Farmhouse Ref: 02279
Licence Number: 04080481
- Sleeps 12
- Self Catering
- 5 Bedrooms
- No Smoking
- 1 Bathrooms
- Pets Considered
- Next to forest
- Car not essential
Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (164km)
** Up to 20% year-round discount for smaller parties staying a minimum of 5 nights! (please note discount will be manually calculated)**
** Sleeps 12 (max. 10 adults + 2 children) There are also 2 cots for babies. In a village located between 3 National Parks **
** Our village of Diever has been voted by Dutch consumers as being one of the best holiday destinations in the Netherlands!**
Our farmhouse will provide all amenities for the most perfect stay in Diever - an historic Drenthe village - at the heart of rural Netherlands and surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.
The farmhouse has cable TV (including UK and American channels) and there is a selection of films on DVD, as well as a CD collection and English language books.
There is also fast and secure wireless internet access throughout the farmhouse.
For children, there are soft toys, games and books available while 2 cots, 2 highchairs and a baby bath will help accommodate our youngest guests.
Comprehensive tourist information covering Diever village and the surrounding areas (including Friesland, its islands and Overijssel), as well as most major tourist attractions in the Netherlands is provided.
The surrounding area:
- Diever is at the center of an abundance of historical sites and attractions for adults and children of all ages. Diversity on your doorstep!
- It is just a 10-minute walk to reach the forests of the Drents-Friese Wold (6,100 hectares / 15,070 acres), one of the largest National parks of the Netherlands, with its 32 marked walks & numerous cycle paths. Also situated close by to National Park Dwingelderveld (3,692 hectares / 9,120 acres) - the largest moorland on the European Continent - with its 60 kms (37 miles) of walking trails & 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths. Perfect for hiking, biking, riding, birdwatching or just picnicking!
- Get a glimpse of life in the Netherlands during the 18th century at the working village of Orvelte.
- Visit the WWII transit camp at Westerbork to where Anne Frank and her family were brought.
- Take in the many museums (25, at the last count) that will provide an interest to each member of your group.
- For teenagers, there are 18 fun parks and, for our younger guests, enchanting fairy tale parks nearby.
- While the city of Groningen ('shop till you drop') & the German border are all less than an hour's drive, the provincial capital at Assen is just a 25-minute drive away!
- Not forgetting a day-out to the new 'Wildlands' attraction park/zoo in Emmen, while for those looking for more sporty activities, sailing, boat excursions & fishing can be enjoyed at Giethoorn (the Venice of the North).
- Also, there is an 18-hole golf course available in Havelte (14km/9 miles away).
- Want to visit the beach as well? The Frisian islands make a great day out with some of the best beaches in the Netherlands:
Terschelling island -
The ferry to Terschelling leaves from Harlingen, Friesland (1 hr 45 mins ferry crossing).
A ferry service runs from Holwerd, Friesland (45 minutes by catamaran or 120 mins by regular ferry). Excursions are available from Ameland to visit seal colonies on Robbeneiland.
Schiermonnikoog island -
The ferry runs several times a day from Lauwersoog, Groningen (45 minutes crossing time).
The ports are around 1 1/2 hours from Diever.
So, whether its picnicking in the forest, taking a dip in a forest bathing pool or going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, you wont be disappointed by this areas rich heritage, its welcoming, English-speaking people and its unending choice of excursions and attractions.
Come and visit the real Netherlands!
Using the farmhouse as a base to explore the Netherlands:
- Are you looking for a central base in which to explore the Netherlands?
Apart from being able to explore the north and east of the country with ease, Under the Oaks is also very centrally located for visiting both the south / south-west of the Netherlands, as well as the west of the country. The travelling times for reaching these areas are considerably shorter than travelling via the highway network in the west of the country, as our roads and highways here in the north and east are less congested.
Being situated in the south-west corner of Drenthe, Diever is placed at the crossroads of three Dutch provinces - Drenthe, Overijssel and Friesland - all uniquely different to one another. So when you are in Drenthe, why not discover Friesland and Overijssel provinces as well - the borders lie just 15 minutes away by car, with the highway just 11 kms (7 miles) away!
Driving times from Diever to other parts of the Netherlands?
- its less than 2 hours from Diever to the southern city of Eindhoven (the Belgian border is just south of there).
A visit to Amsterdam while staying in Diever?
- many of our guests drive the 45 minutes to the suburbs of Almere, and then take the short train journey from there into Amsterdam city. Its much easier to park your car outside the city and use the fast and efficient public transport from there!
Wishing to explore Rotterdam and the Hague in the south-west of the country as well?
- these cities are also just 90-120 minutes away. Again, travelling times from our region to these cities is faster than from many other parts of the country, as the highway network via Zwolle to Utrecht has lighter traffic.
We want you to have a wonderful and memorable holiday!
It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you during your stay and our priority to make sure that you will have a pleasant time at the holiday farmhouse. We are happy to offer any help on preparing your trip.
Please email with any questions you may have about the farmhouse, Diever, Drenthe or anything at all to do with the Netherlands!
Location of holiday rental in Diever, Drenthe
|Holiday Type:||Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family|
|Local Activities:||Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park|
|Nearest Airport:||Amsterdam Schiphol
Rotterdam The Hague
|Nearest Railway Station:||Beilen||19km|
|Nearest Ferry Port:||Rotterdam/Hoek of Holland||225km|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Diever||100m|
Diever village, located at the south-westerly tip of the province of Drenthe (approx. 2 hrs east of Amsterdam), is adjacent to the largest forest in the Netherlands - perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Also renowned for its Shakespearian plays held in the open-air theatre during the Summer months, Diever is at the heart of unspoilt rural Dutch countryside.
There is a supermarket, good variety of shops, cafe-pubs, restaurants and bank.
A Dutch National Tourist office is also nearby with a wealth of information on the surrounding area.
Forests for biking, hiking, swimming, fishing are all nearby.
A market selling everything from clothes to local products is held in Diever every Monday throughout the Summer months.
Days out to the Giethoorn lakes (the 'Venice of the North'), 'Wildlands' Adventure-Zoo, museums, attraction parks. 'Shop till you drop' in Groningen & the German border are just 45 minutes away!
Getting to Diever
Diever is easily accessible by car in approximately 2 hours from the following airports in the Netherlands:
Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam Zestienhoven, Eindhoven, as well as Groningen Eelde (30 minutes)
Diever can be reached from many airports in the Netherlands and Germany. To Amsterdam from various cities in the UK & Ireland (easyjet, flybe, Jet2, British Airways, Cityjet, KLM & Aer Lingus). To Rotterdam from London City (Cityjet). To Eindhoven from London Stansted (Ryanair). To Maastricht from London Stansted (Ryanair). To Dortmund, Germany from London Luton (easyjet). To Weeze, Germany from Edinburgh & London Stansted (Ryanair). To Duesseldorf, Germany from London Gatwick (easyjet).
If you are travelling by ferry to the Netherlands, Diever is approximately a 2-hour drive from all 3 main ports.
These include Rotterdam Europort (P&O Ferries from Hull), the Hoek of Holland (Stena Line from Harwich) & Amsterdam/Ijmuiden (DFDS Seaways from Newcastle).
A car is recommended (rental cars also available at the above airports). The towns of Hoogeveen (20 minutes), Assen (25 minutes), Emmen (45 minutes) & the city of Groningen (40 minutes) are easily accessible
Public transport (bus) is just a few minutes walk away with links to the surrounding villages and towns.
The nearest train station is at Beilen (20 minutes away) with direct services to Groningen (30 minutes) & Amsterdam Airport (2 hours).
