renault Espace V - 7-seater) is available for exchange.

We do have two cat, Pinkie and Pardoes. We don't allow the cats into the house and therefore they need very little attention. Just some food and fresh drinking water. Should you prefer to leave the house for more than a day, there is always a neighbor available to take care of the cats during your absence.

We will treat your home with care as if it were our own!

Should you intend to come by plane: There are several international airports within 30-90 minutes by car. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (in the Netherlands) and Düsseldorf International Airport (in Germany) are major international hubs, served by many airlines. Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht/Aachen Airport (both in the Netherands) and Düsseldorf/Weeze (Niederrhein) Airport (in Germany) are also international airport, served by low-cost carriers, like Ryanair.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 36 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Opera Singer
  • Chemist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality offered

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Canada
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Florida, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Italy
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Finland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL - 125 KM

  • beach Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.6 km)
  • boating Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.7 km)
  • river Kraaijenbergse Plassen (1.2 km)
  • forest Mookerheide (Mook) (12.3 km)
  • shopping Supermarkets, etc. (Cuijk) (5.7 km)
  • golfing Burggolf ((Wijchen) (7.8 km)

This large converted farmhouse is now a beautiful family home, surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and related recreational activities.

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Occupation

  • Opera Singer
  • Chemist

Children

  • Boy - Age: 13
  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Girl - Age: 12

Pets

  • Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)

About Our Family

We are a family of five and all enjoy being outside in the garden and spending a lot of time in nature and on the lake surrounding our home.
- Deirdre is an opera singer with domestic and international performances.
- Sander works for a pharmaceutical company.
- Floran (04-2011), Josephina (05-2012) and Querijn (07-2013) are lively kids who enjoy playing together or exploring the surrounding area on their own.
Deirdre has been doing Intervac exchanges with her family since she was a young kid. As a couple we started our own Intervac experience in 2007 and we have done at least one exchange per year ever since, within NL, the EU and the US.

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Lifestyle

Recent exchanges during the last few years include, besides the Netherlands year round: Italy (2007), Ireland (2008), New York (2008), Belgium (2009), New York (2009), Paris (2014), London (2015), Finland (2018), UK (2019), France (2019), Sweden (2023).
 

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References

This member has completed 36 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: