Vegan Accommodation in The Netherlands

Have you ever considered taking your holiday in The Netherlands? Well, you should! It's a beautiful little country with plenty of things to see. And you won't have to spend a lot of time traveling around, because everything is really close by. There are plenty of options for Vegan accommodation in The Netherlands. We have compiled a shortlist of B&B's and hotels for you.

Traveling as a vegan is not a real challenge. There are plenty of vegan restaurants or restaurants serving vegan meals (on request). And there are numerous options for vegan accommodation as well, ranging from 100% vegan to 'vegan friendly'. In this article, you will find a number of great options. They are spread around the country.

Not every hotel or B&B offers the same level of vegan experience with regard to food () and decorations & furnishings () so I have made 3 categories: 1) fully vegan, 2) with vegan food and 3) vegan food on request. You can choose depending on what you are looking for. There are vegan (friendly) accommodations all across the Netherlands, even on the remote Wadden Islands.

The information below is based on information I received from the owner/proprietor of the accommodation. I have not (yet) visited all of them myself.

1) Accommodations that are fully vegan

The owners of these establishments have made every effort to offer you a fully vegan, animal-friendly stay. The food, decorations, and furnishings are all vegan. Here you will find no leather couches, down comforters or tiger hides on the floor. They also use vegan soaps and shampoos.

B&B Valkenbos

: The Hague (South-Holland)

: vegan

: vegan

B&B Valkenbos is located in vibrant The Hague, very close to the beach in Scheveningen. Rooms are charming and have their own roof terrace with a city view of The Hague. Enjoy the view and watch the sunset from your balcony! The vegan breakfast is highly recommended by their guests and it includes rolls, homemade jam, homemade chocolate spread, delicious vegan yogurt with muesli, and scrambled tofu.

Visit the B&B Valkenbos website

Villa la Vida

: Egmond aan Zee (North-Holland)

: vegan

: vegan

Villa la Vida is located at the edge of the city center, 8 minutes walking from the beach. Your hosts Michel and Selma welcome you to their Bed & Breakfast. They are the proud owners of this cruelty-free establishment. There are 4 rooms to choose from, all with an en-suite bathroom. In addition to an accommodation with vegan breakfast, it is also possible to have extras arranged, such as fresh flowers in the room, a yoga lesson, or a visit to a relaxation salon.

Visit the Villa la Vida website

Vegotel Blije

: Blije (Friesland)

: vegan

: fully vegan, the other locations of this chain hotel might not be fully vegan (see below)

On their website, they are described as “specialists in environmentally friendly B&Bs and hotels that serve everyday meals based on local produce and/or the best meat- and dairy-replacers”. This hotel is part of a chain with, as of writing, 17 locations, 6 of which are in The Netherlands. They also offer half-board and full-board arrangements. Locations are characterized by nature, peace, and space.

Visit the Vegotel Blije website

2) Accommodations with vegan food

At these establishments the food that is served is vegan. Decorations and furnishings are mostly vegan, but you might find some other items in the hotel and rooms that are not vegan.

Bed & Breakfast FireJuice

: Amsterdam (North-Holland)

: vegan

: ecological and sustainable, but possibly not 100% vegan

Ben and Sonia welcome you to their Bed & Breakfast in Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands. It is an artfully decorated house that welcomes people from all beliefs. There is lots of positive energy and a very sunny garden. You can choose from two beautifully decorated rooms, of course in combination with a vegan breakfast. Decorations and furnishings are as ecological and sustainable as possible. They don't like to waste material, so they might have some down comforters they already owned.

Visit the Bed & Breakfast FireJuice website

Vegotel

: Heegermeer (Friesland), Schoonoord (Drenthe), Wyns (Friesland), Coevorden (Drenthe), Esbeek (North Brabant)

: vegan

: possibly not 100% vegan, but definitely no leather seats or couches

These 5 locations belong to the chain described above. They are also completely different from one another, ranging from a trailer in a field to a full-grown hotel. Visit the website to explore them all. Some of these locations offer a vegan lunch and dinner. It's possible that the decorations and furnishings are not fully vegan.

Visit the Vegotel website

3) Accommodations with vegan food on request

The following establishments will serve a vegan meal on request. In most cases the kitchen is vegetarian. Decorations and furnishings are mostly vegan, but you might find some items that are not vegan.

Bed & Breakfast Het Achterhuis

: Dalfsen (Overijssel)

: vegan on request (instead of vegetarian)

: possibly not fully vegan

Het Achterhuis is situated on the edge of the town of Dalfsen, surrounded by beautiful nature on all sides. The guest quarters are in a separate part of the house and self-contained. The unit includes a kitchen and television. Breakfast is not normally included but can be arranged on request. The same with dinner. The kitchen is vegetarian, but all meals can be served vegan on request.

Visit the Bed & Breakfast Het Achterhuis website

Bed & Breakfast Kahakai

: De Koog (The island of Texel, North-Holland)

: vegan on request (instead of vegetarian)

: possibly not fully vegan

Kahakai is a Bed & Breakfast on the Wadden island of Texel. Owners Yerko and Ilona welcome you to their charmingly decorated guest room. For breakfast, they aim to use local and biological produce, which can be served vegan on request. Ilona makes her own bread.

Visit the Bed & Breakfast Kahakai website

Or just go camping

If you want to take matters into your own hands, you can decide to go camping instead. You can cook your own food to make sure that everything you will be eating is definitely vegan. If you are looking to buy camping equipment, you need to pay attention to the following:

  • sleeping bag: choose one with a synthetic filling (or at least one without wool or goose/duck feathers)
  • tent: most tents are 100% synthetic with aluminum poles, so finding a non-vegan tent would be a challenge in itself.

Where-ever you are staying, I am sure you will enjoy your time in The Netherlands! For tips on vegan products in the Dutch supermarkets, try VeganWiki and for vegan restaurants visit HappyCow.

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