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Leuven, Bélgica

Abbey of the Park

Abbey of the Park

Leuven during Winter

Leuven during Winter

medieval market - 15 min walk from our house

medieval market - 15 min walk from our house

Unesco World Heritage large beguinage Leuven - 20 min walk

Unesco World Heritage large beguinage Leuven - 20 min walk

Leuven has a solar-train!

Leuven has a solar-train!

open air swimming pool - 20 min walk

open air swimming pool - 20 min walk

botanical garden of Leuven (oldest in Belgium - 1738)

botanical garden of Leuven (oldest in Belgium - 1738)

we have plenty of great coffee bars!

we have plenty of great coffee bars!

we have plenty of affordable high quality restaurants and bistro's!

we have plenty of affordable high quality restaurants and bistro's!

world famous: university library of Leuven + climb library tower

world famous: university library of Leuven + climb library tower

Provincial domain Leuven - free entrance - 20 min walk

Provincial domain Leuven - free entrance - 20 min walk

lakes at the Provincial domain - 20 min walk

lakes at the Provincial domain - 20 min walk

Entrance of abbey Keizersberg in Leuven

Entrance of abbey Keizersberg in Leuven

for hikers: Doode Bemde Nature Preserve (20min by car)

for hikers: Doode Bemde Nature Preserve (20min by car)

1000km of cyclepaths: https://www.vlaanderen-fietsland.be/routeplanner

1000km of cyclepaths: https://www.vlaanderen-fietsland.be/routeplanner

cycling in the surroundings of Leuven

cycling in the surroundings of Leuven

Planckendael park - great day out for children and parents! 25 min by car or bus

Planckendael park - great day out for children and parents! 25 min by car or bus

Train world - Schaarbeek, 15 min from Leuven by train :)

Train world - Schaarbeek, 15 min from Leuven by train :)

Gent - 45 min by train

Gent - 45 min by train

Antwerp (50 min direct train)

Antwerp (50 min direct train)

Dinant - city in the French speaking part of Belgium

Dinant - city in the French speaking part of Belgium

Bruges 1h25 direct train

Bruges 1h25 direct train

Bruges 1h25 direct train

Bruges 1h25 direct train

Walibi amusement parc (25 min by car or direct train)

Walibi amusement parc (25 min by car or direct train)

Belgian coast: 2h direct train

Belgian coast: 2h direct train

we have plenty of castles!

we have plenty of castles!

Abbey of the Park Leuven during Winter medieval market - 15 min walk from our house Unesco World Heritage large beguinage Leuven - 20 min walk Leuven has a solar-train! open air swimming pool - 20 min walk botanical garden of Leuven (oldest in Belgium - 1738) we have plenty of great coffee bars! we have plenty of affordable high quality restaurants and bistro's! world famous: university library of Leuven + climb library tower Provincial domain Leuven - free entrance - 20 min walk lakes at the Provincial domain - 20 min walk Entrance of abbey Keizersberg in Leuven for hikers: Doode Bemde Nature Preserve (20min by car) 1000km of cyclepaths: https://www.vlaanderen-fietsland.be/routeplanner cycling in the surroundings of Leuven Planckendael park - great day out for children and parents! 25 min by car or bus Train world - Schaarbeek, 15 min from Leuven by train :) Gent - 45 min by train Antwerp (50 min direct train) Dinant - city in the French speaking part of Belgium Bruges 1h25 direct train Bruges 1h25 direct train Walibi amusement parc (25 min by car or direct train) Belgian coast: 2h direct train we have plenty of castles!
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Datas para as trocas Duração
April 07, 2021 - April 17, 2021 1

We are in search for a hiking destination, close to nature.

July 17, 2021 - August 15, 2021 2 weeks

We would love to go back to the Black Forest! But also interested in other parts of Germany, or Switzerland, or Austria, or France.

Combine nature and cultural heritage in Leuven. Welcome!

About our house

° an open plan living area, a fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms (one kingsize bed, three single beds), office space, bathroom, two toilets, a terrace and a city garden which opens to a playground & a table tennis (we have rackets)
° situated within a 15 min walk of the historical center of Leuven (http://www.visitleuven.be/en)

We do not have cable television but we do have wifi, a dvd player with dvd's, and board games and toys!

We have a share in an ecological vegetable farm and in a local dairy farm nearby. You can pick up (prepaid) vegetables, cheese and yogurt in our street/next street! [between April and November].

° a nice ecological farmers shop is at a 5min walk and a great eco-cooperative is at a 15min walk.
° regular supermarkets at 10min walk, same for baker, butcher, etc

° smoke - shoe - pet free!

