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Comfortable hous in beautyfull Haren, Groningen
Our house is situated in a beautyfull environment near 'het Paterswoldse meer' a large lake, a five minutes walk from the lovely centre of Haren and just 7 km (4.4 miles) from the sprankling university town of GRONINGEN (7 minutes by train or bus). And only 2 hours by train, you're in the middle of the city of AMSTERDAM!!
Also a visit to Germany is an option: OLDENBURG (1 hour by car, busline or train), BREMEN (only 2 hours by car, direct busline or train from Groningen) and HAMBURG (3 hours).
Nearby the village there's are two lakes ('Paterwoldsemeer': http://www.paterswoldsemeer.nl/ and the 'Zuidlaardermeer' http://www.zuidlaardermeer.nl/) where you can swim (visit the beaches), sail or hire a boat or canoe. And Haren has also a swiming pool (newly renovated) (http://www.zwembadscharlakenhof.nl/)
Haren is situated on the edge of the (only Dutch) Geoparc of UNESCO, Geoparc de Hondsrug (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/earth-sciences/global-geoparks/members) & (http://www.geoparkdehondsrug.nl/nl/p/)
South of Haren there's this beautiful area to go walking or cycling in the countryside and really picturesque (!) villages of Drenthe (http://proef.drenthe.nl/nl) and the many musea in the area (Windmill museum: http://www.dewachter.nl/wordpress/, the ancient stones museum: http://www.hunebedcentrum.eu/, the historic fortress: http://www.bourtange.nl/ .... etc!!)
THE CITY OF GRONINGEN:
Groningen is a very characteristic and lively university town. Groningen has beautiful architecture, nice musea (Museum of Art of Groningen: http://www.groningermuseum.nl/ , Historical shipping museum http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/, Graphic Art Museum http://www.gr-id.nl/nl/museum ETC..!). Admire the city from a tour boat (rondvaartbedrijfkool.nl/) or take a walking tour . And of course Gronigen has many nice places to eat or drink.
THE ISLANDS OF THE NETHERLANDS: Haren is in the north of the Netherlands and therefor it's easily to visit an island. It's about one hour drive (or go with public transport) to the ferryboat, to the island 'Schiermonnikoog' or the German island 'Borkum'.
(Other) places to go to with little children are: Visit the petting zoo ('kinderboerderij') in Haren: http://www.mikkelhorst.nl/. It has a a very nice playground, go swiming in the newly renovated swimingpool of Haren (http://www.zwembadscharlakenhof.nl/)
Nearby trips: You can go to the fairytail playground in Zuidlaren (http://sprookjeshof.nl/), "Gnome-world" (http://www.kabouterland.nl/index.php), the windmill museum: http://www.dewachter.nl/wordpress/, the walkingtrack on top of the trees (http://www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/activiteiten/hondsrug/boomkroonpad.aspx), (toysmuseum http://museumkinderwereld.nl/) ... etc! With (older) children you can also go to the cartoon museum ('stripmuseum') in Groningen (http://www.stripmuseum.nl/) or rent a boat on the lake nearby or the 'yail museum' (Http://www.gevangenismuseum.nl/hoofdpagina-s/kinderen.html). There is also a nice family amusement Park, at about 3/4 hour driving ('www.duinenzathe.nl'), visit the Zoo in Emmen (http://www.dierenparkemmen.nl/) Or you can walk a (childrens)trail, barefoot (www.blotevoetenpad.nl), a real adventure on the countryside! ... etc.
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 3 Exchanges made
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- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 100 m2
- Total Area: 300 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Bicycles: 2
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
- New York, NY, USA
- United States
Nearest Airport: Groningen Airport Eelde - 4,6 km
Our house is situated in a beautyfull environment near 'het Paterswoldse meer' a large lake (5 minutes by bicycle), a five minutes walk from the lovely centre of Haren and only a few miles from the sprankling university town of Groningen .
Haren has nice restaurants, teacorners, shops and markets. Haren lies in a rural area and within a few miles you are surrounded by Woods and lakes. About twenty miles north of Haren are the 'Waddeneilanden'. And in 10 minutes you are in Groningen by bike, bus or car.
Chances are you haven't heard of Groningen, a gem of a city located in the north of the Netherlands. Holding many of the signature charms of Amsterdam, with canals, coffee houses, and moor bikes than people, Groningen is cozy and almost completely walkable. It has a large student population , a diverse music scene, and an inovative spirit. Known as the "City of Talent", the month of January truly embodies this nickname, when the city hosts Eurosonic Noorderslag.
- Narrow Casting Advisor
- We do not have children.
- We do not have pets.
About Our Family
We are Fedde (64 years old) and Yvonne (54). Since september 2015 we are lived in the beautiful village of Haren, called the green pearl of the north of the Netherlands.
Fedde loves football, art and wine. Yvonne loves being creative in the kitchen and yoga. We both love swimming in the sea.
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