Sleeping in a wine barrel, that is what makes a stay at the Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren (The Lady of Stavoren) so very special. The wine barrels are of Swiss origin and used to contain more than 14,500 liters of wine. The beds stand inside the wine barrel and the round wooden walls give a very cozy and secure feeling, like in the galley of a ship. The ceiling of the wine barrel is high enough, so you can stand up in it. At the back of each barrel is a doorway is made, leading to the sitting room with shower and toilet. Also the other rooms are comfortably furnished, with private shower and toilet and television. The hotel rooms in the new wing are more spacious and have a radio, telephone and a bath.
In earlier times Stavoren was a thriving port, the immediate location by the sea Zuiderzee was particularly beneficial for overseas trade. After the impoldering of the Zuiderzee, which formed the lake IJsselmeer, the town has a mainly historical and cultural value, which attracts Dutch tourists as well as tourist from abroad. The IJsselmeer has its appeal, many water sports are practiced here. The IJsselmeer has a direct connection to the Frisian Lakes. From the hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren you have a beautiful view over the old port with the in- and outbound shipping traffic, often including many ships such as authentic clippers to admire. Weather permitting, guests can watch everything from the large terrace.
When do you wish to stay at Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren?
Obviously, a visit to the statue of the Lady of Stavoren is a must. According to the famous legend, the wealthy widow wanted one of her captains to bring back the most valuable thing in the world from his journey to distant countries. He brought back a ship filled with beautiful grain, but the angry widow had everything dumped into the sea. If you want to know the end of this story, visit this museum Toankamer 't Ponthus where a special room is furnished. In summer, a local ferry sails to the beautiful woods of Gaasterland.
Food and Drinks
Breakfast is served daily from 08:00 to 10:00. For a delicious lunch, guests can visit the restaurant. Delicious lunches are available in various price ranges.
At dinner there's also much to choose, there are three course menus and you can dine à la carte as well. All main courses consist of a fish, meat or vegetarian dish and include fresh vegetables. For children there are special dishes.
The bar is open from 08:00 to 23:00h. The restaurant is open from 10:00 to 22:00h.
From 12:00 - till 23:59
Number of rooms
Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Maximum 2 children can stay in the parents' room. An extra bed costs €32.50 per night. A cot for children aged up to and including 3 can be placed in the room for €15 per night.
Public car park
Free public parking is possible on a nearby location. Reservation is not necessary.
The hotel does not have a private car park.
The entire hotel is non-smoking
Pets allowed, € 7.50 per night Please indicate this on the booking form.
Bar, Internet, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Free WiFi. On request:
All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren.
October 7, 2013
perfect location on the harbour
friendly staff, great food incl. breakfast, ok free wifi
old furniture, poor language skills
July 15, 2013
Barrel hotel is worth staying at
This was a very nice place with friendly service in a very pretty property overlooking a nice garden. It is centrally located across from the main harbor in town, very close to many shops and stores. The food was good and the room was clean.
An experience not to be revisited
Pleasant staff. Unique wine vat rooms.
Claustrophobic atmosphere in tired surroundings
very comfortable Hotel!
very friendly Staff, good Dinner, comfortable room. I like this Hotel!