Corona

As of 13 November, there will be some changes to the corona measures. For Friends and Guest addresses, not much changes compared to 6 November. The most important thing: if you are used to receiving groups, then with a maximum of 4 persons per day. Furthermore, the 1.5 metres remains in force. And the utmost: Be careful and give each other space, literally and figuratively. That is how we remain friends.

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Welcome, Friends!

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!

Stefanie Gerwers

Director

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.

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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 reading

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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.

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!

Looking for a guest address?

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Friendly pictures

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
with motorist.

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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