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Visit trendy and lovely Aarhus! House with great, child friendly garden. Five minutes casual walk to the beach, 15 min. bike ride to Aarhus, Denmark's second city and former European Capital of Culture. And LEGOLAND is just 1,5 hours drive away.
We have a child friendly garden, 5 min casual walk to a great beach, 15 min lovely bicycle ride along the coast to the centre of Aarhus, Denmark's second city which host lots of attractions including the 3star attraction "The Old Town" (open-air museum of urban history in Denmark) http://www.dengamleby.dk/engelsk/den-gamle-by/, the renowned MOMU (Moesgård Museum - https://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/en/ and the AROS art museum http://en.aros.dk. Apart from this, Aarhus is just a cosy and lively city, which we are certain that you will enjoy :-)
We are a Danish-New Zealand couple with three children. Paul (57) works as a clinical psychologist, Eva (56) works as an organizational psychologist and researcher, and our oldest son David (17 years) loves working out, seeing friends and gaming, Ruben (11 years) loves playing handball, gaming, swimming and jumping on the trampoline and Rebecca (11 years) loves gymnastics and dancing.
Our house lies in a very attractive, quiet residential area with all necessary amenities (supermarkets, park, play grounds, cafes, restaurants and various shops in close proximity). The house is 150m2 and has 4 bedrooms (beds are 1x180cm, 1x120cm, 2x80cm (can be changed into 160cm) and 2x90 cm), 2 bathrooms and a living room. We have recently renovated/changed parts of the house (new kitchen, living room now with access to garden and new rooms for David, Ruben and Rebecca).
We have free Wifi and Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO etc. In the living room and David's room there are large TVs. Playstation in both David’s and Ruben’s rooms. From the living room and Rebecca’s room there is direct access to a lovely, sunny garden with lots of beautiful plants, flowers, trees and bushes with various edible berries. We have an automatic irrigation system in the garden to take care of most of the watering if needed.
In summer you can sit in our outdoor couch and enjoy the sun - and a drink - from early afternoon to late evening. For the amusement of both children and adults, we also have a 4,5m x 4,5m trampoline in our garden.
The house is situated in Risskov, which is generally considered the most attractive suburb in Aarhus given its proximity to the sea. Just 200 meters down the road there are several nice restaurants with outdoor seating, a sushi bar, a burger bar, a juice bar (Joe and the Juice), a large bakery/cafe (Lagkagehuset) and a great ice cream bar (Okkels). The suburb also has several other restaurants (French cuisine, two sushi restaurants, and pizzerias) and several large supermarkets/grocery stores (LIDL, ALDI, Rema 1000, Føtex etc) as well as several clothes shops in close proximity.
Our local beach, Bellevue (see pictures), with clean water and white sand can be reached by foot in 7 minutes (2-3 minutes on bike). It’s great for swimming and safe for kids. Just next to the beach, you will find our local playground (see picture) and a large picnic area. While you are here, you can also use the local school's playground - it's three minutes away.
If you like jogging or just enjoying a nice walk, the lovely Risskov Forest ajacent to the bay is just two kilometers away in the direction of the city centre. If you love biking - Aarhus and surroundings are perfect - see videos at http://www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/denmark/nature/aarhus-on-bike
We have three adult bikes, 5 children bikes (age 4-14 yrs), a Puky balance bikes (age 2-4 years) and a bicycle trailer (Dolphin) in which two children can sit comfortably (max 40 kgs together).
From our house in Risskov, it’s only a 15 minutes bicycle-ride along the bay (where you pass yet another beach) to the city center of Aarhus. Aarhus is Denmark's second city (population in inner urban area is approx. 260.000). The city centre has excellent opportunities for shopping and affords a number of cultural experiences, such as for example the famous Old Town and the Aros art museum. There are also numerous cafés and restaurants where you can eat or enjoy a nice beer or a latte. If you are fond of gastronomy, Aarhus has several restaurants which has been awarded a Michelin Star https://guide.michelin.com/dk/en/central-denmark/aarhus/restaurants
For more information on Aarhus and its surroundings visit the website: http://www.visitaarhus.com/
In case you are a family with teenagers or children in their twenties, Aarhus has lots of interesting cultural/musical events.Just a few kilometers south of Aarhus, the Marselisborg forest situated next to the coast, offers opportunities for walking, jogging, mountain biking or swimming. The forest also hosts the MOMU museum which is highly recommendable.
