Cafe | Bed & Breakfast | Apiary
Welcome to THE BEE – Cafe | Bed & Breakfast | Apiary in Opperdoes.
‘What is it with all the anglicism?’ You might wonder…
…the name -THE BEE – pays tribute to the fact that we’re ‘not from around here’. It is also a playful reference and invitation to just be(e ) and enjoy some time with us.
In early 2021, we; Vickey and Björn – both expats from Britain and Germany respectively; decided to embark on a new adventure and purchased the then called Pannenkoekenstation and de Bijenstal. The property of about 4500m2 has, over the past 20 years, seen a gradual transformation. Which started as farm, then bee keeping enterprise, soon changed into a museum, which also hosted model trains. Trekkerhuts were added and eventually the pancake restaurant opened around 2017.
After spending the past months on refurbishing the huts and apartment, adding a dedicated camp site and growing our bees to be healthy again,we are now,
in 2023, proudly (re) opening the Cafe. This follows our initial vision to create a wholesome place for people to relax and enjoy. Whatever you are looking to a spend long weekend, stay for holidays or are just passing through, at The BEE you will be greeted with a warm welcome.
STAYING AT THE BEE
Secluded, lush, spacious & relaxing. At THE BEE you’ll find a variety of option for your stay. All of which are situated within the large, green garden. Unwind in the shade of pear and apple trees; enjoy family time on our playgrounds or watch the bees at work. THE BEE is the perfect base for your ventures into the West Fries countryside.
Newly refurbished in 2021, you’ll find 3 rustic trekkerhuts nested between apple and cherry trees.
The perfect option for a longer stay with all convenience at hand.
Whatever you come with your camper van or just want to pitch a tent. We have the space.
Wake up to freshly brewed coffee. Pre order on arrival and we’ll serve you a choice of breakfast
access to strong internet throughout the property, covering the bistro, huts, camping, condo and the garden area
Secluded tranquillity is awaiting you. The garden in conjunction with the apiary build the center of the THE BEE.
We provide a variety of rentals to complement your stay. Check out the THINGS TO DO and choose from bicycles to electric boats
large gated parking, access via Zwarte Pad, charging station for e-bikes and campervans
Functions and Events
This year you can exclusively book us for larger functions and events only. The Bistro will re-open in 2023 in the public.
THINGS TO DO
Bee Keeping Excursion
Don't miss out on a chance to see the Imker work with his BEEs and taste some delicious honey
Steam Train - Hoorn/Medemblik
One of the many unique attractions you don't want to miss out on. Make sure to book in advance!
Be your own captain and explore the surrounding nature or visit the close by village of Medemblik using the various water paths
Whatever for a pitstop, overnight stay or as base for more explorations;
THE BEE is conveniently located close to Knooppunt: 69
Enjoy some time visiting the harbour village of Medemblik
& so much more
feel free to ask for more ideas or check out the link to the regional tourist board
We enjoyed our stay very much. Very friendly owners who created a warm atmosphere! Nice coffee before departure and we were waved goodbye by the whole family! We are now 31 but we really enjoyed the trampoline.