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Olen, Belgium

Welcome to Nete-valley!

Welcome to Nete-valley!

Our home

Our home

Garden

Garden

Myrna and friend in the pond & Mauro relaxing

Myrna and friend in the pond & Mauro relaxing

Garden

Garden

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining room

Dining room

Bathroom

Bathroom

Master bedroom with double bed

Master bedroom with double bed

Bedroom Mauro with double bed

Bedroom Mauro with double bed

Bedroom Myrna with double bed

Bedroom Myrna with double bed

Bedroom Django with single bed

Bedroom Django with single bed

The famous 'potten van Olen'

The famous 'potten van Olen'

Beautiful 'Kempens canal' in Olen

Beautiful 'Kempens canal' in Olen

Nature-reserve 'Olens Broek'

Nature-reserve 'Olens Broek'

Nature-reserve 'Het Zwin' near Brughes

Nature-reserve 'Het Zwin' near Brughes

Bouillon.... and lots of other charming places in the French part of our country.

Bouillon.... and lots of other charming places in the French part of our country.

Sonja & Dimitri

Sonja & Dimitri

Sonja

Sonja

Dimitri

Dimitri

Django

Django

Mauro

Mauro

Myrna

Myrna

Friends tasting 'steppegras'

Friends tasting 'steppegras'

Minouche

Minouche

In Rome

In Rome

Welcome to Nete-valley! Our home Garden Myrna and friend in the pond & Mauro relaxing Garden Living room Living room Kitchen Dining room Bathroom Master bedroom with double bed Bedroom Mauro with double bed Bedroom Myrna with double bed Bedroom Django with single bed The famous 'potten van Olen' Beautiful 'Kempens canal' in Olen Nature-reserve 'Olens Broek' Nature-reserve 'Het Zwin' near Brughes Bouillon.... and lots of other charming places in the French part of our country. Sonja & Dimitri Sonja Dimitri Django Mauro Myrna Friends tasting 'steppegras' Minouche In Rome
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Member since

2006

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2019 - January 18, 2021 2

weekends or longer stays

A cozy place in Olen,Belgium!

Welcome !

We're open for any proposal.
Surprise us.

We are a family of 5 but our 3 children are not always traveling with us.

We included Intervac in our style of life in 2006 and since then we have had more than 30 succesfull exchanges. We appreciate the hospitality of people from different countries and we're already looking forward to welcome our next family!

We live in a little village in the Flamish part of our country. Our house is located in a very quite area with a lot of green surroundings. There is so much to do in Olen and the surrounding areas. You will not be bored!
The famous familypark 'Bobbejaanland' is just 3 km from here!
We live in a spaceful  typical country house, build in 1950...completely renovated and good equiped. It's a family home with large rooms and 4 bedrooms.
We have a lot of musicinstruments, toys & games for all age. You can use our free and unlimited internet-acces.  We have a big, lovely garden with lots of vegetables, fruit- & walnut-threes.  There's a terras (with BBQ) and a swimmingpond. Kids can also play football. There's a little playgarden in front of the house.
 
Belgium is a very little country with distinct cultures and long fascinating histories. But Belgium charms are also found in many less-spectacular corners. Belgium is more than drinking beer, eating 'stoemp', waffles, chips and chocolates!
Belgium is a country of two distinct halves. Dutch speaking Flanders has a flat landscape but is interspersed with fabulous historic cities. They lies close together and are conveniently interconnect by regular trains, even from Olen. Antwerp is a portcity whose historical credentials are balanced by its vibrant nightlife, café-culture and cutting-edge designer fashions. Sweet little Lier, known for his béguinage, listed by Unesco. Brughes: one of Europe's most romantic getaways. Ghent is known to be one of the most authentic city's. We can also recommend you Mechelen and Leuven. In French speaking Wallonia most attractions are contrastingly rural: caves, castles, bucolic valleys and outdoor activities. Fascinating Liège, Namur with his mighty fortress and pitoresque old town centre, Bouillon with his 'chateau', Dinant, beautifull nature in Rochehout et La Roche-en-Ardennes. The Eastern cantons is best known for the Hautes Fagnes area of moorlands (largest nationally protected naturereserve) that lies between pleasant towns  Eupen and Malmédy. Here you also find the Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit.. And than you have Brussels of course. The Grand Place is one of world's most beautifull squares. Don't mis the unique 1985 Atomium.
Belgium is the capital of Europe. Very good connections by highway's, high-speed trains or low-cost flights to other European cities as Amsterdam , Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Venice,....

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 26 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • dep waterinfrastructure

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 300 m2
  • Total Area: 900 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Norway
  • Ireland
  • Estonia
  • Corsica, France
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Tenerife, Spain
  • Greece
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brussel National Airport or Eindhoven Airport -

We live in  regio 'Antwerpse Kempen', situated in Flanders.
Our region is known for his beautifull Nete- valley. Over 90% of Belgium's dragonfly species live here. You have also  'de Kempense duinenrug (sanddunes with forest) . 'Het Olens broek' is a beautifull nature-reserve.  And there are 2 dreaming canals:  Kempisch canal and Albertcanal. There're 4 lakes where you can find a lot of waterrecreation. There're also a lot of other possibilities for recreation all kind...walking, biking,mountainbiking, swimming, kanoing, skating, petanque, kajak, surf, horse-riding, golf...or visit  familypark Bobbejaanland.  
Olen is an ideal place for visiting our country with a lot of  charming little villages and beautifull city's. There's a little trainstation at 10' walk from here. This station has very frequent services and takes you to Antwerp in 35 min. From there you can connect to many areas of the country. 
We can also offer you a car-exchange for additional flexibility. You can use our VW-Caddy.

 

Occupation

  • retired teacher
  • dep waterinfrastructure

Children

  • Boy - Age: 24
  • Boy - Age: 23
  • Girl - Age: 22

Pets

  • Our cat Minouche can stay in our garden.
  • 2 chickens will provide you from eggs
  • Our fish in the pond

About Our Family

We're a family of five. The kids will not join us everytime.
Dimitri (48): is a civil servant and works for the department of waterinfrastructure... he plays saxophone, guitar and basguitar... loves football...and diving. He brews his own beer.
Sonja (53): retired teacher... loves traveling, nature, walking and good food!
Django (24): nurse in a retirement home .... plays football.Lives together with his girlfriend.
Mauro (23): laboratory technician ... loves snowboarding, games, traveling and festivals.
Myrna (22): study veterinarian ...she's tuck of playing violin, swinning, diving, skiing and making juwelery
Minouche (5): a nice little cat....and a surviver (we adopted him). It would be nice if you can look after him. But you can count on our family if necessary
Our 2 chickens: will provide you from fresh eggs...we have a feedbucket.... possible to fill with food for a week. Check water some now and then.  But if you wish our family can look after them.
Our fish in the pond like some swimmingguests.
 
 
 
 
 

Lifestyle

We enjoy visiting and discovering new places anywhere!
We love nature, walking, biking, skiing, swimming, music, festivals, markets, typical foods and spirits, museums,... and city's!
We're open for any suggestion. All periods possible.

Surprise us!
All mails will be answered.
 
 
 

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