Ben & Magdeleen are happy to welcome you with a drink, and will do their best to fulfill your wishes during your stay.

We also can give you tips about cafés, tea gardens, flower gardens, restaurants and other great places to visit.

You will have your own entry into the house, and a breakfast area. You will have your own bathroom with a full-sized bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. The bedroom is equipped with twin beds with separated quilts. Next to the bedroom there is a room for reading, working and breakfast.

Whenever you are ready, we will serve you a delicious breakfast made from local and organic products.

Our room, for two people, is available for €47,50 per person per night.

We can also arrange lunch, or lunch packets, or bicycles for an extra fee.

Any questions or reservations:
Send an email to info@de-kastanje.nl
or call:
0031  5 9 4  6 2 2 1 7 7

Colorful marshes

Identify the former Middag and Humsterland islands, formed long ago when the marshes washed away.

Walk along the famous Pieter Path, or take a turn around Ezinge following the (borg), dike and village.

Cycle through the landscape with its curving roads, and stop in the shelter of a (borg) or church on a hill.

The mudflats near Westernieland can be reached within a half hour by bicycle, and you can stroll for hours through the marshes and along the dike.

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Walking the Pieter Path

Walking in Groningen

Between marshlands and city

Landscape around Groningen

Quiet dwelling mounds & impressive estate houses

Get to know one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Europe.

Identify the former Middag and Humsterland islands, formed ages ago when the marshes washed away.

Let yourself be surprised by the Reitdiep, with its meandering dikes.

Catch sight of the marshlands and crooked creeks.

Climb up “wierden” (ancient dwelling mounds) with names like Oostum, Ezinge, Niehove, Saaksum, Feerwerd, Garnwerd and Dorkwerd.

Visit the remaining wierden villages, and enjoy their quiet old churches and farms and impressive estate houses. Lose yourself in the expansive views of the city and surroundings.

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Estate houses in Groningen



Between marshlands and city

The isle of Schiermonnikoog

Take a day trip to Schier.

You can choose to walk through marshlands and dunes, along the beach, through the village, or along the dike.

It’s easier to get around if you bring or rent a bicycle.

Have a cup of coffee or sandwich in the elegant old restaurant in hotel Van De Werff, or in another local eatery.

Visit the shell museum, or cheese farm Florida.

A ferry to Schiermonikoog departs from Lauwersoog 3 to 5 times per day. You step onto the island after a boat ride of 45 minutes.

Lauwersoog is just a 30 minute drive from Ezinge, and you can park the car in the garage next to the boat terminal.

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Information about boat departure times.

Information from the local tourist office.

City of Groningen

The lively city of Groningen is no more than 15 km away from van Ezinge.

Explore the historic warehouses, churches, courts and buildings.

Visit its musea and be surprised about the innovative architecture.

And understand why it was once proclaimed as best city centre in the Netherlands!

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