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Gasselte, Netherlands

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)

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

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April 22, 2023 - May 07, 2023 1 weeks

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May 17, 2023 - May 21, 2023 5 days

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July 22, 2023 - August 27, 2023 2 weeks

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October 21, 2023 - October 29, 2023 1 weeks
July 20, 2024 - August 31, 2024 2 weeks

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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 two cats. 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) and sofabed (1.20 x 1.90)
- 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


It might be possible to do a joint exchange with the flat of Reiner's mother in Hoorn (NL7978). Hoorn is a beautiful old town close to Amsterdam. So you can enjoy the best the Netherlands has to offer 😃

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 16 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Charissa: Communications officer at the University of Groningen
  • Reinier: Busdriver/renovator of our house

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 95 m2
  • Total Area: 1700 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • 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

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • Charissa: Communications officer at the University of Groningen
  • Reinier: Busdriver/renovator of our house

Children

  • Boy - Age: 14
  • Boy - Age: 10

Pets

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

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