The hotel from the front, the restaurant entrance, the terrace is in front of the restaurant
Hotel review,  Netherlands

Fletcher Hotel De Zalm A Perfect Easter Getaway

We stayed at Fletcher Hotel de Zalm during Easter 2022 for 3 nights. We loved our stay here. The lockdown was over and tourism was clearly starting up again.

This is not a sponsored post, we stayed here at our own expense. So all opinions are, as always, our own.

Location of Fletcher Hotel De Zalm

Fletcher hotel de Zalm is on Voorstraat 6 in Brielle. Brielle is a fortified city in the province of Zuid-Holland on the island Voorne-Putten. Brielle is situated in the Southwest of the Netherlands. The hotel was founded in the year 1928 as a family run hotel. The name zalm translates to salmon, and derives from the salmon fishing industry that brought the town to greatness.

Rotterdam Airport is 39 minutes driving, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 1 hour and 14 minutes away. The city of Rotterdam is 47 minutes, Spijkenisse is 19 minutes and The Hague is 60 minutes away by car.

Address of this hotel, part of the Fletcher group:

Voorstraat 6-8

3231 BJ Brielle

The parking lot is at the backside of the hotel and has the address Rozemarijnstraat 6. Give this address into your navigation system of your car.

The Rooms

There are 48 rooms in total, divided into 7 different types of rooms. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi (which is available in the whole hotel), telephone and a television.

A seating area in the hotel on the second floor, a table with pamflets and a round table with chairs on the left
A seating area in the hotel on the second floor

There’s a Budget Single Room. It has a twin bed, radio and a sink. Shared shower and toilet. Costs up from €42.75 per person per night.

Second they have a Single Room. The room has a twin bed, a desk with a chair and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Costs up from €56.05 per person per night.

Third there are Budget Double Rooms. There are two twin beds and a sink. Shared shower and toilet. Costs up from €23.28 per person per night.

They also have a Standard Double Room. This room offers two twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Costs up from €32.78 per person per night.

Fifth they have a Comfort Double Room. The room has two twin beds and a bathroom with shower/bath and toilet. Costs up from €37.53 per person per night.

The hotel also offers a Triple Room. The room has three twin beds and a bathroom with bath and toilet. Most rooms offer a view on the town square. Costs up from €47.03 per person per night. 

The Triple Room, the 3 beds as seen from the front of the room, one in the corner and two pushed together
The Triple Room

At last there’s a Family Room. The room has four twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. This room has a second floor, on which two of the four twin beds are placed. Costs up from €51.78 per person per night.

Our Room

During our stay we had the Triple Room, which was spacious enough for us. We had a room on the first floor. Only reachable with two sets of stairs, there’s no elevator in the hotel, we didn’t have a view on the town square, but on the street at the entrance of the hotel.

Our room had a sitting area, a desk with a chair, a closet and a built-in closet.

Our triple room, the sitting area in the back of the room, a desk with chair on the right, two twin beds pushed together on the left
Our triple room
The room from a different viewpoint, one twin bed to the back wall, in front two twin beds pushed together
The room from a different viewpoint
The bathroom, the bath on the left, a heater at the back to the wall
The bathroom

Good to Know

The hotel is in the middle of a beautiful fortified town. Parking is included in the room rate. Dogs are not allowed at the hotel. There’s  24-hour front desk. Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is till 11am. You can opt for an early check-in and/or a lazy day. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

The second set of stairs to our room, stairs of two, with a door in the back of the hallway
The second set of stairs to our room

There’s no elevator in the hotel. There are stairs leading to the second floor. The second floor has a lot of small sets of stairs leading to different parts with rooms.

The Restaurant

The hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a small terrace. The restaurant consists of two rooms. We had dinner here once, sat down for coffee and tea and had breakfast every morning at the restaurant.

Paul and Yuri at the restaurant, Yuri on the right, Paul on the left on a wooden table
Paul and Yuri at the restaurant

The restaurant is à la carte, which means you have a menu to choose from. The restaurant offers seasonal dishes and good wines. On the menu you can find classics such as a farmer’s schnitzel and satay, but also a mushroom pie and vegan meatballs. For lunch there are kroketten with bread, a grilled cheese sandwich and an uitsmijter among more. There’s a separate children’s menu. Lunch is possible from 11am till 5pm and dinner from 5pm till 10pm.

What We Ate

The first evening we had a 3-course dinner at the restaurant. As an entrée Paul had the prosciutto crudo, Yuri had the pomodori soup and I the pulled salmon. The main course was a mushroom pie for Yuri and I and Paul had the farmer’s schnitzel. Dessert was a dame blanche for Yuri, cassis royal for Paul and for me sweets to go with coffee. Everything tasted delicious!

Prosciutto crudo on a white round plate
Prosciutto crudo
Pomodori soup in a soup bowl with a saucer under it, white  on a white cloth
Pomodori soup
Pulled salmon, beautifully plated on a round white plate
Pulled salmon
Mushroom pie on a round white plate, served with vegetables and a bit of red sauce
Mushroom pie
Farmer's schnitzel on a white round plate served topped with fried bacon and onions, tomato and some salad on the side
Farmer’s schnitzel
Dame blanche, in a round white bowl on a saucer
Dame blanche
Cassis royal, cassis sorbet ice cream on a square white plate
Cassis royal
Sweets, served on a square white plate with whipped cream, mint, kletskoppen, bonbons, brownies, chocolate coffee beans

We had a coffee, tea and Fristi on the second day at the restaurant. Since we had coupons for one free drink.