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||No Smoking, Pets Considered|
|General:||Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Stairgate, Hairdryer
|Bedrooms:||5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
1 Double/s, 4 Twin/s, 2 Put up bed/s, 2 Cot/s
- The large downstairs double bedroom comes with a box-spring bed, TV/Blu-Ray player and a wall-to-wall built-in wardrobe
- 4 twin bedrooms upstairs. 3 of these bedrooms with box-spring beds and washbasins
2 foldable beds (suitable for children/teenagers). These can be placed in the twin or double bedrooms
2 canvas cots available for infants
1 Shower/s, 6 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
Downstairs bathroom with large American-type walk-in shower cubicle
|Lounge:||Seating for 12 people
TV, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
Selection of DVDs/CDs, books and magazines can be found in the accommodation. Also tourist information is available.
|Dining Area:||Seating for 12 people , High chair
2 High-Chairs available
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
|Access:||Car not essential, Off road parking, Secure parking, Garage, Private car park, Stairs
Public-Transport (bus) nearby and train station 15 minutes away
Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Cleaning extra, Laundry included
Under the Oaks- superb accommodation
We are a family group of 11 (babies to pensioners) and have been staying here for 10 years. The standard of accommodation and cleanliess is always of the highest quality and we have felt so welcomed by the owners David and Monique. They have been fantastic in helping us discover their region (there is SO much to do!) and in solving any little query we might have. We cannot reccommend Under the Oaks highly enough - a true holiday 'home'.
Reviews are the subjective opinion of a holiday maker and not the opinion of theholidaylet.com team. We do not guarantee the accuracy of comments. Negative comments may not be displayed - this is entirely at the Owners/Agents discretion, however we provide a total number of comments submitted to help you to make a more informed opinion.
Reviews submitted by the advertiser
Hershel, Israel Review submitted: Aug 07, 2005 Date of stay: Jul 31, 2005
''The owners were very gracious and helpful, including helping us make arrangements with Dutch speakers at places we wanted to visit. The house was in good condition and the amenities were as advertised, and in some respects better than advertised. The location is good and provides convenient access to much of the east and northeast Netherlands. The neighborhood was quiet and the surroundings were pleasant''.
Ms m. e. Reuhman, Waalre, Nederland Review submitted: Aug 2005 Date of stay: Aug 15, 2005
''Wij hebben ons hier tijdens zonnige augustusdagen heerlijk vermaakt. Het huis is heel smaakvol ingericht en comfortabel. Het is uitstekend geschikt voor een grotere groep, ook als het weer tegenvalt. Door de aparte eetkeuken en extra's (zoals spellen en wat speelgoed, boeken, een CD verzameling, een CD-speler/radio in de eetkeuken, een DVD speler, en een grote tv) kan ieder een plaatsje en bezigheid vinden. Onze kinderen speelden verstoppertje, in huis, zonder overlast te geven. De tuin vangt alleen 's morgens zon. Het huis ligt midden in Diever. Gezellig en handig voor de boodschappen. In de omgeving is van alles te zien. Er zijn prachtige wandelingen waaraan je vanuit het huis kunt beginnen. Informatie hierover vonden wij op het presenteerblaadje in de huiskamer. Al met al een aanrader''.
J. Adriaans, 'S-Hertogenbosch, Nederland Review submitted: Oct 2005 Date of stay: Sep 30, 2005
''Onze reactie is wellicht aan de late kant maar dat zegt niet over onze ervaring. Het huis is erg gezellig en voorzien van alle facaliteiten. Daarnaast is de opzet erg ruim en de ligging perfect. We hadden voor aankomst niet verwacht dat we dit in deze perfecte staat aan zouden treffen!!! Bedankt voor een erg geslaagd weekend!''
Ms T.B. Vlaskamp, Deventer, Nederland Review submitted: Feb 2006 Date of stay: Feb 10, 2006
''Een riant huis van alle gemakken voorzien op een perfecte locatie. Het huisje biedt vele extra's zoals afwasmachine, kleine oven e.d.. Het ligt middenin Diever, 50m vanaf de supermarkt. Het dorpje is niet groot, maar wel heel gezellig. Je hebt wandelroutes van diverse afstanden die beginnen vanuit het dorp (Bosweg) en uitgezet zijn in het Nationaal Park Drents Friesewold. Een park met een afwisselend landschap van vennen, bos, heide, stuifzand en gave es (of je dit ziet, is afhankelijk van de wandeling die je kiest!). De routes zijn aangegeven met markeringen. Met onze hunebedwandeling zijn we fout gelopen, waarschijnlijk hebben we niet goed opgelet. We zijn ook een middag naar Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork geweest (een half uur rijden met de auto vanaf Diever). Ook al ben ik er een keer geweest, het blijft indrukwekkend. We wilden ook graag naar het gevangenismuseum in Veenhuizen dat ook een half uur rijden is vanaf Diever. Gezien de tijd die we hadden is het hier niet van gekomen. Al bij al was het een erg geslaagd weekend in een ideeal huis op een perfecte locatie!''
Matt, Australia Review submitted: Aug 08, 2006 Date of stay: Jul 06, 2006
''For a quiet and peaceful break, we found this place to be perfect. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village.As Holland is so small, and we had a car, travelling to places was easy from Diever aswell as being a great place to get away and chill out from everything.Restaurants and shopping all within walking distance and the cottage had everything that you would need.Our hosts made sure we had food in the cottage on arrival and showed us around the village when we arrived so we new where everything was.They were also available at any time to answer any questions or give advice.On our trip around Europe we found this place of a weeks accommodation the best value''.
Don, swansea south wales, UK Review submitted: Aug 28, 2006 Date of stay: Jul 21, 2006
''What a great place! The area is magnificent loads to do and see. Bike hire is cheap and simple - aided by the fact that nearly everyone speaks English which is a bonus when negotiating rentals. the house itself was better than we imagined - 3 adults and 3 very active young children and we still weren't tripping over each other. David and Monique were a godsend (so was the route planner) nothing was too much trouble. Pity they couldn't sort out the weather as easily as they found the information we needed. Overall an excellent holiday and one I would not hesitate to recommend to any one''.
F. Deschamps, Berkel-Enschot, Nederland Review submitted: Sep 2006 Date of stay: Sep 08, 2006
''Wij hebben een heerlijk weekend gehad in deze leuke vakantiewoning. De woning is ruim, schoon en heeft heerlijke bedden. Het dorp is klein en erg gezellig. Vanuit de woning kun je mooie wandelingen en fietstochten maken. Een bezoekje aan Giethoorn en daar een boot huren vinden wij een aanrader''.
Alan from Milton Keynes, UK Review submitted: Sep 17, 2006 Date of stay: Aug 10, 2007
''I would highly recommend this property, the accommodation was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Gnd floor bedroom ideal for elderly as shower and WC easily accessible. Steep stairs to first floor with stair gate provided, all bedrooms comfortable and airy. Well-equipped kitchen. The owner has provided books and games in case of bad weather. Welcome pack on our arrival was a very nice touch. Situated in the centre of a busy village, close to local shops, restaurants and well stocked supermarket nearby. Diever is ideal for horse riding and cycling with many cycle paths close by, cycle hire is easily available. Lots to do in and around the area with a good bus service. We found the Dutch people were very friendly and helpful and we never found communicating a problem. The owner, David and family were extremely hospitable and nothing was too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Under the Oaks and in Diever''.
Mr f.m. Reekers, Den Haag, Nederland Review submitted: Sep, 2006 Date of stay: Sep 22, 2006
''Leuk huis, mooie ligging, prima bedden, ideaal voor een groep van 7/8 personen, aanrader!''
Ms A Dijkstra, Houten, Nederland Review submitted: Mar, 2007 Date of stay: Mar 16, 2007
''Het verblijf van een lang weekend in "onder de Eiken" is onze familie (8 personen) goed bevallen. Vriendelijke eigenaar, lekker ruim huis, keurig schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien en allemaal goede bedden. Maar verder is dit huis een aanrader! Familie Dijkstra, maart 2007''
Hank, Canada Review submitted: Apr 05, 2007 Date of stay: May 19, 2006
"Excellent facilities. Excellent hosts. We enjoyed ourselves in this well-furnished home despite unpleasant weather. We would highly recommend this to others. Gift welcome pack was a nice touch too. Thanks!"
