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BE00847

Middelkerke, Belgium

the dunes in Westende

the dunes in Westende

living room

living room

dining table

dining table

dining outside in the garden

dining outside in the garden

Bedroom parents

Bedroom parents

'green' sleeping room

'green' sleeping room

wall in 'green' sleeping room (1p) 2015

wall in 'green' sleeping room (1p) 2015

'yellow' sleeping room

'yellow' sleeping room

bath room

bath room

bathroom

bathroom

bunk bed attic 2015

bunk bed attic 2015

bath attic 2015

bath attic 2015

storage attic 2015

storage attic 2015

desk attic 2015

desk attic 2015

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

Front view

Front view

horse riding on the beach of Westende

horse riding on the beach of Westende

Port of Nieuwpoort, 10 minutes from the house

Port of Nieuwpoort, 10 minutes from the house

the 4 of us at the beach of Ostend (2011), 15 minutes from Westende

the 4 of us at the beach of Ostend (2011), 15 minutes from Westende

beach of Westende

beach of Westende

Westende - historic hotel at the beach

Westende - historic hotel at the beach

beach view Westende

beach view Westende

Bruges

Bruges

Brussels - Atomium

Brussels - Atomium

Brussels - Grote Markt

Brussels - Grote Markt

Antwerp - Grote Markt

Antwerp - Grote Markt

Antwerp - MAS

Antwerp - MAS

family photo 2015

family photo 2015

the dunes in Westende living room dining table dining outside in the garden Bedroom parents 'green' sleeping room wall in 'green' sleeping room (1p) 2015 'yellow' sleeping room bath room bathroom bunk bed attic 2015 bath attic 2015 storage attic 2015 desk attic 2015 kitchen kitchen Front view horse riding on the beach of Westende Port of Nieuwpoort, 10 minutes from the house the 4 of us at the beach of Ostend (2011), 15 minutes from Westende beach of Westende Westende - historic hotel at the beach beach view Westende Bruges Brussels - Atomium Brussels - Grote Markt Antwerp - Grote Markt Antwerp - MAS family photo 2015
Gold

Member since

2011


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Family house at Belgian coast: enjoy the beach and marina-life, visit Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, ... or even Paris, London, Amsterdam, ... (< 300 km)

Our house is located in a quiet neighbourhood - 54 recently built houses, ours in a dead end street next to the grass playing field.  From our house it is 15 min. walking to the sea.  A bus stops at 50 m, the coastal tram at 10 minutes walking. They both connect to Ostend, where you have a train station and a smaller airport.
Westende is located between Ostend and Nieuwpoort (10 minutes drive or bus/tram), the biggest marina of Western Europe. From our place you can enjoy the Belgian coast, visit smaller towns especially which are known from the World Wars (Ieper, Veurne, Diksmuide, Nieuwpoort, ...), ...
As Belgium is not big, you can discover all nice (historical) towns with ancient roots, but still very lively e.g. Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, ...  We can give you tips in exploring our little country in the heart of Europe.  For the children, not only the beach and the inland country land is a good playing ground, but "Plopsaland" a big and pleasant attraction park can easily be reached by car or "coastal tram"
Bruges: 40 km - Brussels: 130 km - Ostend: 11 km - Ghent: 75 km - Antwerp: 140 km
London over Calais: 250 km - Canterbury over Calais: 150 km - Paris: 320 km - Lille: 100 km - Amsterdam: 300 km - Rotterdam: 240 km - Köln: 350 km - Aachen: 280 km.
We prefer an active way of taking holiday, mixed with some culture. During winter-time we like skiïng.
Non-simultaneous exchange is possible, as well as you staying a little longer.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • mechanical engineer
  • civil engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Norway

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • mechanical engineer
  • civil engineer

Children

  • Boy - Age: 18
  • Girl - Age: 16

Pets

  • no pets

Lifestyle

Some clichés about Belgium (though they contain some thruth):

  • Belgians like good food and going out.  They live the "Bourgondian way".  Typical products are waffles, chocolates (pralines), beer (e.g. trappist), mussels with french fries, ...  You will find very easily and with a lot of choice restaurants and cafés, in all price categories.
  • Belgians have something with surrealisme.  Not only in art ( Margritte, Delveaux, Dali), but some situations are rather surrealistic (more than a year without a government ;)).
  • Belgium is the country of comics as well.  In recent years, some of the figures ended up in a movie, e.g. the Smurfs (www.smurfhappens.com and www.thesmurfs-movie.net) and Tintin (Kuifje - www.us.movie.tintin.com).  In Middelkerke, the village of which Westende is part of, you have a lot of statues of comic figures along the beach.  Each year a "comic festival" takes place in Middelkerke during the summer.  For children the "comics labyrinthe" in Westende is very nice to do.  In Brussels, you can go to the comics museum (www.comicscenter.net/en/home).

 

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