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Haren, Netherlands

Our garden

Our garden

Livingroom

Livingroom

Our livingroom

Our livingroom

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Just to enjoy the sun in the morning

Just to enjoy the sun in the morning

We have lots of toys!

We have lots of toys!

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Our daughters bedroom

Our daughters bedroom

Bedroom of the youngest son

Bedroom of the youngest son

Walk and see the beautifull vila's of Haren

Walk and see the beautifull vila's of Haren

Petting house with playground and tea-room, close to our house!

Petting house with playground and tea-room, close to our house!

One of the beaches at the lake, nearby

One of the beaches at the lake, nearby

And have a visit to the beatifull city of Groningen

And have a visit to the beatifull city of Groningen

Sightsee the city of Groningen by tour boat

Sightsee the city of Groningen by tour boat

Museum of art at Groningen

Museum of art at Groningen

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden')

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden')

COUNTRYSIDE: And a lot of pitoresque villages nearby

COUNTRYSIDE: And a lot of pitoresque villages nearby

The lake nearby

The lake nearby

UNESCO's geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

UNESCO's geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden')  and pitoresque villages nearby

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden') and pitoresque villages nearby

COUNTRYSIDE: Take the bikes and explore the countryside

COUNTRYSIDE: Take the bikes and explore the countryside

COUNTRYSIDE: Many nice musea in the area, for instance the windmill museum in Zuidlaren (only 10 minutes from our home)

COUNTRYSIDE: Many nice musea in the area, for instance the windmill museum in Zuidlaren (only 10 minutes from our home)

Visit one of the islands (1 hour drive to the boats)

Visit one of the islands (1 hour drive to the boats)

Lots of children-activity. For instance: Walking the bare-foot-path.

Lots of children-activity. For instance: Walking the bare-foot-path.

Visit the fortress 'Bourtange' (1 hour drive)

Visit the fortress 'Bourtange' (1 hour drive)

Only 1 hour by car, you can bring a visit to the 'Afsluitdyk', one of the important dykes of the Netherlands

Only 1 hour by car, you can bring a visit to the 'Afsluitdyk', one of the important dykes of the Netherlands

Resume your trip and within 1 hour you're on the famous Dutch cheese-market in Alkmaar!

Resume your trip and within 1 hour you're on the famous Dutch cheese-market in Alkmaar!

Only 2 hours by train, you're in the middle of the city of Amsterdam!

Only 2 hours by train, you're in the middle of the city of Amsterdam!

The botanical garden in Haren

The botanical garden in Haren

A lot to do for kids in the area. For instance the 'fairytail playground' in Zuidlaren (10 minutes by car)

A lot to do for kids in the area. For instance the 'fairytail playground' in Zuidlaren (10 minutes by car)

University building in the city of Groningen

University building in the city of Groningen

The 'Martini' church in the city of Groningen

The 'Martini' church in the city of Groningen

COUNTRYSIDE: Beatiful area for walking or cycling in UNESCO's Geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

COUNTRYSIDE: Beatiful area for walking or cycling in UNESCO's Geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

COUNTRYSIDE: Lake near to Haren

COUNTRYSIDE: Lake near to Haren

COUNTRYSIDE: Walk with the sheep and the herder to the shell

COUNTRYSIDE: Walk with the sheep and the herder to the shell

Lake with a beach nearby

Lake with a beach nearby

Visit the seals-shelter at Pieterburen

Visit the seals-shelter at Pieterburen

Visit the Dutch island 'Schiermonnikoog'

Visit the Dutch island 'Schiermonnikoog'

Visit the German island  'Borkum'

Visit the German island 'Borkum'

Exchange with Schwitzerland summer 2018

Exchange with Schwitzerland summer 2018

Our family in the summer of 2015 - Exchange with Belgium

Our family in the summer of 2015 - Exchange with Belgium

Our garden Livingroom Our livingroom Our kitchen (since 2017) Our kitchen (since 2017) Our kitchen (since 2017) Just to enjoy the sun in the morning We have lots of toys! Master bedroom Our daughters bedroom Bedroom of the youngest son Walk and see the beautifull vila's of Haren Petting house with playground and tea-room, close to our house! One of the beaches at the lake, nearby And have a visit to the beatifull city of Groningen Sightsee the city of Groningen by tour boat Museum of art at Groningen COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden') COUNTRYSIDE: And a lot of pitoresque villages nearby The lake nearby UNESCO's geoparc 'de Hondsrug' COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden')  and pitoresque villages nearby COUNTRYSIDE: Take the bikes and explore the countryside COUNTRYSIDE: Many nice musea in the area, for instance the windmill museum in Zuidlaren (only 10 minutes from our home) Visit one of the islands (1 hour drive to the boats) Lots of children-activity. For instance: Walking the bare-foot-path. Visit the fortress 'Bourtange' (1 hour drive) Only 1 hour by car, you can bring a visit to the 'Afsluitdyk', one of the important dykes of the Netherlands Resume your trip and within 1 hour you're on the famous Dutch cheese-market in Alkmaar! Only 2 hours by train, you're in the middle of the city of Amsterdam! The botanical garden in Haren A lot to do for kids in the area. For instance the 'fairytail playground' in Zuidlaren (10 minutes by car) University building in the city of Groningen The 'Martini' church in the city of Groningen COUNTRYSIDE: Beatiful area for walking or cycling in UNESCO's Geoparc 'de Hondsrug' COUNTRYSIDE: Lake near to Haren COUNTRYSIDE: Walk with the sheep and the herder to the shell Lake with a beach nearby Visit the seals-shelter at Pieterburen Visit the Dutch island 'Schiermonnikoog' Visit the German island  'Borkum' Exchange with Schwitzerland summer 2018 Our family in the summer of 2015 - Exchange with Belgium
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Member since

