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Warm welcome in the ♥ of Brussels / Warm welcome in the ♥ of Brussels

Translated from Français

House • Etterbeek Belgium

    4 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    1 Car available  
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  
  Hospitality  

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Listed  December 2018
Views  4861

General overview

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Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Home cinema
Home cinema
BBQ
BBQ
Balcony
Balcony
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel Styles

    Weekend
    Romantic
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    City
    Culture
    Good public transport

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

Our house is located 200m from Place Jourdan where you will find a supermarket as well as numerous shops, cafes and restaurants. We are right in the European district and therefore close to the Parliament and Commission buildings where all the nationalities that make up the EU meet. You can reach the Grand Place in Brussels in 10 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. If you wish, our bike is at your disposal, if you want more you can rent one a few hundred meters away. Our house is situated 200m from the Place Jourdan where you will find a supermarket as well as cafés and restaurants. We are in the European district and then close to the Parliament and to the EU Commission where meet all the nationalities which form the EU. You can join the Grand Place of Brussels in 10 minutes by metro or 20min by foot. If you wish our bike is at your disposal, if you want more you can rent some very near Brussels is the Grand'place of course and the entire surrounding district. Magnificent museums including the Magritte museum or that of musical instruments (whose building is absolutely beautiful) or that of comics, without forgetting the Atomium, the last vestige of the 1958 universal exhibition, very close to our house is the Museum of Art and History with a superb Egyptology section, and also the Natural History Museum. A little outside the city this time the Africa Museum contains some treasures dating from Belgium's colonial era. These are just a few examples among others. Brussels it's "la Grand'Place" and all the surrounding district. Magnificen(wht museums among these the Magritte museum or the musical instruments or the museum of the comic strip, without forgetting Atomium the last vestige of the World Fair of 1958. Right by our house is the museum of Art and History with a magnificent section of Egyptology, and also the natural history museum. Outside the city this time the museum of Africa conceals some treasures dating the colonial period) of Belgium. This is only some examples among the others. From Brussels you also have the option of taking a high-speed train to Amsterdam (Thalys 1h50), Cologne (Thalys 1h50), Paris (Thalys - 1h20) and London (Eurostar - 1h50). From Brussels you also have the possibility of taking a high speed train to Amsterdam (Thalys 1:50), Cologne (Thalys 1:50), Paris (Thalys - 1:20) and London (Eurostar - 1:50). You are ideally located to visit cities like Antwerp (the zoo, the port), Ostend (the beach, the shrimps), Bruges (the canals, the beguinage), Ghent (the mystical lamb of Van Eyck), Liège ( the Meuse, Calatrava station), Namur (the citadel, the namourette), and many other places of cultural interest or even amusement parks You are ideally situated to visit cities as Antwerp (the zoo, the port), Ostend (the beach, the gray shrimps), Bruges (canals, Beguine convent), Ghent (the mystic lamb of Van Eyck), Liège (the Maas, the station of Calatrava), Namur (the citadel, the namourette), and many of the other places of cultural interest or amusement parks. Previous exchanges: Via TrocMaison 2011: Quebec (Canada) 2012: Reykjavík (Iceland), Alsace (France), Brittany (France) 2013: Charente-Maritime (France), Champagne (France) 2014: Seattle (USA), Vienna (Austria), Paris (France) 2015: Halifax (Nova Scotia), Denver (USA) 2016: Berlin (Germany), Hämeenlinna (Finland) 2017: Paris (France), Magog (Quebec), Pays de Gex (Switzerland, France) 2018: Marseille (France), Seine-et-Marne (France), Nantes (France), Loire Valley (France) 2019: Vaucluse (France), Canberra + Maroochydore Queensland + Torquay Victoria (Australia), Seine-et-Marne (France) Via PLU / Homelink 2019: Clunes (VIC Australia), Seine-et-Marne (France) 2020: Exchanges postponed following Covid. 