Fam J Groot, Heerhugowaard, Nederland Review submitted: Apr, 2006 Date of stay: Apr 06, 2007
''Met onze kinderen en kleinkinderen (7 volwassenen en twee kinderen) hebben we een heerlijk paasweekend gehad in Diever. Het huis is heel ruim (grote lichte slaapkamers), en comfortabel en midden in het dorp gelegen. Mogelijkheden te over om er op uit te gaan en als dan het weer ook nog meewerkt, blijft er niets te wensen over. Fam. Groot.''
Bridget, Mike, Anna, Susan, Aidan, Frank & Rose, UK Review submitted: Oct 08, 2007 Date of stay: Aug 17, 2007
"A very low carbon footprint holiday! Beautiful countryside, just a cycle ride in every direction. Thank you for all your suggestions. We have been to some very different places, and only wish we had time to visit them all. Thank you for a warm welcome and a relaxing stay. Susan, Aidan, Frank & Rose. Wonderful holiday home and a great welcome. Thank you very much - we will recommend it to friends in England! Best wishes, Bridget, Mike & Anna Broadhurst"
Carol, Chico, California, USA Review submitted: Apr 09, 2008 Date of stay: Mar 28, 2008
"This is a charming farmhouse, but conveniently located in a very walkable village. Everything was both functional and comfortable. Probably the best feature is the gracious helpfulness of the owners who live nearby. We arrived late in the evening and they had thoughtfully stocked the kitchen with the basics for breakfast--a marvelous surprise and well beyond our expectations. Throughout the stay they were very wiling to provide local knowledge and tips for things to do. We would definitely stay there again!"
Ruth, bramley, leeds, UK Review submitted: May 14, 2008 Date of stay: May 05, 2008
"The owner David and his family was very welcoming, he had lots of info on things to do and see in the local area. The welcome pack was very useful and the house was more than adequately stocked for four adults and two babies. It was a great first family holiday and we hope to return in the future We really enjoyed our first holiday in Holland"
George, Chatham, Ontario Canada Review submitted: Jun 18, 2008 Date of stay: May 28, 2008
"We were more than pleased with the spacious, clean, welcoming feeling that we expereinced from start to finsh. David and Monique were most helpful, accomodating and informative in regards to any questions that we had. The arrival package was most apprecative. We already have recommended to our friends this lovely renatal property and are planning on returning ourselves in the near future. What a wonderful way to experince the Dutch way of life, culture and hospitality"
Gary & Sylvia, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA Review submitted: Aug 08, 2008 Date of stay: Jun 27, 2008
"Sylia & I cant thank you enough for making our family holiday a very special time for all of us. After to having postpone our vacation a year due to the accident we had & your help in getting it rescheduled, it was as if we had known you both for a few years. For all your help to us & our children is just hard to say thanks, from all of us. The farm house, location in Drenthe, was perfect for all the biking we wanted to do. Your house was very comfortable for all nine of us and your help with bike, train, restaurant and the local open-air Shakespeare theater reservations we greatly appreciated! This being our 5th trip to bike Holland, we have seen a lot of the country, but Drenthe will remain our favorite & we shall return. After a month here we still hate to leave. The accomodations were perfect for a family of nine. David and Monique couldnt have been better hosts, they helped us through our stay in so many ways to make sure we enjoyed our vacation instead of having to do household chores. They took care of us well beyond our expectations. I would not only recommend Under the Oaks to friends, but we hope to go back again in our future. Under the Oaks we will recommend to all interested in really seeing rural Holland. From all of the Rast family who so much enjoyed our stay, we say thanks for making it so through your hospitality. With our best regards, Gary & Sylvia Rast, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA"
Paul, Trish and family, Kinross, Scotland, UK Review submitted: Aug 11, 2008 Date of stay: Jul 25, 2008
"I'd just like to say on behalf of my family how much we all enjoyed our break in Diever. The weather definitely helped of course, but the accomodation was superb and you both make fantastic hosts."
Julie, Portsmouth, UK Review submitted: Aug 18, 2008 Date of stay: Aug 08, 2008
"The property was very good and David and Monique were very nice and very helpful. I would recomend this accomodation to anyone."
Robert, Middlesbrough, UK Review submitted: Nov 04, 2008 Date of stay: Oct 24, 2008
"Fantastic property in a fantastic location. We had a great time and would love to return."
Jeff and Marcelle, Kuranda, Australia Review submitted: Apr 24, 2009 Date of stay: Apr 11, 2009
"As international visitors it was pleasing to arrive to our home and find it fully prepared for our stay. The warm and friendly welcome we received and the welcome pack of food and goodies exceeded our expectations. This was followed up with handy advice on what this community had to offer us. We really loved the local shops, walking/cycling tracks and the genuine warmth of the local people. We look forward to returning again in the future. Jeff & Marcelle - Kuranda, Australia"
Wendy, Langley, BC, Canada Review submitted: Jul 13, 2009 Date of stay: Jun 26, 2009
"The spacious beautiful home far exceeded our expectations.. The complementary bottle of wine and breakfast goodies was so much appreciated. David was extremely helpful to us as we had many questions regarding the area. Diever is absolutely the perfect village, with nearby restaurants on cute cobble stoned roads..you really get a good taste of the culture that a large city could not touch."
Emmy & Colin, VIC, Australia Review submitted: Nov 6, 2014 Date of stay: Oct 03, 2009
"We have had a fabulous stay in your beautiful cottage, thank you for your hospitality. Diever is perfect, juust as we imagined - very different from the hills in Australia where we come from. Thanks again, Kylie, Duncan, Bronte & Aidan, Olinda, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Thank you for an unforgettable holiday experience from both Emmy and I. I look forward to seeing you again. Emmy & Colin Jamieson, Belgrove South, Victoria, Australia"
Rob, Andrea, Jenny, Dave, Julie, Charlotte, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton on Tees, Teesside, UK Review submitted: Dec 02, 2009 Date of stay: Oct 24, 2009
"Dear David & Monique, Thanks for everything. We have had a great time again just as we did last year. We had bikes for two days as we did a 30km bike ride. Thankyou again, Charlotte, Jenny, Andrea, Julie, Ben, Rob, Dave Thank you x"
Bettina, Caroline, Mike & Mary, UK & Texas, USA Review submitted: Oct 28, 2010 Date of stay: Sep 21, 2010
''We're on our way back to Texas. Mike and I have really enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts made us very welcome. We would recommend this house to anyone! I have spent a really lovely holiday here with my family. I would point out that I have not ridden a bicycle in over 50 years but I managed it (not sure about my spelling though!!) Really great. The bike rides were fun and have inspired me to carry on when I get home. I may even buy a Dutch bike!! Would love to come back one day''.
Garth & Sharon, Red Deer, AB, Canada Review submitted: Apr 25, 2011 Date of Stay: Mar 2011
''My family just finished a stay at Under the Oaks in Diever, NL, and had an absolutely wonderful time. There was nothing that we needed for our stay that wasn't provided for in the house. The accommodations completely exceeded our expectations! It was so spacious and well equiped! David and Monique are fantastic hosts who truly want their guests to get the best experience possible in the Diever area. The wealth of information that they can provide and assistance was fantastic! We can't wait to go back! A gorgeous house, in a beautiful setting with the grocery store a few doors down, the butcer and baker also just a short walk down the street, and a quick stroll to the ice cream parlour make the setting absolutely perfect! The location is also so central to many activities in the area! We can't wait to go back and visit again on our next trip to Holland. If you are considering staying at 'Under the Oaks', don't hesitate any longer! You can't go wrong with this place!''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dhr. Feijen, Nederland Review submitted: May, 2011 Date of stay: May 23, 2011
''We hebben heerlijk genoten van de rust en de omgeving''
Marie & Jerry, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA Review submitted: May 30, 2011 Date of Stay: April 2011
''This is by far the best vacation we've had in years, thanks to David and Monique. Everything went smoothly. A lot of room and conveniece for a very inexpensive cost . Everything was so close and convenient we had a great deal of free time. Acouple of kids even went to Paris for 2 days.. Thanks for everything , you've been a great help.. We will be Back. Marie, Jerry, Michelle, Jeff, Jennie, Pete, and Jacob''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Mvr. Heussen, Nederland Review submitted: Jan, 2012 Date of stay: Jan 20, 2012
''We hebben genoten van ons verblijf in Onder de Eiken door het warme onthaal en de goede voorzieningen in en rondom het huis''.
