Welcome to Buren in the Dutch fruit region!
Cosy accommodation for two, called ‘Buurten in Buren’
Do you want to escape your daily routine, to relax in a modern but small historic accommodation surrounded by a healthy dose of nature and within reach of lovely cities? This accommodation has it all! Spend your time relaxing inside this former chocolate shop, that includes a private infra-red sauna. And take a quick stroll through this small historical city.
The accommodation is located in the centre of the Netherlands. The region you will be situated is called ‘the Betuwe’ and it’s known for the big amounts of fruit growers. Imagine that you’re in the bigger cities within an hour, but you can also take a nice walk by various farms where you can buy fresh goods.The ideal escape for romantics, culture-loving adventurers, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers!
About your host
My name is Bianca van der Gun, the owner of this house. A few years ago, I succesfully started a holiday home in a haystack called 'Steltenberg Bij ons op zolder' besides our farm in Zoelen.
The styling of this haystack and the care for my guests were received so enthusiastically, that I got a taste for it. This job brings me so much joy, that when we sold the haystack and our family moved to Buren in 2019, it was immediately clear that I would start a new project.
We bought this monumental building in the historic center and here my heart beats again.
You are very welcome to be immersed in my hospitality!
The little house
This 16-century building in the ‘Kerkstraat’, also known as the ‘nicest street in Buren’, is only 55 m2, but equipped with all conveniences. The cottage overlooks the Sint-Lambertus church. The church where William of Orange married his first wife Anna van Buren in 1551.
What does 'Buurten in Buren' mean?
The little houses in the street don't have gardens. That's why the residents open their front doors as soon as the weather is fine. They settle down on chairs and benches in front of their houses. Fun, sun, wine and snacks and having chats with your neighbours. This casual interaction is what we call ‘buurten' (in Buren)!
Description of the house
You enter the house in the former chocolate shop. This is now an intimate living and dining room with an open kitchen.
You reach the first floor via the stairs. Here you will find the bedroom. From the bedroom you have access to the bathroom with toilet, luxury shower and sink. The bedroom is open on one side and directly connected to the staircase down and upstairs.
From the first floor you reach the attic floor. With its sloping walls and skylights you will find an atmospheric space for relaxing in the infrared sauna.
- SMART flat screen TV
- 2-seater sofa
- dining table with 2 chairs
- gas hob
- fridge with small freezer
- dishwasher (detergent available)
- coffee machine (Nespresso Citiz & Milk)
You can park for free in Buren. You can park bicycles outside in the bike racks near the church. Pets and smoking are not allowed.
Waking up in Buren is romance! And when the day has started, you can do so much!
Buren may resemble a typical Betuwe village in size, but has had city rights since 1395. The town at the river Linge exudes nostalgia and shows off more than 150 municipal and national monuments. There is so much to see within walking distance!
The history of the city is closely linked to the history of the royal family and Buren is therefore also called the "Orange City". This begins with the marriage of Willem van Oranje (Orange) and Anna van Buren in 1551. Princess Maxima and King Willem-Alexander are therefore Countess and Count van Buren.
In addition to the galleries, there are a number of atmospheric shops with flea markets, clothing and jewellery, sweets, etc., which are usually open on Sundays. You can then enjoy culinary delights in one of the grand cafés or restaurants. In Buren you will also find plenty of activities, starting in the early spring until December, when the town is festively lit.
But you are also in the Betuwe! A visit to the region Betuwe means beautiful farms, lush orchards in blossom, old mills and churches, cute villages and towns with pleasant terraces at the water side, waving reed collars and grazing cattle. Buren is the perfect base for cycling and walking tours.
Exploring the Betuwe in an active way? Rent a sloop, go canoeing or kayaking on the river Linge, explore the area with a TukTuk, play a game of golf on the nearby course, go on survival or take a swim in one of the surrounding recreational pools.
Rates 2020- 2021
The house can accommodate 2 people and can be rented per single night, (long) weekend or (mid) week.
Extra pampering with baskets full of goodies
Taking a holiday is extra special with a basket at your arrival, filled with local Dutch delicacies. We offer you:
- a 'Sweet Treats' basket
- a 'Wine & Charcuterie' board
- a 'Fruit & Bubbels' bowl
Please see below what goodies these baskets hold.
options for breakfast
You can get a breakfast around the corner at the bakery (from Monday to Saturday from 8 am) or breakfast at Restaurant De Hofhouding (from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm).
Your stay includes
- made beds, 2 bathrobes, shower/sauna and kitchen linen
- starting stock of coffee (Nespresso) and tea
- unlimited use of the infrared sauna
- € 1,25 p.p.p.n. (in 2020) tourist tax
- € 35,- cleaning costs
- and € 75,- deposit. In case of no defects, the deposit will be returned by bank within 7 days after your departure.
overnight stay on weekdays in 2020- 2021
Low season- check in 3.30 PM and check out 11.00 AM
- on weekdays, per night: € 110,-. minimum stay of 2 nights.
High season- check in 3.30 PM and check out 11.00 AM
- on weekdays, per night: € 125,-, minimum stay of 2 nights.
In 2020, the high season(s) runs from April 10 to September 13 and from December 18 to January 3, 2021. Outside these dates it is low season.
Via the calander below you can check the availability of the house (green = available). We are happy to receive your reservation request via the form.
When the house is available, we will confirm the reservation by email and you will receive the invoice. We kindly ask you to pay the invoice 14 days before arrival at the latest.
We would like to receive your reservation at least 3 days prior to your visit (or contact us for an exception).
Terms and conditions
Please read our Terms and Conditions.
Do you have questions? Please use the form or send an email.
We're not always reachable by phone so we prefer contact by email.