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BE097

Hulshout, Belgium

House + trampoline

House + trampoline

Bathroom

Bathroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Living room

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Hulshout Church

Hulshout Church

Hulshout River Nete

Hulshout River Nete

Hulshout Wooden Windmill

Hulshout Wooden Windmill

Willy & Monique

Willy & Monique

Oostende

Oostende

Lier Zimmer Tower

Lier Zimmer Tower

Lier City Hall

Lier City Hall

Leuven Museum M

Leuven Museum M

Leuven City Hall

Leuven City Hall

Leuven Beguinage

Leuven Beguinage

Gent Graslei

Gent Graslei

Mechelen Sint Rombouts

Mechelen Sint Rombouts

Brussels Grand Place

Brussels Grand Place

Brussels Atomium

Brussels Atomium

Brugge

Brugge

Belgian Coast

Belgian Coast

Antwerpen MAS

Antwerpen MAS

Antwerpen Justitiepaleis

Antwerpen Justitiepaleis

Antwerpen Havengebouw

Antwerpen Havengebouw

Brussels Manneken Pis

Brussels Manneken Pis

House + trampoline Bathroom Main bedroom Living room Kitchen Hulshout Church Hulshout River Nete Hulshout Wooden Windmill Willy & Monique Oostende Lier Zimmer Tower Lier City Hall Leuven Museum M Leuven City Hall Leuven Beguinage Gent Graslei Mechelen Sint Rombouts Brussels Grand Place Brussels Atomium Brugge Belgian Coast Antwerpen MAS Antwerpen Justitiepaleis Antwerpen Havengebouw Brussels Manneken Pis
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2002


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House with large garden in Hulshout, Belgium

We are now looking for an exchange in summer 2018

We will be traveling with 2 adults (without children).

We live in Flanders, which is also called the ‘flat’ country : so it is
ideal for going on a bicycle trip (we have 4 bicycles) : no hills to stop
you. We have bicycle maps of the region.

We have a lot of interesting cities to visit: Brussels (50 minutes),
Antwerp (30 minutes), Leuven (30 minutes), Lier (20 minutes), Gent (1 hour),
Bruges (80 minutes) ...
The sea with sandy beach is a 90 minutes drive.

In Antwerp and Mechelen we have 2 nice Zoo’s.
There are also a lot of amusement parcs with roller coasters etc:
Bobbejaanland (20 minutes), Walibi Belgium (50 minutes), Efteling Holland(1 hour).
Technopolis (children discover technology) is in Mechelen (30 minutes).

You will find out that there is plenty of things to do in our region.

Interesting websites:

www.visitflanders.com
www.visitbelgium.com

www.visitantwerpen.be
www.visitbrussels.be
www.bobbejaanland.be

We live in Hulshout which is a small rural village of 5000 inhabitants.
Close to us (500 mtrs) you can go shopping for food etc. We have 3
bakeries which bake fresh bread daily. For larger stores, you can go to
Heist-op-den-Berg which is 5 minutes drive.
In Hulshout you can go for a nice walk in the woods and on the river bank.
In Heist-op-den-Berg there is a flea market on Sunday and a food and clothes
market on Monday.
We live in the Molenstraat = mill street. There is a 16th century wooden
mill in our street that you can visit Sunday afternoon.

We live in a 25 year old house with all appliances : kitchen with
dishwasher, oven, micro wave oven, refrigerator, deep freezer, vitroceramic
cooking; living room with television, playstation 2 (including
DVD), Wii, music : cd, radio, cassette; computer with internet access,
washing machine, dryer; bathroom with bath & shower ; 2 toilets.
We have a large garden with play tools for the children.

My relatives live in the neighbourhood: my brother Frans (and family) has
got a swimming pool in his garden and you can always go there for a swim.
My sister Maria (and family) also lives close by. They are both experienced
intervac members so you can always go there if you have any questions and
if you want to, they will explain about Belgian beers and chocolates etc?

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 21 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 7

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Europe
  • Scotland, UK
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Czechia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Wales, UK
  • France
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

We live in Hulshout which is a small rural village of 4000 inhabitants.
Close to us (500 mtrs) you can go shopping for food etc. We have 3 bakeries which bake fresh bread daily. For larger stores, you can go to Heist-op-den-Berg which is 5 minutes drive.
In Hulshout you can go for a nice walk in the woods and on the river bank.
In Heist-op-den-Berg there is a flea market on Sunday and a food and clothes market on Monday.
We live in the Molenstraat = mill street. There is a 16th century wooden mill in our street that you can visit Sunday afternoon.

Occupation

  • Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist

Children

  • Boy - Age: 19
  • Girl - Age: 25

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are :
Willy Heylen : father, psychologist °1962
Monique Sourbron : mother, ergotherapeut °1973
Silke : daughter °1990
Lina : daughter °1993
Mats : son °2000
We have a female dog called Bo °2002. If you like to take care of her that’s great, but you can allways count on relatives in our neighborhood to help you with it.

Lifestyle

We live in Flanders, which is also called the ‘flat’ country : so it is ideal for going on a bicycle trip (we have 7 bicycles) : no hills to stop you. We have bicycle maps of the region.

We have a lot of interesting cities to visit: Brussels (50 minutes), Antwerp (30 minutes), Leuven (30 minutes), Lier (20 minutes), Gent (1 hour), Bruges (80 minutes) ...
The sea with sandy beach is a 90 minutes drive.

In Antwerp and Mechelen we have 2 nice Zoo’s.
There are also a lot of amusement parcs with roller coasters etc:
Bobbejaanland (20 minutes), Walibi Belgium (50 minutes), Efteling Holland(1 hour). Technopolis (children discover technology) is in Mechelen (30 minutes).

You will find out that there is plenty of things to do in our region.

Interesting websites:
www.visitflanders.com
www.visitbelgium.com
 
We are experienced intervac members: 1998: St-Brieux (France), 1999 Los Angeles (USA), 2000: Nantes (France), 2001: Viborg (Denmark), 2002: Den Helder (Holland), Gent (Belgium), 2003: Edinburgh (Scotland), Wernstein am Inn (Austria), Orléans (France), 2004: Halmstad (Sweden), 2005: Kristiansund (Norway), 2006: Willisau (Switzerland), 2007 Stockholm (Sweden), 2008: Stavanger (Norway), 2009 Göteborg (Sweden), 2010: Bergen (Norway), 2011: Krakau (Poland), 2015: Dublin ( Ireland), 2016 Reykjavik (Iceland), 2017 Reykjavik again (Iceland).

References

This member has completed 21 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: