We have two men and three ladies bicycles. Please don’t hesitate to use them! Holland is a wonderful country to cycle, especially in this area.

In the Netherlands there is a nation wide network of cycling paths with junctions. On every crossing there are signs to direct you to the nearest junctions. At these junctions there are overview maps of all the junctions in the area. There is an overview map with junctions in the neighborhood (click here for more information). The closest junction and ideal for starting the cycling route is (junction ​​11)

Around the corner is a bicycle repair shop. Here other bikes can be rented or repaired.

Climbing park

In the forest of Ermelo there is a climbing park in the trees. The climbing park has six spectacular routes with in total 60 obstacles. The climbing park stands for an active and adventurous day out for the whole family. It is only fifteen minutes away by car. With the bike there is a very beautiful route through the woods. In Apeldoorn is an even larger site to climb in the forest.

website: Climbing park Ermelo
website: Climbing park Apeldoorn
Travel directions: Klimbos Ermelo
Travel directions: Klimbos Apeldoorn


In the bottom drawer to the right of the dishwasher you can find the tablets to use. When there are no more, there is a new package above the clothes dryer in the garage.

Put the tablet in the gray container in the door and push the cover downwards until it is stuck. By clicking on the leftmost button the dishwasher is turned on. Press the rightmost ‘start’ button to start the program.

Dolphinarium Harderwijk

In Dolphinarium Harderwijk there are many spectacular shows and shows that you can enjoy. These shows are performed by sea lions, walruses and of course dolphins. Through these shows, the Dolphinarium has become very famous. Every child receives a free animal passport upon arrival and you learn a lot about animals in a playful and inactive way. On the grounds of Dolfinarium four playgrounds can be found. All playgrounds are suitable for children from 4 years.

Route:Dolphinarium Harderwijk


There is nog longer a rotary button on the dryer to choose a drying program. Therefore you can only use one standard program. By pressing the rightmost button ‘start’ the dryer is switched on. If the laundry is dry, it will stop automatically. Please do clean the filter located in the door after using the dryer.

Electric cooking plate

The electric cooking plate has keys that react to heat. You do not have to press hard. Press the lower button until a red light comes on. Then click on a + or a – of the hob that needs to heat. Please note! If the top red light is on, just above the lock sign, then the electric cooking plate is secured. Push the button with the lock sign until a beep sounds twice. The security is off again.

Flower auction Aalsmeer

The flower auction at Aalsmeer is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. And it’s just a stone’s throw from Schiphol airport. This is the only place in the world where you can watch them in action!

Opening hours
The auction is open to visitors on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 07:00 to 11:00 hrs
Thursday from 07:00 to 09:00 hrs
We advise you to start your visit as early as possible because in the early hours everything is in full activity.The earlier you come, the more you see!

The auction is closed to visitors on holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Self-guided tour
From the Visitor Centre, walk across a gallery through the auction complex. At the end of the bridge, you arrive at the auction room where dealers buy at the clock.
As you walk around, you’ll find information panels which explain – in four languages – the auction process and the activities you’ll be watching. There’s no need to sign up for this tour in advance.

Route: Flower auction


In Harderwijk the household waste is collected separately. There are three containers:
Groen: Groente, fruit en tuinafval (alle etensresten)
Blauw: Papier en karton
Grijs: Overig afval

Iedere donderdagmorgen wordt een containter opgehaald. De ene week de grijze container en de andere week de groene container. De blauwe container wordt minder vaak opgehaald. Deze hoeft niet aan de weg te worden gezet.

Onder het aanrecht zit in een kastje de vuilnisbak, met 2 bakken. De achterste bak is voor het ‘groene’ afval en de voorste bak voor al het overige afval. Papier en karton kan rechtstreeks in de blauwe container.

De containers staan alle drie naast het huis. Gelieve op woensdagavond de juiste container (kijk even welke kleur er geleegd wordt) aan de overkant van de weg te zetten, zodat deze ‘s morgens geleegd kan worden. Nadat de container is geleegd, kan deze weer teruggezet worden naast het huis