Authentic and spacious townhouse, Antwerp centre.

Authentic and spacious townhouse, Antwerp centre.

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms

About our home

NOT ACCEPTING ANY SWAPS IN JULY/AUGUST 2020 AS WE ARE EXPECTING A BABY THIS SUMMER. Available for swaps starting from September.

The house is located 3 kms from the heart of Antwerp in a dead-end street, ending onto a nice square. It is well-connected to all major bus and tramlines as well as to the central station. You can easily spend a week or more in Antwerp but it is also an ideal base for day trips to Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Amsterdam and even Paris.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking or cycling distance from the house.

The house itself is spacious, offers all modern comfort and is best described as "cozy cluttered". We decorated it with flea market finds combined with more modern pieces. The house was built in 1910 and boasts very high, authentically decorated ceilings, mouldings and antique glass doors. It was refurbished in 2005.

We have a son, so people with children (aged 0-5) will find everything they need.

On the ground floor you will find the monumental entrance hall, a well-equipped kitchen, a pantry, toilet and a large living room. The high glass door in the kitchen opens unto our garden. On the "in-between" floor, there's an extra toilet, the dressing and our newly refurbished bathroom with walk-in rainshower and bath. On the first floor, you will find our son's bedroom: there's a baby-cot in there now, but we could put up to 3 (air mattress) beds here if you want. There is also a large office space that can be used as an extra bedroom. On the 2nd floor you'll find two spacious bedrooms.

A perfect location for couples, families or friends looking for a spacious but cosy house with plenty of day tripping opportunities!

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More about us

  1. We're a couple with a 2 year-old son, Rik. We're both 33 years old. We've done our share of travelling the world: we lived in India, have been to all kinds of destinations in South America, Asia and Europe. While we were gone, we rented our house out on airbnb and have received many good reviews . Now that we have family, we'd like to swap homes as we think it'll be more comfortable with the baby.

  2. Expecting a second baby in July so no travelling or swapping for us this summer...

  3. An works as a langauge lecturer, Michiel is in communication. You can contact us in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

    We have a cat that needs basic care and a cuddle now and then.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Borgerhout is a very multicultural area in Antwerp. It has a reputation of being dodgy but this is just perception. Thanks to its reputation, houses were affordable and a lot of young urban professionals, artists, and hipsters have settled in this area. The government has recently invested in parks, an open air swimming pond and playgrounds.

It feels like a village within the city and has its own places of interest which we recommend visiting: the town hall, the free natural swimming pond, some trendy restaurants and bars...

Buzzy restaurants
Miro, Bar Luca, May's, Amor, Falafel King,...
Cool bars
Mombasa, Zeezicht, Bar Leon
Cozy cafés
Mombasa, Zeezicht, Bar Leon
Retail therapy
Turnhoutsebaan + De Meir
Bit of culture
Antwerp: museums, etc...
Walks in the park
Krugerplein, Rivierenhof, Stadspark, Boelaerpark
Day tripping
The Zoo, Historical city centre of Antwerp, Ghent (train 50mins), Brussels (train 50mins), Bruges (train 2hours), Amsterdam (train 2,5hours),...

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