- Reviews: 401
Drenthe - Dwingeloo: Hotel Wesseling, real family hotel
Every now and then we get a newsletter from Hotel Wesseling with often very interesting deals. At last we decided to take a short break and made a reservation in their hotel in Dwingeloo. (December 2011: we paid € 75,- p.p. for a two nights stay, including breakfast and one three course meal).
Hotel Wesseling is a real family hotel - managed for many years by the same family - with a lot of charm and cosiness, still offering rooms with modern comfort. Staff was from check-in till check-out very friendly and helpful.
The hotel has quite a large restaurant (De Juffer van Batinghe) with a view of the Brink. We had our diners in the café, which we liked more. This café has also a sun lounge with great views of the famous St. Nicolaas Church with its onion shaped tower. The café has a nice reading table with a couple of papers and a lot of magazines (I think they were all Dutch).
Food was excellent: first night we had a three course menu and opted for a grilled salmon as main course; the second night we had a ‘highly spiced spaghetti Bolognese’.
Breakfast is buffet style and was very extensive with a variety of bread, every filling you can imagine, yoghurt, fruit, coffee/tea and juices.
Our room (nr.25) was not too spacious, but comfortable enough for a couple of nights. It had a seating area, a flat screen TV and a nice bathroom with shower, toilet and all amenities. Bed was comfortable and we slept very well.
Hotel Wesseling has a great location: in the centre of Dwingeloo at the famous Brink (village green) and next to the church (yes, every half hour the bells are ringing, but we didn’t mind at all). Dwingeloo is more or less situated in the heart of Drenthe and therefore an ideal base for exploring the province.
We were very satisfied with our stay, in spite of the bad weather we had. For sure we will go back in another season.
!!Be aware: the hotel has an annex - Hotel De Brink - in a building just across the road !!
Its charm of a real family hotel.
- Reviews: 3950
Emmen, Hampshire Hotel: From Giraf to Eden to Hampshire
Hampshire Hotel (former De Giraf and Eden) is situated just east of the railway at a walking distance of about 10 minutes from the citycentre of Emmen and the entrance of the Zoo. The hotel has 76 hotel rooms, including 3 theme rooms (Out of Africa, 1001 nights and a japanese room). There are also 3 suites and 4 familyrooms
The hotel is connected with different conference facilities, and halls for concerts, exhibitions, fairs and parties. There are tenniscourts, a sport and fitnesscentre and you can get massage treatments.
The hotel has three restaurants. When I visited regularly they were a French à la carte restaurant, a patiorestaurant, serving world tapas and Spanish dishes as well and an African style Brasserie Mombasa, serving fingerfood menus, salads and plates. With my family I took also a 'World dinner' in all three restaurants but maybe they changed formulas after the hotel has a new management.
I know the lovely restaurants and the congressfacilities. I never spend here the night myself, but friends and colleagues told me they like the rooms. The rooms offer the usual stuff like shower/ bath, toilet, hairdryer, telephone, safe, television with radio and pay-tv. The hotel is easily reachable by car and there is a private free parkinglot.
- Reviews: 401
Drenthe - Borger: Hampshire Inn Bieze, surrounded by 'hunebedden'
Or as the locals say: Hotel Bieze.
The hotel is located in the middle of the village of Borger in Drenthe. Around this village are a lot of cycling and walking routes. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the 'hunebedden' - the Dutch Dolmens.
Hotel Bieze is just renovated and offers 22 hotel rooms, modern, comfortable and with all facilities you may expect from a *** star hotel. It offers a gourmet restaurant, but it is also possible to have lunch or dinner in 'the Grand Café' or on one of the terraces.
Ask for the special packages.
It is possible to rent a bike through the hotel and to get routes.
As (almost) everybody comes to Drenthe and Borger to walk or cycle it is a great idea to offer the guests a local weatherforecast while they have dinner. So it is possble to plan your next trip.
- Reviews: 3950
Stads Hotel Boerland: Emmen, hotel in the heart of the town
Stads-Hotel Boerland is situated in the pedestrian area of the old part of the citycentre of Emmen, close to the market square with lovely terraces and many old oaks.