Vince, UK Review submitted: Jul 10, 2012 Date of stay: Jun 26, 2012
''Very friendly owners couldnt do enough for us. Great base - 20 minutes to assen race track. Very clean and tidy. Very nice village, plenty of good restaurants in walking distance. Supermarket 2 minute walk. We would stay there again''.
Allison F., UK Review submitted: Aug 02, 2012 Date of stay: July 14, 2012
''The farmhouse has everything you could want, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Beds were lovely. Very spacious and roomy. David and family, the owners who live at the back of the accommodation, could not have been more helpful, giving us a tour of the village and finding out anything we wanted to know, and the welcome package was very generous. David arranged the hire of bikes for us, which I would recommend, as the area is beautiful and very flat. Would recommend this accommodation to anybody. Thank you very much - we had a very special holiday''.
Mvr. Janssen, Nederland Review submitted: Oct, 2012 Date of stay: Oct 05, 2012
Dhr. De Graaf, Nederland Review submitted: Oct, 2012 Date of stay: Oct 19, 2012
''Zeer ontspannen. Lekker gefietst in fantastische omgeving. Zeer gastvrije familie (Samson). Goede restaurants in de omgeving. Voor oudere kinderen veel bezienswaardigheden. Voor de jongsten talloze speelgelegenheden''.
Laurie w., Colorado, USA Review submitted: Apr 9, 2013 Date of Stay: Mar 2013
''Our stay at the Farmhouse in Diever was wonderful! It truly felt like a 'home away from home'! We loved that we could walk to the local restaurants and shops....we rented bikes and rode on one of the many bike trails for hours exploring the countryside! Also, loved feeding the horse apples, carrots and bread and waking to the sound of birds each morning! The owners of the house are so helpful and kind and we felt very welcome... How now to have wine and a bag of groceries for us when we arrived!! We were close enough to anywhere in Holland that we wanted to visit ...just a short drive to see the rest of the country...although, we felt so comfortable in the home , we just loved exploring the local area! I will recommend this home to everyone! It was the most wonderful vacation!''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dhr. Mekkes, Nederland Review submitted: Apr, 2013 Date of stay: Apr 26, 2013
''Prettige ontvangst en woning voelt goed''.
Dhr. Gommers, Belgie Review submitted: May, 2013 Date of stay: May 16, 2013
''Wij hebben bij de familie Samsom een prachtig lang weekend gehad zeer vriendelijke mensen zeker een aanraader voor wie graag wandel fietst en van de natuur houd. je hebt er gezellige terasjes en zeer goede restaurants waaronder een uitschieter de shakespeare is Fred de kok en zijn vrouw hebben ons daar goed verwend.voor ons en onze vrienden was ons jaarlijks verlengd weekend zeker geslaagd en wij keren zeker nog terugGommers Luc en de rest van de bende''
Mvr. Brunninkhuis, Nederland Review submitted: May, 2013 Date of stay: May 24, 2013
''Voor ons jaarlijkse uitje met vrienden hadden we, voor een weekend in mei, het huis "Onder de Eiken" in Diever gereserveerd. We waren met 10 personen, 5 stellen van 50-60 jaar,een prima accommodatie, veel ruimte en van alle gemakken voorzien met schone en confortabele kamers.De eigenaar was vriendelijk en behulpzaam.Diever is een mooi plaatsje in een schitterende Drentse omgeving.Kortom een echte aanrader!''
Amy, Silver Bay, MN, USA Review submitted: Aug 19, 2013 Date of Stay: Aug 2013
''I have never taken the time to wrote a response for VRBO. I have always been pleased and happy, but the owners of this property our experience unforgettable! I communicated with them quite a bit, via email, prior to arrival and they were more than willing to answer any and every odd question I had. Upon arrival, they had arranged everything we could ever want or need for our stay. They went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. It truly was the best experience I have ever had and I hope to have the opportunity to visit and stay there again. I highly recommend this property for anyone considering a stay in the countryside of the the Netherlands. Wonderful home and environment! Thank you David, Monique and girls!''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Teresa, Toronto, Canada Review submitted: Sep 3, 2013 Date of stay: Aug 2013
''The "Under The Oaks" farmhouse was a lovely property. The principal rooms are large, nicely decorated and have all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. There are many comfortable bedrooms that can accommodate a large group. The propery location is ideal with close access to all shopping needs in Diever (groceries, baker, butcher, pharmacy, etc) as well as many recreational activities such as the National forest, bike trails, lakes, swimming, short drives to Friesland. The property is a wonderful base to explore Drenthe and Friesland. Lastly, our hosts David, Monique and their children were so hospitable, friendly and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this property.''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Caroline, Ontario, Canada Review submitted: Sep 10, 2013 Date of stay: Aug 2013
''This is the third time we have stayed at Under The Oaks in Diever! We absolutely enjoy the gracious hospitality of owners David and Monique, the idyllic surroundings and the home itself. The owners always go out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. The home is very clean and spacious with many updates done to it over the years. When we arrive, we are welcomed to a gift basket full of delicious foods and drinks. David is there to show us around the home and bring us to the bike rental shop to get our bikes. The first time we came, four years ago, he gave us a tour of the town and the shops we might need use of. When we come to Under The Oaks we feel like it is our home away from home and I would say that the hospitality of the owners has a great deal to do with that. When they found out our son and his girlfriend got engaged a few days after we arrived at their home this summer, they came with a special cake for the occasion. During our stay in Diever, David went out of his way to locate tickets to the sold-out Military Tatoo in Edinborough after where we were traveling to. He helped us with purchasing train, bus and tour tickets to use during our stay in The Netherlands and Scotland. David and Monique's gracious hospitality goes far and beyond what most would expect and that is why we feel this is one of the best places to stay in The Netherlands. The home itself has excellent features: The beds are comfortable, there is plenty of seating in the large living room, the eat-in kitchen has plenty of space, and refridgerator is amply large. Fantastic accommodations!''
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
Mary, New Ross, Ireland Review submitted: Nov 16, 2013 Date of stay: Sep 2013
''Recently My Husband and I along with our five Children stayed in a beautiful 5 bedroom Holiday House Under the Oaks Which is located in Heart of Diever, The Netherlands. It is owned by a lovely couple David and Monique Samson. The House was a Home away from Home for us all. It's a wonderful house with all its amenities. The Kids Loved all the toys and games which were available for them to play with.The Owners David and Monique were very helpful to us. For example getting a 50% discount with some coupons that they had for Slagheren Theme park and also printing out all our ticketsI would most definitely recommend this house''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
London Aussies, UK Review submitted: Jan 10, 2014 Date of stay: Dec 2013
''It has been a wonderful Christmas/New Year stay for us in Diever. This house is zo gezellig! We found our bed very comfortable and enjoyed spending time in the large living area. It was especially nice to arrive to a Christmas tree with all the trimmings and little treats and decorations scattered around. We also appreciated the well thought out welcome food hamper. It made breakfast the next day nice and easy. The farmhouse is in a great position within the village perfect as a launchpad for walks to the bakery (excellent selection of yummy Dutch treats!) near the church and for further adventures into the surrounding forest. Thank you for all your helpful advice! Best wishes for 2015''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
VGs, New Jersey, USA & Prince Edward Island, Canada Review submitted: Apr 24, 2014 Date of stay: Apr 2014
''We were very happy with our stay at Under the Oaks. After long days of touring the Netherlands it quickly became a home away from home. Very economical for this family of 7 and married daughter and grandparents. Quite and beautiful village of Diever with beauty of the old and two doors down from a small market place for the necessities of life. Great bike paths and hiking. Thank you for your hospitably. Owner was very helpful. Even took me shopping the first night so I could get what this family needed while not knowing Dutch and getting over jetlag. Always sharing information about sites to see''.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with teenagers
Mevr. Pennings, Nederland Review submitted: May, 2013 Date of stay: May 02, 2014
''Prima gelegen huisje in dorp met natuur en dorpje op loopafstand''
Rachael, Leeds, UK Review submitted: June 26, 2014 Date of stay: May 2014
''This fantastic house offers a very high standard of accommodation and facilities - we are a large family group of young children and adults (2yrs to 67yrs) and really appreciate the space in this property. We can all sit together in the lounge and eat at the same table in the kitchen! We have visited 'Under the Oaks' several times and have always received the warmest of welcomes from the owners ho have never failed to provide us with a wealth of information (both local and further afield) as to attractions/excursions and activities to suit us all. David and Monique are brilliant at suggesting new and exciting things to do to keep the kids (and adults) happy. Diever is a very pleasant village (a few cafes, supermarket, a few quirky shops, cycle hire) with lots to do only a drive away - or if you prefer you can simply cycle off into the woods! There is a fantastic amount to do in a relatively small area. We recommend a boat trip in Giethoorn - the Dutch Venice! and Gnomeland is a must for small children! We can also recommend hiring bikes in the village and cycling out into the woods on the fabulous cyclepaths - the Uk has a lot to learn! Diever has the perfect mix of cafes, small quirky shops, a supermarket, petrol stations etc. (There is also an amazing fish van selling fresh/ fried fish that is NOT to be missed!) You don't really need to go anywhere else - the house is great for relaxing in as it has ample space for 12 people to sit and eat together. The accommodation has been prepared to a very high standard and is also GREAT value for money! We will be returning for many years!''
