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Gasselte, Nederland

Drouwenerzand starts in Gasselte

Drouwenerzand starts in Gasselte

Arend and Siebren at t' Gasselterveld, just 5 minutes drive from our home

Arend and Siebren at t' Gasselterveld, just 5 minutes drive from our home

Open air swimming pool Zwanenmeer in Gieten (4 km)

Open air swimming pool Zwanenmeer in Gieten (4 km)

Open air swimming pool Leeuwal in Exloo (12 km)

Open air swimming pool Leeuwal in Exloo (12 km)

Go hiking near Gasselternijveen and you might spot a beaver!

Go hiking near Gasselternijveen and you might spot a beaver!

Stone age park at Hunebed Centre in Borger

Stone age park at Hunebed Centre in Borger

Borger houses the biggest Hunebed (neolithic monument) of the Netherlands. More smaller ones in the vicinity.

Borger houses the biggest Hunebed (neolithic monument) of the Netherlands. More smaller ones in the vicinity.

Hundreds of kms of special biking paths troughout the province of Drenthe

Hundreds of kms of special biking paths troughout the province of Drenthe

Wadden Isle Schiermonnikoog. The ferry leaves from Lauwersoog, 1 hrs drive from our home.

Wadden Isle Schiermonnikoog. The ferry leaves from Lauwersoog, 1 hrs drive from our home.

Amusementpark Drouwenerzand (2 km)

Amusementpark Drouwenerzand (2 km)

Boomkroonpad, walkway in the trees (5km)

Boomkroonpad, walkway in the trees (5km)

Go on safari in Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen (15 km)

Go on safari in Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen (15 km)

"Green Venice" Giethoorn is a must visit, less than an hours drive away

"Green Venice" Giethoorn is a must visit, less than an hours drive away

Mill museum De Wachter in Zuidlaren (30 km)

Mill museum De Wachter in Zuidlaren (30 km)

Drents Museum in Assen (18 km) is famous for its preserved peat bodies and has very interesting exhibitions.

Drents Museum in Assen (18 km) is famous for its preserved peat bodies and has very interesting exhibitions.

Chinese Garden in Hortus Botanicus Haren (30 km)

Chinese Garden in Hortus Botanicus Haren (30 km)

Charissa works in one of the oldest buildings of Groningen.

Charissa works in one of the oldest buildings of Groningen.

Old Hanseatic Groningen is beautiful in winter

Old Hanseatic Groningen is beautiful in winter

Groninger Museum (modern art) is a must see

Groninger Museum (modern art) is a must see

Ancient fortress Bourtange (40 km)

Ancient fortress Bourtange (40 km)

Old hanze town Appingedam (40 km)

Old hanze town Appingedam (40 km)

Old church on a "wierde", a typical landscape in Groningen

Old church on a "wierde", a typical landscape in Groningen

Platina

Deelnemer sinds

2013


Open voor een ruilvakantie
Vakantie data Duur
December 27, 2022 - January 08, 2023 1 weeks

Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, München, Wien, Salzburg, Innsbruck or some other nice offer easily reached by train.

July 22, 2023 - August 27, 2023 2 weeks

Sweden would be great! Or somewhere near the sea or a river or lake or in the mountains. Surprise us 😊. No southern Europe though, that is too hot for us. 2 or 3 weeks.

Cosy home in charming old village Gasselte. Near Groningen: 'One of the best places to visit in Europe'.

Come and experience the beauty of the Dutch countryside in the province of Drenthe. Our village Gasselte is located in two areas of outstanding natural and cultural beauty: UNESCO Global Geopark De Hondsrug, and National Park Drentsche Aa.

We are a family with two boys aged 9 and 12, three rabbits and a friendly cat. And we love the intervac concept! We answer all invitations, don't hesitate to send us a message.

