THE WALLET-FRIENDLY PRICE OF A LITTLE SEASIDE B&B

THE WALLET-FRIENDLY PRICE OF A LITTLE SEASIDE B&B

THE WALLET-FRIENDLY PRICE OF A LITTLE SEASIDE B&B…    …PLUS THE EXTRA AMENITIES OF A 3-STAR HOTEL… For those on a work visit to Maasvlakte or Europoort, who are looking for a place to stay overnight—or for several nights—we know just the spot: the “Hotel B&B by Marion” in Oostvoorne. Hotel B&B combines the wallet-friendly price of a charming little seaside bed & breakfast with all the extra amenities and luxuries you would expect from a 3-star hotel. And all of this in a peaceful natural setting: on the edge of the Voornse dunes, right across from the wooded Mildenburg estate. The impressive number of rooms (34, to be exact) have all been recently refurbished and are each equipped with a private bath, mini-fridge, TV, and a safe for your valuables – and free WiFi as well. You can also watch TV or play billiards, air hockey, tabletop football and darts in the spacious breakfast room/lounge. And to top it all off: a sumptuous breakfast buffet, with an extensive selection of foods to choose from, is included in the price of your stay. On weekdays, breakfast is served from 6 am, and on weekends you can help yourself starting at 7 am. Just over a hundred yards away, the 3-star Marion parent hotel offers a number of additional facilities, most of which are complimentary for our B&B guests. These amenities include an indoor swimming pool, wellness and sauna facilities, a freshly-renovated restaurant and a laundry, as well as a covered tennis court, brasserie, bar and gym. Hotel B&B by Marion is never far from your work at the port....
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UNIQUE and ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS  ‘AAN ZEE’ WINS AGAIN

UNIQUE and ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS ‘AAN ZEE’ WINS AGAIN

Spirits were high in Oostvoorne this week as Restaurant ‘Aan Zee’ took home the 2015 SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE. Having previously won awards for the concept and use of wild-harvested ingredients, restaurant entrepreneur Jan van Marion can now claim yet another accolade. He’s fairly bursting with pride. As well he should be. Fittingly-named jury chair Maurits Groen (‘Green’ in Dutch) paid Van Marion the following compliment: ‘This initiative is right on the money, ecologically speaking. He’s made every effort available. It shows tangible results, is inviting to the public and inspiring as well!’ ‘Aan Zee’ has been in business only four years and yet already has so many prizes. It may all seem like a dream, but the restaurant is supported by a very clear vision. ‘Aan Zee’ was built using natural and sustainable materials. The necessary energy is generated by solar and wind power and the kitchen cooks using wood-burning stoves, meaning there is no connection to the municipal gas grid. The roof is equipped with solar panels and solar-powered boilers, while wind turbines rise adjacent to the restaurant. They use the sun and the wind to generate all the electricity the undertaking requires. ‘Aan Zee’ also features a low-temperature installation for climate control that extracts heat energy stored underground. In the summer, heat from the building is transferred to deep sub-soil layers; in the winter this heat is re-extracted for use. Waste water from the restaurant is purified using a specially-planted treatment pond and rain water is filtered through the sand dunes, so that no sewage connection is required either. Lighting is provided in the form of LED bulbs...
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FUTURELAND EXTENDS EXHIBITION

FUTURELAND EXTENDS EXHIBITION

More than seventy thousand visitors have put on virtual reality glasses in FutureLand at this moment. It gives the feeling if you are in the port of Rotterdam in 2066. The exhibition “Back to the Future” will be extended because of this massive influx until April 18, 2016 on the Maasvlakte. The exhibition shows in a nutshell the past and the future view of the harbor. How the port has developed over the last 750 years into a world port is seen on prints and paintings. The possible future of the port of Rotterdam can be shown fifty years in the future, using modern techniques. De visitor puts a virtual reality goggles on can fly a few minutes above the harbor in 2066. Future Land is located in the port of Rotterdam, overlooking the Maasvlakte 2 development. The information center is open from Tuesday / Friday and on Sunday. Admission is free! The Future Land Express and FutureLand Ferry stands the whole year waiting for tours and cruises in the new ports. The information center is elected nice day out bij the ANWB-election as the second best outing of South Holland. For 2016 Future Land is nominated again. View the full program on offer www.futureland.nl. From Hotel Bed & Breakfast Marion Future Land is easily accessible via the A15. You drive from Oostvoorne, 2x left and Future Land is immediately clear indicated. If you drive on the way back along the coast. Follow the signs Beach Maasvlakte. That is certainly worthwhile. At various points you can enjoy truly unique viewpoints. Kringloopwinkel OPENED AGAIN The thrift shop “Het Vervolg” opposite the church in the center of...
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What to do around Hotel B&B van Marion Oostvoorne

