Cosy apartment in the eastern (and safe) part of Schaerbeek, Brussels home swap
Cosy two bedroom apartment located on the second floor of a modern building that offers all comforts. The same floor is shared with the owner, who works there, so you will be quiet during your evenings and weekends. Diplomats and expats live in the building.
There is a big living room (45 m2) opening west on a terrace with a view on a communal garden. In the same room you find a fully equipped kitchen.
The two bedrooms are located in the eastern part of the building, that is also in a very tranquil area.
The bathroom has a bath tube too.
About the location
Schaerbeek is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. The name means: the stream with steep banks but Schaerbeek is nicknamed "the city of donkeys" (la cité des ânes or de ezelsgemeente).
This name is reminiscent of times when people of Schaerbeek, who were cultivators of sour cherries primarily for Kriek production, would arrive at the Brussels marketplace with donkeys laden with sour cherries. Donkeys are still kept in Josaphat Park, and sour cherry trees line the streets of the Diamant Quarter of Schaerbeek (Avenue Milcampslaan, Avenue Emile Maxlaan, and Avenue Opale/Opaallaan). The Square des Griottiers/Morelleboomsquare is named after these trees.
The eastern part of Schaerbeek is nowadays a location selected by affluent people for its architecture and its convenient location (close to the EU institutions and the financial heart of the city, the airport and highways).
Schaerbeek counts a number of art deco and art nouveau houses, including the Maison Autrique, the first house built by Victor Horta in the Brussels area.
The impressive town hall was inaugurated by King Leopold II in 1887. The Clockarium is a clock museum. There is also a beer museum and a mechanical organ museum nearby.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Lift / Elevator
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Brussels International
Nearest city: Brussels
Property type: Apartment
Location type: City