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NL0828

Groningen, Netherlands

split-level

split-level

Stairs

Stairs

top floor / study

top floor / study

roof terrace

roof terrace

view from roofterrace

view from roofterrace

garden

garden

garden

garden

living room

living room

kitchen

kitchen

living room

living room

bedroom 1

bedroom 1

bathroom 1

bathroom 1

bedroom 2

bedroom 2

bathroom 2

bathroom 2

Old centre

Old centre

Old centre

Old centre

Museum of modern art Groningen

Museum of modern art Groningen

Old centre

Old centre

Old centre

Old centre

Martinitower Groningen

Martinitower Groningen

Schiermonnikoog - 40 km.

Schiermonnikoog - 40 km.

Hoornse Meer - beach 4 km.

Hoornse Meer - beach 4 km.

Paterswoldse meer - 7 km.

Paterswoldse meer - 7 km.

split-level Stairs top floor / study roof terrace view from roofterrace garden garden living room kitchen living room bedroom 1 bathroom 1 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 Old centre Old centre Museum of modern art Groningen Old centre Old centre Martinitower Groningen Schiermonnikoog - 40 km. Hoornse Meer - beach 4 km. Paterswoldse meer - 7 km.
Platinum

Member since

2001

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 01, 2019 - December 31, 2020 3 weeks

Long weekends (fri - sun) 18-10-2019 / 27-10-2019 21-12-2019 / 05-01-2020 Not jan - mar 2020 24-04-2020 / 10-05-2020 After 04-07-2020 flexible Summerholiday up to 5 weeks

House in Groningen, the Netherlands

We live in Groningen since july 2010. We moved to this house in april 2016. It's a splitlevel-house with 5 floors, a secluded private garden (20 mt. long) and a roof terrace with view on the Martini-tower. We live in a popular neighbourhood on a quiet street near the centre of Groningen (3 min. walking to the Grote Markt).
Several supermarkets and restaurants are within 5 min. walk. The busstop to the station (10 min./ 2 km.) is just around the corner.

Groningen is ideal for cycling. From our neighbourhood several cycleroutes go in every direction. By good public transport (trains and busses) it's very easy to visit nearby cities and landmarks (the Wadden-islands = UNESCO Heritage).
Direct flights from London-Southend to Groningen with FlyBe.
Eurostar to Rotterdam / Amsterdam via Brussel. From Rotterdam - Amsterdam 2.30 hrs. by direct train to Groningen.

 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 38 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • schooldirector &
  • teacher special needs

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 30 m2
  • Total Area: 135 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Netherlands
  • London, UK
  • Belgium
  • England, UK
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Munich, Germany
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Groningen - 10 km.

  • shopping AH supermarket (0.9 km)
  • boating Hoornsemeer (8.5 km)
  • lake Paterswoldse meer (8.7 km)

Groningen is the most important city in the northern part of the Netherlands. It has 200.000 inh., a beautiful old city-centre and a world-famous museum of modern art.
End of august there is a very nice cultural festival (Noorderzon) with lots of music and theatre.
In the surroundings you can find lakes, forests, the Wadden-islands and beautiful agricultural landscapes of the provinces Groningen and Friesland.
We live in the centre of Groningen, just 3. min. walking to the main market-square.
It is easy to take a bus to the station or try one of our bicycles! It is very safe to cycle in Groningen.
In the province you can visit several beautiful small villages like Winsum, Eenrum, Appingedam and Pieterburen.
From Pieterburen you can do 'mudflat-hiking', even to Schiermonnikoog. 
 From / to Amsterdam (Schiphol airport) there are direct trains (about 2 - 2,5 hrs.).
The Netherlands are more than only Amsterdam. You could visit Amsterdam and stay in Groningen afterwards to experience the Netherlands as it really is!
From London you could consider to take a flight from Southend to Groningen airport!

Occupation

  • schooldirector &
  • teacher special needs

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are middle-aged (Wiepke 65 and Kor 61), our two daughters live in The Hague and London.
Wiepke is teaching Dutch language and culture to new refugees, Kor is principal of two primary schools (900 children).
We like to travel and have seen a lot of the world, but there are always nice countries and cities to visit.
We are since long intervac-members and were never disappointed.
One of our daughters studies/works in London.
We like to visit her for a langer period, so an exchange with London (or surroundings) would be great.

Voor korte schoolvakanties, lange weekeinden staan we open voor alle voorstellen, ook binnen Nederland.

We are also interested in (short) exchanges with European cities (Hamburg, Berlin, Wien, Paris etc.),
long weekends or schoolholidays.

Summer 2020: Sweden, Denmark (cycling), Germany, England, Ireland

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