A good bed, a nice shower, a perfect service. FREE crowns a hotel to hotel of the week every week. This week Vrijhaven Zwier in Vinkeveen.
A free port according to the dictionary: a port with special exemptions, for example from tax. In Vrijhaven Zwier in Vinkeveen, guests are especially free from stress and eternal must. Eight prefabricated sustainable cottages are idyllically situated on the marina, overlooking the water.
Forever in bed
That view becomes visible when the large light wood shutters in front of the large window of the cottage are folded open and can be seen from the double bed directly at the window. A bed that deserves an honorable mention as best bed in 202020. Because everything in Zwier is dedicated to sustainability and self-awareness, the Bedzzzy mattress is also 100% reusable and circular. Good to know, but even better to know is that it is fantastic. And in addition, it is fully implemented in the wooden interior, with small steps to reach it.
The rest of the house radiates peace and quiet, with a night blue wall with wooden planks with plants and candles, a color that comes back in the cabinet with free coffee and tea. The somewhat cold ground, after all, the cottages do not have a foundation, is heated with a cuddly carpet.
Vrijhaven Zwier is a real family business. On 1 October 2020, the stylish harbour houses were installed. A place of peace and quiet for the consciously living, young, urban people, so let us tell ourselves. Although the target group has become wider because of corona, everyone wants to go out for a while, consciously living, young or old, urban or provincial.
Young and old find each other in the living room, an equally warmly decorated room with a view of the water. Here the breakfast, marked on a list the night before, is set up in a crate. The other meals are food that the pot eliminates, but of course taking into account dietary requirements and associated with a conscious lifestyle, so healthy and vegetarian.
They can be eaten in the cottages at the wooden table with ditto benches or in the living room that feels cozy with fireplace, dressing and planting. With the current corona measures, it is closed and meals can be collected.
Zwier works with packages; all meals are included in the price so you dont have to leave the free port. If you want to, you can do so with the electric sloops included in the package. The environment lends itself to it with its greenery and water. Also included: use of the (self-stoking) hot tub with that nice view!
Although honesty has to say that the bed was so nice that we spent time there like a true Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
Our 30 m2 cottage was called Courage (others have names like Confidence, Be, Enough and Courage). For gathering courage to leave the Bedzzzy, we certainly had to.
Minimalist but atmospheric, light colors and lots of light through the large window and the two doors to the terraces.
On one of the ports of the Vinkeveense Lakes, with private parking.
Enthusiastic and friendly, with plenty of room for information, explanations and advice.
Prices €499 (two nights) (all inclusive, weekdays) and €599 (weekend), zwier.nl