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Haren, Nederländerna

Our garden

Our garden

The trampoline is fun for kids

The trampoline is fun for kids

Our livingroom

Our livingroom

Our livingroom

Our livingroom

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen (since 2017)

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Just to enjoy the sun in the morning

Just to enjoy the sun in the morning

We have lots of toys!

We have lots of toys!

hall

hall

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Bedroom of our son

Bedroom of our son

Bedroom of the youngest son

Bedroom of the youngest son

Our daughters bedroom

Our daughters bedroom

You can use the bbq

You can use the bbq

It's quite relaxed in the garden : )

It's quite relaxed in the garden : )

Petting house with playground and tea-room, close to our house (2 min walk)

Petting house with playground and tea-room, close to our house (2 min walk)

Walk and see the beautifull vila's of Haren

Walk and see the beautifull vila's of Haren

The centre of Haren, a very nice area for shopping and good restaurants

The centre of Haren, a very nice area for shopping and good restaurants

The weekly market in Haren

The weekly market in Haren

Take a visit to the beatifull botanical gardens in Haren

Take a visit to the beatifull botanical gardens in Haren

The lake nearby with one of the beaches

The lake nearby with one of the beaches

The lake nearby

The lake nearby

Have a visit to the beatifull city of Groningen

Have a visit to the beatifull city of Groningen

The canals in the city of Groningen

The canals in the city of Groningen

The new library and cinema in the city of Groningen (with rooftopview!)

The new library and cinema in the city of Groningen (with rooftopview!)

Museum of art at Groningen designed by Mendini

Museum of art at Groningen designed by Mendini

The museum of art at Groningen

The museum of art at Groningen

Visit the infoversum at Groningen

Visit the infoversum at Groningen

A lots nice of places to eat and drink

A lots nice of places to eat and drink

COUNTRYSIDE: And a lot of pitoresque villages nearby

COUNTRYSIDE: And a lot of pitoresque villages nearby

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden') at UNESCO national parc

COUNTRYSIDE: Ancient stones ('Hunnebedden') at UNESCO national parc

COUNTRYSIDE: Beatiful area for walking or cycling in UNESCO's Geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

COUNTRYSIDE: Beatiful area for walking or cycling in UNESCO's Geoparc 'de Hondsrug'

COUNTRYSIDE: The windmill museum in Zuidlaren, very nice for kids also (only 10 min by car)

COUNTRYSIDE: The windmill museum in Zuidlaren, very nice for kids also (only 10 min by car)

Lots of children-activity. For instance: Walking the bare-foot-path.

Lots of children-activity. For instance: Walking the bare-foot-path.

Walking the bare-foot-path with our family in 2016

Walking the bare-foot-path with our family in 2016

COUNTRYSIDE: Walk with the sheep and the herder to the shell

COUNTRYSIDE: Walk with the sheep and the herder to the shell

Take a visit to the seals-shelter at Pieterburen

Take a visit to the seals-shelter at Pieterburen

The adventureparc for climbing, bilboarden, flyboarden and waterskiing

The adventureparc for climbing, bilboarden, flyboarden and waterskiing

Walk at the bottom of the sea, you can even walk to one of the islands

Walk at the bottom of the sea, you can even walk to one of the islands

Old wooden houses in the fishingtown of Zoutkamp

Old wooden houses in the fishingtown of Zoutkamp

Walk by the sea

Walk by the sea

The islands

The islands

Visit one of the islands, only 40 minutes by bus or car to the ferry

Visit one of the islands, only 40 minutes by bus or car to the ferry

The island of Schiermonnikoog

The island of Schiermonnikoog

The German island of Borkum

The German island of Borkum

The fortress 'Bourtange'

The fortress 'Bourtange'

Rent a boat and explore the lake district

Rent a boat and explore the lake district

2019 - we rented a motorboat for a day and sailed to Hinderloopen

2019 - we rented a motorboat for a day and sailed to Hinderloopen

Only 1 hour by car, you can bring a visit to the 'Afsluitdyk', one of the important dykes of the Netherlands

Only 1 hour by car, you can bring a visit to the 'Afsluitdyk', one of the important dykes of the Netherlands

Brother and sister, Joep and Jet

Brother and sister, Joep and Jet

Our family in the summer of 2015 - Exchange with Belgium

Our family in the summer of 2015 - Exchange with Belgium

Exchange with Schwitzerland summer 2018

Exchange with Schwitzerland summer 2018

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House in Haren, Netherlands

WE ALREADY MADE AN EXCHANGE for the SUMMER. Always interested in short distance exchanges around the year.

We live in the village of Haren, just 7 km (4.4 miles) from the city centre 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) or BREMEN (only 2 hours by car) and HAMBURG (3 hours).

We live in a nice family house in Haren. It's a semi detached house. It's also a nice place for kids: Lots of space to play outside, a nice garden where they can play and there are also a couple of nice playgardens in the neighbourhood, clean air and not so many traffic.

