20/07 - 27/07 2022

Jan and Anneke,

We have stayed at Robin's Nest for the 2nd time this year and that is for good reason.
In one word great!
Robin's Nest is situated in a great area where you - as a walker - can go in many directions. And every time after the walk back to Robin's Nest for a delicious drink on the terrace.
We write about our walking tours on our website: www.ansenhenkonadventure.nl (in Dutch). You could take a look to see if there is a nice walking tour for you.

Anneke and Jan, until next time!

Ans and Henk

Travelogue (Dutch)


04/06 - 18/06 2022

On the edge of the village in a residential area and yet you imagine yourself in the countryside because of the birdsong around you. A pleasant surprise!

We explored the area by bicycle.
How nice is it to "have to" stop during such a bike ride because a fairly large flock of sheep needs the bike path for a while. It offers the possibility of a conversation with the shepherd.

We enjoyed our selves.
Thanks for the hospitality!

Fennie and Hans


23/05 - 27/05 2022

Dear Anneke and Jan,

Everything was fine.
We had a good time here.
The cottage was nice, the surroundings were beautiful and the wine was delicious.
What more could you wish for?

Thanks for everything,

Nel and Cor


09/05 - 13/05 2022

The preparation for our bike ride along the Danube went well.
We cycled many kilometers from Robin's Nest.
Nice weather, quiet bike paths, and a great house to return to every evening.

Thank you very much for the hospitality and the pleasant stay!

Jan and Sjany


11/04 - 14/04 2022

Dear Jan and Anneke,

A lovely house in a beautiful setting!
I enjoyed it until the very last moment.
As for the weather; all extremes passed by but here it was fine.

Thank you for the hospitality!

Kind regards,

Bertha


23/03 - 27/03 2022

Dear Anneke og Jan,

Thanks for the wonderful stay.
Nice to have such a large garden, with many birds.
For the most, we cycled a lot - forest, heath, Staverden.
And our grandson of 2 spent a morning on the trails.
Thanks,

Eiko & Jeanet


21/01-24/01 2022

The house we are in, Robin's Nest, is about 55m2 in size. That's less than we're used to, but that doesn't mean it isn't cosy. The major advantages of this house are its location (in a district of Ermelo with houses on large plots). Until recently, this house was a sheltered home for the parents, so that the children are there for them. The house is now used as a holiday home. Another plus is a complete inventory of the kitchen and for Henk as a hobby chef this is great. The mattresses were also of good quality. Then of course a good TV with Netflix option and a large garden where you can relax in good weather. A nice plus was that there was a grand piano. We already knew that and, yes, something had to be done with it this weekend. That became Henk's own composition with a text that we made together. A small minus is the heating, you could not regulate it yourself. But an app to the owner and the heating was turned up, there is a solution for everything.
Leuvenum Forrest
Ermelose heath
Forrest, Ermelo


Saturday January 22nd we went for a walk in the Leuvenum Forest, which is 837 hectares in size. The feeling of finally putting our walking shoes back on was indescribably nice. The forest was still fairly barren of course, but there was plenty to see anyway and what we had never seen before was a small herd of galloping red deer running past us on a short distance.
Sunday January 23 we went out again. We put on our walking shoes and went through the forest towards the Ermelosche Heath. On the heath we came across a herd of sheep (ewes) with a shepherd who managed to drive the sheep well with his dog. Via the edge of the heath towards the "Sheepfold". The pregnant sheep were inside and the rest was outside. Fortunately, there was an annex where they offered "coffee to go" and we enjoyed a hot chocolate. There were swampy areas in the forest and we already saw it, a lot of "boar spots".
With "happy hour" we were back at the house Robin's Nest. While enjoying a drink we looked back on these great days. We decided to go back to this amazing place, but for a longer period. That was a bit of a challenge, because we still have 6 (walking) holidays to go. We succeeded, in consultation with the owner we were able to make a booking from July 20-27 and our 7th (walking) holiday is a fact. Amazing, right?

Read the whole story here.

Ans and Henk and Snowy


11/11 - 05/12 2021

Dear Anneke and family,

It was wonderful to be in a different rhythm and in a different space all this time (> 3 weeks), to feel the creative blood flowing and to hear the full autumn dress fall steadily around me, while I was on my way on foot or by folding bicycle. In the lanes around the house, you already can fully enjoy peace and trees, and the the big forest is nearby. Everything is so up for grabs.
Robin's Nest itself is bright, easily heated and tastefully decorated. Everything is there for a comfortably long stay. And - not in the least - your helpfulness and friendliness bring the "fine touch" to the whole!

Sincerely, wishing you a warm December,

May

guestbook May robin

guestbook May painting


05/11 - 08/11 2021

Dear Anneke and Jan,

The pleasant house, nice place to stay, the tranquillity and the beautiful nature around us, made that we had a wonderful weekend.
Thanks!

Kind regards,

Ronald and Angela


29/10 - 01/11 2021

For Anneke and Jan,

Despite the weather we had a wonderful weekend.
- Friday afternoon, we cycled 13 km through sun-drenched forests.
- Saterday, we walked for 3 hours dressed in rain suits with umbrellas. Saw a lot of mushrooms.
- Sunday 35 dry kms Ermelo, Putten, Garderen.

Very hospitable that we could park our e-bikes dry in the carport, including charging. Thanks!

The repetition: lovely house, nice coming home, very good beds, complete kitchen.

What says: Many thanks. We'd love to come back!

Greetings,

Ada and André

P.S. Thank you for the wine.


11/09 - 18/09 2021

Hi Jan and Anneke,

The week has flown by.
We had a wonderful time in this lovely house.
Silke, our beagle, could enjoy himself in the enclosed garden.
Thanks for the bottle of wine and we hope you enjoyed the "Fryske sûkerbole".

Warm regards from
Hylke and Ge
and a paw from Silke.

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06/09 - 10/09 2021

Dear Jan and Anneke,

It was a wonderful stay in your beautiful house.
We were welcomed very hospitably and with a nice bottle of wine.
Nice environment here.
We enjoyed it very much.
The house is perfect.
Super clean and complete, and nice beds.
Good luck with the rental of your marvelous house.

Kind regards,

Jos and José and dog Woezel


25/08 - 01/09 2021

We spent a wonderful week in Robin's Nest, partly thanks to the hospitality of Anneke and Jan.
We already gained many impressions of the Veluwe in the past, but have discovered many new things, because this region surprises you continuously.
We recharged our batteries.
Anneke and Jan; thank you so much for everything!
We wish you much success for the future.

Alie & Wim


02/08 - 08/08 2021

Thank you very much for a very nice stay!
We really enjoyed it!

Big hug from Aleksander and Grete


23/07 - 30/07 2021

Dear Jan and Anneke,

It was wonderful to stay in your home in Ermelo.
We didn't really need to go outside, because there was a lot to do in and around the house: nice books, a beautiful garden, not to mention the piano!

We thought the area was beautiful!
We enjoyed it very much.

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

Under the watching gaze of many sheep's eyes...  :-)

Kind regards,

Henk and Alice


10/07 - 16/07 2021

We just needed your nest.

Thanks!!

Jos and Tine

guestbook robin

(Made with makeup.)


02/07 - 07/07 2021

Dear Anneke and Jan,

You have a nice house and good beds.
Of course, we enjoyed the environment.
Welcoming reception from both of you, with a bottle of wine.

Kind regards,

Hans and Coby


24/06 - 29/06 2021

Dear Anneke and Jan,

What a beautiful, fully furnished house you have!!
We enjoyed the bike rides, brunch at the picnic table, and last but not least, the wonderful beds!
We had a great time and we definitely will come back.
Thank you for your kindness and hospitality!!

Bert and Netty


11/06 - 24/06 2021

Dear Anneke, Jan, and children,

We were allowed to be your guests for two weeks and we enjoyed it.
The cottage has everything you could possibly need / want to have. No comment or remark at all.
Also about your "reaction speed", Anneke; you respond immediately to my apps. Great :-)
Have we been bothered by you, as you asked several times? Not at all.
To be fair, the promised silence was not the silence I expected, but that is due to the traffic and the diversion elsewhere. That is the only minus during our stay. And maybe bad luck because of the diversion.
We wonderfully explored the area (especially nature). We have seen many bird species in various heathland areas, forests, and Oostvaardersplassen (grass warbler, common linnet, Western marsh harrier, white-tailed eagle, European stonechat, jay, magpie, song thrush, Eurasian blackcap, white wagtail, various tits, etc.). Too many to mention them all.

guestbook European stonechat

European Stonechat

It was definitely nice, that's for sure.
Thank you for your hospitality and have fun with the continuation of the rental of this beauty.

Sincerely,

Teja & Annemiek
(and Konnie & Kwitnie)


25/05 - 28/05 2021

What a nice house you have, wonderfully quiet and very well cared for.
Highly recommended!
We will definitely come back.

Tim and Ina


12/05 - 17/05 2021

Our week in Ibiza was cancelled due to negative travel advice, so we booked Robin's Nest for the Ascension weekend.
Not a bad choice at all.
We had a great time and all ingredients were present for a pleasant stay.
Cycling, shopping, terraces, walking, and in the evening a Netflix movie, wonderful!
Also on our behalf compliments for the very clean house and warm welcome.

Thanks a lot!

Gerhard and Carla


08/05 - 11/05 2021

We enjoyed ourselves in this beautiful walking and cycling environment.
Thank you for the warm welcome and good care!
Unfortunately, neither I nor Gerard can play the piano, but we did sing karaoke (after a newspaper article), for the first time... - so we were musically challenged anyway :-)

Sincerely,

Gerard and Marjo


05/05 - 08/05 2021

Beautiful environment! Robin's Nest is a nice place to discover the Veluwe.
We walked and cycled and saw a large herd of deer as bonus. A great experience!
Ermelo and Harderwijk are nice places. Tomorrow we'll visit Elburg.
We had 3 wonderful days here.
Jan and Anneke, thank you for your welcome with an "Ermeloërtje" and a bottle of wine.
Maybe see you another time!

Anita and Astrid


27/04 - 03/05 2021

Despite the weather was not too good, we had a wonderful time here.
We cycled and walked a lot in the surrounding woods of Ermelo.
Harderwijk is nice to explore by bike or on foot.
Of course, we sat on a terrace again. At Staverden Estate you have plenty to see from the spacious terrace.

Thank you for your hospitality. The cake, pastry, and bottle of wine were delicious!

Hans and Sonja


24/04 - 26/04 2021

What a wonderful holiday home is Robin's Nest.
We enjoyed the area and made beautiful trips by bicycle.
Nice to see the Veluwe in spring.

Thank you very much for your hospitable reception and the delicious bottle of wine.

Greetings,

Michel & Caren


09/04 - 16/04 2021


Nice to be able to stay here.
A good bottle of wine as a welcome gesture!
We have really enjoyed nature by many walks in the vicinity.
Our dog Buck did not get tired of it!
In the morning we woke up by beautiful birdsong.

Thank you for your hospitality. Despite Corona time, we had a good stay here.

Arie & Marja
and our Buck


02/04 - 06/04 2021

What a peace! Marvelous!
We had nice walks in the Veluwe and enjoyed the birds.

The holiday house felt very homely and the beds are wonderful.
Unfortunately, we don't drink wine, but that didn't spoil the fun.

We enjoyed ourselves and we are fully recharged.

Jolanda and Ed


26/03 - 29/03 2021

We had a fantastic weekend in this residential / holiday house. It was extremely clean, nicely decorated and equipped with every comfort. A friendly welcome from the owner with a clear explanation of how things work. In addition, a delicious bottle of wine. To be repeated!

Mona


23/03 - 26/03 2021

Robin's Nest is a wonderful house to stay.
Thank you for the nice bottle of wine.

We also enjoyed the beautiful Ermelose Heide and the Hulshorsterzand.
Robin's Nest is a great base for shorter walks as well.

Just like previous 'residents', we thank you for your hospitality.

Sincerely,

Cees and Vera


13/03 - 16/03 2021

What a surprise! Being welcomed with a bottle of wine. That's hospitality...
The next surprise was a pastry. A specialty from Ermelo for my birthday (super tasty!).
Thank you for this nice gesture.

The holiday home is completely and comfortably furnished.
Despite the less beautiful weather, we went for nice walks and enjoyed the beautiful nature.

Too bad it was such a short stay, but that's a reason to come back.

Hope to see you soon and good luck with the rental.

Yvonne and Johan


05/03- 08/03 2021

Hello Anneke, Jan, Dennis, and Maren,

Glad we could celebrate my birthday in Robin's Nest.
For 3 days we felt at home here and we have been looking around in the area where I grew up.

Thank you for your hospitality and greetings from your colleague Michael and Diny


27/02 - 01/03 2021

We had a great time in Robin's Nest.
And we do not rule out that we will come back when the temperature is higher and the trees are green.
The surroundings were a pleasant surprise, including the old town of Harderwijk, the beautiful district in which you live, and the Veluwe near Leuvenum.

Kind regards,

Eveline & Hans


23/02 - 26/02 2021

Just a few days away!
We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the nice weather, the nice house, not to mention the hospitality!

Despite the lock-down, we had a great time!

Greetings,

Jaap & Wilma


17/02 - 20/02 2021

What a lovely house in the woods.
Waking up in the morning with the birds chirping.

I enjoyed playing the piano. It has a beautiful warm sound; although it does need some maintenance, I must say.

Beautiful environment in which I had some nice walks.

Thank you for your hospitality!

Lieneke


04/02 - 12/02 2021

How lucky have we been.
A lot of snow and plenty of sun.
A great alternative to the actually planned winter sports holiday in Austria.
With some luck we had an allright journey, last Monday from Zierikzee, after which the snowfall turned into sunshine.
We ploughed through the snow for kilometers in the forest of Leuvenum and afterwards we rested wonderfully in your beautiful holiday home.
Marvelous - that piano!

Thank you so much!

Ineke and Aad


01/02 - 05/02/2021

Dear Anneke and Jan,

Glad we could stay in Robin's Nest for a midweek! Wonderfully quiet and beautiful forest nearby - just what we could use for a while. Despite the rain we had some very nice walks.

Thanks for the hospitality and the beautiful house :-)

Regards,

Lotte and Wouter


11/11 - 15/11 2020

Dear Anneke and Jan,

We enjoyed!
Nice and well furnished house; fully equipped.
The area is beautiful for cycling and walking.

See you next time!

Wilgard and Tine


05/11 - 11/11 2020

Dear Anneke and Jan,

What a wonderful house!
Nice stuff, music, comfortable, in short; warm!
That was the weather outside too.
Beautiful autumn days, plenty of sun.
We enjoyed ourselves. We felt at home!

Bye,

Ardy and Jan


17/10 - 24/10 2020

Dear Anneke & Jan,

After a difficult start with a broken battery when we drove to Robin's Nest, we arrived later than expected, but we were very pleasantly surprised by a warm welcome with a bottle of wine and a beautiful, fully furnished house in the middle of the green.
How nice that this former care home has been given this hospitable destination, so that many can/may enjoy it.
For us, Elburg with a visit to sand stories, Hattum, Spakenburg and the old town of Harderwijk were real highlights, as well as Staverden Castle.
Nature was at its best in fall dress, so we walked for hours with our dog in the free-walking areas in the area.
The atmosphere of the house, the homely interior with real plants and CD collection, wonderful beds and a nice shower have made our holiday perfect!

Thanks a lot and see you soon!!

Pieter, Miranda and dog Stoere


08/10 - 14/10 2020

Had a wonderful time here.
Great house, easy to walk to the village.
We have had a few days of wonderful cycling in the beautiful surroundings.
Fortunately we had almost no rain.
We also took walks and saw a steam train passing by!

Greetings from Rob and Anneke.


18/9 - 25/9 2020

Hello Anneke and Jan,

Very exciting for us; how will the house be?
It's beautiful here, inside and out.
Tall trees, lots of greenery, with lots of bird sounds.
Cycled a lot, made many trips from the past (camping "Drie").
The weather was also beautiful for seven days.

Many thanks, good luck for the future.

Adrie and Lien


11/09 - 18/09 2020

Hello Anneke and Jan,

We enjoyed a great week in your beautiful holiday home with a lovely, green, bird-rich garden.
We made many walks, including from the "Schaapskooi". The Speuld clog path was beautiful, just not intended for dogs (we only found out later).
During the walk we saw parachutists jump on the heath.
We also visited the dog beach in Harderwijk, beautifully landscaped, including park and playground.
And Bowie has also regularly visited your dogs.
Thank you for your hospitality.

Paul, Marja and dog Bowie


5/9 - 11/9 2020

Dear Anneke and Jan,

A nice place in a beautiful, varied environment.
We cycled quite a few miles here and enjoyed it.
Your welcome is very hospitable and warm. We felt very welcome.
Unexpectedly having a glass of wine together and spontaneously enjoying the Greek pie, partly baked by Maren, we enjoyed very much.
The bed is wonderful, better than at home and the house is fully equipped.
The tip of the Marius van Dokkum museum; fun! The last evening we ate in Restaurant van Sprang; recommended! Wonderful tastings.
Thanks for the good time and we hope that many guests will enjoy their stay at your Robin's Nest.

Kind regards,

Gino and Marjolein


31/8 - 3/9 2020

What a beautiful place to stay.
A lovely house with a good bed.
We enjoyed the forest and the moor.
We will definitely come back.
Thank you very much for the hospitality.

Regards,

Joke and Peter Pronk


15/8 - 21/8 2020

"Welcome to our holiday home Robin's Nest"

We have felt more than welcome!!!
It was a wonderful week.

Sincerely,

Anneke and Henk


10/8 - 14/8 2020

Dear Anneke and Jan,

Thank you for your warm welcome and helpfulness.
We had a pleasant stay despite the heat.
They were very relaxed days!
Also compliments for the beautiful art with which the house has been graced.
Good luck with everything and again; Thanks!

André and Mea van Lierop


7/8 - 10/8 2020

The 4th guests!

We had a very nice weekend, and Bumper (the dog) also really enjoyed the dog beaches in the area.

All 3 of us were very hospitably welcomed by Anneke and Jan.
We have nothing to complain about!!

And the house is fine, even with 34 degrees outside. Just keep everything closed to keep it cool.
Definitely a recommendation for other people, including dogs!

Love,

Michiel, Geanne, Bumper


31/7 - 7/8 2020

So we were the 3rd guests to arrive on a warm Friday afternoon.
A nice arrival time by the way: 13.30 hrs, this way you can still do something the same afternoon!
We were welcomed very friendly by Anneke and Jan, who showed us around.
They immediately asked us, in case we missed something to report it, so they could resolve it.
And indeed... The missing clock and tea glasses were quickly delivered!
We had to get used to the very open bathroom (shower/toilet...). If one of the two has to go to the toilet at night, you don't really want to because you don't want to wake up the sleeping husband...
We really liked the Tempur mattresses. Early light in the bedroom due to the lack of blackout curtains.
We had very good weather for a week and traveled many kilometers every day in this beautiful area  on rented E-bikes (in Putten). In Ermelo they were all gone, that's why we rented in Putten.
Obviously we made many cycle tours through the beautiful nature here, the Leuvenum Forest, Castle Staverden (beautiful), Castle Oldenaller (very quiet there) and near Putten; Schovenhorst Estate, where we climbed the high forest tower; once above you have a beautiful panoramic view (entrance tickets 4 euros p.p. - can be paid by pin).
We also cycled to Nature Park Lelystad (1.5 hours through the windy Flevopolder). A large nature reserve with a lot of animals. Such as Wisents, Father Davids deer, Prezwalski horses, deer, etc.
Furthermore, Kringloop: Zaak van Ermelo is a great thrift store. And after that we went to the nearby heather again.
Eating out at the Greek restaurant Acropolis. Yammie!
We have looked with admiration at the incredibly beautiful, creative, artistic art objects and paintings that Anneke makes.
Anneke and Jan are very hospitable, helpful, accessible people and also have a nice chat in between.
We think Robin's Nest is a good place to remember and pass on. :-)
Eating in restaurant De Dorpskamer is also recommended (at least the lunch was delicious).
Speulder Forest and Sprielder Forest are also great for cycling/walking. There is a chance of seeing boars!
We left Robin's Nest on another tropical day. But fortunately it stays pretty cool in the house (keep blinds closed).

Dear Anneke, Jan and children,
We wish you much more rental pleasure (with enthusiastic guests).

Dear greetings,

Ron and Coby
and cat queenie
guestbook Ron and Coby


26/7 - 30/7 2020

The second guests also had a great time here!
Warm welcome and nice chats! Good luck with everything!

Love,

Anja, Christoph & Ito


20/7 - 24/7 2020

Dear Anneke and Jan,

What an honor that we were your first guests!
We really liked it, the house is fully equipped. And if that was not the case (teaspoons!), it was immediately solved.
We hope your next guests will have a good time as well, they certainly will with such a friendly hostess :-)

Greetings,

Nellie and Susanne