Velp, Veluwe, The Netherlands
Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen
Review by Mila
Written on 26-01-2022
Tasteful boutique hotel in the heart of Veluwezoom National Park
Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen is a beautifully located hotel in the Veluwe. Stress from everyday life has no place here, as when you stay here, relaxation and tranquility are paramount. Wake up every morning with the sound of rustling trees and singing birds, take a walk throughout the day over the vast estate, and at the end of the day, enjoy a good glass of wine. Staying at Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen is a real pleasure.
From the moment of arrival, you will be amazed by the beautiful surroundings and the hotel itself is a pleasure to the eye. The relaxed atmosphere and the hospitality of the staff will make you feel immediately at home: nothing is necessary, everything is possible. Curious about your stay? The characteristic lodges and suites are tastefully decorated and equipped with all sorts of fine facilities, and special attention has been paid to being family-friendly. From king-size beds and spacious bathrooms with bath and rain shower to a refrigerator and coffee and tea facilities, everything is perfect. Many of the suites and lodges have a beautiful view of the forest and believe us, almost nothing is more relaxing than that!
The Bakhuis is the central area of the hotel, where you will be warmly welcomed and can enjoy a delicious breakfast and a good glass of wine by the fireplace. From the conservatory, you overlook the stream, which makes this a perfect place to spot kingfishers. The breakfast provides a good start to the day and is served daily buffet style. As much use as possible is made of organic and natural products, and you can enjoy fresh rolls, fruit, and sweets.
During your stay at Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen, you will be pampered every day by the beautiful environment. Discover the Veluwe and take a walk through the forests or go for a bike ride to the cozy center of Velp. The delightful city of Arnhem is only a 10-minute drive away. When you come back at the end of the day, you can enjoy a drink and a snack from the Honesty Bar, where you keep track of what you consume. In short, anyone looking for peace and relaxation in the middle of nature is in the right place here!
Biljoen & Beekhuizen Estate
The Beekhuizen estate was added to the Biljoen estate in 1682, where the eponymous castle of Duke Charles of Guelders was also located. The estate with its romantic park layout was opened to the public by Baron van Spaen in 1790, and in 1847 the first version of Hotel Beekhuizen appeared in Swiss chalet style. Years later, in 1930, Biljoen & Beekhuizen were sold and have since belonged to the very first National Park of the Netherlands. The hotel remained privately owned and after a complete new construction project, Hotel Beekhuizen as we know it now has existed since 2020: pleasant luxury meets centuries-old nature.
Small-scale, quirky and charming
During a stay at Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen, you have the choice of sleeping in a luxury suite or a spacious lodge. They each have their own unique style and a cozy interior, with nods to the original hotel and its history. The bedrooms are spacious and you enjoy necessary privacy. Some suites and lodges have their own terrace, but there are also suites with a French balcony, including French doors. One thing is certain: you have all the conveniences.
Culinary discoveries in the neighborhood
Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen might be located right in the middle of nature, but that certainly doesn't mean there's little to discover in terms of culinary delights, quite the opposite! For a delicious dinner, you can -literally and figuratively- go in any direction. For example, you can visit their own restaurant WOODZ, which is only 200m away on the glamping ground of Buitenplaats Beekhuizen. The menu features flavorful dishes made from pure and fresh ingredients. A real recommendation for guests looking for a more luxurious experience is The Watermill in Velp. This fine restaurant with an extensive wine list has been awarded a BIB Gourmand by Michelin.
Walking in the forest and strolling through cozy villages
In the vicinity of the hotel, there is more than enough to do and see. Those seeking tranquility and nature lovers will find everything their heart desires here, but even if you prefer a bit more life and action, you're in the right place. From Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen, various cycling and walking routes start, taking you through the forest, over the heath, and along flowing streams. You can wander around narrow streets and peek into small boutiques in Doesburg, Bronckhorst and Velp, and there's also plenty to experience in the welcoming cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen.
Boutique Hotel Beekhuizen is located in the middle of the Veluwezoom National Park. You are surrounded by a varied landscape full of hills, pristine forests and heathlands. Yet within a ten-minute drive you are in the pleasant city center of Arnhem and all kinds of nice villages such as Velp and Bronkhorst are within cycling distance.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Free parking
- Pets are not allowed
- Bathroom with bath
- Outdoor dining
- Charging station for electric cars
- Hair dryer
- Free WiFi
- Child bed available