Restinn Aartswoud, Noord-Holland
Kerckeplaes farm, owned by Kees and Jeannette Nieuweboer has a rich history. Its name is derived from the fact that the farm used to be owned by the Dutch Reformed Church in Aartswoud. In 1963, the church wanted to discard of the farm and issued a lottery to determine who would be allowed to buy. The Nieuweboer family were the lucky ones.
The farm, with 70 ha of pasture, always hums with activity. The Nieuweboer family keeps about 100 cows and grows corn as well as tulips. The farm is beautifully situated on the Kolkweg and offers a splendid view all around. Villages like Aartswoud, Hoogwoud, Abbekerk and De Weere are clearly visible from the farmyard, as is the Omringdijk. Aartswoud is centrally located between Zoet en Zout. You can reach the North Sea coast within half an hour or you can visit the ancient IJsselmeer cities Hoorn en Medemblik. The agricultural and business park Agriport A7 is only 2.5 miles away.
Things to explore
As you take the path to the farm, you pass a splendid water mill. The 'Westuit nr.7' was built in the year 1560 AD. It is the only remaining mill of the 26 located between Aartswoud and Medemblik and was used for water regulation purposes. These windmills became obsolete by the introduction of the steam driven pumping station in Medemblik in the year 1904. Over time, the original mills disappeared from the scenery. Fortunately, this (still operative) mill has passed the test of time.
In 2013 Aartswoud was a hot news item with respect to the opening of the live cattle museum Aat Grootes.
More about Restinn Aartswoud
Are you searching for a comfortable overnight stay at a farm? Check availability and current rates of your favourite location here. Within a few steps you can make an online reservation yourself.
All room rates include a delicious Dutch breakfast, cleaning, bed linen and towels. In addition, a local tourist tax is charged which varies per location. Payment for online bookings is possible through credit card or bank transfer. Payment on location, if necessary, is only possible by cash.
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Familie Nieuweboer welcomes you to their farm. As you receive your Restinn cabin key, please do not hesitate to ask any questions or make any additional wishes known to your host and/or hostess..
Good to know
Check in and out: Your cabin is available to you from 2.30 pm. Please make sure to check out at 11 am at the latest. With a later departure, you will be charged an extra day's stay.
Wheelchair friendly: Restinn cabins are wheelchair accessible thanks to their wide entrance and the absence of thresholds. Please note that the shower and toilet area do not have the same wide entrance!
Pets: To protect the livestock from any diseases that might be transferred from animal to animal, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the premises.
Here you find reactions of visitors that have stayed in Restinn Aartswoud. We appreciate your opinion: please let us know what you specifically liked, but we also like to hear what needs to be improved.
Karen and Stephen Peck, May 2010
May we take this opportunity to thank the family Nieuweboer (Restinn Aartswoud), especially Jeannette for their wonderful hospitality! The accommodation and food; during our 3 day stay, was 1st class, we particularly liked the quiet rural surroundings. We will definitely recommend 'Restinn Aartswoud' to family and friends.
|Activities & Sightseeing|
The surroundings of Aartswoud are most suitable for walking, hiking and biking. Do not miss the picturesque villages Twisk and Opperdoes. You may also want to have a look at our links where you will find many website with additional information. Enjoy!
There is plenty to do around the farm. From enjoying Art and Culture to more sactive activities, you will not get bored! A few suggestions:
|Food & Drinks|
All ingredients are fresh and come from your hosts farm or from farmers in the neighbourhood.
This "Dining-inn" service is available every evening, between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm. But in order for your hostess to be prepared, please order your dinner directly with your booking, by telephone or by sending an e-mail to the Nieuweboer family.
Your Restinn cabin is well-stocked with fine wines and other (non-) alcoholic beverages to accompany your meal.Drinks and Snacks
In addition to the wide range of drinks, your Restinn offers you a broad variety of fruit, snacks and candy. Your Restinn also accommodates a coffeemaker, a water heater and complementary coffee pads and teabags.
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