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities
Rachel, Canada & USA Review submitted: July 6, 2014 Date of stay: June 2014
''The perfect place for our loud family of 12. Located in the heart of Holland, everything was accessible and easy to get to.
Our hosts were BEYOND accommodating. Logisitcs for a large group are always difficult and they had answers for everything for us. They were legitimately interested in making our vacation the best it could be. Thanks for all your help!''
Recommended for: Sightseeing
Teresa, North Carolina, USA Review submitted: July 29, 2014 Date of stay: June 2014
''Traveled to Diever with my father and four teenage daughters. From the moment we arrived, the owners went above and beyond to cater to our jet lag, as well as help with determining an itinerary for our stay. We rented bikes in Diever and enjoyed a day in the forest exploring, not to mention the ice cream shop we encountered. Home is very well maintained, allowing for plenty of room for our large group. Kitchen was much appreciated to help curb spending and eating out so frequently. After spending a day in the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, it was a welcome reprieve to return to the calmness of Diever. Plenty of restaurants around most within walking distance, which provide a large variety of fare.Thank you all so much for being so hospitable not only during our stay in Diever but being supportive with advice, suggestions, and information in the months leading up to our visit. It was our first trip to the Netherlands and it certainly will not be our last. Your home is very welcoming and definitely exceeded our expectations. We will be more than glad to recommend your property to our friends and family. Thanks again guys and hope to see you soon!''
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Tanya V., UK Review submitted: Sep 01, 2014 Date of stay: Aug 2014
''Thank you for a lovely, relaxing break. Weve had a wonderful time discovering this part of the Netherlands and love this little village. There was still so much more to discover. Many thanks to our hosts for all their help and advice.The children have loved the freedom of cycling safely (the routes are there, now we need to work on their road awareness!) and Anna has loved playing with Caitlin and Amy and will take the full wiggle dance back to England with her! Best wishes to you all from the Vincents and Tomlinsons, Kent, UK''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
Clare, Leeds, UK Review submitted: Sep 01, 2014 Date of stay: Aug 2014
''We had a really great time on this holiday, in a very pretty location with plenty to do. The house is beautiful, well maintained and very clean and the owners have really thought of everything you could need. The childrens toys were especially welcome to a 3 year old who was already bored of the ones she brought with her. Above all the owners were extremely helpful and had plenty of advice and help to make sure we got the most out of our time. Although only a week, it felt like wed been there ages and thats what I call a good holiday! We would recommend this property very highly''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
Meesh, Essex, UK Review submitted: Sep 27, 2014 Date of stay: Sep 2014
''Okay, so youre in the kitchen making lunch. Then you need one of those wire thingies to tie up the bag of bread so the remains of the loaf won't go stale. I wonder if there's something in the draw? Oh, but of course there is! Our hosts, David and Monique have thought of everything. A welcome pack of food for our hungry first few days, loads of fresh towels and this clean, well-maintained property. Close to local cafés and the beautiful Dutch countryside, not forgetting a first-rate bakery, we enjoyed our two week stay and can't wait to visit again. Woooooa! Hold on a minute! We really should be keeping this excellent property a secret for ourselves''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+
Nieto Conde, Belgium & Spain Review submitted: Nov, 2014 Date of stay: Oct 31, 2014
''Muy buen ambiente, los dueños tienen la casa en prefectas condiciones, se vuelcan con los invitados, una atencion excelente. es un lugar acogedor y muy bien situado para conocer los espacios naturales de Drenthe. En pocas palabras muy recomendable!''
Wendy M., Alberta, Canada Review submitted: Jul 8, 2015 Date of stay: May 2015
''The hosts David and Monique greeted us like we were family, and kept that spirit going throughout our stay, including having a few essential groceries on hand for us upon our arrival. The 4 bedroom home was so nicely decorated, with a cottage feel, and everything you need for cooking a meal if you wanted. And the laundry facilities were greatly appreciated. David was very helpful in advising what sites to take in, and even arranged for bicycles to rent for 6 people. The bike paths are all around this small village, with very interesting points of interest to visit along with beautiful tulip fields if you are there in early May like we were. Diever itself is a quaint village, surrounded by open fields and only minutes from other neighboring villages. It has many shops, a bakery, a number of restaurants and grocery stores with everything you might want, and a great ice cream store open until 9pm. We would highly recommend this as a central location to use when touring this area of Drenthe, which has many interesting stops to make it a unforgettable holiday. We hope to return one day soon. Travelling from Taber and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada''.
Vince, Salisbury, UK Review submitted: Jul 10, 2015 Date of stay: Jun 2015
''Second time staying at Under Oaks, it offers everything we need for a group trip, close to attractions, clean, good value for money and run by helpful friendly owners''.
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
8 Little Rembrandts, Litomyl, Czech Republic Review submitted: Jul 14, 2015 Date of stay: Jul 2015
''We spent a great holiday in Diever. The farmhouse is very comfortable, fully equiped,very clean and the hosts extremly generous and helpful. Supermarket and bike rental are just around the corner. The village centre is a few minutes walking away and suprisingly good reastaurants can be found there + an awardwinning bakery. Walks or cycling in the national park can be highly recomended. Easy to reach even without a car. Good transport links to the train line and the regional center Groningen''.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
Ruth N., Leeds, UK Review submitted: Jul 16, 2015 Date of stay: May 2015
''This is our 7th year at Under the Oaks and it was as amazing at it always is. The house is just perfect for the 11 of us ( 7 adults 4 children) David Monique and girls are great hosts and cater to all our needs from the welcome pack to bike hire. The house is in a gorgeous location with plenty to do for all ages, our group ranges from 3 to 68! We have already booked for next year''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing
James S., Washington, USA Review submitted: Aug 03, 2015 Date of stay: Jul 2015
''This was a great retreat from urban stress in a lovely village setting with lots to explore on foot or by bike or car. The central location made for easy in-town living with pedestrian access to everything we needed - groceries, restaurants, bike rental, bakery, ice cream, post office - all within a short walk. The house had plenty of room, a clean, well equipped kitchen, and comfortable beds. David and Monique were great hosts with lots of suggestions for local activities and also helped to arrange our bike rental. We would certainly recommend Under the Oaks to friends''.
Arnaud P., Toronto, Canada Review submitted: Aug 10, 2015 Date of stay: Apr 2015
''I have now stayed 3 times with large groups at beautiful Under the Oaks farmhouse and can highly recommend it. The location and facilities are just great, very convenient and close to all attractions and the best part that is in the heart of the beautiful town of Diever. Do not hesitate and book it! Ik ben nu al 3 keer op het mooie "Onder de Eiken " boerderij verbleven en kan het iedereen van harte aanraden. De locatie, accomodatie en faciliteiten zijn gewoon geweldig, de boerderij dicht bij alle attracties en in het hart van de prachtige dorp Diever. Aarzel niet en boek deze prachtige accomodatie!''
