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Haren, Netherlands

Master besroom

Master besroom

Canal in Groningen. 8 min by car/ bus. 20 min bicycling.

Canal in Groningen. 8 min by car/ bus. 20 min bicycling.

Houseboats in the canal of Groningen

Houseboats in the canal of Groningen

Famous museum of Groningen, desighned by Mendini.

Famous museum of Groningen, desighned by Mendini.

Islands, called Waddeneilanden Schiermonnickoog, Ameland.  By bus/ car 40 minutes. Great to visit for a day.

Islands, called Waddeneilanden Schiermonnickoog, Ameland. By bus/ car 40 minutes. Great to visit for a day.

Seals, you see them when you take the ferry to the waddeneilanden.

Seals, you see them when you take the ferry to the waddeneilanden.

Seals.

Seals.

Drenthe, great for the historie of the ring forts.

Drenthe, great for the historie of the ring forts.

Ring forts.

Ring forts.

Moor (heath) in Drenthe

Moor (heath) in Drenthe

The mill by Paterswoldse meer.

The mill by Paterswoldse meer.

Hoornse plas. Great for swimming, picnic, walking etc. only 5 min by bicycle.

Hoornse plas. Great for swimming, picnic, walking etc. only 5 min by bicycle.

Marina, here you can rental a boat.

Marina, here you can rental a boat.

Paterswoldse meer, great for swimming/ sailing etc.

Paterswoldse meer, great for swimming/ sailing etc.

Paterswoldse meer. 5 minutes from our house. For swim, bicycling, walk, eat and drink (a few very good restaurants.

Paterswoldse meer. 5 minutes from our house. For swim, bicycling, walk, eat and drink (a few very good restaurants.

Sluice by Paterswoldse meer.

Sluice by Paterswoldse meer.

Master besroom Canal in Groningen. 8 min by car/ bus. 20 min bicycling. Houseboats in the canal of Groningen Famous museum of Groningen, desighned by Mendini. Islands, called Waddeneilanden Schiermonnickoog, Ameland.  By bus/ car 40 minutes. Great to visit for a day. Seals, you see them when you take the ferry to the waddeneilanden. Seals. Drenthe, great for the historie of the ring forts. Ring forts. Moor (heath) in Drenthe The mill by Paterswoldse meer. Hoornse plas. Great for swimming, picnic, walking etc. only 5 min by bicycle. Marina, here you can rental a boat. Paterswoldse meer, great for swimming/ sailing etc. Paterswoldse meer. 5 minutes from our house. For swim, bicycling, walk, eat and drink (a few very good restaurants. Sluice by Paterswoldse meer.
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Comfortable hous in beautyfull Haren, Groningen

Our house is situated in a beautyfull environment near 'het Paterswoldse meer' a large lake, a five minutes walk from the lovely centre of Haren and just 7 km (4.4 miles) from the sprankling university town 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).
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!!)
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'.
(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
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Narrow Casting Advisor
  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 100 m2
  • Total Area: 300 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • United States
  • Portugal

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Groningen Airport Eelde - 4,6 km

Our house is situated in a beautyfull environment near 'het Paterswoldse meer' a large lake (5 minutes by bicycle), a five minutes walk from the lovely centre of Haren and only a few miles from the sprankling university town of Groningen .
Haren has nice restaurants, teacorners, shops and markets. Haren lies in a rural area and within a few miles you are surrounded by Woods and lakes. About twenty miles north of Haren are the 'Waddeneilanden'. And in 10 minutes you are in Groningen by bike, bus or car.

Chances are you haven't heard of Groningen, a gem of a city located in the north of the Netherlands. Holding many of the signature charms of Amsterdam, with canals, coffee houses, and moor bikes than people, Groningen is cozy and almost completely walkable. It has a large student population , a diverse music scene, and an inovative spirit. Known as the "City of Talent", the month of January truly embodies this nickname, when the city hosts Eurosonic Noorderslag.

Occupation

  • Narrow Casting Advisor
  • Teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are Fedde (64 years old) and Yvonne (54). Since september 2015 we are lived in the beautiful village of Haren, called the green pearl of the north of the Netherlands.

Lifestyle

Fedde loves football, art and wine. Yvonne loves being creative in the kitchen and yoga. We both love swimming in the sea.

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