Charming 3-floor house in Antwerp centre.

Charming 3-floor house in Antwerp centre.

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

The house is located 3 kms from the heart of Antwerp and 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 1890 and boasts high ceilings, mouldings and antique glass doors. It was refurbished in 2005.

We have a 1-year-old, so people with young children will find everything they need.

There's a small patio to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner outside.

On the ground floor you will find an 'office' space, an extra toilet, the living room and the kitchen that looks out on the patio. On the first floor you enter a very large bathroom with a toilet, walk-in rainshower and a bathtub. Facing the bathroom, there's a large bedroom: 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. On the 2nd floor you'll find a large attic with two double beds.

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

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More about us

  1. We're a couple with a 1-year-old boy, Rik. We're both 32 years old. We've done our bit 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 (www.airbnb.be/rooms/10464942?preview_for_ml=true&guests=1&adults=1)
    Now that we have family, we'd like to swap homes as we think it'll be more comfortable with the baby.

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

  3. Looking for direct swaps anywhere in the world! Available for (long) weekends or during school holidays: 5-22 April, 1 July-15 August, 25 October- 4 November.

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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
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
Day tripping
The Zoo, Antwerp City, any city in Belgium

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