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Friends' stories

Vrienden op de Fiets is not just a network of overnight addresses; it also occasions special encounters and inspires great stories.

‘We slept in a garden house. The toilet was outside. When dusk fell, we noticed that there was hardly any light along the path and asked the owners for a torch. They invited us to drop in for a while. We ended up talking and laughing for hours and discussed some serious stuff as well. We really had a great evening.’
- Paulien Eikhout, cycling enthusiast

'I think it is very special to be able to stay overnight with strangers. People who open up their home to others and are happy to share what they have. It is a generous gesture. Vrienden op de Fiets guest addresses offer warm hospitality.’
- Huub en Irma, guests of Marjolein Jacobs in Utrecht

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‘I always try to exceed expectations, even if my guests are already quite content with just a bed and a bowl of porridge. I make sure the bed linen is freshly washed and ironed and I spare no expenses in providing a strengthening breakfast before my guests continue on their way again.’
- Toos Kemerink, guest address

‘We like being busy and enjoy the hustle and bustle of receiving guests in our house. Since we like to talk, people also to feel like sharing their story with us, usually in the evenings when we have a drink, but also in the mornings. Sometimes we spend an hour talking over breakfast.’
- Family Deckers, guest address


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PLEASE NOTE: SITE NOT AVAILABLE FROM MARCH 24 - 31.

Dear Friends and guest addresses,

Behind the scenes we are working on a new IT system. It will go live at the end of this month. Therefore, the website will be closed from Wednesday March 24 to Tuesday March 31. From April 1st you are more than welcome and almost all services will be available again. In the meantime, we would like to refer you to the booklet and of course the helpdesk is available for questions.

After April 1, there are a few perks that you will probably have to wait for. For example, the notice board (‘Prikbord’) for finding a cycling or walking buddy is not immediately back. The gift membership that you may want to give to a good friend is also temporarily unavailable. We try to fix this as soon as possible.

Warning: please save your favorite guest addresses and the information and contacts of the Prikbord’. We are doing our best, but we may not be able to put this information back on the site. If all goes well, you will not notice the new system and you will soon be able to use the service you are used to again.

Thanks for your patience and a warm greeting,

Team Vrienden op de Fiets