2021: Frederiksværk (Denmark), Haute-Garonne (France) 2022: Eindhoven (Netherlands), Loire-Atlantique (France), Friborg (Switzerland) 2023: Brixton - London (UK), Luleå (Sweden), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Shepherds Bush - London (UK) 2024: Shepherds Bush (UK), Veneto (Italy), Bavaria (Germany) Notice following exchanges on other sites: Stephen stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 9 days on July 3, 2019 We had a great time in Nathalie and Benoit’s tastefully decorated home. Their home has delightful features that leave a lasting impression and they are thoughtful hosts. Their place is very centrally situated which made it easy to explore the history and beauty of Brussels. Gaynor & Rudi stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 15 days on May 16, 2019 We really enjoyed our stay in your home which is cozy, happy and quirky. Thanks so much! Flavie stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 7 days on December 28, 2018 Our stay in Brussels (with two children) was great and it is largely thanks to the house and the welcome of Nathalie and Benoit! the house is very pleasant, full of colors and with magnificent ceramics as well as numerous comic books....the children and we were amazed to discover them one after the other.... But it is just as much a pleasure to leave home to wander around Brussels and discover the city before returning to the warmth and calm to enjoy a beer around this large table....everything was perfect and we thank you...with end point a little chicken as a gift for our return!! We will keep it preciously as a souvenir of these great holidays! stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 5 days on October 23, 2018 Hello Nathalie & Benoit Thank you so much for hosting me. I really loved your beautiful colorful home and it was extra special to have 2 cats as well Give them both a cuddle.....from me or maybe just a pat You were so welcome to me and really lovely to Lizzy she says hello Natalie & Benoit were wonderful host and took care of me and helped so much when my flight got canceled due to an airport stike I was able to stay for a few more days and after several hours of organizing was able to make an arrangement to get my international flight connection I would not have managed without their support Sending you a thousand thanks and a big hug Look forward to seeing you next year. Terri Stephanie welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 7 days on August 12, 2018 A big thank you Nathalie and Benoît for allowing us to visit Brussels in such good conditions. Your house is very well located: close to a pretty, lively square and shops, as well as one of the best chip shops. The metro and buses are also very accessible. The house is very original and warm in its decor. The garden is very zen. The neighborhood is quite quiet for a big city. Everything is at our disposal to make the most of Brussels (transport and parking cards, brochures, etc.). As for the welcome you gave us... it is worthy of the reputation of the Belgians! Your generosity and attention to both of you touched us a lot (meals on arrival, discovery of local delicacies, etc.). We recommend your address ;-) Evanne stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 10 days on July 21, 2018 Very nice simultaneous exchange with Nathalie and Benoit! Their house is ideally located for discovering Brussels and Belgium, and for peaceful rest after visits. A Zen garden decorates it, which we appreciated for quiet dinners on the terrace. The house is nicely decorated with lots of warm colors, functional and welcoming. Communications with them before and during the stay were simple and cordial. They took care of our house and our cats during their stay with us. Hosts to recommend! Many thanks again for this exchange. Lucy stayed with Benoît & Nathalie for 1 day on May 12, 2018 We were welcomed by Nathalie and Benoît one night as part of an exchange of hospitality. We were on exchange for two weeks in the Netherlands. Nathalie and Benoît were extremely welcoming, whether before our arrival or during our brief stay. They showed us around Brussels during the day. We were able to discover several places that we probably would not have had time to see. They also prepared a typical dinner for us. We were able to interact with them and with very kind neighbors. In addition, they made us taste several local products and very good Belgian beers. It was a very pleasant evening. We recommend an exchange with Nathalie and Benoît without any hesitation. It will be our great pleasure to welcome them during their next trip to Quebec. Thank you Nathalie and Benoît! Gwen Olivier Etienne Garance welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 2 days on March 31, 2018 We had a great Easter weekend with Nathalie and Benoît. Their beautiful house is very warm and cozy. Sometimes we had to force ourselves to go out rather than stay cooped up at home and devour their library! Their house was also very clean. The house is very well located, in the European district, close to the metro, which allows you to easily and quickly reach the historic center. A small weekly market and a few shops and cafes give a real neighborhood atmosphere, even though we are in a capital. We had the chance to meet Nathalie and Benoît in person, they are