- Filip CEO (40)
- Inge CEO (44)
Hello From Belgium!
Hello Filip and Inge are both running a manufacteror company of luxury door entry systems (www.fasttel.com). 2 daughters of 11 and 13 years are traveling with us.
July 8 — August 12, 2015 These dates are flexible
We stayed 3 days in the house of Filip, Inge, Nikita and Olivia, and we LOVED it, it was wonderful. Our 4 kids aged 7, 8, 10 and 11, didn't know what they loved most: the huge indoor swimming-pool, with great views of the garden, or the Jacuzzi - nice & hot & bubbly which fitted all 6 of us (!!!), or the parrot who danced to our singing, or the 2 adorable & funny cats, or the chickens/rabbits/guinea pigs in the back of the garden, or playing with the bow & arrow on the big big grass field in the garden, or eating the best French (well Belgian) fries ever in the village next door ...... And for us, the parents, it was great as well, also because we could finally read a book, and cook a nice dinner in the well equiped kitchen, and sleep late in one of the spacious comfy bedrooms! We would definitely recommend an exchange with this family, their hospitality & communication was also more than fine!
Clea welcomed me in a very friendly way on a Sunday evening. The whole house "breaths" Amsterdam!! Every room is decorated with vintage things but the technology in the house is up to date. The location can not be better. Really in the middle of the beating heart of the city. From the kitchen window there is a beautiful sight on the Nieuwmarkt and the back outdoor terras offers a fine panorama of the city. Just great!
Thank you, Filip and Inge, for a lovely, restful, gourmet holiday. Belgium is definitely worth visiting - it offers a lot more than we might have imagined, this area is attractive, green and quiet, the local people are friendly and many here speak some English (but not French). We don't speak Flemish but it didn't matter at all. This house is beautiful, and we loved the gorgeous gardens, the indoor swimming pool, the hot tub, the sauna, the tennis court, the sunny terraces with loungers and tables, the comfortable sitting room and bedrooms and the well-equipped kitchen, as well as the use of the Mercedes soft-top and the Galaxy cars! It was as if a dream holiday had been offered to us and we wondered whether it might be too good to be true, but it was all real. We had been worried about looking after the 2 cats, the parrot, and 4 axolotls; as well as 3 chickens, the rabbit and 3 guinea pigs (in 3 runs set apart from the house), but the parrot was looked after elsewhere, and it was easy to feed the other animals. We were rewarded by some delicious fresh eggs, and the cats were friendly and very good communicators. Filip's staff next door were also helpful and friendly. We were 3 adults this visit, and we think this house would be great for adults or families with children; take care with the black marble and glass stairs inside. Very close to the house we found several high quality restaurants and we recommend T'vier Emmershof, Tiecelin, and Vienna (book in advance as they are popular). One day we went to Gent, about 30 minutes drive + tram distance, a pretty town and worth a visit. Filip was welcoming and kind. He was a good guest in our London apartment and left it clean and tidy. He is a busy man and likes one-line emails!