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Kapellerput owners Rik Hüsken & Jeu Bressers.
Inspiring design and serenity are the perfect combination TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS: KAPELLERPUT
Just outside the lovely town of Heeze is the Kapellerput Hotel for meetings and events, a stylish, modern establishment in a beautiful location. Surrounded by the majestic Strabrechtse moorlands, it is ideal for business retreats or special occasions such as anniversaries. “The combination of the vibrant city of Eindhoven and the peaceful setting here is truly amazing,” begins Rik Hüsken, co-owner of Kapellerput Hotel. The peaceful estate is a truly inspirational spot. The atmospheric hotel’s creative interiors are exciting and contemporary. “There is a lot of modern and colourful art and design in the hotel. Art stimulates and challenges you. Since Eindhoven, which is close by, is the design capital of the Netherlands, the connection is evident.” The Kapellerput was built in the 1950s and was originally used as a retreat by the Fathers Jesuit. It was a place where guests stayed and learned. The building was full of bedrooms and classrooms. Later it became a state training centre, but the function remained the same. In the 1990s, Hüsken and his partner stepped in. “We want to continue to develop Kapellerput
and create new and unique concepts, so our guests keep getting the very best and continue to be amazed,” says Hüsken.
KABAN One such concept is the KABAN; a oneof-a-kind treehouse overlooking the stunning nature of the Strabrechtse moorlands. Designed by a French architect, it is truly unique both in size and shape. The interior is completely white and the only sounds one can hear are those of nature. “A treehouse does something to you; it amazes. Being above the ground and able to look out over the estate is incredible. Personally, I have never seen anything like it,” smiles Hüsken. This is just one of the reasons why it is a popular wedding venue.
ish our surroundings and make sure we can pass them on to the next generation,” Hüsken elaborates. “That is why we make sure that we don’t waste too much. In our restaurant we use only honest, organic products. They are all from local artisanal producers. This is one of the reasons we serve a local, honest beer, specially brewed for us which was voted ‘Best Home Beer’ in the Netherlands.” The combination of the different influences of the hotel and the magnificent setting, not to mention the staff’s hospitality, means you will find whatever you are looking for here, whether for leisure or business reasons. “All we want is for you to experience happiness in beautiful surroundings,” concludes Hüsken.
Another concept of Kapellerput is ‘Het Huis Van (Home)’; a cosy retro living room with a kitchen and a private terrace. Here, groups can work informally, dine in private, enjoy a drink or just have a relaxed evening.
Cherishing nature Since Kapellerput is in the middle of the Strabrechtse moorlands, respecting nature and ensuring sustainability has become part of the hotel’s DNA. “We have to cher-
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