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Emmy A., Ontario, Canada Review submitted: Sep 15, 2015 Date of stay: Aug 2015
''We have stayed at "Under the Oaks" quite a few times now. It is a place we like to call "Our home away from home". We have been here with our children and grandchildren and we keep coming back! We couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay. Our accommodations are clean and spacious. David and Monique are excellent hosts and are willing to assist us with anything we need. Waiting for us upon our arrival is a welcome basket filled with food items. We love the small village atmosphere with its shops and restaurants. It is a very picturesque town! Here we can also enjoy kilometers of biking through the forest which lies adjacent to the village. We hope we can come back sometime in the near future''.
Sarah B., Canada Review submitted: Sep 21, 2015 Date of stay: Sep 12 2015
''We took a family trip with 5 adult children, our father, and our Uncle to the Netherlands and chose this place based on the description. The listing was very accurate and actually, even better. The house had plenty of room, was clean, comfortable, and the location great. Once we had booked David also gave us plenty of very helpful and useful information ahead of time to help us plan our entire trip to the Netherlands and made sure we knew many of the small details to help our trip go smoothly. We enjoyed the village as well and found it very quiet and peaceful. However, the best part about the farmhouse was having David's help! He was our personal travel agent and we were so grateful. David helped us book things, gave us amazing information and tips, and was always helpful with anything we needed. We also really appreciated the groceries that were already in the house when we got there as we had a long day of travel before arriving. Everyone in my family would highly recommend Under the Oaks - you really will not be disappointed. Thank you for all of your help and hospitality David and Monique!''
Cecile H., Nederland Review submitted: Dec 15, 2015 Date of stay: Dec 2015
''Allereerst een prima communicatie vanaf het begin van de boeking. Makkelijk mailcontact, prettig.Bij aankomst, rondleiding door het huis dat al gezellig verlicht was door de kerstboom.Prima huis! Schoon, groot genoeg voor 10 personen.Voldoende handdoeken, bedden opgemaakt, lekkers in de koelkast, echt geweldig! Wij voelden ons echt welkom en hebben, zeker door de sfeer en gezelligheid van het huis, heerlijk kunnen genieten van onze familie. Onze studerende kinderen zijn 's avonds nog met elkaar het café ingegaan, waar zij ontzettend veel plezier hebben gehad. Dit was allemaal op loopafstand dus wat wil een mens nog meer? Dank aan David en zijn vrouw, als het aan ons ligt komen we volgend weekend weer''.
Jens S., Deutschland Review submitted: Jun 22, 2016 Date of stay: Dec 2015
''Hallo, wir waren mit unserem Kind und zwei anderen Familien (plus Kinder) über Silvester bei Familie Samson und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus war in einem super Zustand, die Zimmer sauber, perfekt für mehrere Leute (wir waren insgesamt 12). Ein große Küche, in der wir immer zusammen essen konnten, sehr gemütliches Wohnzimmer und eine tolle Umgebung in einem sehr schönen kleinen Örtchen. Das Geschäft nur 2min vom Haus entfernt, war auch ein großer Vorteil. Familie Samson ist super freundlich, hilfsbereit, aber nicht aufdringlich. Wir können das Haus auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und haben dies im Freundeskreis auch bereits getan. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen. Vielen Dank für eine schöne Zeit!!!''
Recommended for: Families with young children
Oded, Israel Review submitted: Jun 30, 2016 Date of stay: Jun 24 2016
''David was very nice and welcoming. He was very communicative and assisted us a great deal. He even provided some groceries. The house is well appointed, and accurately represented in the pictures. It should be noted that the rental is actually only half of the farmhouse, as David and his family live in the other half. While we haven't seen much of the village, the area is beautiful and pretty much anyone can enjoy the Netherlands. All in all, a nice place to stay while visiting the area''.
Maureen Barrett, Bury, Lancashire, UK Review submitted: Jul 22, 2016 Date of stay: Jun 2016
''David could not have been more helpful. Absolutely fantastic location for cycling, walking, and boating at Giethorn. The house was well equipped and clean. The master bedroom is on the ground floor. Close to a fabulous supermarket, gift shops and restaurants. Everyone cycles in Holland so the pace of life is very relaxed. Would love to live there as everything feels safe and the people are friendly. At the back of the house there are horses an allotment and countryside. Being in Diever has inspired us to dust down our bikes and cycle. Directions from the airport are excellent and very straight forward. David also has a great knowledge of the area and its history''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Patricia T., Deutschland Review submitted: Aug 01, 2016 Date of stay: Jul 16 2016
''Lovely and hospitable family, a wonderful time had in this great house. Thank you and best Wishes''
Nigel W., Kent, UK Review submitted: Aug 22, 2016 Date of stay: Aug 2016
''We had never been to this part of the Netherlands before and were very impressed at this hidden gem of an area and a property. 2 families stayed for 1 week. The house is in the centre of a lovely village surrounded by National parks and forests. The village has everything a holidaymaker needs (Supermarket, Bike Hire, cafes, restaurants, weekly market) and the accommodation is well equipped. The owner lives in the house behind and is on hand to assist with advice, suggestions of things to do and bookings. When we arrived there was a very good welcome pack left including wine, beer as well as coffee, tea, bread, butter and cheese. Parking is easy and off road. Being Holland it is very flat and great bike riding country and we were pleased to see that there were tarmac bike pathways through the forest making it safe for children to cycle away from cars. For day trips you are about an hour away from the coast or from the border with Germany. However, there is a wealth of information at 'Under the Oaks' with ideas of things to do more locally''.
Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
Marlou B., Nederland Review submitted: Aug 28, 2016 Date of stay: Aug 22 2016
''De verhuurder was erg sympathiek, we kwamen eerder bij de accommodatie aan dan verwacht en we konden er iets eerder in! Er was zelfs een welkomstpakket aanwezig met wat eten etc. De beschrijving van de woning is duidelijk en alles voldoet hieraan! Verder gaf de verhuurder leuke tips om naartoe te gaan in de omgeving. Daarnaast was de verhuurder makkelijk aanspreekbaar als er iets aan de hand was! We waren met een groep jongeren en hebben het erg naar ons zin gehad! Alles was goed in orde, er was niks kapot oid, alles was schoon en in iedere kamer is een wasbak aanwezig. Ideaal!''
Dora S., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Review submitted: Oct 20, 2016 Date of stay: Sep 2016
''Under The Oaks is in an excellent location to discover a treasure of small villages set within this natural, and unique, area of The Netherlands the province of Drenthe.
Davids fantastic welcome set the tone for our to-be-remembered stay with our family of nine: friendly and open communication, very knowledgeable of the area, walking us through our home-away-from-home, always available to answer any questions, yet respecting our privacy. In other words: Hospitality with a capital H!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Here it is true! We opened the lovely bottle of wine, part of the welcome gift. Proost!, my sister-in-law and I said as our glasses touched. More than you can ask for, and everything you need, is already in place in this well-stocked kitchen. The Coop grocery store is close by and in a short time our groceries were put away. The smaller table is ideal for breakfast since members of our group drift into the kitchen at different times for, here, you want to sleep in because the beds are so comfortable. The large table is perfect for all of us to gather around during dinner time, and to stay awhile, unhurried, stretching out the mealtime into the early hours of the evening.
Diever is a walking town. Step on the bike-and-foot path next to the farmhouse and you walk past the neighbours fields, where a black Frisian horse feeds on the lush grass. This path will lead you to a tranquil park, surrounded by homes. You will discover shops to explore, see the church with its steeple at the centre of town, and continue walking along quiet roads. We stopped and picked apples out of a wheel barrow, a present from an unknown giver, which was made into applesauce to accompany our meal. You will discover another park which is home to friendly ducks, turn the corner, pass a café, walk for a few minutes more, and: You are home''
Jenny W., Wassenaar, Nederland Review submitted: Nov 22, 2016 Date of stay: Nov 11, 2017
''This is a nice family retreat. We enjoyed a weekend away with the family. Beautiful walks in the area are ariund the corner. The house is like the pictures clean and functional. We were welcomed and showed around. We recommend this place!''
