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Zetten, Netherlands

cycling along the river Waal

cycling along the river Waal

this park is at 3kms from our house

this park is at 3kms from our house

park at 3 kms from our house at Hemmen

park at 3 kms from our house at Hemmen

Slovenie

Slovenie

on a bench in a wood on the Hünsrück in Germany

on a bench in a wood on the Hünsrück in Germany

cycling along the river Waal this park is at 3kms from our house park at 3 kms from our house at Hemmen Slovenie on a bench in a wood on the Hünsrück in Germany
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Member since

1982

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 07, 2019 - October 31, 2019 2 weeks

bij ruilen in Nederland lang weekend of 1 week

House in Zetten, Netherlands

We live in a small village of 5000 inhabitants. It is situated in the centre of Holland, between the two big rivers , the river Rhine and Waal. Zetten is about 75 minutes from Amsterdam and Rotterdam; 45 minutes from Utrecht and 20 minutes from Arnhem and Nijmegen. Kleve (Germany) is 30 minutes by car, Antwerp and Brussels about 90 minutes.
In the village are all the shops you might need. Our house is situated in a close of 12 houses. We have a garden on three sides of the house, but the backgarden is most important. There you can sit under a veranda at the back of the house. In a circle of 25 km. you will find many tourist attractions such as zoos, an open air museum, woods, lake, dikes (cycling) and other interesting museums and a national park in which there is a museum with many Van Gogh paintings.
Some interesting sites (in English, French or German) are:
http://www.amsterdamtips.com/tips/museum-kaart-amsterdam.php             
http://www.openluchtmuseum.nl (open air museum)
http://www.burgerszoo.eu (zoo)
http://www.ouwehand.nl (zoo)
http://www.kmm.nl - famous museum in the middle of Parc " Hoge Veluwe"
http://www.klimpark.nl - outdoor adventure=climb up trees (klimbos)
http://www.thisisholland.com/en/home/

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 31 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teacher (retired) &
  • bookkeeper (retired)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

  • forest Van Gogh Museum (34.9 km)
  • shopping several shops in Zetten (2.7 km)
  • river Waal (6.1 km)
  • lake Plas van Slijk Ewijk (7.4 km)
  • beach Plas van Slijk Ewijk (7.3 km)

Occupation

  • teacher (retired) &
  • bookkeeper (retired)

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are a family of two persons. Our 2 daughters are married and have a family of their own.

Lifestyle

We don't smoke. We love the countryside, but also big towns for museums, shopping and theatre.
Our neighbourhood is very pleasant for cycling, because this part of the country is flat. When you cycle along the rivers it is nice to see the boats sailing by.
Wout's hobbies are reading, sport and in summertime he is a guide in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem.
In summer it's nice to swim in the mentioned lake in Slijk Ewijk, where there is a lot to do.
Gea's hobbies are reading, singing in a choir and making clothes for the grandchildren.
We are experienced Intervac- members. Some of our exchange partners have come back for a second or a third time.
We have 2 good bikes to explore the countryside.

References

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