Old house in Antwerp (Belgium)+app. in Holland, the heart of west Europe
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, second home, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
We have an old nice house in Antwerp. We renovated the house completely and decorated it with love. We are now using the house as our second home because we really love the Belgian lifestyle (and we can drive to it in just 1,1/2 hour). We think the people are friendly, the food is excellent and there is so much to do in Antwerp.
Accommodation and facilities
Stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sunbed, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Terrace, parking, garden
Horse riding, tennis, roller blading, water skiing, hiking, swimming, paragliding, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
English, francais, deutsch, dutch
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
The neighbourhood is a rather quiet part of Antwerp, Wilrijk with very good connections to the city center. You can take a bus across the house, a car or even go by bycicle. It takes only 10 minutes by car or bus. Antwerp is an international city and famous for its old medieval citycenter with the diamond shops, the musea,chinatown, the river de Schelde (with a beach in summer) and the harbour with all kind of cruises. A lot of restaurants, shops (especially at the Meir an the Keyserlei), theatres and an excellent nightlife are avaliable. There are also very nice parks and a very special big Zoo. Trendy quarters are "Het Zuid", "Het Eilandje" and the Quarter Latin. Whole year around there is a lot to do, in summer a lot of mostly free festivals, in winter the christmas-market and at new year a very big fireworkshow at the Schelde. The surrounding villages have their own festivals in summer. These festivals are visited by the whole population of Belgians, despite their age. You can also bike very well through and around Antwerp on special made bike-paths. The villages around Antwerp are beautiful. From our house you can go in a short while (by bike or car) to the country. From Antwerp you can travel very easy to Brussels, Gent, Brugge, the Belgian, French or Dutch coast, Holland, England,Germany or Luxembourg. You can reach all this destinations within 1 to 3 hours. Paris and Amsterdam in apr. 2 hours.
Something about ourselves
Henri and Anke married with 2 children, Dirkjan (28) and Mathilde (25). Sometimes one of them with partner travels with us. We have 3 lovely small dogs ( like the black & white whiskey doggies), and we would like to take them with us if possible. So only when we travel by car in Europe. They are well trained and behave themselves very well, you don't have to be afraid of problems. But we also have family members that can watch the dogs for us if needed. We live in the Netherlands between The Hague and Amsterdam. We have our own business in legal and tax advice. We can travel whenever we want. Of course non-simulteneous exchange is possible. We alsways respond on every e-mail because I am also very disappointed when I don't get an answer.
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