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BE1012846

Brugge, Belgium

View on canal (with swans) from our livingroom

View on canal (with swans) from our livingroom

Living room

Living room

Living room with view on the canal

Living room with view on the canal

Living room

Living room

Living room with view on the canal

Living room with view on the canal

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Second bedroom

Second bedroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Entry hall

Entry hall

View to the right from our apartment

View to the right from our apartment

View tot the right from apartment

View tot the right from apartment

Front view from apartment

Front view from apartment

View to the right from balcony living room, with canal and dead end street, no traffic

View to the right from balcony living room, with canal and dead end street, no traffic

View to the left from our balcony

View to the left from our balcony

View to the left from living room, after exceptional snowfall

View to the left from living room, after exceptional snowfall

View from bedroom in the back

View from bedroom in the back

View on canal nearby

View on canal nearby

200 metres from our home

200 metres from our home

That's us, Hilde (right) and Rik (not right)

That's us, Hilde (right) and Rik (not right)

Sort of a strange ritual performed by us

Sort of a strange ritual performed by us

That's what we call a breakfast

That's what we call a breakfast

Hilde on her bike, somewhere in France.

Hilde on her bike, somewhere in France.

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Member since

2016


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Exchange dates Duration
April 20, 2024 - December 31, 2024 3 weeks

Open - flexibel

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Apartment in the heart of Bruges

Apartement 105 m² (first floor - elevator) in centre of medieval Bruges, with unique view on the Groenerei-canal (www.visitbruges.be). Fish market, Burg and Market Square nearby. Livingroom 5mx5m, kitchen with all appliances, bathroom, master bedroom with double bed, second bedroom (bureau) with single bed. Terrace in the back on the south.
Apart from the attractiveness of Bruges itself, visits to the coast (Ostend 25 km), Ghent (50 km, 30 min by train), Antwerp and Brussels (100 km, 1h by train) are obvious. Amsterdam (200 km) and Paris (250 km) are nearby also. Railway station 15 min walk away, with good direct connections to Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels and Ostend, but use of our car is no problem.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 34 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired journalist. Responsible day care center for children.

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1st floor (European)
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Living Area: 105 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brussels - 100 km

The Groene Rei is one of the most beautiful canalstreets in the heart of the historical city of Bruges. It is a cobbled dead end street with no through traffic. Musea, shops, the market square with the belfry are a couple of minutes away. More information and pictures on www.visitbruges.be

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Occupation

  • Retired journalist. Responsible day care center for children.

Children

  • Girl - Age: 31
  • Girl - Age: 36

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are a Intervac-member since 1986, when we did our first exchange with people from Portland, Oregon. Since then we did some 15 swaps.
I'm Rik, retired since 09/01/2016, former journalist/editor-in-chief and director of a museum, still writing columns and books and giving speeches. Hilde, studied tourism, works in a day care center for children and is crazy about cooking and about her hometown Bruges.
We have two daughters, Maud and Andrea, both living in Brussels.
In 2014, we moved to Bruges, where Hilde originates from en where we lived already from 1980 tot 1991.

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Lifestyle

We are interested in culture, gastronomy, hiking and doing trips with our bikes. There is a upright Yamaha-piano in the livingroom.

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References

This member has completed 34 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: