Welcome to our house in the Drenthe country side!

We kindly invite anyone who, like us, enjoys

  • the country side
  • nature
  • quiteness
  • comfort
  • biking
  • a fine breakfast
  • playing golf

to visit De Nijenshof in Nijenleek (SW Drenthe)! Never heard of Nijensleek? Don't bother we didn't either until we came to live here. But if you have been here, we are sure you will never forget ......                                                                It'll be our pleasure to make your stay an experience you will remember. 

Stay at De Nijenshof and visit Rotterdam or Amsterdam. It is only a 80 minute car drive to Amsterdam. Enjoy these busy and lively cities and return to the countryside ......

Luxury guesthouse De Nijenshof

Our luxury guesthouse is set in a former farmhouse on the edge of De Eese nature area. Its spacious  apartments each have a private, furnished terrace and garden. In the landscape garden you will find a pond, several terraces and orchards.

The apartments

Apartments at De Nijenshof feature a modern country-style décor. Each has a separate living room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. All bedrooms have box-spring beds.

Breakfast, including fresh orange juice and eggs from De Nijenshof’s chickens, can be ordered on demand and is being served in the communal lounge or in your apartment. 


Comment of a guest on Giethoorn (need I say more ......):

<< My dreamplace. I would love to live there..... The village is no less than a fairyland, it is a magical place.The village is roads-free. One canal flows through the village and 176 bridges connect parts. The loudest sound you'll hear is the quacking of a duck. Approximately 2600 residents live in homes on private islands. Tourists must leave their cars at outskirts of the village and should take a boat in order to enter this village. Whole village is decorated with flowers. Just imagine how peaceful it must be there. Giethoorn in Netherlands.>>

Shakespeare in Drenthe

In summertime, traditionaly, one of Shakespeares plays is being performed in open air in Diever. We will be pleased to make a reservation for you! This year the theater company of Diever will perform the tragedy of Romeo & Julliet.

In wintertime you can visit the Globe Theater on the same premisis to witness one of the Shakespeare performances.

The country side of Drenthe and the history of Johannes van Den Bosch

The National Park Drents Friese Wold is within a 10-minute car journey of De Nijenshof and the Weerribben-Wieden National Park is 20 km away. Giethoorn and Dwingeloo are 20 minutes drive by car. Also you can visit Amserdam from here; it is only a 2 hours trip by railway or car. Groningen and Zwolle are the nearby bigger cities.

Historic Frederiksoord is very worthwile visiting. Various monuments tell the story of poverty and enlightment. Come visit while only a few people know this place is becoming Unesco World Heritage.

After a day out, if the weather permits, you can enjoy a drink on the terrace of your own piece of garden, or in the lounge, which has a fireplace. Spa facilities are also available.