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Brugge, Belgium

Our house is just around the corner of the Donkey Gate: one of four remaining town gates, part of Bruges' former defensive walls

Our house is just around the corner of the Donkey Gate: one of four remaining town gates, part of Bruges' former defensive walls

View from the back of the house

View from the back of the house

living room

living room

Living room

Living room

kitchen

kitchen

Playing in the garden

Playing in the garden

Swing, covered in spring blossoms

Swing, covered in spring blossoms

Small bathroom

Small bathroom

main bathroom

main bathroom

bedroom parents

bedroom parents

office and guest room

office and guest room

Rube's room

Rube's room

Tibe's room

Tibe's room

second living room (second floor) with Jorre a few years ago

second living room (second floor) with Jorre a few years ago

Our family, summer 2014 in Nîmes, France

Our family, summer 2014 in Nîmes, France

Ben and the children, during our visit to Waterloo (1 hour away)

Ben and the children, during our visit to Waterloo (1 hour away)

Brothers, a few years ago, walking hand in hand

Brothers, a few years ago, walking hand in hand

Brothers enjoying modern art

Brothers enjoying modern art

Spring in Bruges

Spring in Bruges

Ghent at night, 40km away

Ghent at night, 40km away

The Donkey Gate, at the corner of our street

The Donkey Gate, at the corner of our street

The swans at the corner of our street

The swans at the corner of our street

Bruges city centre

Bruges city centre

Bruges at night

Bruges at night

Bruges at night

Bruges at night

Belgian Coast, De Haan, 18km from our house

Belgian Coast, De Haan, 18km from our house

Belgian Coast, Blankenberge, 16km from our house

Belgian Coast, Blankenberge, 16km from our house

Evening ride at the seaside

Evening ride at the seaside

Oostduinkerke, Shrimpfishermen on horseback

Oostduinkerke, Shrimpfishermen on horseback

Damme, small village nearby, great for a bike tour

Damme, small village nearby, great for a bike tour

Windmill of Damme

Windmill of Damme

Damme, canal

Damme, canal

Park around the corner

Park around the corner

Park around the corner

Park around the corner

Park with playground, around the corner

Park with playground, around the corner

Astrid Park, in the centre of the city

Astrid Park, in the centre of the city

Early spring in Bruges

Early spring in Bruges

New year 2018

New year 2018

Veerle and children in Berlin, summer 2015

Veerle and children in Berlin, summer 2015

Ben and Tibe

Ben and Tibe

Veerle and Rube in our living room

Veerle and Rube in our living room

Family party in the garden

Family party in the garden

Our house is just around the corner of the Donkey Gate: one of four remaining town gates, part of Bruges' former defensive walls View from the back of the house living room Living room kitchen Playing in the garden Swing, covered in spring blossoms Small bathroom main bathroom bedroom parents office and guest room Rube's room Tibe's room second living room (second floor) with Jorre a few years ago Our family, summer 2014 in Nîmes, France Ben and the children, during our visit to Waterloo (1 hour away) Brothers, a few years ago, walking hand in hand Brothers enjoying modern art Spring in Bruges Ghent at night, 40km away The Donkey Gate, at the corner of our street The swans at the corner of our street Bruges city centre Bruges at night Bruges at night Belgian Coast, De Haan, 18km from our house Belgian Coast, Blankenberge, 16km from our house Evening ride at the seaside Oostduinkerke, Shrimpfishermen on horseback Damme, small village nearby, great for a bike tour Windmill of Damme Damme, canal Park around the corner Park around the corner Park with playground, around the corner Astrid Park, in the centre of the city Early spring in Bruges New year 2018 Veerle and children in Berlin, summer 2015 Ben and Tibe Veerle and Rube in our living room Family party in the garden
Gold

Member since

2011

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 07, 2019 - August 03, 2019 2 weeks

Spacious house with private garden in UNESCO world heritage site

For this summer (2019), we already have agreed on an exchange. We are open for suggestions for the summer of 2020!

We live around the corner of the Donkey Gate (built in 1369) in a green and lovely neighbourhood. From our house, you walk to the main square in less than 15 minutes or you bike to the beach in just one hour! By car, it takes you less than 15 minutes.
Our house was built in the 1930's and had a private 240m² city garden, surrounded by old walls. There are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a second living room (also TV and play room) on the second floor with a view on the terraced houses on the other side of the street.

Around the corner is a park with playground. One of the city walks, 'the gates walk', starts at our house (city gates, great parks, windmills and the famous swans). For a good impression for what you can find around Bruges you can look at: https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Belgium/Provincie_West_Vlaanderen/Brugge-357609/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Brugge-Nearby_Towns_or_Villages-BR-1.html

We are used to take good care of our own home and we will take very good care of yours!
We love to help our guests plan their stay in Bruges and have lots of information ready. We can offer suggestions for city trips, nice beaches, outings with small children, etc. We recommend a visit to Damme, Sluis (two villages nearby, Sluis is just over the Dutch border). For children there is: a dolphinarium, a sea life center, some great play grouds and of course our coast, reachable by bus (25 minutes) or by train if you prefer public transport to avoid parking problems. The bus to the coast stops just around our corner. The city's of Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris are also easily reachable by train.
http://www.brugge.be/   http://www.visitgent.be/  http://www.belgiancoast.be/
http://www.sealife.be/   http://www.boudewijnseapark.be/ 
http://www.ieper2014-2018.be/?lang=en
During the summer, there are all sorts of free street theatre shows and a free circus festival. You can go for a canal boat tour or a hourse and carriage tour or just use a bike as lots of the other people in Bruges do.  
Our previous exchanges were:
Christchurch, Great-Britain (April 2011)
Dublin, Ireland (Summer 2011)
Eitorf, Germany (Summer 2012)
Brain sur Longuenee, France (Summer 2013)
Nîmes, France (summer 2014)
Berlin, Germany (summer 2015)
Stockholm, Sweden (summer 2016)
Logrono, La Rioja, Spain (Summer 2017)

We have no pets because two of us are very allergic to cats.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Ben: Child & adolescent psychologist
  • Veerle: University professor bioethics

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Living Area: 461 m2
  • Total Area: 380 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
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Finland
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Sweden

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Ben: Child & adolescent psychologist
  • Veerle: University professor bioethics

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 14
  • Boy - Age: 16

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References