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Discover Benelux |  Hotel of the Month |  The Netherlands


Unwinding & team building in the middle of nature TEXT: JANINE STERENBORG  |  PHOTOS: PETER BAAS

The ‘Oeffelt effect’. That is the result of a stay in Guesthouse De Heide in the south of the Netherlands. Escaping the hectic city life with its busy workdays and ringing phones, Guesthouse De Heide is the place to unwind in the calmness of the countryside, the stillness of nature and in fresh and clean air. De Heide is a small guesthouse situated in a former farm, dating back to 1805, in a small  town  called  Oeffelt.  The  cosy  and warm atmosphere immediately gives you the  sense  of  being  at  home,  but  in  the middle of nowhere. 

Bokhoven:  “Several  rooms  have  private wellness  facilities  such  as  a  sauna  and jacuzzi, or even a private billiard room with fireplace.” It gets better: you can request a masseur  on  demand  and  every  morning breakfast is brought to your room. GordonVan  Bokhoven:  “We  can  serve  it  with champagne, or any other personal wishes you have!” It is clear: your hosts, Judith and her husband Piet-Hein will make sure that you are very well taken care of. 

cows surround the guesthouse and woods and  lakes  are  nearby.  Outdoor  activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking can all be done close by. www.guesthousedeheide.nl


Owner Judith Gordon-Van Bokhoven explains: “We own 14,000 square metres of land. It harbours ponds and farm animals such as horses, chickens and little pigs.”  It is perfect to go for a relaxing stroll. After a day outside in nature you are probably up for  a  good  night’s  sleep:  22  people  can stay the night in the guesthouse or in beautiful wooden lodges, situated in the wide meadows on the farm land. 

Guesthouse De Heide is the ideal place to take a step back. It is the right place to be if  you  need  to  write  a  strategic  business plan, or for a team building session. You can  choose  from  several  customizable arrangements.  “We  work  with  music, dance, animal assisted coaching with animals  such  as  dogs,  horses  and  sheep. Plus the entire location is privately available for the team, so you will not be disturbed by  other  guests.  And  the  dinners  and lunches that will be catered are ecological, made with local products,” she says.



During  your  stay,  all  the  luxury  you  can wish  for  is  provided.  Gordon-Van

The beautiful surroundings make De Heide a  popular  place  to  visit.  Meadows  with

You can always expect a personal approach at Guesthouse De Heide.

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