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“Fantastic weekend in Friesland” 5 of 5 stars
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Herberg De Greate Pier
Greate Pierwei 9, 8821 Kimswerd, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Kimswerd B&B and Inns
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic weekend in Friesland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

My partner and I stayed with our small dog in this quaint B&B a couple months ago. It was in the middle of a very small village, but easily reached with public transportation. The dinner we ate was a 3-course-meal made of all local products (as was our breakfast the following morning). The room was comfortable and public transportation made getting to nearby Harlingen easy. We also took a long walking route through the meadows nearby and felt far away from our normal hustle and bustle. We definitely recommend this hotel if you're looking for a weekend of rest.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Beautiful hotel, feels like a B&B due to the small number of rooms and the excellent service from the owner. Fully renovated and full of charm. As I understand it was originally an old inn from 1860. It is located in a very small, quiet village but it is very close to Harlingen and the ferry to the dutch islands (Terschelling, Vlieland, etc.). It is also on the route of the famous dutch 11-city-tour (the worlds largest and longest outdoor speed-skating event conducted on frozen canals, rivers and lakes between historic Frisian cities).

We arrived quite late in the evening and got a warm welcome. The owner showed us our room and invited us back downstairs for a glass of wine. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean (we stayed in the 'grote voorkamer', a large room located at the front of the hotel). In the morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast. It was still a little cold outside so the owner placed some wood on the fireplace, very cozy. We will definitely come back to this hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stayed in the hotel's beautifully converted old shrimp boat in Harlingen proper, about 5km away from Kimswerd and loved it, up until the electricity failed. But the very apologetic hotel owner Eline came to the rescue by taking us back to the hotel for the best breakfast we had in Holland as well as a shower in one of the beautiful rooms. Kimswerd itself is a quiet village, but lots to do in Harlingen. Apparently the boat's electricity supply will be hard-wired (instead of plugged into a mooring post) to prevent the failure from happening again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Greate Pierwei 9, 8821 Kimswerd, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Kimswerd
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kimswerd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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