A lovely house, with a thatched
roof, isolating us from heat is summer and cold in winter.
The house itself was built in
1981, the bed and breakfast space was added in
the spring of 2002.
Guests have their own terrace to
eat breakfast when the weather allows for it, and some relaxing chairs are
available to enjoy the evening sun.
The house is divided in a private
living area and a bedandbreakfast area on the
This room is also easily available
for people in a wheelchair
You will be received in our
spacious kitchen with some nice coffee, tea, and a nice sweet treat.
the old days, it was customary to name your pieces of land.
Uncle Dirk had a piece called “Poelenburg”
and uncle Har had one
owned the name “De Vijf Morgen”.
Morgen is an old
Dutch term for measuring land, and we thought
it very appropriate to our country house.
Morgen” is situated just outside the small
village Oterleek, and lies 4 metres beneath
The polder is one of the first
which was drained of its waters by engineer
The polders now called the
Beemster, the Schermer
and Heerhugowaard were drained later.
was originally a fishing village where fish would be transported to and
sold to surrounding villages. Strange as it may sound now,
Oterleek used to border on a huge lake, ending
in our North Sea. Oterleek is built on a piece
of land, which is naturally elevated a bit, so even though the surrounding
lands were under water, the tiny village was not.