Vitali H., Deutschland Review submitted: May 03, 2017 Date of stay: Apr 19, 2017
''Wir waren mit acht Erwachsenen und sechs Kindern dort einquartiert. Die Wohnung befindet sich im vorderen Teil eines alten Bauernhauses, das aber solide renoviert wurde. In der Küche und auch sonst war alles enthalten, was man für einen Trip dort braucht. Draußen gab es einen kleinen Hof und über einen Fußgängerweg eine Koppel mit Pferden, die von den Kindern gefüttert werden durften. Auch auf dem Hof stand ein Trampolin. Insgesamt haben wir den Aufenthalt sehr genossen, auch wegen der Gasteltern, die wunderbare Gastgeber waren und uns sehr viele Tipps für Ausflüge in der Umgebung gegeben haben. Insgesamt ein super Ausflug''.
Marlene W., Deutschland Review submitted: May 07, 2017 Date of stay: May 05, 2017
''Es war prima...wir haben ein schönes Wochenende mit 10 Frauen verbracht. Großes Lob...Wir kommen gerne wieder''.
Fred S., Pella, Iowa, USA Review submitted: Jul 14, 2017 Date of stay: Apr, 2017
''Traveling from the U.S., our stay at "Under the Oaks" was a refreshing change of pace for a 3 day portion of our trip. The small town had everything we needed for a nice time away. We enjoyed the village shops and restaurants and just walking around. There was so much more to do in the area than we had time for. We used this convenient location as home base to travel around the area and north. Amsterdam was a reasonable distance and good roads. We were very pleased with the hospitality and kindness shown to us--from a personal tour of the house and village to a wonderful and generous welcome gift. Plenty of space and well maintained. Thank you very much!''
Pim G., Nederland Review submitted: Jul 23, 2017 Date of stay: Jul 17, 2017
''Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien. Ligt in het dorpscentrum. Wij hebben als fietsclub elke dag hele mooie tochten gemaakt''.
Rebecca A., Acton, Massachusetts, USA Review submitted: Aug 29, 2017 Date of stay: Aug, 2017
''We also stayed in 2013, IIRC. The Samsons are friendly and gracious hosts. The town is adorable, with a grocery 3 doors down and plenty of restaurants in walking distance and of course everything you could want in biking distance.The beds are comfortable, toys for the kids and David makes sure you are set up with bikes if you want that, and there's food in the fridge when you arrive. Always a pleasure to stay here!'
Lotte van 't R., Nederland Review submitted: Jan, 2018 Date of stay: Nov 24, 2017
''Wij hebben de boerderij een weekend gehuurd voor ons vriendinnenweekend.
Fijne, knusse locatie met een ruime keuken en woonkamer om gezellig te eten en spelletjes te doen. Alles was erg schoon en netjes afgewerkt. De slaapkamers zijn voorzien van boxspring bedden, we hebben allemaal heerlijk geslapen.
De gastheer heeft ons bijzonder vriendelijk ontvangen en een uitgebreide rondleiding gegeven door de woning. Op de laatste dag hadden we een technisch probleempje met de televisie, ook daar heeft David ons meteen bij geholpen.
Kortom, fijne en nette plek om te verblijven met een vriendelijke gastheer. Wij hebben een heerlijk weekend gehad''.
Charlie Z., Nederland Review submitted: Mar 27, 2018 Date of stay: Mar 21, 2018
''David is heel gastvrij en het verblijf was fijn''.
Mike W., UK Review submitted: Jun 03, 2018 Date of stay: May 28, 2018
''A lovely traditional home with lots of room for family groups. Set in a charming village with restaurants and bars within walking distance. Surounded by pleasent countryside walks and forrest cycle ways. Attentive and helpful owner on site to help make the most of your stay''.
Anne M., USA Review submitted: Jun 21, 2018 Date of stay: Jun 10, 2018
''We were two families (with 5 kids under 8) staying together and there was plenty of space. This home is conveniently located a few doors down from the grocery store and just a short one to two block walk to an ice cream shop, bakery and bike rentals. Just past the ice cream shop is the entrance to the beautiful park. We rented bikes and David assisted us with this to ensure we were able to get the right bikes and without having to pay the cash deposit. Overall, we had a great stay and are so pleased we chose to stay here - we would stay again.''.
Sylvia en Henny T., Nederland Review submitted: Sep 08, 2018 Date of stay: Sep 03, 2018
''We hebben met een vriendenclub een paar prachtige dagen gehad in de boerderij van David en Monique ('Under the Oaks' in Diever). We werden erg vriendelijk en gastvrij ontvangen door David. Het huis zag er schoon en verzorgd uit en voorzien van vele gemakken. David gaf prima uitleg over het verblijf en had een map met heel veel tips in en om Diever. In de tuin konden we heerlijk barbecueën met gebruik van hun bbq en ook de workshops konden wij in deze tuin uitvoeren. Een heerlijk huis met tuin en zeer gastvrije mensen''.
Glenys G., UK Review submitted: Sep 2018 Date of stay: Sep 10, 2018
''Just a lovely place to go. Northern Holland was so pretty and so much nicer than we envisaged. The Dutch certainly have life sorted! David could not have done any more for us. He booked bikes, advised us on many of our trips as well as giving us tips on restaurants. Highly recommended. Very clean and tidy, it was just as described.''
Tilly Wassink-van W., Nederland Review submitted: Oct 09, 2018 Date of stay: Oct 06, 2018
''We waren met onze vriendengroep ( 4 stellen) in het eerste weekend van oktober 2018 in Diever in het vakantiehuis Onder de eiken. Een comfortabele, ruime boerderij die goed en compleet ingericht is, in het centrum van Diever. Bij aankomst zijn we hartelijk ontvangen en heeft David de rondleiding door het huis verzorgd. Het huis was zeer schoon en netjes. De kamers zijn ruim en licht .De bedden zijn voorzien van nieuwe box spring matrassen waarop we heerlijk hebben geslapen.Er is goede documentatie in het huis aanwezig over Diever en de omgeving. Zowel het Dwingelderveld als het Drents Friese Wold vormen een prachtige wandelomgeving en zijn gemakkelijk te bereiken. Het was stralend weer en daarmee waren alle voorwaarden vervuld voor een heerlijk weekend. Prima verblijf dat we van harte aanbevelen''.
Pieter J., Nederland Review submitted: Nov 27, 2018 Date of stay: Nov 23, 2018
''We had a Nice stay, neat home with enough space for the guests. Diever and Orvelte were very nice for a walk.''
Carina H., Deutschland Review submitted: Jan 05, 2019 Date of stay: Dec 29, 2018
''We enjoyed our stay very much! Our host was very helpful, kind and polite. If you have questions, whether about activities, what fireworks you are allowed to use, or if you are unsure about the garbage system, fire away because David knows the answer. There is a lot to see in the area - national parks (plural!!), attractions and recreation offers- and Diever itself is a cozy place where you can make short walks with the toddler and still be entertained by the scenery and friendly citizens. Absolute recommendation!''
Else F., Nederland Review submitted: Feb 05, 2019 Date of stay: Feb 01, 2019
''Thank you for a nice weekend in Diever, some of us actually saw a hunebed for the first time ;)''
Dominique P., Belgique Review submitted: Apr 10, 2019 Date of stay: Apr 06, 2019
''Nous avons aimé le blue lake et les autres sites naturels des environs. C'est un beau petit village. L'endroit est idéal aussi pour les ballades à vélo. A recommander pour les familles.''
Janine G, Duitsland Review submitted: Apr 23, 2019 Date of stay: Apr 13, 2019
''Auch der Ort ist reizend, Bäcker und Supermarkt schnell zu erreichen.''
