In the heart of the historic village Hollum you will find the Hotel-Café De Walvisvaarder of Ameland. The name of the hotel is a tribute to the Ameland whalers. Around 1719 the islanders started hunting whales, a risky job but a good source of income. The many Commodore houses on the island remind of this prosperous time. Commodore Barend Hansz caught 151 whales in total.
Hotel de Walvisvaarder has double rooms with excellent beds. The rooms are tastefully and nicely furnished and have a private shower, toilet and a television. The old-fashioned cosy cafe on the ground floor is a typical place where islanders and visitors meet and have the fun until the early hours.
When do you wish to stay at Hotel De Walvisvaarder van Ameland Hollum?
Carpet, Desk, Flatscreen television, Full length mirror, Hair dryer, Shower, Sitting area, Television, Toilet, Toiletries, Wardrobe, Washbasin, Wi-Fi, Windows that can open.
Choice of pillows, Tea and coffee facilities, Wake-up call.
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The oldest house of Ameland, dating from 1516, is located at the Johan Bakkerstraat 6, within walking distance of Hotel de Walvisvaarder of Ameland. The Frisian island offers a wide variety of flora and fauna, you will find more than 60 species of birds in different areas. Beaches, marsh and dunes can be viewed in different ways, on horseback, on foot, by bike or from the nearby lighthouse. This tower is from 1880, you can climb 236 steps to reach the head of the 55 meter high lighthouse. Visit the agricultural and beachcombing Museum Swartwoude to find out more about the history of Ameland.
Food and Drinks
The hotel serves an extensive breakfast, the times are in consultation.
Breakfast is served between 08:30 and 10:00.
Lunch and dinner is not available in the hotel, but within walking distance you will find some good restaurants in the village of Hollum. The villages Ballum, Nes and Buren also offer excellent dining.
On the ground floor is the cosy village pub, that is open on weekdays from 16:30 till 01:30 h. In the weekend the pub is open from 14:00 h.
From 14:00 - till 22:00
From 10:00 -
Number of rooms
Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Children till the age of 3 years can stay for €5 in the parents' room, including a cot. An extra bed for older children can be placed in the room for €20 per night. A maximum of 1 extra bed or cot can be placed in a room.
Public car park
At the hotel there is free public parking.
The hotel does not have a private car park.
Pets allowed, On request, € 15 per stay Restrictions may apply.
Bar, Breakfast, Internet, Luggage storage, Free WiFi.