At this pedestrian area Stads-Hotel Boerland has a cosy petit restaurant and bar known as "De Heeren van Boerland" in the most historical part of the building. In this characteristic building you can enjoy your light meals and dinner. In front of "De Heeren of Boerland" is a nice terrace in the middle of the lively shopping centre.
The entrance of the well-known Zoo of Emmen is only a few minutes walk from the hotel.
At the reception of the hotel you can get tickets for the zoo with reduction.
Stads-Hotel Boerland has 14 hotel rooms on the first floor. The rooms are equipped with a shower or bath, toilet, telephone, television, mini bar and wireless internet. By its small scale the hotel has a personal touch and informal atmosphere.
Living not far from this hotel myself , I never spent the night here, but as far guests like VT-ers not sleep in my house, I book their rooms in this hotel.
The central unique location in the heart of the pedestrian area of the citycentre close to the shops, terraces, the zoo and the marketsquare with lots of festivals and activities at the front and a free parking place at the back .
- Reviews: 3950
Hotel de Jonge: Assen, hotel in the heart of the town
Hotel de Jonge in Asse has 54 comfortable rooms. The 17 rooms in the old part of the building are furnished in style. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and popular grand-cafe "Centraal'' with a beautiful terrace.
Part of the hotelcomplex is also an English pub "the Beefeater'', a rockcafe "Docx" and a dance theatre annex disco "Diana''.
I didn't sleep in the Hotel myself, but I'm visiting the grandcafe with its lovely terrace regularly.
The best place in the heart of the city, with a nice atmosphere and interesting paintings.
- Reviews: 3950
Zilverberkpark ''Witterzomer'': Assen, holidays for the whole family !!
A few KMs from Assen you can find the hoilidaycentre Zilverberkpark "Witterzomer''.
It's a wonderful place for camping in a large green natural setting. You can bring your own tent or caravan, but you can also hire a bungalows, a furnished tents or a wooden hut. There is a restaurant, a snackbar, breakfastservice, shoppingservice and much more.
''Witterzomer'' has its own swimmingpool, playinggrounds for kids, parcours for ponies, midgetgolf, jeu de boules, crossparcours for bikes and grounds for tennis, football, basketball and volleyball. Every summer week has its own theme with a lot of activities for young and old. And if you like to do something else, at the reception they can you give a lot of tips to enjoy the nature and culture of Drenthe.
My parents started this holidaycentre in 1952 and I lived here for 20 years. At that time I always prefered to stay home to see my holidays-friends, to share all the nice activities, to camp myself with my friends or to work here during holidays.
- Reviews: 3950
Landgoed de Berenkuil: Grolloo, a paradise for kids
Landgoed De Berenkuil is a campsite of 50 hectare in a fantastic natural setting of forest and heatherfields with protected juniperus trees. You can hear and feel the nature all around. There are no cars allowed.
There are about 500 places for tents and caravans, but also some small ''Hans & Grietje" houses and Bear-huts. for rent.
Especially for the kids till 15 years the stay will be a real adventure. There are so many possibilities for all kind of playing, outdoors and indoors. You can also walk a nature trail. Every week has another ''crazy'' theme.
But top of the pop is Berenpret (bearfun) at 7 pm. Everybody is coming to the open air theatre. The kids, but also their parents don't like to miss it. It's not to explain what's happening there, so you have to experience it yourself. Theatre, singing and much more, it gives so much fun !!
At the campsite you can come to the ''Bommelhoes'' for drinks and meals. There is also a shop nearby de " Bereshop" for buying you own food.
De Berenkuil is awarded as ANWB Euro Top camping, has a four star classification and was the camping of the year in 1991.
The Berenkuil is not just a campsite, but a experience. The only thing is, you must not be allergic for bears, because you will meet loads of them.
- Reviews: 1438
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More information on Drouwenerzand, for recreation and vacation: everything close by! It has a bungalow park and a camping as well as an theme play park.
Fabulous hospitality and great for kids!
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