Check-in and check-out

Weekdays: check-in from 09:00 am and check-out no later than 4:00 pm. Adjusted times can be discussed, if the rental schedule allows it. Also see under Pre-overnight stays.

Weekends: check-in on Friday from 5:00 pm, check-out on Sunday no later than 5:00 pm. Adjusted times can be discussed, if the rental schedule allows it.

Can quartermasters/grocery delivery services arrive earlier?
Unfortunately, our maintenance/cleaning schedule does not allow this. We have tried to grant these requests in the past, but both the quartermaster and our people were uncomfortable with it. The earliest you can arrive is at the agreed time stated in the rental agreement. The same goes for delivery services and catering services.

Dishwasher tablets

There are dishwasher tablets in the house. See under: Kitchen equipment.

Audio/video

The green room, the smallest room in the house, has a television with built-in DVD player. With a little inching and pinching, this room can fit six to seven people.

Projector, television screen, tuner/amplifier
When renting the chapel, see under 'Chapel' for audio/video in relation to training sessions and meetings. We have a projector, XXL television screen and tuner/amplifier with speakers. The television screen can be connected to a laptop via HDMI cable for presentations. Make sure your laptop has an HDMI port beforehand, or bring an adapter.

Playing music in general
Playing music other than meditative music is absolutely not allowed. ZeeVELD is situated in the dunes and the accommodations are not soundproof. Sound carries far here and we do not have a license for parties or music. Therefore, the house is not suited for holding parties or meetings that include dancing.

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellations, the renter pays a remuneration, depending on the time of cancellation. The amount comes to 25% when canceling more than six months before the start date; 50% within four to six months; 75% within two and four months and 100% of the agreed rental sum when canceling within a month of the start date. Most insurers offer a cancellation insurance.

Car traffic on the grounds.

Half of the entrance gate is permanently locked to avoid car traffic on the grounds. Please contact us beforehand if you would like the gate to be unlocked for some reason. The distance from the gate to the front door is 55 meters. There is a cart available for your luggage.

Bakery

Burgmeyer bakery delivers freshly baked rolls and breads to your house. Daily delivery except for Sundays. For deliveries above 25 Euros, call 0251-652948; http://www.bakkerburgmeijer.nl.Also see under Shops.

Barbecue

The house does not have a barbecue. Butcher Van der Poel includes a gas barbecue with the barbecue package you can order with them. Also see under Catering. If the weather is bad, you can place the barbecue under the roof at the conservatory's doors, so you can sit inside and the barbecue stays dry.

Projector screen.

When renting the chapel, a projector can be prepared for you. A projector screen is not necessary as you can project directly onto one of the white walls. Also see under 'Chapel'.

There is also a large television screen available. This comes free of charge.

Beds: layout of the rooms. Bed linen. Making the beds.

Beds: layout.
R.1: 2x (+ own shower/toilet); R.2: 1x; R.3: 2x; R.4: 2x; R.5: 1x; R.6: 2x; R.7: 1x; R.9: 6x (3 bunk beds: 1x on floor; 2x mezzanine); R.10: 1x; R.11: 2x; R.12: 3x; R.13: 2x; R.14: 2x

Beds: moving beds. Can we move the beds to other rooms?
The beds may not be moved, but you might be able to move a mattress.

Beds: extra.Is it possible to create extra sleeping places with camping beds or tents in the garden?
No.

Beds: children's bed
We can prepare a children's bed on request

Beds: elevated
Two of the single rooms on the ground floor (rooms 2 and 7) have an elevated bed.

Bed linen
Bed linen are included in the rental price. Included are duvets, pillows, mattress protectors. The actual linen package includes duvet and mattress covers, pillow cover, towel, washcloth. Staying longer or planning to go to the beach? Bring an extra towel and a beach towel.

Making the beds
On request, we can make your bed for you and clear it again later, for a price (17.50 per bed).

House manager

The manager lives on the grounds. If not home, you can leave a note or a message on the answering machine at 0251-658457. You can also try calling: 06-28060191. Responses are quick.

Delivery service groceries

Only Albert Heijn's delivery service delivers to the house. Please make sure the delivery happens when you are home. If you give Supermarket Deen a very precise grocery list, they will prepare your groceries for you and all you have to do is pick them up. Deen does want precise information on brands/types/possible alternatives.

Bread
Also see above under Bakery.

Drinks
Useful: liquor store Nolet does not only deliver at home, but they will also take back anything you have left over. See: www.slijterijnolet.nl. They can also provide a tap, rinsing tanks, extra glasses, bar tables, etc.

Groceries other
See below under 'Shops' for grocery stores close by.

Flower vases

There are flower vases in many shapes and sizes.

Outdoor activities/excursions

See elsewhere on this site under Outdoor activities.

Neighbors and outdoor area

ZeeVELD consists of three buildings: the main building, which houses a maximum of 27 guests, the Janhuis, with room for four guests, and the Stafhuis, where the manager lives. The complex is situated in an isolated green area, but sound carries far in the dunes.

This is why we have the following house rules:

Playing music outside is never allowed;
Music inside: never amplified and not after 11:00 pm;
Staying outside: not after 11:00 pm;
Outdoor activities: no games (with the accompanying noise) on the grounds themselves; there are ample opportunities in the area;

Catering

See elsewhere on this website under:catering.

CD player, radio

When renting the chapel: there is a CD player/amplifier with speakers available. It has Bluetooth connection and splitter cable ports. Please notify us beforehand if you want to use it.

Playing amplified music (speakers connected to your laptop, etc.) is not allowed outside, and allowed until 10:00 pm inside.

Linen closet

Extra blankets, duvets, pillows, towels and linen packages, and two children's beds, can be found in the Linen closet in the hall near room 10 and 11.

Entry cards to the dunes

Adults need entry cards to the dunes to be able to walk or cycle around the dunes. Day and week cards are available to buy at the machine on parking lot Noorderstraat. Strictly speaking, you need a dune card the moment you step outside your gate, or when walking back to your car. ZeeVELD is situated in the dune reserve and is only accessible with a dune card.

Rates for dune cards can be found here.

Also see: Why entry cards to the dunes?.

Cycling

Always highly recommended to guests: renting bicycles. Even if you don't rent a bicycle for everyone, it adds a great value to your stay when you have a few bicycles around to hop on for a quick dip in the ocean. Reserve in good time and the bicycles will be ready for you when you arrive at ZeeVELD.

Kruijswijk tweewielers in Castricum rents out bicycles on a day basis, including city bikes with 7 gears, electrical bicycles with an action radius up to 80 km, box bicycles, children seats, bicycle trailers, trail-a-bikes and bicycle bags. Kruijswijk does not rent out children bicycles.

You can also easily rent different kinds of bicycles online at Bicycle rental Schoorl. The minimal renting period is three days.

Bicycles: renting and storage

Bicycle rental
We warmly recommend all our guests to rent some bicycles. Even if you don't rent them for your entire group, renting some bicycles just to have them on hand if some enthusiasts want to go have a quick dive into the sea gives your stay just that little bit extra. Book them on time, and when you arrive at ZeeVELD the bicycles will be ready and waiting for you.

  • Kruijswijk Tweewielers from Castricum rents out bicycles with 7 gears, electric bicycles with an 80 km reach, a carrier bicycle, children's seats, a bicycle cart, trail-a-bikes and bicycle bags on a daily rent basis. Kruijswijk does not rent out children's bicyles.
  • At Fietsverhuur Schoorl it is easy to book several types of bicycles online. Minimum rental period is three days.

Purchase dune ticket mandatory
Everybody who wants to cycle through the dunes needs to purchase an individual entry ticket. These daily and weekly tickets are available at the machine at the Noorderstraat parking lot.

Routes
A walking and cycling map is available for you at the home. You can also order one at Information Center De Hoep of de dune reservation: dehoep@pwn.nl or 0251-661066. In the information folder in the home you will also find several sheets detailing all paths in the direct surroundings, and the path to the beach. You can already download it here.

Bicycles can only be parked outside. There are two parking spots to charge electric bicycles. 

Flip chart

There are two flip charts which will be ready for you on request, including paper and markers.

Fondue/grilling/hot plates

Fondues, grilling or hot plates are unfortunately not allowed. The refectory's ventilation is insufficient

Towels

A towel is included in the linen package. Also see under Linen package. Are you staying longer or planning to swim? Bring an extra (beach)towel.

Pets, service animals

Pets and service animals are not allowed. Even if they are very small and quiet and sweet. Pets are welcome at Burgers Dierenhotel in Egmond, in the local area.

Candles, candlesticks

On the dining room table are (oil)lights in transparent holders. If you want more candlelight, bring extra tea lights and holders. It is not allowed to light candles or incense in the bedrooms.

Chapel facilities

When renting the chapel, there is a CD player/amplifier with speakers available. This connects with Bluetooth or with a splitter cable.

The following can be prepared for you on request

  • Projector (3500 Ansi Lumen)
  • Flat screen (160 cm USB, HDMI)
  • Flip chart (2)
  • Yoga mats (20)
  • Meditation mats and pillows (20)

The television screen for presentations and the projector connect to your laptop via HDMI. Check beforehand if your laptop has an HDMI port, or bring an adapter.

The chapel also has a pianoforte, meant for (semi)professional use.

Kitchen equipment

The kitchen is well-equipped with a hot water tap, a water boiler, four fridges (3 x table model, of which 1 with freezer, and 1 x XL-model with 375 liter capacity), a table model freezer with 3 drawers, two dishwashers and a six-burner gas stove with a large and smaller oven.

Plates, glasses and cutlery: there is a lot of it, including champagne glasses.

Also included with the kitchen equipment: food processor, blender, (hand)mixer, cake tins (2x), apple pie tins (2x), thermos for tea (4x) and coffee (4x), water jugs, wine decanters large and small, (also) large cooking pans, baking pans, wok pans, grill pans and sauce pans, 12 oven dishes in various sizes, toaster for four slices of bread, panini-maker, juicer.

Coffee
There is also a drip coffee maker (Bravilor) with filters. Coffee used: quick filter coffee. There is also a Nespresso machine and various kinds of milk frothers.

There are some back-up dried herbs available. Please replenish or notify us if they are running low.

Kitchen towels, kitchen paper, foil, cleaning wipes and sponges are also provided, as well as dishwashing brush, dishwashing liquid and dishwashing tablets.

Attention oven: because the large oven is a large oven, it takes about 45 minutes to preheat. The adjacent small oven heats much faster.

Deep fryer
There is no deep fryer, and deep frying is not allowed. The kitchen and adjacent dining room have low beam ceilings and the smell would simply linger too long.

Children's bed, high chair

There are two children's beds and two high chairs. Please let us know beforehand if you would like to use these and we will prepare them for you.

Child safety inside and outside

Outside
The grounds are not equipped for small children. Depending on the time of the year, there is water in the dune stream and in the natural pool. These are not blocked off and especially the dune stream is difficult to identify as water sometimes because of the vegetation. So always be very, very careful with small children. Never leave them in the garden without supervision.

Inside
The house is not equipped for small children. There are stairs in the house but no gates blocking them off. The bedroom with 3 bunk beds has a 'mezzanine', the stairs here have no gate either. The plug sockets have no protection. The ground surface of the house is about 500 m2, and a large part of its charm lies in its unexpected corners, gaps, hallways, doors, and steps. Keep a close eye on small children always.

Coffee, coffee machine

Bring your own coffee and tea. Also see under 'Kitchen' for the available equipment.

Linen package

The linen package is included in the rental price. It contains duvet and mattress cover, pillow cover, towel, washing cloth. There is also a bathrobe for everyone. Are you staying longer or planning to go to the beach? Bring an extra towel and beach towel.

We will gladly make your beds for you on request for a price.

Kitchen cloths, cleaning wipes and sponges are also provided.

Linen closet
Extra blankets, duvets, pillows, towels and linen packages are in the Linen closet. This can be found in the hall near room 10 and 11 (2nd floor).

Meditation mats

There are 20 meditation mats (70 x 90 cm) and 20 meditation pillows and 20 yoga mats (rubber, thicker type). We will prepare these for you on request.

