Renovated row house in historic Flemish city

Belgium - Flanders - Gent

Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Castle of the counts - 2km
Castle of the counts - 2km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Graslei - 2km
Graslei - 2km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Graslei - 2km
Graslei - 2km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,St Bavo cathedral - 2,5km
St Bavo cathedral - 2,5km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,St Nicolas church - 2km
St Nicolas church - 2km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Pierkespark - 500m (socio-cultural meeting place)
Pierkespark - 500m (socio-cultural meeting place)
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Bourgoyen 1km
Bourgoyen 1km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Bourgoyen 1km
Bourgoyen 1km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Bourgoyen 1km
Bourgoyen 1km
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,River Leie, edge of Bourgoyen
River Leie, edge of Bourgoyen
Home exchange in,Belgium,Gent,Ghent and other Flemish art cities by train
Ghent and other Flemish art cities by train
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms1

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021 Europe | UK
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 Europe | North America | South America
Oct 30, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021 Belgium | France | Europe

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our house is located just outside the historical center of Ghent. Ghent is Belgium's (or Europe's) best kept secret according to Lonely Planet :) It is a gorgeous medieval city with 2 rivers, a lively cultural scene and lots of recreational possibilities.

The house is a typical working-class row house from the 1920's, fully renovated some years ago. It is owned by two cats who graciously allow humans into their home ;)
- Kitchen, toilet, dining room and living room are on the ground floor. We also have a small, sunny patio.
- Office space and guest bedroom are on the first floor.
- Master bedroom and bathroom (with bath/shower) are on the second floor.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Heating
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our house is located in a residential area just outside the gorgeous historical center of Ghent.
- around the corner: park, playground, shops, nice bar and coffee place, ...
- 8 minutes by bus or bicycle to the historical center (or walk alongside the canal)
- walking distance from a small nature reserve/bird sanctuary

Since everything is so close, we go everywhere on foot or by bike. There are bus stops (to the train station or city center) very close to the house.

! Our home is in a low-emission zone (LEZ). Foreign cars (except Dutch cars) have to be registered, but this is free if your car meets the requirements --> https://stad.gent/en/mobility-ghent/low-emission-zone-ghent

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

- Medieval Ghent:
The historical centre of Ghent, with its 2 rivers, is very beautiful. It has so much to offer: the castle of the counts, the cathedral with the famous Ghent Altar piece, belfry, beguinages, the ruins of the old abbey, museums,...

- Culture & music:
Ghent is the place to be if you like culture. It has a lovely opera house, concert halls in historical venues (e.g. Handelsbeurs, Bijloke, De Centrale, Vooruit), museums (art, design, history, science,...), theatres, street art (https://cultuur.stad.gent/nl/activiteiten/sorry-not-sorry-street-art-map), big and small festivals,...

- Food & drinks:
Ghent has a lot of good restaurants (many vegan options!), charming coffee houses and cool cocktail bars. Visit one of the open air bars during the summer: https://summerbars.com/gent/ and https://www.parkkaffee.be/

- Nature:
Need some quiet and calm? We're very close to small nature reserve 'Bourgoyen' (also popular for bird watching).
Other nature areas are a short bike ride away: 'Groene Velden', the castle park of Claeys-Bouuaert, Vinderhoutse bossen,...

- Recreation & sports:
Blaarmeersen in Ghent has a lake with a beach, mini golf, skate park, squash, tennis, indoor climbing (one of the world's highest indoor climbing walls),... (https://stad.gent/nl/blaarmeersen)
You could also go kayaking or rent a small motor boat on the river Leie.

- Cycling:
There are several excellent bicycle routes in the area. You can use our bikes :)

- The rest of Flanders (cities & sea):
The train station (Gent Sint-Pieters) is less than 5 km away: trains go directly to Bruges (25 min), Brussels (35 min), Oostende/sea side (40 min), Antwerp (50 min) --> https://www.belgiantrain.be/en

- Rotterdam (NL): 1u45min drive

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

- We have 2 very sweet but shy indoor cats that we would ask you to take care of. They are rescue cats, that are easily scared by other animals, loud children and sometimes each other ;) (The neighbours are willing to help out with the cats, if necessary.) Of course, we will be very happy to take care of your pets in return.
- No parties, no smoking,...
- Be nice to the wooden floors

We are hoping to spend our vacation in the countryside, preferably in the mountains/hills. A like, river or sea nearby is always a plus.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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