Hotel Restaurant Bitter en Zoet Veenhuizen

Three stars hotel 100%of guests recommend Hotel Restaurant Bitter en Zoet Veenhuizen

Hospitaallaan 16, Veenhuizen Map 1.2 km (On the edge of Veenhuizen)

Score of 6 reviews: 8.5

Hotel Restaurant Bitter en Zoet (Bitter and Sweet) is located in the middle of the beautiful Drenthe countryside. This hotel is housed in the stunningly renovated former hospital complex of Veenhuizen. The complex was originally built to provide care and rehabilitation for orphans, the poor, and vagrants from the big cities. It was later turned into a penal colony. You can learn all about the turbulent history of this complex at the nearby Gevangenismuseum (Prison Museum).

Those who appreciate peace, space and good food have come to the right place. The staff are both welcoming and helpful. There is a private spa with a traditional Finnish sauna, an infrared sauna (short wave) with colour-light therapy, as well as an infrared sauna (medium to long wave) with daylight and colour-light therapy.

The elegant spacious double rooms are housed in three former official residences, each with their own name, Toewijding (Devotion), Bitter en Zoet (Bitter and Sweet) and Plichtgevoel (Sense of Duty). Each room has a unique atmosphere as well as good box-spring beds, a flatscreen television, and a bathroom with a shower and/or bath tub and toilet.

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Hotel Restaurant Bitter en Zoet Veenhuizen is surrounded by a vast area of woods, heaths and farmlands and is great for gorgeous walking and cycling trips. You can easily cycle to the beautiful nature reserve Fochteloërveen. A visit to the nearby Gevangenismuseum (Prison Museum) in Veenhuizen is a nice day out. Assen, Drachten and the university town of Groningen are also easy to reach from the hotel.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is served daily between 08:00 and 10:00 with fresh bread from the hotel's own bakery.The restaurant is open from 12:00 until 21:00, and serves dishes from the Dutch, English and French cuisines. The head chef is renowned for excellent food, prepared with sustainable, regional, seasonal and mostly organic ingredients. The chef uses fresh produce from the Northern Netherlands or own vegetable garden. The hotel lounge is open daily from 08:00 until 22:00, where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee or a tasty drink.


from 15:00 - until 21:00
from 08:00 - until 11:00
Number of rooms
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Children/extra beds
A maximum of two persons can stay in a Comfort Room. The Deluxe Room is suitable for a maximum of three persons. A cot for children up to and including 3 years old can be added free of charge. You may also bring your own cot. An extra bed for a child aged 4 - 12 years old costs €22.50 per night. An extra bed for persons older than 12 costs €45 per night. A maximum of one cot / extra bed can be added in a room. Family Rooms are available on request.
Public car park
A large, free car park is located opposite the hotel.
Car park
The hotel does not have a private car park.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Pets are allowed. € 12.50 per night. Please indicate this in the booking form.
Bar, Breakfast, Electric bike charging point, Garden, Green Key certificate, Groups, Lounge, Luggage storage, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Sauna, Shops, Free WiFi. On request: Bike rental, Disabled rooms, Family Rooms, Honeymoon Suite, Meeting/Function Room, Packed Lunch.

Important information

  • The hotel does not have a 24-hour reception. If you wish to check in after 21:00, please contact the reception in advance.

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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Hotel Restaurant Bitter en Zoet Veenhuizen.

  • (Travelling alone)
Nice experience in the middle of nowhere
  • + My (business) stay was relaxt and comfortable, good food and friendly people. No time to visit the historical places, but I hope to come back.
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  • (Older couples)
This is a fantastic hotel
  • + This was an incredibly lucky find. The hotel was fantastic and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The location was so peaceful and the food was amazing. We loved it.
  • (Friends)
I'll be back
  • + Very cosy, open, light, and friendly atmosphere.

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