|July 04, 2020 - August 15, 2020||2 weeks|
We settled an exchange for summer 2020 with Belgium.
A spacious family-house in Deventer (one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands)
We had an agreement with a Danish family for summer 2020, but now it looks like the Danish border will be closed, we are looking for another exchange in the Netherlands or one of the surrounding countries we're allowed to visit.
Our family consists of Matthijs ('80), Marjon ('81), Hanna (jan '12), Jorien (apr. '14) and Wouter (nov '15). We have a spacious familyhome (160 m²) from the 30's (renovated couple of times) with 5 bedrooms. The house is situated in one of the districts close to the city centre of Deventer. So the nice centre, the highway to all major city's of the Netherlands, the railwaystation as well as the river IJssel and hiking or MTB-trails in the countryside are easily accessible. Furthermore is Deventer situated at the border of 'de hoge Veluwe', the largest National Park of the Netherlands. So for those who love to explore the wild-life in the Netherlands it's the place to be.
The house is equipped with all you would expect from a family home : washing machine, tumble dryer, hot-air oven, magnetron, computer, broadband internet, wifi, HTPC, chrome cast, wii, toys for toddlers/pre-scholars, bicycles (2x 28" with child's seats, 24", 20", 18", 16", 1 cargo-bike with child's seats), etc.
We have 5 bedrooms : 1 masterbedroom with 2 beds; 3 sleeping rooms for the kids: all of them with a bed for a child (75 x 165 cm) (please note that the beds on the pictures of sleepingroom 2 and 3 are changed/replaced with the same bed as in sleepingroom 4); and 1 guest-room with 2 beds (so 7 beds in total : 4 adults, 3 childs). Rearranging the beds over the rooms for the holiday is no problem.
In the backyard we have a private slide and swing and within 100 meters of our house there is an area with a double swing, a slide, a basketball field and an urban soccer field.
Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It's a city of almost 100.000 inhabitants in the central part of the Netherlands, located at the river IJssel. Due to the age of the city, there are many old churches and buildings to visit in Deventer (St. Lebuin's Church, the City Archive and Athenaeum Library), but also less old sights like the Toy Museum. Due to itscentral location, a large part of the Netherlands is accessible within 1 hour drive : Amsterdam : 85 km, Rotterdam : 115 km, The Hague : 125 km, etc.
During his teenage-years Matthijs has had several years of home-exchange experience with his parents (NL0038). Now we're married we have had one home-exchange experience in 2011 (with another organisation) and in 2015, 2017-2019 with Intervac to Germany, France and Danmark.
Matthijs is allergic for cats, so no exchange with cat-owners.
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 5 Exchanges made
- Medical Physicist
- Occupational Therapist
- House Type: House
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
- Living Area: 157 m2
- Total Area: 215 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 6
- No smoking
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Deventer is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel, but also has a small part of its territory on the west bank.
Deventer received city rights in 956, between 1000 and 1500, Deventer grew to be a flourishing trade city because of its harbour on the river IJssel, which was capable of accommodating large ships. The city eventually joined the Hanseatic League. One of the commodities it traded in, dried haddock and cod from Norway, gave the citizens the nickname they carry to this day: "Deventer Stokvis".
Deventer became an industrial town : bicycles, carpets, tins and cans for food and drinks, cigars, foundry and heavy machinery and textiles were produced until the mid to late 20th century. Some of these industries are still thriving today, such as beds and accessories and publishing. The city's trade and industry is still of some importance.
The Deventer honey cake, produced in Deventer for over 500 years, is still manufactured locally and sold all over the Netherlands and beyond.
Deventer has seen few military engagements throughout its long history, although it was a garrison city of the Dutch cavalry. The industrial area and harbour were bombed heavily during World War II. The city centre has been largely spared, thus offering a view that has remained largely unchanged for the past few centuries.
Deventer has been somewhat popular with the film industry. During the production of the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer - as Arnhem itself had lost its historic center.
- Medical Physicist
- Occupational Therapist
- Girl - Age: 8
- Girl - Age: 6
- Boy - Age: 5
- Pets are NOT welcome in our home