Europe, Food, Travel

Vilsteren: a Hotel in the Dutch Countryside

While in Zwolle, we stayed at a hotel in the Dutch countryside – Herberg de Klomp Charme Hotel. It’s located in a tiny village called Vilsteren, about 20 minutes northeast of Zwolle. A country retreat for the Dutch – it was just as quiet and relaxing for us weary travelers.

Dutch shoe keys

Herberg de Klomp

Herberg de Klomp

Herberg de Klomp

After checking in and bringing our bag up to our suite, we enjoyed a complimentary beverage on their patio. Prosecco for me of course! The hotel was decorated to a T, like most places in the Netherlands, and our room had a nice a comfy bed and a big bathtub.

country hotel room

country hotel room

country hotel room

We ate dinner at the restaurant below one of the evenings, and it was quite the gastronomical spread. I had the lamb, you could tell it was fresh. Tea afterwards was a treat and there was plenty to choose from!

Dutch bread and butter

red wine

Dutch lamb dish

Dutch fries

Dutch tea

Breakfast every morning was an array of farm fresh goods, like bread, fruits, meats, eggs and cheeses.  Not your typical American breakfast but it certainly filled us up and gave of loads of energy for the day. You really can’t beat the wholesome ingredients that the Dutch serve as a standard.

dining room

Dutch breakfast

Dutch breakfast

Dutch breakfast

One of the evenings, we ventured out about Vilsteren. The little town had beautiful buildings along their long and narrow road, everything from traditional Dutch farmhouses to windmills to their very own castle. There were a lot of livestock in the area, and every home had a garden. Little acorns littered the ground, especially around the giant trees lining the road.

Vilsteren

Vilsteren

Vilsteren

Vilsteren

Vilsteren

Vilsteren

We even met a few friends along the way! I couldn’t help but stop and say hi.

Dutch horses

Dutch horses

horse girl

This beautiful farming community is often overlooked by foreign travelers, but I can see why the Dutch often come here as a retreat. It really brings you back to simpler times and it’s quite idyllic all the same.

Vilsteren

Dutch road

Dutch houses

Dutch countryside

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2 thoughts on “Vilsteren: a Hotel in the Dutch Countryside

  1. Wow, that’s lovely!! It reminds me of a country hotel where I once stayed, near Deventer. Loved it. You pics looks amazing (mmmm that food)

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