The joys of staying in luxurious surroundings in a typical historical Dutch village and yet door to door to the North Sea Jazz Festival in 15 minutes!!
We have designed and built our own home in the beautiful historical village of Oud-Beijerland.
The room has an ensuite bathroom and very comfortable double bed.
There is also a TV and DVD player in the house with a wide variety of dvds and old videos of many different genres including wild life,classics, historical drama and the popular romantic comedies.
We also have a beamer in the main living room and if time allows we enjoy watching a film together with our guests.
Our garden is on a small canal and it is possible to have breakfast on the waters edge or even sit and fish!! Take our rowing boat for a row down the canal :0).
There are bicycles available for your use. In the summer months you can use the local bicycle ferry to cycle to Rotterdam.
A special fast bus which leaves from across the road takes you to Rotterdam in 15 minutes. This bus takes you straight to The large Zuidplein shopping mall and Ahoy, host to the ABN AMRO Tennis Tournament and North sea Jazz festival.
Buses run till 12.35 on the Friday night and during the night on the Saturday,leaving from Rotterdam central at 03;13 in the morning.
Oud-Beijerland is a beautiful historical town with its own yatching harbour and typical Old Dutch architecture. There is a long dyke lined with boutiques,specialty food stores and anything else you can think of.
For those who enjoy eating out you are minutes away from one of our 22 restaurants!
Everything from Chinese, Japanese,Italian,Greek and French to Belgian Cantonese and of course Typical Dutch . And of course the take awy Thai,Pizza,Chinese and Shoarma.
On Wednesdays there is a market with more than 40 stalls flanking both sides of the canal in front of the historical townhall.
In the nearby village of Heinenoord is an amazing historical museum showing many scenes of everyday life in the Netherlands of the past. Close by is also the recently restored windmill of Goidschalxoord.
To see a windmillgrinding the wheat and Rye you have to be here on a saturday and visit the town of Zuid-Beijerland,only 10 minutes by car and 35 by bike and whilst there you can drive another 10 minutes and take the bike ferry to the nature reserve island of Tiengemeten with its Rien Poortvliet Museum and national nature museum.
The Hoekse Waard is a great area for cycling and has many wild life reserves.
There are even wild buffalo and horses in the nature reserve nearby. You can also visit the free wildlife visitors centre where the expositions show all the wildlife which can be found in the area. See more tips in the guide book!
we also have a cot available for a child.
On arrival a copy of your ID is made.
You can tell us the evening before what time you would like breakfast we will tell you what is available when you arrive.
The house is always quiet after 12midnight.
If you would like to watch a movie on our inhouse theater alone, then that is fine :0)
Let us know the day before if you would like to use the bicycles so that we have time to get them ready,right height etc.
If you come from overseas whe have a spare mobile with simcard for your use.
Nico goes to work in the City centre across from Rotterdam Central station every day so it is possible to get a lift straight into the city with him or a lift back around 18:00
Sehr gastfreundlich, warmherzig und vor allem großzügig.
Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei Bibi und Nico gefühlt, und können sie nur weiterempfehlen.
Danke nochmals, und hoffentlich bis bald.
Bibi and Nico were terrific hosts. They were very helpful in their recommendations for local foods and sightseeing. Very importantly for us, their home is handicap-accessible, and they were most helpful with our accessibility needs.
Those incredible loving people (Bibi and Nico) made me feel home from the first minute on!!! I stayed for a week in Oud-Beijerland and can highly recommend staying with them. This wasn't the last time for me :-)
Bibi and Nico made my first days in Rotterdam really easy. They were very caring and kind, willing to help me with everything I needed assistance with, and the room had everything I needed. They are lovely people and the house is amazing - so there's definitely a reason to come back!
Bibi and her husband Nico were a delight to stay with. As well as a great hostess, her friendly, enthusiastic spirit had us jumping on her spare bikes to see where we'd end up. We had a beautiful place to stay and were given the opportunity to explore the countryside and towns surrounding Rotterdam. My girlfriend and I came over to experience the North Sea Jazz festival and were given so much more of a holiday than we could have ever expected.
Bibi is a fantastic hostess, ready to share her beautiful home, food, and local (especially architectural) knowledge with you. Come for the comfortable, sleek surroundings with easy accessibility to Rotterdam, and stay for the comfort and abundant hospitality.
The best indication of an experience is whether you plan a return.
So, how much ever time it will be before I am able to be back with Bibi and Nico will be too long.
From their hospitality to the town of Oud Beijerland, one simply cannot make a mistake staying here. You will not regret it!
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We are a happy easy going couple, Nico is an architect and I trained to be a nurse many years ago :0) We love travelling and enjoy meeting people.
We have many interests eg biking, singing, music (all sorts from classical to contemporary gospel, good architecture, reading and from time to time watching a good film. Some favourites are Shine, The Kings Speech, Faith like Potatoes, the Bucket List and The Boy in the Striped Pygamas.
I have spent many years organizing architectural tours all over the world and enjoy being active! My work now is with Stichting Hand one day a week and looking after my airbnb guests. I'm looking forward to hosting you in one of our many rooms and studios.
We have a pension fund and have houses, rooms and studios which we rent out for short or long term. Feel free to get in contact with us if you are looking for a place to stay :-)
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