2012


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 25, 2020 - May 03, 2020 5 days
July 04, 2020 - August 16, 2020 2 weeks

House in Haren, Netherlands

LOOKING FOR AN EXCHANGE IN OUR MAYHOLIDAYS (25 APRIL-3 MAY) TO FRANCE, BELGIUM OR THE NETHERLANDS.

AND LOOKING FOR SUMMER 2020

We live in the village of Haren, just 7 km (4.4 miles) from the city centre of GRONINGEN (7 minutes by train or bus).
And only 2 hours by train, you're in the middle of the city of AMSTERDAM!!
Also a visit to Germany is an option: OLDENBURG (1 hour by car, busline or train), BREMEN (only 2 hours by car, direct busline or train from Groningen) and HAMBURG (3 hours).

We live in a nice family house in Haren. It's a semi detached house. It's also a nice place for kids: Lots of space to play outside, a nice garden where they can play and there are also a couple of nice playgardens in the neighbourhood, clean air and not so many traffic.

In the village are beautiful houses and a very nice village centre. Since 1910 rich people from Groningen build their houses in the village and therefore there are many old villas in Haren. If you come to Haren, you must visit the botanical garden. It's the largest botanical garden of the Netherlands.In 2006 Haren became the greenest village of the Netherlands, because of the pretty gardens and trees. Nearby the village there's are two lakes ('Paterwoldsemeer': http://www.paterswoldsemeer.nl/ and the 'Zuidlaardermeer' http://www.zuidlaardermeer.nl/) where you can swim (visit the beaches), sail or hire a boat or canoe. And Haren has also a swiming pool (newly renovated) (http://www.zwembadscharlakenhof.nl/)

THE COUNTRYSIDE:
Haren is situated on the edge of the (only Dutch) Geoparc of UNESCO, Geoparc de Hondsrug (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/earth-sciences/global-geoparks/members) & (http://www.geoparkdehondsrug.nl/nl/p/)
South of Haren there's this beautiful area to go walking or cycling in the countryside and really picturesque (!) villages of Drenthe (http://proef.drenthe.nl/nl) and the many musea in the area (Windmill museum: http://www.dewachter.nl/wordpress/, the ancient stones museum: http://www.hunebedcentrum.eu/, the historic fortress: http://www.bourtange.nl/ .... etc!!) To explore the countryside by bike or by walking there are many routes to follow: http://geoparkdehondsrugwandelcafes.nl/haren/

THE CITY OF GRONINGEN:
Groningen is a very characteristic and lively university town. Groningen has beautiful architecture, nice musea (Museum of Art of Groningen: http://www.groningermuseum.nl/ , Historical shipping museum http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/, Graphic Art Museum http://www.gr-id.nl/nl/museum ETC..!). Admire the city from a tour boat (rondvaartbedrijfkool.nl/) or take a walking tour . And of course Gronigen has many nice places to eat or drink.

THE ISLANDS OF THE NETHERLANDS: Haren is in the north of the Netherlands and therefor it's easily to visit an island. It's about one hour drive (or go with public transport) to the ferryboat, to the island 'Schiermonnikoog' or the German island 'Borkum'.

PLACES TO GO WITH KIDS:
(Other) places to go to with little children are: Visit the petting zoo ('kinderboerderij') in Haren: http://www.mikkelhorst.nl/. It has a a very nice playground, go swiming in the newly renovated swimingpool of Haren (http://www.zwembadscharlakenhof.nl/)
Nearby trips: You can go to the fairytail playground in Zuidlaren (http://sprookjeshof.nl/), "Gnome-world" (http://www.kabouterland.nl/index.php), the windmill museum: http://www.dewachter.nl/wordpress/, the walkingtrack on top of the trees (http://www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/activiteiten/hondsrug/boomkroonpad.aspx), (toysmuseum http://museumkinderwereld.nl/) ... etc! With (older) children you can also go to the cartoon museum ('stripmuseum') in Groningen (http://www.stripmuseum.nl/) or rent a boat on the lake nearby or the 'yail museum' (Http://www.gevangenismuseum.nl/hoofdpagina-s/kinderen.html). There is also a nice family amusement Park, at about 3/4 hour driving ('www.duinenzathe.nl'), visit the Zoo in Emmen (http://www.dierenparkemmen.nl/) Or you can walk a (childrens)trail, barefoot (www.blotevoetenpad.nl), a real adventure on the countryside! ... etc.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher &
  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • England, UK
  • Ireland
  • Sweden

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • Teacher &
  • Teacher

Children

  • Girl - Age: 12
  • Boy - Age: 8
  • Boy - Age: 6

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

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