- Henri Local government (31)
- Erika Entrepeneur (30)
- Tamás Child (2)
We are a young family and we love to travel to new places, meet new people and experience new traditions, habits and cultures. Resort parks are nothing for us because the park doesn´t show how the people in that country are living. We tried it, but it was not suited for us.
Home Exchange is the perfect match for us! We enjoy to see how other people decorate their house...or even build it. We especially like that it is a surprise where we will go for our holiday. We always planned our holidays quit last minute. We do not mind where we go. The travelling time is the only thing which is now important for us, because of our son who doesn´t like long travelling distances right now.
Henri works at a local government and Erika is a fulltime mom and works in her sparetime on several projects from home.
When there is the possibility our dog travels with us. She is a very adorable sheppard (mix). We adopted her from an animal shelter in 2011 and since then she is a part of our family.
Wij hebben geruild met Erica en Henri en dat leidde tot een geslaagde vakantie. Het huis ligt 2 km buiten Nordhorn vlakbij het bos, dus recreatie om de hoek van de deur. De omgeving is erg geschikt om te fietsen, zowel naar Nederland als in Duitsland. Wij hebben o.a. Ootmarsum, Lattrop met het planetarium, de burcht Bentheim en landgoed Twickel bezocht. Nordhorn is een leuke, rustige plaats met mooie winkels. De Vecht kronkelt er doorheen. Nordhorn presenteert zich terecht als waterstad. Het huis is nog niet geheel verbouwd, maar woonkamer, keuken en badkamer waren klaar, prettig en comfortabel ingericht. Het verzorgen van de poezen gaf geen enkel probleem. Wij hebben op een plezierige manier met elkaar kennis gemaakt en gesproken. Het klikte meteen met deze mensen. Kortom, het huis in Klein Birkenven is een prima vakantiebestemming. Jannie en Frits Bart.
Verblijven in het huis en vooral ook in de tuin van Frits en Jannie was erg prettig! De tuin is een waar paradijs met diverse verschillende 'kamers' en verrassingseffecten waar we enorm van hebben genoten. Jannie had avondeten voor ons klaargezet en cake voor ons gebakken. Dat was een warm welkom toen we aankwamen. Vanuit Winkel zijn diverse bezienswaardigheden goed te bereizen. Zo zijn we naar zee, Texel, Alkmaar, Den Haag en Schagen geweest. Er zijn ook diverse zwembaden en attracties voor kinderen in de buurt en we konden zelfs lopend naar de supermarkt in het nabijgelegen dorp. We zijn goed tot rust gekomen! Heel erg bedankt Frits en Jannie!
We spent a really nice spring in Erika's and Henri's house in Nordhorn. In advance, we knew nothing of the area, but it soon turned out that it was a very good starting point for trips in both Germany and the Netherlands, since the house is located in the border area, just 600 meters from the Dutch border. The house is located in a tiny village, very quiet area, with fields and woods. There are lots of bike paths, and there are many interesting towns and beautiful countryside within driving distance. Further away we saw for the first time the Dutch tulip fields in full bloom, a wonderful sight! Another highlight of our holiday was a visit to NaturZoo Rheine, located not far from Nordhorn and our visit to the nearby castle Bentheim. We also recall our trip to the famous Kröller-Müller Museum, located in the heart of the nature park De Hoge Veluwe. When you come to the nature park, there are free bicycles available. We had a nice bike ride and a nice visit to the museum. In Erika's and Henri's comfortable house we found everything we needed and more. As Erika and Henri has a toddler, the house is also suitable for families with small children. Lots of toys both in the house and outside on the terrace. We will always remember our two spring weeks in Nordhorn with joy. A couple of links: 1) http://www.dalby-mikkelsen.blogspot.com/2015/04/forarstur-til-tysklandholland-3-burg.html 2) http://www.dalby-mikkelsen.blogspot.com/2015/04/forarstur-til-tysklandholland-10.html
In Denmark we had a very nice holiday! We enjoyed the surrounding very much! Bente & Erik live in a beautiful country and a beautiful area with a great diversity of flora and fauna. We loved that we could choose to be in nature most of our time, but that we also could see cultural aspects if we wanted to. The house is a nicely renovated traditional house which immediately feels like home. All the necessary facilities are there. The garden is very nice to relax and our son loved to play on the grass. It was very friendly that we could take our dog with us. She loves to be with us especially on holidays and those moments are also very nice for our son to play more intensely with our dog. We all loved to be at the see! The beaches in Denmark are so different than the ones we saw before! And we loved to be in the forests and close to the fjord. The island fanø was amazing! We were all thrilled to drive on the beach and we admired the amount of shelves which we saw there! The safari zoo was very special. Our son was smiling all the time because he was allowed to sit on my lap in the front of the car while driving! Wonderful experience! We saw Bente & Erik in Denmark when we arrived. They showed us around before they started their own journey. This made us feel at home very quick! Thanks for the lovely holiday! Greetings, Henri & Erika