What to do around Hotel B&B van Marion Oostvoorne

For many of our guests, who are employed in the Europoort and the Maasvlakte 1 or 2 Oostvoorne is absolutely the nearest village. Exit 8 of the A15, Oostvoorne entering, turn right into the Stationsstraat with its many shops. This should pass in to the Zeeweg and there at number 23 you find the Hotel B & B van Marion on the edge of the forest and with 15 km of dunes and the sea within walking distance. Equipped with its own (free) car park. Oostvoorne is a lovely town with 1500 inhabitants and a lot of nice shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a lot of natural beauty and beautiful walking and cycling paths. Aks especially for our bicycle rent. Although the tourist season is already past tense for a while again, there’s still some activities that you can visit in your free weekend. For this weekend we call: ENTRY OF SINT NICHOLAAS OOSTVOORNE Sinterklaas and his helpers (Zwarte Pieter) are coming this Saturday, November 28th to Oostvoorne and traditionally it is a surprise how they’ll arrive. No secret that this will happen at 10:30 am at the Village Square. We also know that the party is then moved to the Meander Piet Circus, where a kids party is organised. A real Pietenband will be playing appropriate music. The party will last until approximately 13:00. Book and music MARKET ROCKANJE The Book and Record Fair will be held again Saturday, November 28th in the Church at the Hoogvlietlaan 23 in Rockanje. There is not only a slew of Dutch books, but also many German and English literature. This event is from 10.00- to 15.00 and is free. STARS FAIR Flower center “De Oude Proeftuin”...
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INTOCHT SINTERKLAAS IN ROCKANJE

INTOCHT SINTERKLAAS IN ROCKANJE

Aan de kust, op het mooie eiland Voorne-Putten, ligt het levendige dorp Oostvoorne. Letterlijk aan de eerste afslag van de Maasvlakte 1 en 2 ligt Hotel B&B van Marion op de hoek van de Zeeweg en de Duinoordseweg. Heel eenvoudig te vinden. Na de afslag Oostvoorne rijdt u rechts het dorp de Stationsstraat met z’n vele winkels in. Die loopt automatisch over in de Zeeweg. Op de hoek van de Duinoordseweg, aan de rand van het bos en de 15 km lange duinen vindt ons Hotel B&B van Marion. Met een eigen parkeerterrein en verder van alle gemakken voorzien. Oostvoorne is een lieflijk plaatsje met een behoorlijke winkelstand, cafeetjes en restaurantjes. Volop natuurschoon, gelegenheid tot het maken van (uitgezette) wandelingen en fietstochten (informeert u eens naar onze fietsenverhuur). Hoewel het eigenlijke toeristenseizoen al weer een tijdje voorbij is, zijn er toch altijd nog activiteiten, die u in uw vrije weekend kunt bezoeken. Voor dit weekend noemen wij: INTOCHT SINTERKLAAS IN ROCKANJE Kinderachtig? Misschien is dit wel de juiste omschrijving. Jong en oud genieten elk jaar weer van de Sinterklaasintocht die in Rockanje (slechts een paar kilometer verderop) zaterdag 21 november a.s. wordt gehouden. Rond 14.30 uur zal de Goedheiligman door burgemeester Peter de Jong op het bordes van het stadhuis ontvangen worden. Daarna wordt, voorafgegaan door “Ons Genoegen”, een tocht gemaakt door Rockanje via de route:Dwarsweg, Dirk van Voornelaan, Baljuwlaanw, Heemraadlaan, Jeneverbesstraat, Modelstraat, Alardusdreef, Hoogvlietlaan, Middeldijk, Dorpsweg en eindigt op het Dorpsplein. Het is traditie dat jong en oud met de Sintoptocht en de muziek meeloopt. De Pieten letten ook dit jaar weer op welk huis of tuin het leukst...
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