Groeten uit Hoogmade

rural holiday cottage


The cottage is perfectly located for a wide range of activities. Into nature, culture, cities and sports? We have it all. The flowergarden Keukenhof is nearby, as are the major cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague

City visits

The major cities, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag and Rotterdam, are all within 45 minutes driving distance. And don't forget about Leiden, the city next to our village at 7 minutes. Leiden is known as the birthplace of the painter Rembrandt. And off course Leiden is known for the vast amount of famous musea, such as Naturalis, Boerhaave, Volkenkunde, Archeon and Lakenhal. But most of all Leiden is a very charming city with canals and plenty of unique restaurants.

www.naturalis.nl
www.rijksmuseumboerhaave.nl
www.volkenkunde.nl
www.archeon.nl
www.lakenhal.nl


Watersports

Watersports: we provide canoes, Stand-Up-Paddling board, sailing boat (with instructor) and off course the water is delicious and clean for swimming. The cottage is located next to the river Does with direct access to the major lake Braassemermeer. Fishing is allowed if you have a fishing permit, the river is full of sweet water fishes. See the pictures area for some convincing pictures. 

Fishing permits can be ordered via www.vispas.nl
Rental boats (electric) in Hoogmade https://www.fluisterboot-huren.nl/reserveren/



Flowers and more

In springtime the flowers are all around us. The popular destination Keukenhof www.keukenhof.nl is close by. Enjoying the flowers is not only limited to the Keukenhof, in springtime you can drive/bike/walk the flower area from our place to the beach and enjoy the flower power. 
2019, April 13th is the day of the yearly parade of flower cars (bloemencorso in dutch).
2019: opening period Keukenhof 21/03 until 19/05
You can also enjoy the flowers and orchard blossom in our garden.


The cottage is perfectly located for a wide range of activities. Into nature, culture, cities and sports? We have it all. The flowergarden Keukenhof is nearby, as are the major cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague

Our favourite restaurants

The village of Hoogmade has two restaurants. kom eten/brasserie de does. Kom Eten serves foods from local farmers and is nice for a cosy evening dinner or lunch. Brasserie de Does is excellent for a drink or some light snacks

a bit further away De Dyck, is an elegant restaurant growing their own vegetables.

in the city of leiden:
Lot & de Walvis:

Mamie Gourmande for the best french bread in town- open early so you can surprise your loved ones


and our favourite restaurant in Hoogmade https://www.kometeninhoogmade.nl

http://www.de-waag.nl/

https://www.mamie-gourmande.nl/

Animals

We are the proud owners of a border collie - Sky and two cats: Hockey and Wigglefloofy. Especially Sky is very playful, she loves to bring you any thrown ball.

Our daily routine is bringing the vegetable waste to the neighbours pigs, they recognise the sound of our steps and greet us enthusiastically. In autumn they walk to our place knowingly of all the fruits that the trees are sharing.

The horses in the nearby fields are staying in the retirement centre with our neighbours. 

Biking and hiking

Biking/hiking: the cottage is located next to walking and hiking trails through the green heart of the Netherlands. We can help you getting some rental bikes or the nicest biking and hiking routes.
Bike rental via 
https://vanrossumtweewielers.nl/fietsverhuur
Long distance walking trails, LAW 3 passes by the rural cottage, see https://wandelnet.nl/


The cottage is perfectly located for a wide range of activities. Into nature, culture, cities and sports? We have it all. The flowergarden Keukenhof is nearby, as are the major cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague

Cheeses

Yes!! You are in the official cheese region of the Netherlands. You can not leave without n for the vast amount of famous musea, such as Naturalis, Boerhaave, Volkenkunde, Archeon and Lakenhal. But most of all Leiden is a very charming city with canals and plenty of unique restaurants.

https://www.kleine-kazenboerderij.com/

Windmills-therealones

Watersports: we provide canoes, Stand-Up-Paddling board, sailing boat (with instructor) and off course the water is delicious and clean for swimming. The cottage is located next to the river Does with direct access to the major lake Braassemermeer. Fishing (some gear available) is allowed if you have a fishing permit, the river is full of sweet water fishes.

Fishing permits can be ordered via www.vispas.nl
Rental boats (electric) in Hoogmade https://www.fluisterboot-huren.nl/reserveren/

Biking/hiking: the cottage is located next to walking and hiking trails through the green heart of the Netherlands. We can help you getting some rental bikes or the nicest biking and hiking routes.
Bike rental via 
https://vanrossumtweewielers.nl/fietsverhuur
Long distance walking trails, LAW 3 passes by the rural cottage, see https://wandelnet.nl/

Flowers and more

In springtime the flowers are all around us. The popular destination Keukenhof www.keukenhof.nl is close by. Enjoying the flowers is not only limited to the Keukenhof, in springtime you can drive/bike/walk the flower area from our place to the beach and enjoy the flower power. 
2021, April 17th is the day of the yearly parade of flower cars (bloemencorso in dutch).
2021: opening period Keukenhof 20/03 until 09/05
You can also enjoy the flowers and orchard blossom in our garden.