If you are a family with smaller or a little older children there are many childfriendly activities in Aarhus (see pictures). Moreover, a 30 mins. drive from Aarhus will get you to Djursland with its national park (https://eng.nationalparkmolsbjerge.dk/), beautiful beaches, two safari parks (see pictures), golf courses http://www.visitdjursland.com/ln-int/djursland-wildest-part-denmark as well as the great amusement park Djurs Sommerland http://www.djurssommerland.dk/. (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZultgAFrxuc)
You can also visit the Randers rainforest (30 mins drive, see https://www.regnskoven.dk/en/) which has a total of three domes with plants and animals from Africa, Asia and South America. In Aalborg (approx an hour by car) you can visit the zoo on the way to the vild west coast :-).
The internationally renowned amusement park Legoland http://www.legoland.dk/en/ can be reached by car in 75 min. In Billund, you will also find the new LEGO house, which is worth a visit all year round (see https://www.legohouse.com/en-gb/?ignorereferer=false )
There is a high speed car ferry sailing from Aarhus to Sjælland (Sealand) several times a day. As such our beautiful capital Copenhagen can be reached in approx. 2½ hours (See http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist)
We live very close to the sea and during summer holidays, we also generally prefer to exchange our house with a house in relatively close proximity to the sea or with access to a swimming pool (preferably a private pool) or a lake in which one can swim. At other times than summer, we are open for other exciting exchanges :-).
Our previous exchanges have been:
Summer 2010: Spain - Tarragona area
Summer 2011: Germany - Stockach (Bodensee area)
Summer 2014: Spain - Costa Brava
Summer 2015: Germany - Hamburg
Summer 2016: Sweden - Stockholm
Summer 2018: Switzerland - Arbon (Bodensee area)
Summer 2021: The Netherlands - Almelo
Summer 2023: France - Aix en Provence
Exchange 2023 and 2024: Our preferred countries are listed, but we are certainly open for other possibilities!! If you are a family with smaller kids, we have everything you need for children age 2-8 :-) This also includes huge amounts of LEGO, BRIO (railway), play cars and clothes for dressing up :-)
NOTE: We are ONLY interested in houses with direct acces to a private garden (not too small!). A trampoline would be great, as the twins use our own trampoline a lot. Our house and garden are perfect for children. The garden is entirely surrounded by a fence and has a large sandpit, a handball goal, an outdoor playhouse/chillout house, a swing for two children and our favourite: A Springfree trampoline (probably the safest trampoline one can get). During summer we also have a nice swimming pool in the front garden (see photos).
If we decide to change cars, our car is a 2012 Renault Grand Scenic.
COVID-19: Danmark is fully open and Covid-tests are not required. Cases are much lower now as there is generally high immunity in the population most of which have been vaccinated and previously had Covid.
We feel very safe here in Risskov and it is entirely possible to have a safe and very nice holiday in our house and country :-).
Welcome to our house and beautiful Aarhus :-)
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 6 Exchanges made
- Clinical psychologist
- Work- and organizational psychologist, associate professor
- House Type: Single storey home
- Floor: 0
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
- Living Area: 150 m2
- Total Area: 900 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Private swimming pool
- Bicycles: 8
- Non-smoking house
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
Nearest Airport: Aarhus airport (35 min) OR Billund Airport (75 min) -
Our house is situated on a quiet road in Risskov, one of Aarhus suburbs. The local Beach is just a few minutes away. Just 300 meters down our road you will find a burgerbar, a juice bar, and Italian ice cream cafe, a bakery-cafe and three cozy restaurants.
At the same time we live close to the city centre (15 mins. by bike, train or car).
- Clinical psychologist
- Work- and organizational psychologist, associate professor
- Boy - Age: 17
- Boy - Age: 12
- Girl - Age: 12
- We do not have pets.
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