charming people. We then met their cats Réglisse and Ciboulette at their home. Licorice is pleasant, Chives more fierce. Nathalie and Benoît took very good care of our cat and our guinea pigs. They left our house spotless. This exchange was perfect. We will always be happy to talk with them. Nathalie and Benoît are serious exchangers, whom I can only recommend. Christelle welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 6 days on March 4, 2018 Thank you for this beautiful exchange between Bruxello and Massaliote :-) We immediately found our feet in Nathalie and Benoît's pretty house...and were able to read comics as much as we wanted! The neighborhood is pleasant, very quiet, very close to the center and three steps from the best fries in the world (according to the New York Times). The city is very nice to discover with teenagers, between Surrealism, Art Nouveau and 8th Art. But what we particularly liked was the joking, festive and warm spirit of the people of Brussels. Nathalie and Benoît were very attentive and energetic in helping us with our requests for information. They took the greatest care of our apartment. THANKS. Anne welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 4 days on October 31, 2017 We had a very pleasant stay in Nathalie and Benoit's sparkling and colorful house. Ideally located in a pleasant area, not far from the center, we were able to appreciate Brussels with the advice of our hosts. The welcome was warm with a lovely discovery basket. It was an enriching exchange for me and my teenagers. Thank you for everything. Monique welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 21 days on July 15, 2017 Our stay at their home was fabulous. Welcoming and clean house. The neighborhood is pleasant, as are the people we meet. Very nice trip. Monique and Guylaine Berengaria welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 5 days on April 10, 2017 A big thank you to Nathalie and Benoît for this warm welcome and this evening together before their departure for Paris. We had a fabulous stay and discovered this new neighborhood close to the European Commission where we were able to taste the best fries, discover the Parlamentarium (just perfect for adults and young people) which are a few minutes from the house. The house is very large, bright and we were able to have an aperitif on the garden terrace accompanied by the cats, two real companions. A very nice experience in Brussels and a lovely surprise when returning to Paris :-). Thank you again for these good memories. Christina welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 5 days on February 2, 2016 Very good exchange to Brüssel! Communication has been extraordinary good and Nathalie and Benoit are very reliable exchange partners. They left our apartment spotlessly clean and tidy, our cats have been very well cared for. Their house is colorful and comfortable and very good located within the Eurpean quarter, nice area. Brüssel is a very interesting city, full of very good restaurants. Must be nice to experience it with a little less rain ;-) Claire & Gilles welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 18 days on July 25, 2013 A very pleasant stay with Nathalie and Benoît (17 days during the summer). A friendly, colorful and functional house that will appeal to young and old alike. A very pleasant garden. Very complete practical instructions and numerous tourist leaflets. An address in the heart of a lively district, not far from the center, to be recommended without reservation. Married welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 3 days on March 29, 2013 Cuckoo I am taking advantage of the new site interface to tell you again how much we appreciated this exchange with you. We loved your beautiful, colorful house. Patricia welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 4 days on May 16, 2012 Our first exchange... an excellent memory in a beautiful house full of charm. We have excellent memories of it. When we got home, we also bought the card we saw at your place, which we displayed in our living room, as a souvenir Gil welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 7 days on April 7, 2012 Very pleasant house, spacious, bright and well equipped. It is very well located in Brussels. Yohann welcomed Benoît & Nathalie for 3 days on January 1, 2012 What a wonderfull stay we had in Brussels. The house is ideally located, just 15 minutes away from the magnificent Grand Place. The district is full of life and very secure and offers some of the best restaurants in town and the best French fries resseler (La Maison Antoine). The style of the house is very colorful and so cozy it was a real pleasure to stay there. A real must in Brussels! Thanks a lot for the exchange!

Nearest airport

Brussels Airport (Zaventem): 12 Km, 25 min. by bus. Brussels South Charleroi Airport: 65 Km, 1h40 by Shuttle bus and metro.

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