|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
The apartment is spacious and yet cosy and with an authentic look.
In the apartment are two double bedrooms, each with two excellent fresh, single box spring beds of 2.10 m. Eventually there is the possibility for 1 or 2 extra beds. The apartment has a clean shower, a spacious living room with an open kitchen with all modern conveniences such as a microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer and cooker.
Everywhere is wireless internet.
The Sint Nicolaashoeve is located one hundred meters away from the village of Nieuwveen. The village has a supermarket, various shops, snack bar, bench, bike rental and bus stop.
You find restaurants within 2 km distance.
The Sint Nicolaashoeve is affiliated with Groene Hart Logies. A chain of high quality guest accommodations.
In the apartment smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
We are Eveline and Gerard Hartveld.
Gerard is the 3rd generation Hartveld on the Sint Nicolaashoeve.
We like to give you hospitality and enjoy meeting very nice people from all over the world.
So, be very welcome on our lovely farm!
Gerard Hartveld purchased this farmhouse in 1858
The Sint Nicolaashoeve is working farm in a really Dutch polder.
The farm is for our guest free to visit, for sure the kids will love it!
They can “help” on the farm, play with our friendly dog Jackie.
Special for the kids there are also free to use (old) bikes on the farm.
This was our first stop during a 1-month trip to The Netherlands. We were traveling with our 2 children (2 and 6 years old) and this was a highlight for them. We had many memorable experiences during our trip, but this was at the top of the list for all of us! My children continue to talk about our time at the farm and ask when we can return. Gerard went above and beyond to make our stay fun and comfortable. Our only regret is not staying there longer. We can't wait to plan our next visit!
We have stayed at this property for 8 days and can recommend it very highly. We stayed with our daughter and her family, two children aged 8 and 11. They loved the farm animals, the cows, the sheep,the bunnies and the dog,Jackie. We found the home very spacious and well equipped and the owners most helpful and very friendly. We didn't want to leave!,
I'm not sure words can exactly describe the experience our family of 5 had on Gerard and Evelyn's farm! It was truly a wonderful experience and one which was perfect for our family. Central to much of the Netherlands, we were able to easily travel to places such as Leiden, The Hague, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Haarlem, etc. Also, being located in a great Holland village town, we were able to truly embrace the culture, enjoy the country, explore the vast miles of bike paths and experience the local food. For us, what was most special and really gave us and our children (11, 8, 4) memories we'll remember for a lifetime was the experience of being on the farm. Very soon after arriving, the children quickly built a routine of visiting Gerard in the barn each evening to milk the cows. After fun days of exploring the wonderful sites of Holland, the kids always wanted to make sure we'd be home in time to milk the 'girls'. The younger children even began joining Gerard in the barn in the morning (in their pajamas) before my wife and I had awoken for the day. It is a very special place and we loved the safety we felt. The apartment was very clean, kitchen well equipped (we cooked most our meals at apartment) and overall very relaxing. Gerard and Evelyn were excellent hosts and great with our children! A stay (short or long) at the farm will absolutely provide you memories for a lifetime..!
Our family of six enjoyed a wonderful stay at this working dairy farm in a beautiful area of Holland. It was fun to be greeted by the cows as we arrived from our explorations of the area each day and the setting is perfect for walking and biking to nearby villages; or driving to Delft, The Haage, or other urban areas. Gerard was a wonderful host and the apt. was well furnished, including a private patio with a table and chairs where we could enjoy our breakfast each morning.
We enjoyed the rural community and small town feel. We were touring Holland and found everything that we wanted to see was quite close. Windmills, gardens and wonderful pubs. Our apartment worked well for us. It was very clean and comfortably furnished. The gardens around the house were well kept. Beds were comfortable. One caution...the steps to the beds upstairs were quite steep and the bathroom was downstairs. Being seniors, it made it a little more difficult. However, we do not regret having spent our time on the farm. it was delightful.
Four ladies from Canada and the U.S. touring Holland.....using Sint Nicolaashoeve as our base! How perfect! Great location, wonderful setting, very clean and well designed and appointed accommodations....we were delighted. Waking up in the morning and seeing the cows on the green meadows was a delight. On our first morning we saw a 15 minute old calf that had just been born in the pasture by the car park....amazing! Would we return??? Without hesitation and with great anticipation. Thanks very much to our gracious hosts!
Other activities: enjoy the farm and get your “farmers diploma”