Disabled persons

We regret that the house is not suitable for people with disabilities. There are many steps in the house and the bathrooms and toilets are not large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

Motorcycles

If required, you can park motorcycles on the grounds instead of the parking lot. Please contact us about this before arriving.

Fireplace

There are two wood burners: one stove in the entrance hall and a wood burner with glass door in the conservatory with a lovely view of the fire. Fire starting material and fuel is available.

If required, we can ready a fire pit or outdoor stove for you outside.

Horse riding/riding school

In Castricum itself, see: Reuring op Stal. In Egmond aan de Hoef: Manege Groot.

Piano and grand piano

There is a piano in the entrance room.

When renting the chapel: there is a grand piano there. Please contact us beforehand if you want to use it. We will gladly let you use it for functional use (concert, choir rehearsal, accompanying meditation, etc.).

Restaurants

Route: leave the gate, go right onto the sandy path, walk for four minutes until you come across a sign on the left hand: turn left onto the forest path: Hotel Koningsbosch. At the end of this path: Restaurant Aan het Bosch.

  • Guesthouse Het Ruiterhuys, ten minute walking distance through the forest

Route: leave the gate, go right onto the sandy path, walk for seven minutes until you reach the Heereweg. Cross the Heereweg and into the little road directly across. After one more minute: Guesthouse Het Ruiterhuys.

Wheelchairs

See above under People with disabilities.

Seniors - Suitable?

Seniors, with or without walking stick or walker, seem to do reasonably well here, depending on their physical condition. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom, and another single bedroom on the ground floor (with elevated bed and view of the grasslands) directly across from the shower and toilet in the hall.

Bedrooms

All information on the bedrooms, like how many beds there are and where they are located in the house, can be found here.

Keys

Main entrance
You will receive notice about acquiring the front door key before arrival.

Bedrooms
The individual bedrooms do not have keys unless requested.

Site
Half of the entrance gate is permanently locked to avoid car traffic. Please contact us beforehand if you want to unlock this part of the gate for some reason. Some catering services - 'food trucks' - would like to park closer to the house.

Games

There is a sandbox with toys for the small ones. There are no other toys or play equipment. Ball games in the garden or on the grounds are not allowed. It is also not allowed to enter the grasslands around ZeeVELD.

Sports

Ball games and sport activities in the garden around ZeeVELD are not allowed and the grasslands around ZeeVELD are off-limits, but there is a great sports and games area at five minutes walking distance through the forest.

To get there: take a left after leaving the ZeeVELD grounds outside the gate, as if walking back to the parking lot. When you arrive at the fork in the road - with a sign with tourist information on both sides - go left again. After walking for about three minutes through the forest, you will see the playground, including a balance bar, on your right side.

If you want to organize a small event here, let us know beforehand. We will let the forest rangers at PWN know so they know about it.

Also see under Outdoor activities.

Beach

Walking or cycling
It takes about 40 minutes to walk to the beach through the dunes via the Noorderstraat, or about ten minutes by bike. You will reach Strandslag Scheilaan (called 'Schellaan' on the map). A quiet beach without pavilions or anything. The red information binder in the bookcase in the front room has a map to show you the way. You can take a look at it at home here beforehand.

By car
You can always take the car via another road (the Zeeweg) towards the beach Castricum aan Zee. There is entertainment to be found here. About ten minutes away from Zeeveld. The beach pavilion we hear the best stories about: Deining.

Taxi

  • Taxi Zwart: 072-5331313
  • Haarlem Schipholtaxi: 023-8 888 888.

There are no taxis at the NS station. Call Taxi Zwart before you leave home and they will pick you up at the station.

Table linen

If you are looking to bring an extra tablecloth to bring a festive look to your table: the dining table in the refectory is 6.40 long and 95 cm wide.

Television

The Green Room, the smallest room in the house, adjacent to the refectory, has a television with built-in DVD player. About six to eight people will fill the room up. The television may not be moved.

Screen
A large XXL screen can be placed in the chapel for presentations.

Pre-overnight stays

If required, you can extend a two-night weekday stay with a pre-overnight stay. You are more than welcome from 9:00 pm on the day before the start of your stay. The costs are 61 Euros per person for the first 13 guests, and less as you choose a pre-overnight stay for more guests. Experience shows that a pre-overnight stay adds a lot of value to your stay, as you don't have to 'arrive' and you can keep a clear head.

Fire

A campfire is not allowed due to the accommodation being situated in a nature reserve. We do have an outdoor stove and fire pit available. We will prepare these for you and a wheelbarrow of wood on request. Barbecues are also allowed.

Heating

The front house and the annex have central warming with radiators and central (clock)thermostats and room thermostats. All of the house has excellent warming with this.

Chapel
The chapel has hot air heating and floor heating. Both are on a timer that can be adjusted by hand. Instructions are next to the thermostats.

Conservatory
The conservatory can only be warmed with a wood burner. A conscious choice to intensify the experience of connecting with nature and the elements. For groups that spend a lot of time in the chapel, we advise appointing a 'fire master'. This keeps it cozy in the conservatory.

Grassland at the house

The grasslands around ZeeVELD is off-limits. The farmer that uses it takes very good care of it. A little further along the dunes is a large playground: leave the gate, go left, go left again, walk for three minutes and you're there when you leave the forest. It has a picnic table and a balance bar, among other things.

Walks

Directly outside the entrance gate - at the information sign in Noorderstraat parking lot - is the starting point of three marked walking routes of three, seven and seventeen kilometers respectively. You can find a Walking and Cycling Map with these routes at the house. You can also order this at the dune reserve's information center De Hoep: dehoep@pwn.nl or: 0251-661066.

The red information binder in the bookcase in the entrance hall also has A4 pages with all routes in the area and the route to the beach. You can study this at home here beforehand. Also see under Outdoor activities.

Washing

A separate room next to the kitchen has a washing machine and dryer for your use. There is also washing detergent available you may use freely.

Toilet paper

Toilet paper, air fresheners and toilet soap are available.

Wi–Fi

There is a strong WiFi-signal. It requires no code and is free of charge.

Note: to be safe
Malfunctions or not properly working connections/incompatible devices can never be completely excluded. So make sure to bring information for a presentation, for example, on a USB stick or disc, or make sure to bring an extra laptop.

If you really have to be connected to the internet - make sure you are able to connect to your own provider before arrival.

The renter is not liable if the internet connection unexpectedly does not work.

Shops

A useful overview of the shops and addresses you might need, can be found in our Digital Concierge.

You can find many stores at shopping mall Geesterduin in Castricum. Albert Heijn, liquor store, flowers, fishmonger, etc. Geesterduin 27/29 1902EJ Castricum.

You can find a Dekamarkt with a decent selection, including liquor store, in Egmond-Binnen. Open on Sundays and closes at 9:00 pm on weekdays. Abdijlaan 20 1935BH Egmond Binnen 072-5066468.

Delicious cakes and pies can be ordered at Patisserie De Roset in Castricum, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 17, 1091EP Castricum, 0251-652386. They also deliver.

Freshly baked bread

  • Bakery and Patisserie De Haan, Abdijlaan 7, 1935BH Egmond Binnen, 072 5061554. (8 minutes drive).
  • Bakery Burgmeyer, Torenstraat 40a, 1901EE Castricum, 0251-652948; delivers orders over 25 Euros, also see: www.bakkerburgmeijer.nl
  • Van Vessem, Dorpsstraat/Bakkerspleintje 56, 1901EN Castricum;
  • Brakenhof, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 34, 1901ET Castricum

Albert.nl also delivers to the Noorderstraat. You do have to be at home to pay for the delivery. Please note that this delivery service can only deliver at Zeeveld from the agreed start of the rental period.

For beautiful flowers and bouquets: Baltus, Heerenweg 25, 1935 AB Egmond-Binnen: 072 506 1488

Yoga lessons

Flow of Yoga is a yoga school in Castricum that also organizes lessons at ZeeVELD on request, both beginner and advanced lessons. Contact Nico Kruis. The extra costs for renting the chapel for a weekend: 95 Euros.

Yoga mats

There are 20 yoga mats available (the thicker type). We will prepare them for you on request.

Sea

See under Beach.