Our home is a small but cosy detached house with 3 bedrooms, built in 1930, with a big garden (1700 m2). As we bought it in 2019 in a very bad state, we are working hard on the renovation of the house and garden. It's not perfect yet, but we are getting there!
Lay-out of the house:
Downstairs:
- livingroom/snug
- separate kitchen/diner
- small bathroom with bathtub, toilet and sink
- bedroom/study (bed 1.40 x 2.00, with projector + playstation)
- Hallway with Siebren's atelier under the stairs
Upstairs:
- master bedroom (bed 1.60 x 2.00)
- boys' room with two large box beds (beds 1.20 x 2.00)
- bathroom with sink and toilet

In the attic of the large garage, our boys have their own play room. There are also two spare beds located there. The garden offers several places to sit and has a lot of shade in summer. Nature trail De Hamerlanden starts just at the other side of the road.

There is a trampoline and soccer goal in the garden and of course we have lots of toys for children and board games for grown ups. Lots of reading material (also in English and some in German), DVD's and xbox/playstation games.

Please note: small children are welcome, but our house is not toddler proof. Our garden is not entirely enclosed by a fence, they can walk on to the road from the driveway. We no longer have fences at the top/bottom of the stairs, but we might be able to improvise something.

To get a taste of the countryside, check out the northern provinces of the Netherlands from above:
Drenthe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5avcf43OE
Groningen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSfjV_qNSXg
Overijssel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwjqeZjPhHA


If you have a son or daughter considering studying in Groningen or somewhere else in the Netherlands, you and your child are welcome to stay at our place for a few days to explore the possibilities. Charissa works in international student recruitment, so she is happy to help you on your way!

Lees verder

Ons gezin

  • 2 Volwassenen
  • 2 Kinderen
  • 16 Uitgevoerde Vakantieafspraken

Beroep

  • Stay-at-home dad, renovating our house
  • Communications officer at the University of Groningen

Ons huis

  • Soort Huis: Huis
  • Verdieping: 0
  • Situering in de omgeving: In kleine Gemeente
  • Slaapkamers: 3
  • Badkamers: 1
  • Aantal beschikbare slaapplaatsen: 6
  • Living Area: 95 m2
  • Total Area: 1700 m2

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In mijn huis

  • Huisdieren - Niet Toegestaan
  • Kleine kinderen - Toegestaan

Type van Afspraken

  • Woningruil
  • Ruil van gastvrijheid

Indoor

  • Gratis internet aansluiting
  • Computer beschikbaar
  • Centrale verwarming
  • Babyuitrusting
  • Toys and games
  • Wasmachine
  • Vaatwasser
  • Wasdroger
  • Televisie
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Tuin
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park en Speelmogelijkheden
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Mogelijkheden

  • Niet Roken
  • Verzorging Huisdieren Gewenst

Landenlijst met onze mogelijke bestemmingen

  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Austria
  • Slovenia
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • France
  • Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Paris, France

Door ons gesproken talen

  • Engels
  • Frans
  • Duits
  • Nederlands

Beroep

  • Stay-at-home dad, renovating our house
  • Communications officer at the University of Groningen

Kinderen

  • Jongen - Leeftijd: 13
  • Jongen - Leeftijd: 9

Huisdieren

  • Rabbit: Turbo
  • Rabbit: Speedy
  • Rabbit: Morrie
  • Cat: Nelis

Presentatie tekst voor het gezin

Hi!
We're Reinier (44, art school alumnus, renovating our home), Charissa (45, historian turned communications officer at the University of Groningen), Arend (sporty twelve year old boy) and Siebren (creative eight year old boy) Caron. And  we'de love to exchange homes with you!

We love being outdoors, that's why we moved from The Hague to the countryside. Our two very energetic boys now have plenty of space to run around.

Ofcourse we have lots of toys, especially cars, trains, LEGO, bikes and other wheeled vehicles for your children to play with and everything you need for a baby.

We have an 11 year old tomcat who is pretty shy and needs some time before he will approach you. He usually avoids small children, but has never lashed out to anyone, even children pulling his tail. In 2020, we adopted three small rabbits. The oldest, Morrie, is a bit shy, but loves you if you give her dandelion leaves. The two youngest, Speedy and Turbo, like to cuddle. We hope you will take care of them. We will of course care for your pets, but you can not take your pet to our house.

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