Friends are sports enthusiasts sports who, after a day in the fresh air, do not expect luxurious lodgings, but do appreciate the hospitality and warm welcome our guest addresses offer. A place where they can relax, spend a pleasant evening and continue their biking or hiking tour the next day after a hearty breakfast.
‘The variety of guest addresses, the unexpected places you stay and the encounters with all kinds of different people. Together they make up the charm of overnight stays with Vrienden op de Fiets’.
The contact between Friends and guest addresses often results in convivial encounters: from a candid conversation at the kitchen table to a pleasant get-together in the backyard. It is not uncommon for people to strike up a friendship for life via Vrienden op de Fiets.
A guest address is not a hotel. You spend the night at someone's home. Perhaps with a retired couple or a young family. In a mansion in the city or a farmer’s barn in the countryside. Every guest address has its own story. What to expect and what not to expect can be read from our house rules. Or read our Friends' stories for more inspiration.
What you need to know before registering as Friend:
- Vrienden op de Fiets is explicitly meant for people who travel using their own muscle power: bikers, hikers, rowers, skeelers or scaters.
- Friends pay €8 per year and €10 if you live outside the Netherlands.
- Most foreign memberships are valid for one year and will not be automatically renewed. Only the membership of Friends from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are automatically renewed, unless you cancel your membership before December the first of the current calendar year.
- To help us keep Vrienden op de Fiets reasonably priced, we appreciate Dutch Friends to opt for paying the annual contribution by direct debit. Friends who live outside the Netherlands can pay via online banking or PayPal.
Friends of Stichting Vrienden op de Fiets receive a comprehensive booklet with guest addresses within 8-10 working days. You will also receive a great cycling map and your Friend card. With your Friend number, you can log in to our website to find guest addresses along your route.
You can register here!