Breakfast With Style: More than Coffee and Tea Weekend in St. Maarten – The Netherlands

Ever have that feeling to just get away from all?  Just feeling like, “I want to be alone?”  Well, I had the opportunity to do just that recently.  Tucked away in the north of the Netherlands in the region of Alkmaar, was the most amazing bed and breakfast I have ever experienced.  Approximately 45 min from Amsterdam, I took in beautiful countryside, lovely winding roads and – no noise!  Het Raadhuys, formally a city hall building was converted into a stunning private home which houses a separate cottage on one side of the property.  As if that was not amazing enough, inside the private home of the west wing is the second apartment that is part of the bed and breakfast.  You open the door and enter what can only be described as “relaxed chic.”  Huge lounge, beautiful bedroom and a garden just outside your window.  And let’s not forget the bathroom.  What was formally a walk-in vault is now where the bathroom is located.  Loved it!  Diana and Pieter are the owners.  Both creative in their own right, Pieter is a writer and Diana is a former flight attendant who turned her attention to creating a bed and breakfast with panache.  Greeting you with a beautiful smile, she explains how everything works and makes you feel as if you were royalty.  There are bikes available to use should you decide to take a ride in the countryside or, to the beach just a few kilometers away.  Now comes the best part, breakfast the next morning.  Fresh orange juice, coffee or tea, lovely yogurt, breads of all sorts hot and fresh, cheeses, fruit – it was a banquet!  If you are ever looking for a place to simply relax and unwind for a weekend, I highly recommend Het Raadhuys, a definite way to chill in style.


Het Raadhuys
Hoge Buurt 7
1744 KA Saint-Maarten
Phone: +31 0224 563 326

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Aerial De Neau, Stylist


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