"Easy to love – Blissful escape tucked away in idyllic Friesland."

Need to know

    • 20 rooms (including 10 rooms in the farmhouse, and 10 Outside Inn “rooms-with-a-view”)
    • Friesland, Netherlands
    • Charming boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Friesland (Lonely Planet’s Top 10 places to visit in Europe in 2018).

We love

  • The panoramic views of the vast meadows from the “rooms-with-a-view”, each designed to ensure maximum privacy.
  • Enjoying the stunning sunset from the orchard with an aperitif.
  • The restaurant.  Prepare to indulge, with dishes prepared using the restaurant’s own smoker and fresh regional ingredients from the vegetable garden, or treat yourself to a mystery course designed by the chef!

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

Complimentary (1 hour) exclusive use of the hotel’s Finnish sauna and relaxation suite.

Top Secret

Eddy and his team will help you to design a bespoke tour exploring the surrounding Friesland countryside and ancient villages on foot, by bike, or by canoe; or choose to simply relax in the peaceful grounds of the hotel.

Origins

Forty years ago, Geke van der Hem and Eddy de Boer fell in love with an authentic “head-neck-body” dairy farm dating back to 1867, situated in the green heart of Friesland and surrounded by a beautiful 3.5-acre estate.  The dairy farmer having moved across the road, Geke and Eddy set about converting the farm.  The delightful and charismatic WeidumerHout was thus established.

The Review

A stay at WeidumerHout is sure to relax the body and nourish the soul – a memorable trip in every respect.  If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, WeidumerHout is the perfect base from which to discover the characteristically Dutch landscapes of Friesland.  Under two hours by car from Amsterdam, located near the river Zwette and part of the Eleven Cities route, WeidumerHout evokes a truly rural and peaceful atmosphere.  Eddy and Geke have updated the farmhouse to provide all the splendour and modern conveniences of a boutique hotel in an environmentally friendly manner, whilst retaining period features and the building’s history wherever possible.

 

WeidumerHout enjoys unparalleled views of the vast green meadows of Friesland.  Eddy and Geke were inspired to take advantage of these magnificent views by installing ten outdoor “hotel cubes”, each holding one individual room and strategically located to provide maximum privacy.  With windmills and ancient villages in the distance, the cubes float serenely in the green sea of the pastures and the glass walls create a sense of living “outdoors”.  From the Nespresso coffee machines in each room to the designer furnishings and linen, the simple and functional design includes thoughtful features and amenities to ensure that guests need only focus on basking in the bliss and calm of the environment.

 

Hours slip by whilst pondering the views from the hotel’s pastures, enjoying the sumptuous sunset from the orchard, relaxing in the lounge or terrace with a home-made aperitif or regional beer, or melting away stress in the private solarium and Finnish sauna.  For those feeling more active, a rental fleet of bicycles and canoes are available for discovering Friesland or taking day trips to nearby Sneek, Franeker and Leeuwarden.  Eddy and his team go to great efforts to provide each client with a personal experience, and will happily draw from their in-depth knowledge of the area to design individual tours and routes for guests.

 

Finally, the restaurant, where exposed beams and vaulted high ceilings give the candlelit dining room a cosy and intimate ambience.  Here, guests enjoy an innovative, seasonal menu making use of the restaurant’s own smoker and vegetable garden. The air of distinctiveness pervading throughout WeidumerHout continues, with special “mystery” dishes created by the chef and courses served in entremets format.

Location

WeidumerHout

  • Address: WeidumerHout, Dekemawei 9, 9024 BE Weidum, Netherlands
  • Travel info: Under two hours by car from Amsterdam or Schiphol airport. Alternatively, guests may choose to take the train from Amsterdam to Mantgum or Grou (in addition, there is a direct train from Schiphol airport to Leeuwarden). WeidumerHout provides a free shutt

Key Features

  • Airport Transfer

  • Stunning Views

  • Car Parking

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa