Check-in and check-out

Check-in from 3:00 om and check-out no later than 4:00 pm.

Dishwasher tablets

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

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.

Audio/video

There is a television with built-in DVD play and a DAB + radio. This means you can only receive (Dutch) channels that air on those DAB frequencies, including news and music channels. For all other radio channels, we advise you to use the internet.

The radio works on a battery, so you can place it anywhere.

You can connect your laptop - or mobile phone - to the speaker. This gives you an excellent sound from a fine speaker. Orion Computerworld, Torenstraat 60, 1901 EG Castricum sells all possible cables. The radio requires an audio cable 'without resistance'.

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.

Outdoor activities/excursions

See elsewhere on this site under Outdoor activities.

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, als see: Why entry card to the dunes?

Candles, candlesticks

There are lights in transparent holders. If you want more candlelight, bring extra tea lights and holders. It is not allowed to light candles.

Availability 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

Albert
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.

Groceries other
See below under 'Shops' for grocery stores close by. Or download our Digital Concierge for all kinds of useful places.

Bicycle storage

Bicycles can only be parked outside in the garden. There are sockets at the kitchen door to charge your electrical bicycle.

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.

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.

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.

Kitchen equipment

The kitchen is well-equipped with a water boiler, fridge, freezer, washing machine, four-burner gas stove, microwave-oven, (quick filter) coffee machine and nespresso machine.

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

Also included with the kitchen equipment: food processor, (hand)mixer, cake tin, apple pie tins, thermos, water jug, wine decanter, cooking pans, baking pans, wok pans, grill pans and sauce pans, oven dishes, toaster and juicer.

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.

Coffee, coffee machine

See above under Kitchen 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.

Horse riding/riding school

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

Piano and pianoforte

There is a piano in the entrance hall.

When renting the chapel: there is a pianoforte here. 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.

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.

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.

Television

There is a television with built-in DVD player.

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 is available.

Wi–Fi

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

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 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

Sea

See under Beach.