Who are our Friends?

Friends are sporty people who, after a great day outdoors, enjoy the warm welcome offered by our guest addresses. They need a place where they can relax and reload after a strenuous day of biking or hiking. Next morning, they continue their trip after a good night’s sleep and a breakfast, on their way to the next guest address.
Our Friends travel by cycle, on foot or skeelers, by canoe or any other way; as long as it is sporty.  

The variety of guest addresses, the unexpected places you stay and the encounters with all kinds of people; that is the charm of an overnight stay via Vrienden op de Fiets.’

A meeting between Friends and guest addresses can range from a candid conversation during dinner at the kitchen table to a genial breakfast in the backyard. Some people strike up a friendship for life via Vrienden op de Fiets, others move on after a pleasant stay. Either way is absolutely fine.

Gentle reminder: A guest address is not a hotel or an Airbnb. 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 and its own whimsies. Our hosts make Friends part of their lives for a while. Details about what Friends can and cannot expect can be found on the page rules for Friends. Or read our Friends' stories for more inspiration.

Summary of the facts

  • Vrienden op de Fiets is explicitly meant for people who travel using their own muscle power: bikers, hikers, rowers, canoers, skeelers or skaters. 
  • 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 is 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 request our Dutch Friends to pay the annual contribution by direct debit. Friends who live outside the Netherlands can pay via online banking or PayPal.

New Friend? Once you have registered, you immediately receive your Friend number. You can log in to our website with this number and search for your first guest address. You will also receive a comprehensive booklet with guest addresses within 2 weeks. This includes our beautiful cycling map and your official Friend card. A digital version of this card can be found on your profile page on the website. Tip: take a picture of your digital card. It comes in handy when there is no internet en route. In short: you can set out on your trip immediately after registering with us!

Sounds great?

You can register here

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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