Large spacious house,child friendly house in Mechelen home swap

Our home sits on a canal 10 minutes walk from the centre of town.

The house is large, airy and light and comes with three large open planned dining, sitting, playroom areas, small but neat kitchen, three large bedrooms, two wc's , large bath/shower room with two sinks and a small garden

We have 1 cat which will enjoy your company. No litter tray cleaning just giving food and water.

About the location

Mechelen is a small and picturesque city that is big on charm and history, thriving with quaint shops, car-free areas and pleasant little squares. The grace of centuries-old palaces and majestic churches appeals to everyone. There are no less then 336 listed buildings and monuments, including eight gothic and baroque churches from the 14th-17th century.Mechelen is a city for all ages. The kids can enjoy themselves at Technopolis (science museum), hofstade (lake beach), de nekker (water play and beach), ice skating rink, cinema and any of the numerous parks or playgrounds.
For the adults we have the Anker, one of the oldest operating breweries in Belgium. Students from all over the world come to learn to play church bells at Mechelen’s carillon school. Sitting outside on the terrace of a cafe sipping a local beer while listening to the bell music coming from the sky is nothing short of delightful. It is also home to one of the last remaining places in the world that restores and repairs antique tapestries, at Royal Manufacturers De Wit. There are plenty of cafes where you can taste the local beers and numerous chocolate shops which are truly amazing.

From Mechelen you can visit in a day, times are by car
1 Bruges: Belfry & Halle 1hr.20mins
2 Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent 55 mins
3 The Battlefields of Flanders 1hr
4 Ghent's Gravensteen castle 55mins
5 Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges 1hr 20 mins
6 Meuse Valley 1hr 40 mins
7 Grand Place, Antwerp 15 mins
8 Mons Old Town 1hr
9 St. Peter's Church, Leuven 30 mins
10 Mechelen Old Town
11 Waterloo 30mins
12 Semois Valley 2hr
13 Brussels Grand place 25mins

Further afield
14 Paris 3hr 30 mins
15 Amiens , france 2 hrs 30 mins
16 Amsterdam 1hr 50 mins
17 Luxembourg 2hrs 30 mins

There is a lovely park 10 minutes walk from the house and two wonderful parks with lake beaches both about 10 minutes away by car. & see slideshow at bottom of page.

See what there is to do in Flanders here :

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Mechelen (HE28167)

Antwerp,   Belgium

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 30 Oct 2017