The Breakfast

The hotel offers a breakfast buffet, for a €16.50 charge per person per day and kids aged 4 till 11 pay €10.00. There was enough room to sit down almost every day. The second room of the restaurant was closed during the breakfast. You had to reserve a time spot, to make sure not everyone came at the same time.  

At breakfast, Yuri on the right, Paul on the left on a wooden table
At breakfast

There’s a selection of different types of bread, buns and croissants. Hot items such as scrambled eggs and pancakes. There’s a yogurt/cereal bar with fresh fruit and a cold cuts section with different slices of cheese and meat. In small packages they had butter, jam and peanut butter. You could scoop hagelslag in cups. There was a coffee/tea and juice bar.

The hot items in rvs heaters
The hot items
Cold cuts , bread and small packages, presented on a wooden table
Cold cuts , bread and small packages
Buns, croissants and special types of bread on shelves
Buns, croissants and special types of bread
Yogurt, fruit and cereal bar in rvs trays
Yogurt, fruit and cereal bar
The coffee, tea and juice corner, on a wooden low dressoir
The coffee, tea and juice corner
My breakfast, on a black serving plate a round white plate with a bun, croissant and a cheese slice, a small plate with an boiled egg and a bowl with curd and cereal
My breakfast

Other Facilities

There’s someone at the front desk 24/7. The hotel has one multifunctional conference room.

They have their own parking lot, with 30 parking spaces, at the back of the hotel. You can enter the hotel here and the front desk is located at this entrance. At the front you enter the hotel at the restaurant. Electrical hook-ups for cars are walking distance of the hotel.  

The parking lot at the back of the hotel, the hotel is in the back
The parking lot at the back of the hotel
The walking path next to the parking lot, cars on the roght, the hotel at the back
The walking path next to the parking lot

Wake-up call, a covered bike storage facility and an electrical hook-up for e-bikes are available.

They offer e-bike rental at the hotel. E-bikes are €25.00 per day per bike.

In the Area

Brielle is a beautiful fortified town and as such on our list of fortresses, forts and fortified towns. The fortifications of the city are well preserved. You can visit two bastions and walk on the walls. Den Briel Historical Museum is opposite of the hotel and tells all about the Eighty Years’ War. You can visit the Catharijne church and climb its tower. The hotel offers a self-guided walk which leads you across the hundreds of monumental buildings in Brielle.

Walking on the walls, green grass on the walls, with water in a moat on the right
Walking on the walls
Bastion II with walls, covered in green grass and a small moath around the bastion. The bastion is white walls and a black tiled roof
Bastion II with walls
Catharijne church, as seen from the grass surrounding it, with the tower on the left
Catharijne church

On the island Voorne-Putten there’s plenty of things to do and all in close proximity of Brielle. The Brielle lake is 5 minutes away of Brielle and offers a wide range of water sports. Close to the city is De Stenen Baak, the oldest stone lighthouse in the Netherlands. Rockanje with its beautiful beach is only 10 minutes driving. Hellevoetsluis, another fortified town is a fun visit with its brandweermuseum (fire fighters museum), Lichtschip 12 Noord Hinder (a museum boat) and Historyland. Then there’s the larger city of Spijkenisse.

In Spring you can discover the tulip fields on the island Goeree-Overflakkee by car with the Tulip Route Holland. Brielle is a perfect base to discover the Delta Works. It’s also a perfect base for the 25 things to do in Zeeland list.

The world famous Kinderdijk is just 46 kilometers/29 miles away. Rotterdam with its Euromast, Wereldmuseum, Pinball museum and Diergaarde Blijdorp (zoo) is just 47 minutes minutes away by car. The Maasvlakte Rotterdam is manmade land, which is a large industry area. It’s 18 kilometers/11 miles away. Schiedam is 28 minutes away and has a Stedelijk museum worth your time.

Easter at the Hotel

Our stay at this hotel was over Easter. They had chocolate Easter eggs at the front desk, free to take. They hosted Easter brunches on First and Second Easter Day (the Netherlands has two Easter days, both are national days).

We didn’t have Easter brunch at the hotel, because we already had the breakfast buffet. A brunch is what a lot of Dutch families do at Easter.

That’s All You Need to Know for a Visit to Fletcher Hotel De Zalm

Plenty of fun things to do close to the hotel, so a perfect place to include in a Dutch road trip.

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  • Brittney

    What a lovely little area. We have a connection in Amersterdam soon and I really wish it was a longer layover so we could explore.

  • Sierra

    This looks like the perfect Easter getaway. I had never thought about spending Easter in Amsterdam but now I hope I can one day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Linda (LD Holland)

    Having not spent any time in the Netherlands we might now know where to begin. So it was good to read more about the Fletcher Hotel de Zal. I like that parking was included although I have struggled to drive inside other fortified towns before! It sure looks like we would eat well on a visit. And head out to explore using this as a central base.

  • Elyse

    I would love to explore more of the Netherlands so this post is really helpful. Thanks for putting it together, really like how you’ve added so many photos as well

  • Natascha

    The Fletcher Hotel de Zalm looks really comfortable without being overstylish. I can imagine that it is great for an Easter stay. Dinner as well as breakfast look very tasty too!

  • Trisha Velarmino

    Hi Cosette! I am planning to book with an infant (about 2 months old). Is this hotel infant-friendly? Is it easy to roll strollers? I saw in your article about kids’ menu but didn’t see any hotel’s policies regarding children and extra beds. Thanks for the tips!

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