The Gingerbread Huis
& Maja's Hideaway
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise...
If you go down to the woods today, you'll never believe your eyes...
The Gingerbread Huis is the sweetest wooden house & most charming little shed: sleeps 7.
Maja's Hideaway is a hand-built, utterly unique, totally romantic, fully glass-fronted bit of magic: sleeps 2.
Stars in abundance, usually. Stillness at night, always. In 6000m2 of private fairytale woodlands.
The Gingerbread Huis
Our wonderfully 'gezellig' wooden Gingerbread Huis sleeps upto seven people plus a baby in its three double bedrooms. The main house sleeps five people, whilst three steps from the Huis, the cosy Gingerbread Shed is a beautiful double bedroom offering utter peace and quiet for another couple.
Sleep under the stars in the quirky 'nestje' and wake up to tall trees and the big skies of the Veluwe. Children delve into the toy stash in their bedroom/ playroom whilst you relax in the warm, cosy living room on the large corner sofa enjoying the views all around.
Take a stroll through the 20 hectares of woodlands on your doorstep before soaking up the afternoon sun on the patio having a bbq, or hang out in the super warm 'huis' and 'shed' playing board games. A perfect family weekend away from it all.
Maja's Hideaway lies deep in our forest, offering a totally unique nature experience in the Veluwe. From the comfort of your king sized bed, or whilst sipping wine on the Chesterfield sofa, you can gaze at the forest trees towering above you, both day and night. If you are lucky the deer might even wander past…
It is designed to melt into the forest, to be one with this beautiful environment, so that you can fully experience the nature whilst enjoying quirky luxury. It’s hand-built from as many reclaimed materials as we could find, which we restored with love and put it to work again.
Maja's Hideaway is a place to just stop and take some you-time. For that reason there is a meditation cushion and a yoga mat, as the terrace is perfectly positioned to soak up the morning sun for your sun salutations followed by breakfast.
The Gingerbread Huis & Maja's Hideaway are nestled in 6000m2 of our own woodlands, neighbouring national forest and, according to our 6 year old, a 'totally awesome' natural sandpit where we climb trees and play hide and seek, Both properties share a driveway, and the numerous bikes in the bike shed.
Neighbouring a large golf club, we are just off the quietest, calmest, proper country lane used by horse- drawn carriages, ponies, dog walkers, casual cyclists, and super friendly neighbours.
We have bikes of all sizes, a children's playarea, and the fantastic woods to build dens in, search for bugs and beetles, spot the deer, foxes, rabbits running around, and feed the neighbour's super cute little ponies apples and carrots..
An hour's drive from Amsterdam, 10 minutes from Apeldoorn, so perfectly situated for the Veluwe's attractions.
Come and enjoy a sweet slice of The Gingerbread Huis and/or Maja's Hideaway.
How dreams come true...
As Medecins sans Frontieres dinosaurs, we searched for the perfect place for our city kids to experience the freedom to explore nature, build dens, and get right mucky in the woods..
We wanted fresh air, rosy cheeks, good appetites, evenings to ourselves, and full nights sleeps...and to share it with our friends, and now our guests.