- Bert Pharmaceutical Industry (38)
- Anneleen Public Transportation Sector (38)
- Liese (8)
- Hannah (6)
Groetjes uit België
We are a cute little family of 4, two lovely daughters and ourselves. We live in a UNESCO world heritage protected historical beguinage in Mechelen, Belgium. Perhaps you would like to explore Belgium and Western Europe from this central, but quiet and most beautiful location.
December 27 — January 4, 2015
We like to offer our children the opportunities to get exposed to new ideas and experiences, which capture their imagination and wonder, but also where they can play their hearts out and just be themselves.
We spent our New Year holidays in Bert's and Annelen's home after we welcomed them with us. We have learned a very nice family and their interesting house. It is very lovingly restored, is modern and has plenty of space. In Mechelen, we saw the tower, went for a walk in the city and visited with Bert and Anneleen and the kids the zoo and splend a very good day togehter. In Brussels, we visited Europe Miniland (very recommending for schildren!), the planetarium, the Anatomium and the Lego figures exhibition. We wanted to stay longer at Bert and Anneleen, but had to leave earlier because of cold, a shame as we would have liked to spend more time with this cute family.
We stayed in Lucia's and Vadan's apartment over the New Year celebrations of 2013-2014. We were very warmly welcomed with a delicious meal prepared by the wonderful cook Lucia. We spend a lovely day together with our two families discovering the highlights of Frankfurt. Thereafter, we explored the area by ourselves and went to the Weihnachtsmarkt in Kassel, visited the Schloss in Marburg and also the tower that overlooks the city from the other side. The apartment is very spacious and comfortable, providing all modern comfort. We had the perfect holiday and were very pleasantly surprised by how well this first exchange occurred for us.
We had a wonderful time at Bert and Anneleen's house in Mechelen. Their beautiful comfortable and spacious house is located in a lovely quiet neighborhood, near the town centre. Mechelen is really well connected by train to towns such as Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerpen or Leuven, but we also really enjoyed visiting Mechelen itself. We visited plenty of interesting places such as Kazerne Dossin Memorial, the cathedral and beautiful churches with some paintings by Rubens, exhibitions at Garage, Toys' Museum or Gouden Carolus Brewery. We enjoyed walking around the town and we loved their food, mussels were delicious!, and their wide range of beers. Bert and Anneleen are kind, friendly and helpful exchange partners. Thanks a lot for this great holiday!
We had a wonderful vacation in this most beautiful area of Spain. Fantastic weather, beautiful views, nice food and friendly people, lots of swimming and hiking with the kids, interesting visits to Plasencia, Trujillo, and the Monastery of Cuacos de Yuste. Bull fights in Jaraiz de la Vera and Guijo. Unfortunately, we had to come home early due to a family health situation and Paco and Rosi were most helpful in arranging the trip back to Madrid. Absolutely recommended exchange partners.
We spent a wonderful week at Bert and Aneeleen place in Machelen. The house is magnificient! It is one of the most beautiful and comfortable homes we have ever stayed in and it was a pleasure returning to it every day after exploring the city. The girls have loads of toys and games for children. The house is very well situated, just in the city centre of Machelen, a pleasant city to walk, and visit and it has the perfect location to explore Belgium (25 km. from Brussels, 25 km. from Antwerp, 10 km. from Lier, 60-70 km from Gant, 25 km from Louvain). All the communication went smoothly and fluently and Bert and Aneeleen were such kind hosts, showing us around and providing us with many useful tips on what to visit and one-day trips. For kids, We highly recommend to go to Technopolis in Mechelen: so much fun!! We found our home in perfect conditions, clean and tidy. Thank you to this family we had an unforgettable Christmas holidays.