In the village are beautiful houses and a very nice village centre. Since 1910 rich people from Groningen build their houses in the village and therefore there are many old villas in Haren. If you come to Haren, you must visit the botanical garden. It's the largest botanical garden of the Netherlands.It's founded by the university of Groningen. Nice to walk around, also for kids. Our younghest one loves to go there. His favorites are the chinese garden (he calls it the nina garden ; ) and the rocky garden. You can bring food and have a picknick for instance.
In 2006 Haren became the greenest village of the Netherlands, because of the pretty gardens and trees. 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/)

THE COUNTRYSIDE:
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!! Many things to do for kids in this 3 musea (like helping the baker to make bread or helping to shoot a canon), very childfriendly musea!
To explore the countryside by bike or by walking there are many routes to follow: http://geoparkdehondsrugwandelcafes.nl/haren/

THE CITY OF GRONINGEN:
Groningen is a very characteristic and lively university town.
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/the-netherlands/the-north-and-east/groningen-city
Groningen has beautiful architecture and history. It's one of the studentscities of the Netherlands. So it's a very lively city. In the Netherlands many people go by bike, but Groningen is called bikecity of the Netherlands. So ... everyone is on the bike! There are also 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 the top of the new librarybuilding (also the touristinformation in this building), by bike, by tour boat (rondvaartbedrijfkool.nl/) or take a nice walk. And of course Gronigen has many nice places to eat or drink.
We have many more information for you of things to do and to go in the city at our home.

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') The dutch island of Schiermonnikoog has beautifull nature and a pitoresque village. You can rent a bike over there and explore the island. There aren't much cars on the island, only inhabitants are promited to take their cars to the island, so it's really a bike and wander-island. The north side of the island is all sandy beach. Very nice to go to with kids and to swim in the sea. Information of the island of Schitermonnikoog at: https://www.visitwadden.nl/en/regions/schiermonnikoog. To enjoy the island more, you could book a room for one night at the only hotel at the island (they also have familyrooms): https://www.bernstorff.nl/nl/contact.html (the internetpage only is in Dutch, but you can mail or call them for more information)

THE WADDENSEA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
https://www.waddensea-worldheritage.org/
The Wadden Sea is the largest tidal flats system in the world, where natural processes proceed largely undisturbed. It extends along the coasts of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.For its globally unique geological and ecological values the Wadden Sea is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Nowhere else in the world is there such a dynamic landscape with a multitude of habitats, shaped by wind and tides. Global biodiversity is reliant on the Wadden Sea.
You should visit he island of 'Schiermonnikoog' of course ; ) Then you will pass the Waddensea by ferry to the island.
But you could also book a tour to see the seals and to walk on the bottom of the sea when the tide is low. Information and booking at: https://www.lauwersoog.nl/en/activities/sealtour
And also nice to do is to go on a fishingtour on the bottom of the sea, for instance to find oysters or go on a plastic safari to clean the area from garbidge. Afterwards you can eat over for fresh fish or oysters from the sea. Information and bookings at: https://wadvistochten.nl/ (choose 'translate our website to' for english at the left of the internetpage)

THE FRYSIAN WATERS - THE DUTCH LAKE DISTRICT
You can rent a boat and follow the guided tour from 'Koudum' to the antique city of 'Hinderloopen'. You can see the country from the waterside and be part of the watertourisme in the summer for one day. Very nice to do with kids also! Our kids loved it. The tour brings you throug canals to the small pitoresque city of 'Hinderloopen'. Hindeloopen is one of the smaller Frisian eleven cities with its own unique atmosphere. The greater part of the Hindeloopen male population was somehow involved in Scandinavian and Russian trade and shipping during the 17th and 18th century and it was therefor a flourishing town. The town owned a big fleet of over 100 ships sailing the oceans. In Museum Hindeloopen you can find more things worth knowing about the Hindeloopen domestic culture throughout the ages. The old harbour is still the vibrant scene of the greater part of everyday life. Hinderloopen was first on the sea, but with the construction of the 'Afsluitdijk' the sea became the lake called 'the IJsselmeer'.

PLACES TO GO WITH KIDS:
The petting zoo 2 min from our house: http://www.mikkelhorst.nl/. It has a a very nice playground, nice playgarden in our street, the soccerground of "Koeman" (The Koeman brothers spend their childhood in our neighboorhood. Ronald Koeman is now the nationcoach of the Dutch footballteam!)
go swiming in the swimingpool of Haren (http://www.zwembadscharlakenhof.nl/)

Next to visiting the island of Schiermonnikoog, riding a bike, look for seals, rent a boat and explore, you can also:
You can go to the fairytail playground in Zuidlaren (http://sprookjeshof.nl/),
the windmill museum: http://www.dewachter.nl/wordpress/,
the walkingtrack on top of the trees (http://www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/activiteiten/hondsrug/boomkroonpad.aspx),
go climbing in the climbingparc https://breakout-grunopark.nl/activiteiten-groningen/activiteit/op-het-droge/klimpark/
(toysmuseum http://museumkinderwereld.nl/) ... etc! (We have many information to do with kids over here!)
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.

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Familj

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  • Torktumlare
  • TV

Outdoor

  • Trädgård
  • Terrass eller sol däck
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  • BBQ
  • Cyklar: 5

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