Renovation 2019

The decision has been made:
at the end of September 2019 we're going to do something very different...

A fresh look, something new, something special. We're really excited about it! The plan to renovate has been simmering in the back of our minds for a few years, but now it's finally going to happen. To make the most of this opportunity, we've definitively decided to renovate the existing farm from the ground up. That means that we'll be closing our doors for a few months at the end of 2019 - something we're not used to! Although there will literally be no door to open for you, we will of course be contactable throughout the renovation period, by telephone and e-mail.

What can you expect to see after the renovation?

The main building of the hotel will have a practical layout so that every guest knows where he/she can go to enjoy everything the Walvisvaarder has to offer.

There will be cosy sitting areas and tables of varying heights in the lounge and by the bar. A spacious lobby - no more obstacle course from all the luggage on busy days - and a neat and well-ordered workspace for our reception team, where one of our staff will always be available to answer your questions. After the renovation, the Walvisvaarder will also have its own fantastic room suitable for meetings, lectures, training courses or social gatherings and family parties. Sounds great, doesn't it? We think so too!

Don't worry: We plan to move our familiar log fire to a different area, so you'll still be able to warm up after a walk on colder days. Our hotel rooms will also remain untouched; they've already had a fabulous makeover. And our staff we still be there... but in a nice new workspace.
There's still a long way to go, of course, Dick and Ilma are still fine-tuning and you may already notice the first changes this season. It's exciting, and fun! For those who are interested, you're welcome to take a look at the plans during your stay. Feel free to ask our staff, they'll be happy to show you!

Below you can see an impression of why we're so enthusiastic about our renovation plans. It will definitely still be your Walvisvaarder, but in fresh new attire... We can't wait!

A peak at the drawings

The front of the farm has a different layout and a new entrance will be created on the west side. Both the interior and exterior of the hotel will retain the same style and we will even be recycling the old wood! (click on the picture to enlarge)

The combination of colour and style
that we're aiming for is captured in these mood boards.
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Recognition? :) 
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