Spend a memorable night in churches on the edge of the Wadden Sea Unesco World Heritage Site

The fact that the Wadden Sea is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, is testament to the uniqueness of the area. The nature reserve is popular among birds and people alike. To understand what makes this area so special, you need to spend a few days here. That’s why we have listed a few unique, ecclesiastical accommodations for you in the lovely province of Friesland. Please check the options below and you may very well find your match made in heaven!
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Travel back in time in Kerkje 1621

You can find Kerkje 1621 in the Frisian countryside in Hoornsterzwaag. It’s a historical building dating back to, you guessed it, 1621. This gem was transferred into a fabulous lodge with all the bells and whistles in collaboration with MADE.COM. Host Rudolphine will welcome you with open arms and serve you a delicious breakfast. The countryside is quiet and peaceful but has lots to offer for those who wish to be more active. In the vicinity of the little church, you can find a (play)forest, a cozy terrace, several museums, a centuries-old cathedral and a remarkable raspberry farm.

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Immerse yourself in het heavenly ambiance of De Witte Kerk

Spending the night in a medieval church, better yet, in a guestroom overlooking the church hall: it doesn’t get much better than that! You can enjoy this experience at De Witte Kerk (the White Church) in Hemrik. All of the church elements have been preserved: the authentic doors, the antique tiled floor in the hall as well as the beautiful 17th century wooden pulpit. This church oozes charm but is also close to interesting places to visit. In 15 minutes, you reach the town of Drachten and in less than 10 minutes you find yourself in picturesque Gorredijk. Rent a small boat or follow one of the many hiking or biking trails to explore the are. 

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Between the pews in the Oosterwolde Dorpskerk

Enjoy a blessed stay between the pews of the Dorpskerk (town church) in the countryside village of Oosterwolde. A comfortable bed and cozy seating area await you right below the church organ of this national monument. Head upstairs for a panoramic view of the church. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea in the sun on the cozy outside terrace with its abundant greenery. The tall windows of the church provide a view of the green trees. The Drents Friese Wold and Fochteloërveen nature reserves are nearby and definitely worth a visit.

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Heavenly bliss in the Pieter Stuyvesantkerk

Staying in the Pieter Stuyvesant church in Peperga feels like coming home: its serene and peaceful ambiance invites you to relax and unwind. The tall windows allow for a lot of light and provide you with a view of the moon and the mesmerizing starry sky in the evening. Enjoy a blissful sleep in the four-poster bed. Furthermore, the church is surrounded by beautiful nature. Hike one the eight swalkrûtes trails, take a boat ride in National Park De Weerribben-Wieden or go for a swim in the nearby lakes. The lovely Frisian cities of Heerenveen and Drachten are also nearby.

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