Atmosphere and comfort at Boerenhofstede de Overhorn

A beautifully renovated monumental farmhouse from 1886.


The Overhorn farmstead is located in a quiet, rural spot between the river Vecht and the meadows of the Naardermeer. It consists of a summer and a winter house, a haystack and a large stable, previously used for dairy cattle.

Owner Irene Rol says:

“We bought the farmstead in 1996 from a dairy farmer who was moving to Friesland. It was love at first sight. A farmhouse that was still original and authentic, nothing had been renovated in 50 years except for a bathroom in the stable. Everyone thought we were crazy, but we were able to see a hidden gem. We started renovating the house with much enthusiasm. Gradually, we have restored, insulated and improved the farm from head to toe and started using all the rooms and apartments”

In 2000 we started the B&B, with the rooms Vecht riverview and Swalow ‘Zwaluw’. In 2004 the apartment Hert was completed. It was initially intended for the care of our parents, but soon in use as a nice place to stay for a business guest with a multi-year assignment at the Municipality of Weesp.

In 2010 we started rebuilding the huge open haybarn. It contains two large apartments: Haystack ‘Hooiberg’, a luxury apartment with a large living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Suitable for 4-5 people, located on the first floor (accessible via a staircase) with a beautiful view of the Naardermeer nature reserve. On the ground floor is apartment Fox ‘Vos’, suitable for 2-3 people, with a living room, open kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lovely terrace.

When the children flew the nest, we made the rooms on the first floor of the Winterhuis suitable for B&B. There are four smaller rooms, each with its own bathroom. They are in the former hayloft and are named Cow ‘Koe’, Hare ‘Haas’, Rooster ‘Haan’ and Owl ‘Uil’.

Renovation of the large dairy barn at the back started in 2013. In addition to a hobby room and training location ‘Echt aan de Vecht’, two 2-person apartments have also been realised with the name  Scheep and Horse. Sheep has the bedroom on the first floor and Horse is located entirely on the ground floor, has access to a spacious sitting area and contains a nice bath. The barn is equipped with 78 solar panels and the basement is used to collect rainwater.

In the main house, consisting of the summer and winter house, all old elements have been preserved. You can clearly see the high-quality construction of 1886, with original wooden beams, arched trusses and beautiful wooden shutters. What you don’t see, but what has been restored to its former glory, are the original wells under the house with a supply of water from the Vecht. These are now used to collect water and for the heat pump.

Atmosphere and comfort

Decorating spaces is one of my passions. Everything is tastefully decorated for a nice, comfortable stay, with attention to detail and colour schemes. Each room has a private bathroom and is equipped with modern comforts like a flat-screen TV with cable channels and WIFI.

The rooms and apartments are decorated in a country style. The apartments all have a kitchen with refrigerator and cooking facilities. The rooms have access to the bed and breakfast kitchen to make coffee and tea.

We offer free and safe onsite parking (22 spaces) and there’s a charging station for electric cars. You are very welcome to enjoy the outdoors on all terraces and seating areas in the huge garden.

Personal attention

We aim to make our guests happy and pamper them. Are you looking for a personal approach and real dedication? You’ll find it at the Overhorn. We speak English, French, German and Dutch. We thoroughly enjoy the nice conversations with and between the -international- guests at the breakfast table. Authenticity and genuineness are appreciated, our employees do it from their hearts. More and more guests are consciously opting for the experience, tranquility, and personal attention in a homely atmosphere.

For whom?

We are conscious of our heritage in the middle of nature. This is reflected in choosing sustainable energy, water and energy savings through solar panels, heat pumps, and rainwater collection. But also through the use of eco-cleaning products, natural building materials, fabrics and the use of local products. The rooms and apartments are checked by us every day. Hygiene scores a 9.3 on 428 reviews of booking. Everything is neat and clean, which gives pleasure and peace. It is wonderful to walk or sit in the chairs or deck chairs of the natural -green- garden, wich has monumental trees, forest path, native plants, beehives and flowers for bees and butterflies. Because of the wooden buildings, thatched roof and to prevent nuisance, we are a completely non-smoking location and BBQing is also not possible.

