The television has a built in DVD payer and a Google Chromecast dongle. In a blue binder in the house you will find instructions how to use this. See in this Q and A also under 'Television'.  

There is a DAB+ radio. This means you can only listen to programs broadcasting through DAB frequencies. Ofcourse you can also use your laptop/internet connection to listen to your favorite programs. 

The radio has a battery, so you can put it wherever you want.

Barbecue not allowed

Sadly using a barbecue is not allowed. The mostly vegetarian guests of the neigbouring retreat house do not appreciate the smells of burnt meat. 


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 for a minimum of three days, 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. If reserved on time, the bikes can be delivered at the house so they are ready and waiting for you on your arrival. 

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

You can also rent bicycles on a daily base at Johanna's hof, at a ten minute car drive from the house. Tel: +31 (0)251 652486. 

Bicycle storage

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

Check-in and check-out

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

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.

We would strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance which provides cover against loss of deposit or cancellation fees. See, for instance here. 

In case you organize a stay for individual participants, also make sure your own cancellation policy vis a vis your participants is clear and robust. Also advise your participants to take out their own individual travel insurance.

Cancellation and Force Majeur
a. If in the case of force majeure tenant has to cancel the reservation, the regular cancellation charges apply. Tenant shall not be obliged to pay any damages. Force majeure are circumstances outside of tenant’s control.

b. If in the case of force majeure landlord is unable to execute the agreement, the tenant has the right to a refund of rent already paid. Landlord shall not be obliged to pay any damages. Force majeure are circumstances outside of landlord’s control.

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.

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.

Delivery services

Albert Heijn's delivery service delivers to the house. Please make sure the delivery happens when you are home. 

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

Food Make sure you give detailed address instructions and keep an eye on the gate to direct the deliverer to the right door.  

Dishwasher tablets

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

Electric Car loading socket

Make sure you arrive with fully loaded batteries. Upload before arrival. There is no loading station at ZeeVELD or the nearby parking place. Charging your batteries through a regular socket on the grounds, cannot be allowed: the protection of the natural environment demands the grounds remain free of cars.

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?


See here under Shops for grocery stores. In the house you find a blue folder also containing relevant information. 


There is a hairdryer in the bathroom

House manager/concierge

The house manager lives neraby. You can call and leave a message on the answering machine at 0251-658457. You can also try calling: 06-28060191. Responses are ususally quick.

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, four French Press Cafetieres, a Nespresso machine and a milk frother. 

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.

Lost and Found

Did you leave something behind? Mail us with your address at: If indeed we did find it, we will be happy to send it back to you. The costs involved are €17,50 for postage and handling, to be paid to Stichting Jan XVII, IBAN: NL83TRIO 0338 6497 94; The BIC: TRIONL2U.  

Outdoor activities/excursions

See elsewhere on this site under Outdoor activities.

Food delivery

See: Please make sure you give detailed address directions and keep an eye on the gate so you can direct the delivery person to the right door. 

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.


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.

Children's bed, cot, high chair

There are two children's beds (cots) and two high chairs for children available. Please let us know beforehand if you would like to use these and we will make them availabe for you.

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.


You can park at parking lot Noorderstraat, a few hundred meters away. This is free. Don't leave valuables in the car.

Horse riding/riding school

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


There is a piano in the living room.


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.

For food delivery, see:

How to get there

For all contact information and travel directions, please see here.


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

The individual bedrooms do not have keys unless requested.

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.


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 blue information binder in the house has a map to show you the way. You can take a look at it at home here beforehand. Bikes can be parked near the beach. 

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 and casting devices

There is a television with built-in DVD player and Google Chromecast Dongle. Older smart phones are not always able to activate the 'casting' function needed to see the full available range of networks. If this is important to you also bring a laptop or Ipad to maximize your chances. If one device is not able to connect, try another. 


In the center of Castricum village, you find two streets, Torenstraat en Dorpsstraat, with many different stores. Among them Supermarket DekaMarkt, Torenstraat 48, 1901 EG Castricum.  

Organic Food
Ekoplaza, Torenstraat 34 1901EE Castricum + 31 (0) 251 654 916

Shopping Mall 
You also can find many stores at shopping mall Geesterduin in Castricum. Albert Heijn, liquor store, flowers, fishmonger, etc. Geesterduin 27/29 1902EJ Castricum. Very easy by car, rather far away by bike.

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

Cakes and pies
Patisserie De Roset, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 17, 1091EP Castricum, 0251-652386. 

Freshly baked bread

  • Bakery Burgmeyer, Torenstraat 40a, 1901EE Castricum, 0251-652948; 
  • Van Vessem, Dorpsstraat/Bakkerspleintje 56, 1901EN Castricum;
  • Brakenhof, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 34, 1901ET Castricum

Home Delivery 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.

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

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


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: 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.


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.


There is a good WiFi signal. User name: Zeeveld. Password: MONOS01! 


See under Beach.