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“The ideal place near the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Boschlust
Kruisweg 60, 1861 LB Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Bergen aan Zee
New York City, New York
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45 hotel reviews
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“The ideal place near the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The minute you arrive you feel being a valued guest. Very warm welcome! At the Boschlust it's all about friendliness. Everyone is smiling at you.
The sheets are crips and white. The breakfast is lovely incl. fresh (!!) orange juice, fresh seasonl fruit, delicious scrambled eggs and a big variety of breads made my day.
In addition I liked the 'honesty bar' in the lounge. A fridge offering everything you need in the middle of the night.
The Boschlust is located in Bergen - within walking distance to the city centre with all the restaurants and cafes. To the beach it's only a short drive.
We enjoyed our stay very much. I'll definitely go back!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Belgium
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

When you get to the Boschlust quite late, like us, rooms are not very attractive. They are quite small, quite dark as well. Don't panick! Wait until the morning, until that wonderful Wilma effect, that fantastic breakfast (all organic!), fantastic garden, quiet surroundings (unlike in the city centre! - We thought Bergen was noisier than Amsterdam by the way!) and if Wilma decides to cook in the evening, be there! It was absolutely fantastic. We had two bedrooms - one for the kids opposite ours - it was great and we would go back anytime!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walton on Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

My husband and I have been coming to the Boschlust for years and we loved it from the moment we walked through the front door.
Wilma, the owner of Boschlust is always helpful and welcoming in a very natural way.
It is quiet because of the location and yet a short walk to Bergen which is a charming and sophisticated little town overflowing with restaurants, cafes and shops.
We never come by car because all the busses are nearby.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

The Boschlust is a lovely place to stay in Bergen, not Bergen aan Zee, which is a few miles down the road. The Boschlust is an old hotel just over 100 years old and was taken over by the Germans in the war and was used as a school. Wilma is a wonderful host and is very friendly and accommodating. We go here every year as we love the atmosphere of Bergen. It has its own little outdoor Deer Park that is free to see. It has a set of woods that contains a V1 launch pad. And is a short bus ride from Alkmaar, here they have the train station where you can get to Amsterdam in approx 30-45 mins. Bergen has lots to offer, good shops, bars and places to eat. It has a pancake house just on the outskirts of the village just before the sand dunes that take you Bergen ann Zee and Egmond.

Just on the out skirts of Amsterdam is a pancake house in a pretty little village called Broek in Waterland. I recommend stopping there it is beautiful. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/491841

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, England
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

We travelled to Holland with Stena Line specifically to see the bulb fields at their peak and found this lovely little hotel on Booking.com. It is 60 miles from the Hook of Holland and well placed for visiting the whole of that region. The Boschlust is owned and run by Wilma van Leeuwen and has a wonderful relaxing ambience for those who wish to get away from the madding crowd. It is a small Pension in a quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of Bergen, just 5 km from the coast and a short drive to Alkmaar. Wilma is the PERFECT host and nothing is too much trouble and returning there from a day out is like coming home. There is a wonderful buffet breakfast consisting of mostly FairTrade Foods, and bacon and eggs are available on request. We had room 16 at the back overlooking the garden (where you can sit and write your postcards) and the only noise was the bird song. The beds were very comfortable and there were many good cable TV stations to choose from. The bathroom was small, being in the roof space, but fitted out to a very high "wet room" standard. There is ample free off street parking and the local shops are within walking distance. There are 2 small supermarkets where you can stock up on cold drinks and snacks. We enjoyed the fresh produce, especially the early crop of strawberries! For eating out can highly recommend "Het Centrum" right in the centre of town where there is an excellent menu of char-grilled meats, fresh veg and a salad bar at a good price. The scenery in the North is very "Dutch" with the coastal Dykes and Windmills, and in the Spring there is the added bonus of the wonderful aromatic bulb fields. They have to be seen and sniffed to be believed! There are great Zoos at Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Amersfoort all well worth a visit. Volendam is pretty but very busy with tourists. If you visit in the Spring and plan to go to Keukenhof, buy your ticket online before you go to save hours of queueing. After sampling all these tourist attractions return to the peaceful haven that is the Boschlust where Wilma will welcome you back. We would definitely go back if we return to Holland (a VERY underrated holiday destination!!)

  • Liked — The friendly welcoming atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Leaving!!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kruisweg 60, 1861 LB Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Bergen aan Zee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Bergen aan Zee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 305
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