We are the perfect place for the guest who can enjoy nature and wants to wake up to bird and frog sounds. Honesty comes first with us, so we don’t want to raise expectations that we can’t live up to. The railway line passes behind our plot. When there’s a northeast wind you can hear the train. Fortunately, you get used to that sound quickly and it is very quiet on this route in the evening and at night. Also, our house is mainly made of wood, it can creak and we ask guests to be considerate of the neighbors between 22:00 and 08:00 (contact noises). The Boerenhofstede is ‘adults-only’. Partying and inviting groups of friends do not match our relaxed environment.

Will you come and enjoy the beauty in and around the Overhorn? We are ideal for the whistling cyclist (long distance or cycle route network), enthusiastic walker (Migration bird path, walk around Naardermeer or FlorisV-path) and especially for the guest who is looking for peace and quiet in nature. The Overhorn is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and stress of everyday life. Of course also for tourists who want to visit Amsterdam. But don’t forget picturesque Weesp, it’s a town at the Vecht with cosy restaurants and shops.

Long stay?

Our apartments are regularly used for a (mid) long-stay, for bridging a period between selling and buying houses, interim jobs in Amsterdam and the surrounding area, but also for those who are looking for some peace and quiet to reflect, write a book or work on a piece of music.

The 6 B&B rooms

The largest rooms Vecht and Zwaluw are located on the first floor of the summer house.

Room ‘Vecht’

Junior suite ‘Vecht’ overlooks the front garden and the river Vecht through two round windows; a beautiful view through the old linden trees. The room is decorated in country style with lovely wallpaper and beautiful carpentry and you sleep under the arched trusses. There is a sitting area with two comfortable Linteloo chairs, a television on a stand, so it can face the bed or the seating area. The large window is equipped with a sliding insect screen. There’s a safe inside the beautiful wooden cupboard. The huge connected room overlooks the side garden through two large roof windows and has an extra bed and a coffee and tea corner. That’s also where the bathroom with granite floor, rain shower, sink and toilet is located.

Room ‘Zwaluw’

The name says it all, when we bought the farm in 1996, the swallows flew in and out of the stable of the summer house. We constructed this room in the rear under the arched trusses of the hayloft. It has a view of the stable that is now in use as a meeting room. Zwaluw is a lovely bright room with windows on three sides, the roof windows overlooking the side garden. The room has a seating area and offers tea and coffee-making facilities. The wooden closet is big enough for clothes and has a safe. It has a lovely ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

The 4 smaller rooms are located on the first floor of the rear part of the winter house. They are located next to each other and have the names Koe, Haas, Haan en Uil.

Room ‘Koe’ (Cow)

This room,  in shades of red and grey, is located at the rear of the winter house and overlooks the Naardermeer at an angle. It has two large windows, one with insect screen. There’s a comfortable double bed under the arched trusses. The room has a sitting area, wardrobe with safe and a television. There’s a loft that is not in use.

Room ‘Haas’ (Hare)

This room, which is the same size as the adjacent rooms, is set up as a single room, with a single bed. As a result, there extra walking space and room for a desk to work at. A television, wardrobe with safe and air conditioning complete this room. The colours are fresh and the accompanying bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The room is located under the sloping roof with a large roof window. It has a loft.

Room ‘Haan’ (Rooster)

This freshly decorated room has a large double bed that can be separated into two twin beds if you prefer. It has a television, wardrobe, safe and two chairs with table. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink and toilet. There’s a roof window in the room and a smaller one in the bathroom. This room has air conditioning and a loft that is not in use.

Room ‘Uil’ (Owl)

This room is normally used as a guest room for our grandchildren or a babysitter. In case of emergency (overbooked) we rent out this room. It’s cosily decorated in the color purple. There is a large roof window in the bedroom and a smaller one in the bathroom, which has a walk-in shower, sink and toilet. This room is adjacent to the private house. There is a television, safe and a small table with a chair and a comfortable armchair.


When you stay in one of our rooms and book breakfast, you’ll have an extensive choice of typical Dutch bread, hot rolls, croissants, local cheeses, cold cuts, an egg from our own chickens, yogurt with or without muesli, fruit salad and delicious fresh orange juice or organic apple juice from our own orchard. And of course coffee or tea. All this is served at the large breakfast table in the kitchen of the summer house. Breakfast is available from 7am-9pm on weekdays and 8am-10am on weekends.

