Welcome!

To our Home.

As I'm a webdesigner, I created a page devoted to our home. Like every home, our home has it's little tricks to do things & it's corners to find things. This page is here to help you out.

Thank you so much for staying, and do not hesitate to reach out if you need ANYTHING...

Our warm regards,

Rob, Annelies

and Alois and Eliza!

ROB : +32 477 56 37 32

ANNELIES: +32 472 38 77 33

House Rules

The golden rule.

We'll hope you'll treat our house as if it was your own. We don't lock away stuff, but we do appreciate it if you'll respect our privacy :)

Thank you!

Parking

Where to park

In front of the house you have to pay, but Parking is free beyond this kind of sign, about halfway our street, so once you unload the car its best to park beyond this sign. 

Arriving

When you get here

The key may be finnicky, so I move past in a clockwise direction, and then counterclockwise. You'll get it :) 

Never leave the key on the inside of the lock when going out, you will lock yourself out. The only way in in this case is getting a locksmith!


Garbage

How to sort etc

Beneath the sink there are two garbage bins.

 

The first is for garbage/waste that cant be sorted, there are white bags provided for this.

The second is for greens and perishables (no cooked food), you can use little green bags for this.

When you leave please put these bags in the big black/green bins in the shed at the back of the garden. Black bin for the general garbage, green bin for the greens and perishables.

 

The 'sorting closet' (pictured)
Paper: in cardboard box on top of freezer.

Glass: Plastic container.

Plastic bottles, tins and cans: in the blue bag 


Do's and dont's

Kitchen

You can use anything in the kitchen. The Induction countertop. Pots, pans, cutlery. Make coffee or tea. The coffee machine is inside the cupboard on the right hand side of the sink. This has a big strip of plugs which you can turn on or off. Turn this on to turn on the light, the coffee machine, the toaster etc...

You can use the dishwasher. Tablets are underneath the sink.

Please don't use the food & drinks in the fridge and cupboards.

Also feel free to water any plant that looks thirsty ;)


Bathroom

How to sort etc

We prefer it if you would bring your own towels and other toiletries. (toilet paper is provided, and there's more inside the left cupboard.)

Livingroom

TV, WIFI & Toys!

WIFI network:

ORANGE-6EE2C,

password is  53yJs8bb

Use the narrow remote to turn on the TV and pick HDMI1 (also volumecontrols), and the other remote to turn on and control the digital tv box. This is the remote to flip channels etc... they take their time to load/start-up.

Toys: feel free to let your kids play with all the toys, just try to get them back in their places/boxes after playing. The two white cupboards hold lots of games & puzzles. Underneath the couch their are blocks and vehicles.

Bedrooms

The rooms

We have one master bedroom, our room, then Eliza's room also on the first floor, and then Alois'  bedroom on the second floor.​

Our room has an electric blind, which can be operated via a button on the left hand side of the window.

I will make some room in our closet for your clothes. And will also put large plastic retainers underneath the bed in the childrens rooms for storage.

The light-switch has two buttons, the left one operates the light, the right one operates the bottom electrical sockets around the room. 

Air out the rooms in the morning by putting the window in the tilt position.

Food & Groceries

Right outside...

If you walk outside our house take a right, and down the first street on the right you'll walk up to a bakery (cloesed on Thursdays). If you walk outside our house take a left to the small town square in front of the church you'll find a small grocer for fruit and veg (closed on mondays), a classic belgian chip-shop and a pharmacy.

Big supermarkets:
Delhaize: Driesstraat 96
Carrefour: Frederik Burvenichstraat 21

To Do

Ghent has so much to offer...

Obviously the historic centre cant be missed.

Nearby our house you have : Gentbrugse meersen where you can walk, take the bike, and also nice playground for Fin. Ghent is a very very nice city to visit, we will leave some guides and maps. The Bourgoyen is also a big park on the other side of Ghent, but it is a good bike ride away.

 

To eat you van check the sites newplacestobe and also this facebook page: hipste adresjes van Gent. 

 

To eat nearby our house, you have 'ma en ik' (small lunch and breakfastplace) there is a park with a playground near that place aswell.

Also clouds in my coffee, alberte( more fancy, but not that expensive), zebrabeach is also very nice little hangout, its basically a big wading pool with sand around it where our kids play while we enjoy a drink.

 

Dok Gent is also fun these days, it's a big industrial site that has been repurposed as a hangout space, with lots of sand to play, food stalls etc.

 

If you like museums: stam, msk, design museum, het gravensteen (pictured) and the touristic boats in the centre is alsof a very nice thing to do. But you can rent a little boat yourself, check Minerva boats, and you van make a tour just outside Ghent. Or rent a kayak and explore Ghent from it's waterways.

Have a great stay!

So that should sum things up :)

Need anything else? Just let us know...

ROB : +32 477 56 37 32

ANNELIES: +32 472 38 77 33

One more thing...

We recently adopted a cat. (or was it the other way around?)

Since a couple of weeks we have a little black cat, we are very fond of her.

She mostly lives outside, you just can call her in the morning in the garden to eat something inside, we usually leave a the sliding window open a bit for her.

We hope you can give her some cat milk (fridge) and some food. You can find everything behind the door of the basement.

If you hate cats, or are allergic, you can let us know and we'll have a neighbor come and take care of the cat.