Carina W., Duitsland Review submitted: May 01, 2019 Date of stay: Apr 25, 2019
''Absolut zu empfehlen! Insbesondere die überaus freundlichen Gastgeber/Vermieter, welche mit allen Möglichkeiten den Aufenthalt angenehm machen. Durchaus eine erneute Reise wert. An der Ausstattung sowie dem Zustand der Unterkunft gibt es nichts auszusetzen. Alles ist super gepflegt, modern, funktionsfähig und sauber. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit.''
S. d. G., Nederland Review submitted: May 01, 2019 Date of stay: Apr 29, 2019
''Wij hebben een paar fijne dagen gehad met de kinderen en kleinkinderen. Ruime kamer, voldoende speelgoed voor de kinderen, prima bedden en van alle gemakken voorzien. Mooie omgeving, wandelen, fietsen. Voor herhaling vatbaar.''
Xander K., Nederland Review submitted: May 06, 2019 Date of stay: May 03, 2019
''Nice, quite environment. Grocery store around the corner and a very nice host. Lovely nature for a stroll, run or bike ride.''
Marja v. d. K., Nederland Review submitted: Jun 02, 2019 Date of stay: May 29, 2019
''Prima accommodatie en een geweldige gastheer, die enthousiast goede tips over de omgeving geeft''
Asmeret R., Deutschland Review submitted: Jun 17, 2019 Date of stay: Jun 14, 2019
''Great house in a lovely area.''
Leif N. B., Norge Review submitted: Jul 06, 2019 Date of stay: Jun 21, 2019
''Denne ferieboligen var i første klasse. Kan anbefales. David er hjelpsom med alt og omgivelsene er nydelige. Vi var en vennegjeng på 8 personer som ferierte her i 14 fantastiske dager.''
Gerda T., Belgie Review submitted: Jul 30, 2019 Date of stay: Jul 21, 2019
''In de buurt: resto's, ijssalon, grootwarenhuis, warme bakker, fietsenwinkel "naast de deur". Zeer behulpzame verhuurders.''
Renate W., Deutschland Review submitted: Sep 02, 2019 Date of stay: Aug 30, 2019
''We had a nice stay in this beautiful house. David gave us good tips for activities. Check in and check out was without any problems. Thank you for everything.''
Meinke N., Nederland Review submitted: Sep 09, 2019 Date of stay: Sep 06, 2019
''Heerlijk ruim huis midden in het dorp met een vriendelijke en attente gastheer. We waren met 7 volwassenen en 3 kinderen en hebben ervan genoten.''
Lukas L., Deutschland Review submitted: Sep 13, 2019 Date of stay: Sep 13, 2019
Rob S., Nederland Review submitted: Sep 30, 2019 Date of stay: Sep 27, 2019
''Uitstekende accommodatie, gastvrij welkom met opgemaakte bedden, veel gebruiksartikelen beschikbaar, fijne gastheer!''
Dorien B.-R., Nederland Review submitted: Oct 21, 2019 Date of stay: October 16, 2019
''Wij zijn met met zeven volwassenen en vijf kinderen zeer tevreden over ons verblijf in het huis.''
Neele M., Deutschland Review submitted: Oct 29, 2019 Date of stay: October 25, 2019
''Davids place is super nice, very clean and everyone had enough space. He was super flexible and we highly recommend the place to a big group of people!''
Sjoerdtje V., Nederland Review submitted: Jan 29, 2020 Date of stay: Jan 24, 2020
''Heerlijk verblijf gehad in Diever! Ruime woning waarbij alle voorzieningen aanwezig zijn. De ligging is midden in het dorp op loopafstand van de supermarkt.''
Toon G., Nederland Review submitted: Feb 16, 2020 Date of stay: Feb 07, 2020
''Mooi en fijn huis, prima locatie!''
Herman W., Nederland Review submitted: Feb 27, 2020 Date of stay: Feb 21, 2020
''We haden met 11 personen een prachtig verblijf in een mooie, aangepaste boerderij midden in het centrum van Diever. De verhuurder, David. een gastvrije man. Veel gewandeld in de bossen rondom Diever. Een aanrader voor een verblijf aldaar.''
Renzo v. D., Nederland Review submitted: Mar 02, 2020 Date of stay: Feb 28, 2020
''Supermarket right around the corner. Nice owner.''
Maria S., Nederland Review submitted: Apr 14, 2020 Date of stay: Mar 17, 2020
''Great experience for our family. David is a responsible, honest and friendly person. He prepared our stay in his house with good care. Communication is fast. The house is well equipped and clean. Surely we can recommend to stay in his house.''
Aurelien H., France/Nederland Review submitted: Jun 29, 2020 Date of stay: Jun 21, 2020
''Very clean and spacious with all needed commodities; - David (Host) is super available for anything you will need to make sure you enjoy your stay; - The village is very nice and situated near all main activities (lakes, Regional Parks, ...) within cycling / driving distance. As well as the house being very close to grocery stores, bars, bakery etc (within walking distance).''
|Period||Weekly||Weekend per night||Midweek per night||Minimum Stay|
|Jul 01 - Sep 02 2022||€1,675||€524||€239||2 Days|
|Sep 02 - Nov 04 2022||€1,460||€444||€208||2 Days|
|Nov 04 - Dec 23 2022||€1,280||€379||€183||2 Days|
|Dec 23 2022 - Jan 06 2023||€1,675||€524||€239||4 Days|
|06 Jan - 24 Mar 2023||€1,280||€379||€183||2 Days|
|24 Mar - 07 Apr 2023||€1,460||€444||€208||2 Days|
|07 Apr - 14 Apr 2023||€1,675||€524||€239||3 Days|
|14 Apr - 19 May 2023||€1,460||€444||€208||2 Days|
|19 May - 02 Jun 2023||€1,675||€524||€239||3 Days|
|02 Jun - 30 Jun 2023||€1,460||€444||€208||2 Days|
|30 Jun - 01 Sep 2023||€1,675||€524||€239||3 Days|
|01 Sep - 03 nov 2023||€1,460||€444||€208||2 Days|
|03 Nov - 22 Dec 2023||€1,280||€379||€183||2 Days|
|22 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||€1,675||€524||€239||4 Days|
Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Additional costs --
End-of-stay cleaning: 130 per booking
Security Deposit: 300 per booking. The security deposit will be returned within 7 days after departure
Extra Persons (more than a total of 10 persons): 25 per person/per night (a maximum of 2 additional persons is permitted at the rate of 25 per person/per night. No charge for a maximum of 2 additional infants if using cots)
Pet fee: 20 per pet. A maximum of three dogs are permitted. Please inform us when booking if you intend to bring a pet with you
Year-round discounts --
For 6 to 8 persons staying a minimum of 5 nights - deduct 10%
For 1 to 5 persons staying a minimum of 5 nights - deduct 20%
Bookings made within 6 weeks before arrival - deduct 15%
Bookings of 14-nights or more - deduct 10%
Bookings made more than 6 months before arrival - deduct 5%
Note: Please note that discounts are non-combinable - highest discount applies
Booking Terms -
Deposit: 30% of total amount within 7 days of booking, balance to be paid no later than 56 days (8 weeks) before arrival date please
Bookings within 8 weeks: full payment on booking
More than 42 days before arrival - 70% refund
From 41 to 28 days before arrival - 60% refund
From 27 to 14 days before arrival - 40% refund
From 13 to 7 days before arrival - 20% refund
From 6 days to day of arrival - No refund
Payment by interbank transfer, as well as all major credit and debit cards via PayPal
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David and Monique Samson
English & Dutch
Preferred Contact Method:
00 31 521 594187
00 31 6 45492837
Owner joined website:
28 November 2009
Property listed since:
29 November 2009
Link to owners website:
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Owner Name: David and Monique Samson
Property Ref: 02279
Languages Spoken: English & Dutch
Preferred Contact Method: Phone
Primary Telephone: 00 31 521 594187
Secondary Telephone: 00 31 6 45492837
Owner joined website: 28 November 2009
Property listed since: 29 November 2009
Link to owners website: www.selfcateringinholland.com
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