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Westervoort, Netherlands

Front of the house

Front of the house

6 houses in a row

6 houses in a row

Living

Living

living

living

Breakfast, lunch or dinner

Breakfast, lunch or dinner

Computer with free wifi and internet

Computer with free wifi and internet

Hall

Hall

With chair-lift

With chair-lift

double bedroom 160x200

double bedroom 160x200

children bedroom

children bedroom

Infra-red sauna

Infra-red sauna

loft bedroom+digital tv

loft bedroom+digital tv

Music on the loft

Music on the loft

sunny garden

sunny garden

this is our view ( looking out of the window) House in Westervoort

this is our view ( looking out of the window) House in Westervoort

nature swimming lake (10 minutes drive) House in Westervoort

nature swimming lake (10 minutes drive) House in Westervoort

Nature swimming "Rhederlaag" (10 min) House in Westervoort

Nature swimming "Rhederlaag" (10 min) House in Westervoort

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2001


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 07, 2023 - September 30, 2024 2 weeks
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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.
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 playground for the children. You will be able to watch your children from the house while they are playing, very save, without traffic.....The playground belongs to a primary school, that obviously is closed during the summer-holidays.

Westervoort  is a nice region for a bicycle-ride.....along the riverside, and through the country-villages. 

Car-exchange is possible in case you would like to travel by airplane and arrive at an airport in Amsterdam, Eindhoven or Dusseldorf Wheeze.
Our car is an electric Dacia Spring, january 2022.
The car can be loaded for max 200 kilometers, we realize this is not a big distance but there are plenty of fast charging stations where you can charge the car along the highways in Holland.
In case you would like to drive longer distances it is better to hire a car at the airport for your holiday in Westervoort.
In our garden in the front of our house we have a private charging station.

We enjoyed 36 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(4) (Brugge, Oostende+coast),
Rockanje, (Coast of Holland) Sardinië(2),Greece(2), France (4), Dubai, Amsterdam.

We are looking forward to contact with our next exchange-family for our holidays in 2024.
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
  • 0 Children
  • 38 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teacher primary school retired
  • Technician retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • 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
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination

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 retired
  • Technician retired

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Ben (69) worked as a service technicer in a mother and child shelterhome. Ilse (66) was a teacher
(primary school) and stopped working at her school in january 2018.
We are retired now and Ilse still works parttime as a Dutch language teacher for refugees.
Our son is 34, our doughter is 25, they live and work in Amsterdam.

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