For a comfortable, sustainable stay

Ben & Magdeleen would like to welcome you to their guest house and tailor it to your wishes as much as possible.

Since 2006, our guests know where to find De Kastanje. In our guesthouse we can provide shelter and comfort for up to five people. For a short stay we provide bed and breakfast. For a longer stay, our accommodation is ideal for self catering.

Longer stay

Those who want to enjoy the comfort and conveniences of a complete holiday home can book the entire guesthouse with 100 m2 of living space, suitable for four to five people. The holiday home has a well-equipped kitchen and its own entrance with terrace and shared garden. Click here for more photos.

A longer stay is at least three nights. The accommodation costs depend on the length of the stay and the season. The rates include bed, bath and kitchen linen, energy, final cleaning, internet and VAT. A cost overview can be found here.

Short stay

Of course it is also possible to book a short stay and enjoy our breakfasts with organic delicacies from our own garden and region. Starting from a two nights stay this is possible from €49.50 per person per night. We can provide any lunches and packed lunches at an additional cost. More photos can be found here.

We offer two-day packages for Pieterpad-walkers with transport from and to the walking path. Inquire about the possibilities. Also we can organize bicycle rental.

Any questions or reservations:

Send us an email or call: +31 …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 der Werff, or in another local eatery.

Visit the shell museum, or cheese farm Florida.

A ferry to Schiermonikoog departs from Lauwersoog three to five 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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