The 6 apartments

The Paard en Schaap apartments  are located in the former dairy barn. They both have their private terrace, just outside the door.

Apartment ‘Paard’ (Horse)

This large 70m2 luxury apartment for 2 is decorated in natural colours and overlooks our horse pasture and the Naardermeer nature reserve. There is a lovely corner sofa with table and television. The kitchen is bright and equipped with every comfort. In the large china cabinet you will find everything you need for a shorter or longer stay. There is a charming wooden table for dining and the two patio doors lead you to the -partly covered- terrace. Take 2 steps up at the back of the apartment and you’re in the bedroom which also overlooks nature. When you’re an early bird, you may see the deer, hares and foxes here. Directly in front of the sleeping area is a luxurious bath, 2 granite sinks, a spacious granite shower and around the corner a walk-in toilet (without door). This apartment is adjacent to apartment Schaap and can be connected by opening a connecting door for a stay with a group of friends or family. Due to contact noise, we kindly ask you to be considerate of the neighbours between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Apartment ‘Schaap’ (Sheep)

A lovely apartment with 2 floors. Lightly decorated with orange as an accent colour. The large kitchen has a coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher, oven and hob with extractor. There is a charming, round, wooden dining table and two patio doors that lead to a terrace. There are a few coffee cups (Nespresso) and tea bags to get you started. The apartments always have towels, tea towels and dishwasher tablets. The room has a sofa bed, television and a rocking chair. The bathroom can be reached through two louvre doors. Behind this is a very spacious walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The stairs lead up to the bedroom with a large double bed.

There are two apartments in the ‘Hooiberg’ One on the first floor, called ‘De Hooiberg’ (The Haystack) and one on the ground floor with the name ‘Vos’ (Fox).

De Hooiberg (The Haystack)

This huge (110m2) luxury apartment can be reached by stairs. You enter in the living room with a 180-degree view through the large windows. They look out over the stable, the Naardermeer and the garden. The wooden planks on the outside of the windows work like shutters, making sure this apartment does not overheat in the sun. There is a spacious sitting area with television and a dining table.  Another staircase brings you to the loft with a sofa bed for a possible fifth guest. The two bedrooms are mirrored, each with its own spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The large kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, hob, coffee maker and kettle. The kitchen is fully equipped for 5 people. Will you come to enjoy this beautiful apartment?

Appartement Vos (Fox)

This spacious apartment (90m2) has a lovely living room with kitchen and dining area. This apartment is decorated in a terra colour and the steel-and-glass doors and windows add a modern touch. The door opens up to the terrace which overlooks the Naardermeer. The garden is surrounded by a beautiful bee strip, which blooms from April to October. The bedroom is spacious and has stable windows, one of which can be opened. There is an extra room with sofa bed, desk and large wardrobe.

Appartement Hert (Deer)

This cosy apartment overlooks the Naardermeer nature reserve. Originally, this apartment was built to accommodation of our parents (in law). Now it is suitable for a -romantic- stay for 2 people. There is a nice sofa, armchair and dining table. You sleep in a large 2x2m box bed. There is a kitchenette with 4 burner hob, fridge, oven and Nespresso machine. This apartment has air conditioning.

Studio Apartment

The Studio is located on the ground floor of the winter house. The steel-and-glass door looks out on the garden. A lovely, bright apartment.


The spacious landscaped garden has several terraces with intimate seating areas and dining tables. You can enjoy cycling and walking in the area. We keep horses, dogs, sheep, chickens and two cats on our farmyard.

In the area

Fort Uitermeer is 350 metres away. Adjacent to it is restaurant Porterhouse, formerly known as Paviljoen Uit & Meer. They serve lunch and dinner. The centre of Weesp is 5 km away, accessible via a beautiful route along the Vecht. There are several restaurants with many terraces and a nice shopping center in this charming town. The centre of Hilversum is a 15-minute drive away and the heart of Amsterdam is  a 20-minute drive away. Amsterdam is also easily accessible from Weesp by train. It is about a 20-minute walk along Fort Uitermeer and the Vecht to bus stop Lage Klompweg where bus 106 will take you to Weesp or Hilversum station.


Safe parking.

Our apartments are often booked by professionals. Mostly they are people with irregular working hours, who are away from home a lot. They greatly appreciate being […]

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