We stayed at Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Zeeduin at the end of January 2022, for 2 nights. It’s just 50 meters/164 feet away from the beach. We loved our stay at the hotel, despite that there was a lockdown in place in the Netherlands. This meant limited facilities, everything was closed.
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 Restaurant Zeeduin
The hotel is in the beach town of Wijk aan Zee, in the province of Noord-Holland.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 28 minutes driving, Rotterdam Airport is 58 minutes away. The city of Amsterdam is 38 minutes, Haarlem is 22 minutes and Alkmaar is 28 minutes away by car.
Address of this hotel, part of the Fletcher group:
1949 EC Wijk aan Zee
There are 52 rooms in total, divided into 5 different types of rooms. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi (which is available in the whole hotel), telephone, hairdryer, television and a safe.
There’s a Twin Room with Bath. It has two twin beds, coffee and tea facilities, sitting area and a bathroom with bath/shower and toilet. Costs up from €51.78 per person per night.
Second they have a Small Double Room. The room has two twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Costs up from €56.53 per person per night.
Third there are Twin Rooms with Balcony or Terrace. There are two twin beds, coffee and tea facilities, a sitting area and a bathroom with a bath/shower and toilet. The room either has a balcony or a terrace. Costs up from €58.90 per person per night.
They also have a Family Room with Balcony. This room offers two twin beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed, a desk, coffee and tea facilities and a bathroom with a bath/shower and toilet. The room either has a balcony or a terrace. Costs up from €66.03 per person per night.
At last there’s a Family Room with Bath. The room has two twin beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed, a desk, coffee and tea facilities and a bathroom with a bath/shower and toilet. Costs up from €68.40 per person per night.
During our stay we had the Family Room with Bath, which was large enough for our party of 3. We had a room on the third floor, with a view on dunes, the parking lot and another hotel.
Our room had a kitchenette in the room with a fridge and a microwave. We had a small dinning table instead of a desk, which was convenient since due to the restrictions in place dinner, lunch and breakfast was only possible in your room.
Good to Know
The beach is really close by, you just have to cross the path over the dune next to the hotel. Parking is included in the room rate from October till March. From April till September parking costs €7.50 per car per stay. Dogs are not allowed at the hotel. There’s room service available. Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is till 11am. You can opt for a lazy day. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.
The hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a lounge terrace. The restaurant and the lounge terrace offer a beautiful view on the dunes. At the time of our stay restaurants were closed, so we could only have breakfast, lunch and dinner in our room. They brought the meals to your room and handed them to you at the door (room service was not allowed, so they couldn’t bring the food in your room). You could order something, such as lunch or a drink, at the bar and they would bring it to your room.
The restaurant offers à la carte food, which means you have a menu to choose from. The restaurant offers fish, meat and vegetarian options. On the menu you can find classics such as a farmer’s schnitzel and satay, but also a ribeye steak and surf & turf. For lunch there’s a Caesar salad, clubsandwich and a twaalf-uurtje among more. There’s a separate children’s menu. Lunch is possible from 11am till 5pm and dinner from 5pm till 10pm. The bar is open till 11pm.
What We Ate
Both evenings we had a 2-course dinner in our room. You could choose between an entrée and a main or a main and a dessert. The first evening we had an entrée and main, the second a main with dessert. As an entrée I had braided mushrooms, Yuri the porcini soup and Paul had a mackerel salad. We all had the farmer’s schnitzel as a main the first evening. On the second evening Paul had the satay, I the sticky bbq bun and Yuri the Fletcher burger. As a dessert I had the French toast, Yuri a dame blanche and Paul a cheese platter.
Everything was delicious, except my sticky bbq bun, I did not enjoy it. There was also a misunderstanding the second day with dinner. Yuri was almost 12 at that time, and we don’t order from the children’s menu for him, since those portions are too small for him. Turn’s out that we had to order from the children’s menu at this hotel for him since he was 11 and that’s what we had paid for. It was solved with us paying a little bit extra so that Yuri still could order from the regular menu.
During the second day I ordered a hot chocolate and coffee, both with whipped cream for us at the bar. On the same day I also ordered split pea soup for us at the bar for lunch. All things were delicious.
The hotel offers a breakfast buffet, for a €16.50 charge per person per day and kids aged 4 till 11 pay €11.00. In January it was pick what you want from the buffet and bring it back to your room. We had to reserve a time slot and there was only a few people at the restaurant with us at the same time. When finished we placed our trays outside the room.
There’s a selection of different types of bread, buns and croissants. Hot items like 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, hagelslag, jam and peanut butter. There was a coffee/tea and juice bar.
There’s someone at the front desk from 7am till 11pm. The hotel has a multifunctional conference rooms, a sauna and a solarium. We sadly couldn’t use any of this during our stay. The sauna costs €12.00 per hour with a maximum of 4 persons. Use of the sunbed is €2.00 per 2 minutes.
They have their own parking lot with an electrical hook-up for cars. The parking is €7.50 per vehicle per stay from April till September. The rest of the months parking is free of charge.
Wake-up call and a covered bike storage facility are available.
They offer e-bike and e-chopper rental at the hotel. E-bikes are €25.00 per day per bike. E-choppers are €35.00 per 3 hours or €49.00 per day per chopper. The e-choppers have an action radius of 50 kilometers/31 miles. We haven’t rented the e-choppers here, but did at another Fletcher hotel and loved riding with them.
In the Area
With the hotel just 50 meters/164 feet away from the broadest beach of the Netherlands it’s not hard to figure out you can undertake all sorts of beach activities. We were there in January, so we only made beach walks, it was too cold for swimming in the sea or playing on the beach. There were however people surfing, parasailing and mountainbiking on the beach. Hiking or biking in the dunes of the Noordhollands Duinreservaat, is also a possibility. Wijk aan Zee is a popular beach town, but not as crowded as Scheveningen and Zandvoort can be.
Historical Haarlem, fishing village Volendam, world famous Amsterdam and Cheese city Alkmaar are all not that far away and all 4 have lots to offer for visitors.
The National Beer Museum and the National Cheese Museum at Alkmaar are 30 minutes away by car. The world famous Keukenhof is 45 minutes away. The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Hardrock Café are in Amsterdam and many more attractions and that’s 45 minutes driving away from the hotel. Linnaeushof (a large playground them park like) is 31 minutes away by car. De Zaanse Schans with its windmills is also 31 minutes away. The bazaar at Beverwijk is only 8 kilometers/5 miles from the hotel and the harbor of Ijmuiden is just 17 kilometers/11 miles away.
That’s All You Need to Know for a Visit to Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Zeeduin
Plenty of famous things to do near the hotel, and so close to the beach, so a perfect place to include in a Dutch road trip.
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