Come over and dive into your Dutch ancestry!
It is one thing to browse the web in search of ancestors. It is, however, a whole different experience to actually come to the Netherlands and visit your ancestral places. If you really want to feel what the Dutch way of life is, come stay with us at our cosy bed & breakfast! We are located in the eastern part of the country on a beautifully restored former farm house. Here you will find no mass tourism yet you are only a 1,5 hour drive away from Amsterdam.
Naturally, you can explore the countryside by yourself, but we are also happy to be your guide. How about a private in depth Dutch genealogy training on the subjects of your choice? Learning how to cook Dutch? Do some hands on research in archives with the help of a professional Dutch genealogist? Listening to traditional Dutch stories by the campfire? Tasting locally brewed beer? Or a private guided tour of excellent museums unkown to mass tourism? The possibilities are endless.
Just send in whatever travel whishes you have and we will be pleased to turn them into a trip to remember.
This is how it works...
First you send in your travel request. We will contact you as soon as possible to gather more information about your travel goals, budget, date of arrival, number of people in your party, any allergies or other restrictions we need to know and any other data we need to draw up a good travel plan for you. Sending in a request is free and there are no strings attached.
With the information you gave us we will draw up a travel plan for you. This usually takes about 5 working days. You will then receive a travel proposal which outlines the exact detailes of your trip and costs that you can expect. Feel free to make adjustments or corrections until the plan completely meets your whishes.
If the proposal is to your liking you can accept it and we will make the agreed arrangements. You will receive a confirmation once the booking is complete. You do not have to make a deposit. You can pay in advance if you like (much appreciated!), but if you feel uncomfortable with that, you can also pay cash or make a PayPal transfer on the day of your arrival.
*Important note! We are not a travel agency. This means that by Dutch law we are not allowed to make airplane, car rental or hotel reservations for you. You need to make such arrangements, as well as a travel insurance, through your local travel agency. Our services do include reservations at our own B&B, guided tours, workshops, written driving tours, museum visits and the like.
Our B&B "De Salixhoeve" ("Willow Farm")...
Our B&B is located in a seperate guesthouse on our restored farm from about 1900. The farm is named after the many willows on the property. Did you know that the willow is associated in folklore with dreaming and magic?
The guesthouse is equipped with a good 2 person bed (about king size) with tempur matrasses. The bedroom is on the groud level but not wheelchair accessible! An extra single bed can be placed on the first floor on request.
Upstairs you have a private kitchenette with crockery, sink, microwave, electric kettle, mini fridge and dishwasher. You can use coffee and tea for free. Soda, candy and chips are available at a fair rate. Due to fire regulations smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, inside or outside!
Upstair you will also encouter a cosy sitting area with two comfortable armchairs, eating set with chairs, TV with DVD player, radio CD and boardgames. We do not have WiFi or cabled internet. We do have mobile coverage.
The guesthouse is surrounded by a beautiful 2,5 acres garden and your own private terrace. We have some small wildlife like hares, foxes, storks and deer that often roam the garden. Therefore no dogs are allowed on the property.
The guesthouse has its own bathroom with shower, toilet and washstand. There is a washer and a dryer you can use, as well as a hairblower. Furthermore you will find towels (changed daily), bathrobes and free locally made soap and shampoo.