Dopersduin is a house of the Mennonite Church (Het Doopsgezind Broederschapshuis) built in 1932; a beautiful location among the trees, at the foot of the dunes near the North Sea, where we will have:
- neat, sober bedrooms, shared or individual, sustainably furnished and heated with the latest sustainable techniques from geothermal heat;
- our own group rooms;
- freshly prepared, sustainable food (vegetarian and vegan);
- the sea and beach in walking distance;
- access to free bicycles! 🚲
The rhythm of Dopersduin
The bell announces that food or drinks are ready for all guests. Participating, cooperating, that is what makes Dopersduin so special. For instance, everyone makes their own bed and picks up their own drinks from the bar. So in no time you become ‘part of the whole’. The home of many. All ages, all walks of life, all denominations.
The dunes and the sea
The house is surrounded by nature, in the dunes and woods. Once on the property, you don’t need the world outside for a while.
At night in the bedroom, you only hear the rustling of the wind, and the occasional owl. You smell nature there. There is little ambient light, the nights there are dark, quiet and low on stimuli. In the morning you are woken by the singing of the birds.
Officially the highest and widest dunes in all of the Netherlands: Dopersduin is at its foot, five delightful kilometres from the sea. On the way to the beach, you cycle through the most beautiful landscapes. Nowhere are the dunes as diverse as here. Unpredictable drift dunes, new dunes covered with marram grass, ‘high plains’ where primeval cattle graze peacefully, the Vogel lake, the climbing dunes. Some covered by a lovely fairytale forest. Large and wandering, full of winding paths that call for exploration.
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