‘In 2012 we decided to change course on our farm which dates back to the 17th century. We replaced the dairy cows with young cattle and sheep, leaving the old cowsheds to be converted into comfortable holiday homes. The accommodation “De Groene Hartelijkheid” was born.

Groen (Dutch for Green): because we live in the vast polder landscape, called “Het Groene Hart” (the Green Heart). “Hartelijkheid” (Dutch for heartiness): because it is essential to us that our guests feel at home on our farm.

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Pieter and Elles Maaijen


Have breakfast at the picnic-table outside in the sunshine, watching the calves grazing in the meadow. Catch up on the events of the day while enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace. Relax on the couch while reading a book or watching a movie. Jump on the trampoline to your hearts content or take the cool go-karts for a spin across the playing field.

The accommodation De Groene Hartelijkheid offers everything not only for an enjoyable family holiday, but also for a family weekend or an outing with friends. Our Farmland Cottages are each suitable for six persons. In 2017 we will also be offering accommodation in our nostalgic gypsy cart.

  • Own terrace
  • Contemporary luxury
  • Rural atmosphere
  • Central location: Amsterdam Central Station (1 hour by car, 1,5 hours public transport), Rotterdam Central Station (30 min. by car, 1 hour public transport)
  • The picturesque town of Oudewater lies within cycling distance
  • Go-karts and trampolines for children
  • All matrasses 2,10 metres (6ft 1in) long

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Do you have any questions or need help? Phone us on +31-(0)-6-30209393



Special offers

In the low season it is possible to rent only the ground floor including a double bedroom and bathroom. Ideal for our elderly guests or for couples wanting to spend some time together. We offer you up to 30% discount.