Discover what living on an island is like on Vlieland. The Frisian island may appear dreamy, but the shops, restaurants and terraces create a lively atmosphere. Between the mudflats and the dunes, you will find Badhotel Bruin: the oldest hotel on the island. It might have been built in 1896, but it is not old-fashioned! The attractive original exterior and the warm and inviting interior would almost tempt you to forego a walk on the beach, although the 40-metre high Vuurboets Dune is well worth seeing.
The hotel has spacious and bright rooms (standard, luxury or family) as well as a steam room, sauna, tanning bed, beauty salon, a playroom for children, library – with sufficient books to spend an afternoon by the fireplace – and bar bistro Bruintje. Your dog is welcome in the hotel to relax on its own Fatboy bean bag.
The French-Dutch cuisine mainly sources local produce, such as fresh fish with accompanying wines. Would you prefer private dining? The Captain’s Room, an intimate area with its own fireplace and sofa, is available upon request.
The restaurant’s French-Dutch cuisine uses mainly local products. Being on an island, fresh fish is an important part of the menu. The dishes are combined with wines from the hotel’s wine cellar, the largest in the Northern Region. The Captain’s room is available for private dining. This room also has a comfortable couch and a fireplace.
The restaurant is open on Thursday till Monday.
The hotel’s large terrace, situated at the front of the building, overlooks the main street, the Dorpsstraat. The spacious garden at the rear looks out over the picturesque gables, which are Vlieland’s trademark.
The island offers many interesting walks to the wide sandy beaches or to the highest sand dune of the islands, the Vuurboetsduin. In the summer the beaches are delightful.