About us

Bed & Breakfast De Molenkolk is run by Petra Verhagen and Willem Eckhardt. More than twenty-five years ago we moved into the ‘De Hemel’ farmhouse with outbuildings to fulfill our long-held wish: to start our own Bed & Breakfast.

In our search for the perfect location we arrived here: a beautiful environment that is inspiring and different with every season, combined with a characteristic building and a hospitable, fascinating region.

We opened our doors in the spring of 1994. We still very much enjoy doing this work.

About ‘De Molenkolk’

Authentic, natural environment

We keep the natural environment in our yard as much as possible in its original state. You will also find wild flowers, pollard willows, numerous tall fruit trees, hedges, wooded banks and a wide variety of walnut, lime and chestnut trees around your guesthouse. A dorado for many species of birds.

Art and nature in harmony

In the garden there are statues of water birds and frogs, made by African artists, among others. Nature and art go together harmoniously.

Things to do at our Bed & Breakfast

Our ponies walk in the horse meadow, you can help brush them. Our yard is on the water. It is safe for (small) children because we’ve put up a good fence. You can take a nice walk along the waterfront or cast a fishing rod on one of the seven jetties. From your guest house you can enjoy the view of the water.


We are consciously and gladly committed to a clean environment. We do this by, for example, using as little plastic as possible, using biodegradable cleaning agents, properly separating our waste and using energy sparingly. We ask our guests to do their bit.