Activities

Cheese farm Henri Willig - Henri Willig has become a leading name in both cheese making and local tourism. Each year over a million people visit his four farmhouses, or Hoeves as they are known in Dutch, to see his demonstrations and hear his talks about the traditional craftsmen who make wooden shoes and cheese. … Read more Cheese farm Henri Willig
Culinary workshop - Would you like to combine your stay at Hoeve Chapeau with a culinary workshop? You can! In the large communal Tuinkamer space, with its roomy kitchen, we can arrange gourmet cooking workshops for groups of up to twelve people, led by professional chefs. When making your accommodation reservation, please let … Read more Culinary workshop
Wooden shoe painting workshop - A workshop dedicated to wooden shoe art! Participants receive a pair of unpainted wooden shoes, and the rest is up to you: traditional, Mondriaan or modern, anything goes. We provide plenty of examples to help get you started. There is plenty of time for a few experimental rounds on paper, … Read more Wooden shoe painting workshop
Walking and cycling - Hoeve Chapeau is the perfect base from which to explore the local region by bicycle or on foot. Both we and the local tourist offices can suggest a number of routes along quiet roads, cycle lanes and footpaths through nearby villages and the beautiful countryside. Volendam, with its old fishing … Read more Walking and cycling
Swimming - For winter swimming, there are indoor pools in Volendam, Monnickendam and Purmerend. In the summer you can also swim outdoors in the Ijsselmeer, just across the dyke from the farmhouse. Results of official water quality checks are published annually, and in 2008, the beaches at Edam (Strandbad Edam), Volendam (Slobbeland) … Read more Swimming
Fishing - Fishing enthusiasts are especially well served in Waterland. With a Vispas permit, you can even enjoy fishing from the dyke directly behind the farmhouse, where carp, roach, bream, ide and eels are plentiful. The website www.sportvisserijnederland.nl┬álists the best and most idyllic fishing locations. With the Fishing Planner, you are only … Read more Fishing
Sailing - Water Sports Centre De Zeilhoek is just across from Hoeve Chapeau. Sailing enthusiasts wishing to take day trips or longer excursions on the Ijsselmeer can hire sailboats here. The modern pleasure boat harbour links directly to the Ijsselmeer, and you can reach open waters via a channel, without having to … Read more Sailing
Ford model A tours - If you are looking for a truly unusual day out, consider our Ford Model A tour of Waterland. A tour in this historical car is an experience of a lifetime, and you can be sure of plenty of attention along the way. The route winds through villages and along country … Read more Ford model A tours