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BE1012846

Brugge, Belgium

View from our living room on Bruges' canal

View from our living room on Bruges' canal

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Entrance hall with view on two bedrooms

Entrance hall with view on two bedrooms

Living room

Living room

Our appartment from the outside, on the 1th floor, with flowers

Our appartment from the outside, on the 1th floor, with flowers

Living room

Living room

Winterview with exceptional snowfall

Winterview with exceptional snowfall

View to the right from balcony living room

View to the right from balcony living room

View to the left, with the belfry

View to the left, with the belfry

View to the right with the famous swans of Bruges

View to the right with the famous swans of Bruges

Some ritual performed by us

Some ritual performed by us

During biketrip in Normandy, France, 2015.

During biketrip in Normandy, France, 2015.

Biketrip near St-Malo in 2016

Biketrip near St-Malo in 2016

View from our living room on Bruges' canal Kitchen Kitchen Entrance hall with view on two bedrooms Living room Our appartment from the outside, on the 1th floor, with flowers Living room Winterview with exceptional snowfall View to the right from balcony living room View to the left, with the belfry View to the right with the famous swans of Bruges Some ritual performed by us During biketrip in Normandy, France, 2015. Biketrip near St-Malo in 2016
Platinum

Member since

2016

Open for exchange

The member has not specified any exchange dates

Apartment in the historical heart of Bruges

Apartement 105 m² with unique view on the Groenerei-canal. Fish market, Burg and Market Square nearby. Livingroom 5mx5m, kitchen, bathroom, 1 bedroom double bed and 1 room (bureau) with couch/bed for 1 person, terrace in the back on the south.
Hilde originates from Bruges and knows all the (little) secrets of this city, that is well known for its medieval buildings, its restaurants, its museums, its beers and its chocolates. (www.visitbruges.be/en)
Apart from the attractiveness of Bruges itself, visits to the coast (25 km), Ghent (50 km, 30 min by train), Antwerp and Brussels (100 km, 1h by train) are obvious. Amsterdam (200 km) and Paris (250 km) are nearby also. Railway station 15 min walk away, with good direct connections to Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels and Ostend, but use of pur car is no problem.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 28 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Rik worked as a journalist/editor for a national newspaper in Brussels and as a director of a museum. He retired in 2016 but is still active writing columns and books and playing the piano. Hilde works parttime in a day care center and is fond of cooking and reading. She was raised with eleven sisters and brothers in the center of Bruges.

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1st floor (European)
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Living Area: 105 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Balcony

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brussels - 100 km

The Groene Rei is one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the historical city of Bruges. It is a cobbled dead end street with no through traffic. Musea, shops, the market square with the belfry are a couple of minutes away.

Occupation

  • Rik worked as a journalist/editor for a national newspaper in Brussels and as a director of a museum. He retired in 2016 but is still active writing columns and books and playing the piano. Hilde works parttime in a day care center and is fond of cooking and reading. She was raised with eleven sisters and brothers in the center of Bruges.

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are a Intervac-member since 1986, when we did our first exchange with people from Portland, Oregon. Since then we did some 15 swaps.
I'm Rik, 65, retired since 09/01/2016, former journalist/editor-in-chief and director of a museum, still writing columns and books and giving speeches. Hilde, 58, studied tourism, works in a day care center for children and is crazy about cooking and about her hometown Bruges.
We have two daughters, Maud 29, working and living in Brussels, and Andrea, 23, studying to become a nurse and living in Ghent.
In 2014, we moved to Bruges, where Hilde originates from en where we lived from 1980 tot 1991.

Lifestyle

We are interested in culture, gastronomy, hiking and doing trips with our bikes.

References

This member has completed 28 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: