Another fall, another website
Vrienden op de Fiets, the Dutch foundation for bikers and hikers, is launching its new website this autumn. Our homepage is brand-new and we have made a few more big changes and some smaller ones too.
Why these changes? Because all the questions and reactions from our ‘Vrienden’ (Friends) have made it clear that we need to explain the purpose of Vrienden op de Fiets in a bit more detail. Who is Vrienden op de Fiets for? What can we expect from each other? How do we treat each other? In brief, the answer is: As Friends! Friendship is at the heart of Vrienden op de Fiets.
As you will see when you have a look at our new website. Don’t forget to watch the videos about some of our Friends and guest addresses, our heroes, who deserve a heartfelt thank you.
Please scroll down for more details about who we are, and who our Friends and guest addresses are.
Enjoy the fall, and our new website!
About Vrienden op de Fiets
Members of Vrienden op de Fiets, our Friends, enjoy multi-day biking and hiking trips. At the end of their active day, they are tired but content and on the lookout for a place to stay overnight and a hearty breakfast. That is what they find at one of our more than 5000 guest addresses. Our Friends like meeting new people and do not expect luxury. They mainly want to relax and recharge for their early start next morning.Continue reading
Who are our guest addresses?
The friendly hosts at our guest addresses enjoy sharing their home with like-minded people. They like to do sporty people a good turn by offering a warm welcome, a place to freshen up, a comfortable bed and an energising breakfast. Just to state the obvious: this means that a stay at our guest addresses should not be confused with a stay at a hotel. Friends of Vrienden op de Fiets are offered hospitality in our hosts’ private homes.Continue readingContinue reading
Question of the month
Our help desk gets dozens, sometimes hundreds of questions per week.
Though we are not easily surprised, some questions do catch us off guard. This question, for example:
Can I order breakfast by email?
This Friend would like to know how to inform her hosts about her breakfast preferences.
Yes, of course, absolutely no problem at all. What would you like to order? Scrambled eggs? Buttermilk or perhaps Icelandic yoghurt? Muffins with salted butter and marmalade?
Just kidding, right? We can’t say it too often: Vrienden op de Fiets guest addresses offer a homestay, not a night at a four-star hotel.
We have left the one-and-a-half-metre-society behind us, for the time being. We can sleep, shower, breakfast, cycle and walk next to each other again. And yet, we do advise everyone to follow the news about the measures and guidelines of the Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), just in case...
Gift membership available again next year
A Vrienden op de Fiets membership is a great gift for your best friend, kids or a kind neighbour. Especially now that the holiday season is almost upon us. Unfortunately, the new, digital version of the gift membership is taking a bit longer than planned but you will be able to give a Vrienden op de Fiets membership again in the course of 2022. Keep an eye on this page for updates!
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The pictures on this page were made available by our Friends Jan Spelt, Marina van Houte, Marleen Ydiers, Noelle Xhemajli-Waleboer, Peter van Dijk, Iris Conradi, Amelie Munters-Draper, Martin Bol and Thea Loois-Kruze. A warm thank you to all!
What’s not to like, about a hike?
As for a cycle: it keeps you vital.
But Friend does not rhyme