ABOUT LEUVEN

° A medieval university city built around the river 'Dijle'

GREEN SURROUNDINGS OF LEUVEN:

° wood and forests: Heverleebos, Lindenbos, Chartreuzebos, and Meerdaelwoud - https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meerdaalwoud,_Heverleebos_en_Egenhovenbos

° canal Leuven - Mechelen with biking and walking paths

° Leuven is a bike lover's dream with tons of well signposted cycling routes - compose your own route with the cycle nodes network - www.fietsroute.org/Cycle-Networks.php [we can offer you bikes]

° Leuven has plenty of great walking paths - compose your own track with the walking nodes network - www.wandelknooppunt.be/routeplanner

° Natural Preservation Area Doode Bemde - www.natuurpunt.be/natuurgebied/doode-bemde

° walking in the vineyards at Houwaert - www.toerismevlaamsbrabant.be/producten/bezoeken/bezienswaardigheden/wijndomein-houwaartse-wijngaard/

° Natural Preservation Area 'Mene-Jordaanvallei' - www.natuurpunt.be/natuurgebied/mene-jordaanvallei

° Natural Preservation Area 'Hagelandse vallei' - www.natuurpunt.be/natuurgebied/hagelandse-vallei

30MIN BY CAR/TRAIN:

° BRUSSELS - https://visit.brussels/en

° MECHELEN - www.mechelen.be

° CASTLES

  • Caslte of Arenberg (10min by car), at the river Dijle, now part of the university campus

  • Castle of Horst (25 min by car), a medieval castle surrounded by water and wood

  • Castle of Meise and Botanical Cardens (35 min by car) - https://www.plantentuinmeise.be/en/

  • Castle of Gaasbeek and Castel of Beersel (50 min by car)

° AMUSEMENT PARK WALIBI - www.walibi.be/en

  • attractions

  • water park Aqualibie (swimming paradise)

1h BY CAR/TRAIN

° ANTWERP - www.visitantwerpen.be/en

  • Historic center with cathedral, renaissance town hall Unesco Heritage, narrow streets, Grand-Place

  • Rubens house - https://www.rubenshuis.be/en

  • Antwerp Zoo - http://www.zooantwerpen.be/en

  • Chocolate Nation

  • Art Nouveau Central Station ranked as one of the most beautiful train stations in the world

  • 12th century Fortress 'Het Steen' at the river Schelde

  • Red Star Line Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Photo Museum, Home of Diamonds, Fashion Museum,...

° NAMEN, LUIK AND DINANT: CITIES IN THE FRENCH SPEAKING PART OF BELGIUM

° BOKRIJK - www.bokrijk.be/en

  • Historal open air museum showing how people lived in Belgium in the middle-ages with actors

  • Medieval children games and workshops woodcarving, fire making, etc

  • Huge (and free) playground

1H30 or more away

° BRUGES (1h30)
* Venice of the North!

° BELGIAN COAST (2h)

°BELGIAN ARDENNES (south part, close to France, French-speaking, very hilly and rocky) 1h30

ABOUT US

° We are a family who love hiking, good food, sustainable living, coffee bars (Stefaan), reading (all), yoga & pilates (the ladies), playing sax (Noah), dancing (Esra), and sewing (Anna). We lived abroad (Canada & Sweden), and currently enjoy all the pleasures of Leuven - a charming university city nestled in green and close to art cities and the capital.

° We offer you a tidy, clean and welcoming place, a fridge with local goodies and a large box with information.

° Preference for cleanliness and a considerate way in treating belongings. We will take very good care for your house
and are in search for swappers with the same mindset :-).

° Due to allergy: no dogs or heavy carpets.

° Rabbits hope to be feeded. If this is problematic, let us know so that we can provide a solution.

Swap history (Intervac + Homelink)

2012: Waspik (NL)
2013: Vancouver Island (CA), Versailles (FR)
2014: Paris (FR), Dresden (DE)
2016: Boncelles (BE), Helsinki (FI), Freudenstadt (DE), Altensteig (DE), Mariestad (SE)
2017: Bruges (BE), Tecklenburg (DE), Hasselt (BE), Kristinehamn (SE), Berlin (DE), Stockholm (SE)
2018: Paris (FR)
2019: Berlin (DE), Eschbach (DE)
2020: Paris (FR)

Welcome to Leuven!

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A nossa família

  • 2 Adultos
  • 3 Crianças
  • 13 Trocas efetuadas

Profissões

  • university professor (psychology)
  • engineer - math teacher

O nosso imóvel

  • Tipo: Casa
  • Andar: 2
  • Localização: Numa cidade
  • Quartos: 4
  • W.C.: 1
  • N.º de pessoas que podem dormir: 5
  • Área útil: 140 m2

Referências de trocas efetuadas

Na minha casa

  • Animais de estimação - Não permitido
  • Crianças pequenas - Permitido

Tipos de troca

  • Troca de casa

Interior

  • Acesso à internet sem custos
  • Aquecimento central
  • Brinquedos e jogos
  • Máquina de lavar roupa
  • Máquina de lavar louça
  • Máquina de secar roupa
  • Guitarra

Exterior

  • Jardim
  • Terraço
  • Parque infantil
  • Bicicletas: 4

Características

  • Não fumadores
  • Procura quem cuide de animal de estimação

Destinos pretendidos

  • Aberto a todas as ofertas
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • France
  • Belgium

Línguas

  • Inglês
  • Francês
  • Holandês

Profissões

  • university professor (psychology)
  • engineer - math teacher

Crianças

  • Menina - Idade: 15
  • Menino - Idade: 12
  • Menina - Idade: 10

Animais de estimação

  • 5 rabbits (Lilli, Elsa, Blanca, Bollie & Bobo) in the garden

Referências de trocas efetuadas