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Charming Villa with Delightful Garden- Centrally Located (near Germany-Belgium)



Updated: 30-Oct-2016
3 Bedroom villa, private garden, and close to stunning nature reserves (walking/cycling), historic towns (Eindhoven/Maastricht/A'dam), and the Germany and Belgium borders.

The Joffers' House is a particularly delightful 3 bedroom, self catering Holiday House, situated in Broekhuizenvorst, a picturesque village at the river Maas (la Meuse) in Holland's most Southern and versatile Province, Limburg.

Fantastically located: spectacular nature for walkers and cyclists with well sign posted routes (3 National Parks nearby). Other routes take you along the river Maas, through picturesque villages with medieval castles and monasteries, along blooming rose fields and moorland streams.

The Joffers is also close to the historic towns of Venlo and Nijmegen, and the Roman cities of Maastricht and Xianten in Germany are within easy reach. Venturing across the borders for a day trip are the beautiful cities of Dusseldorf/Koln and Aachen in Germany, or Liege, Tongeren or Maaseik in Belgium.

Meet the friendly and welcoming 'Limburger' in his environment and experience the typical Dutch way of life through taking part in their cultural festivals, atmospheric weekly outdoor farmers markets, the Rose- and Asparagus Festivals, the outdoor concerts and local museums like the 'War- and Resistance Museum' in Overloon, or just relax and enjoy a cool locally brewed Hertog Jan bee, or taste the delicious home made blueberry cakes on one of the lovely el fresco terraces at the river Maas- watching the boats go by..! What bliss!

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

I am from The Netherlands and moved to London, England, where I live with my husband and stepchildren. I love London where both my husband and I work, but also look forward to spending our holidays on the continent; especially in the area where I come from! Of course to visit my large family, but also because I enjoy this most beautiful and friendly part of Holland which is so centrally located in The Netherlands and is also so accessibly for venturing into nearby Germany and Belgium. I love experiencing the different cultures- all within a stone's throw away from The Joffers' House! Both my husband and I wish you a wonderful and inspiring stay in this most versatile area, but also in delightful Joffers' House; your fantastic base from which to explore all this, but also to return to...

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in the joffers house in August 2014. We had a lovely two week family holiday, hiring bikes and cycling along he river Mass, visiting lots of areas in Holland, we spent a day in Germany and the added bonus of just being able to enter centre parks to enjoy their swimming facilities on a wet day! There was loads to do and beautiful nearby parks. Without doubt the house was one of the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Aug 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Nice house but beware of extra charges

  • 3 of 5

Our holiday started badly with our flight being cancelled due to a technical fault and an 8 hour delay for another flight. We were in constant contact with our hostess by text and she agreed it was fine for us to arrive in the early hours of the morning. However, 4 days into our holiday we received an email from the owner telling us that we had to pay an excessive fee for late arrival. We replied saying that we had not been informed there would be a charge for late arrival and thought this was unfair. The owner said we must realise they don't function like a hotel but agreed to drop the charge on this occasion. We have stayed in other houses where we have arrived in the early hours without a problem and with no extra charge. This whole saga ruined our holiday. The Netherlands is an expensive place, especially for food and we spent the rest of the week wondering what other charges we were going to face. We already knew we had to pay for gas, electricity, washing machine hire (charged per load even though you still have to pay for the electricity) and hire of the 2 bikes in the garage. We will never again stay in a house that doesn't have all charges included in the price.

The house itself is lovely with nice furniture and comfy beds. However, it is very close to the church and the church bells ring for 2 minutes at 8am every morning waking you up! The village is very quiet with 1 bar/restaurant which, both times we went in, only had us and the owners in there. Nearby Arcen is a nice town with nice places to eat. There are lots of cycle paths around and we hired bikes and rode along the River Maas. We also visited the tank museum at Overloon. We spent 1 day in Germany and prices are much cheaper there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that a late arrival ruined your entire holiday… However, our hostess, Annemiek was kind enough to accommodate you at 1 a.m. and made a 30 min journey to welcome you. All our charges were, and are fully itemized except for a late arrival charge which is now also clarified. Sadly, we are not in control of when church bells ring in our village, of flight delays, and the fact that life is more expensive in the Netherlands than in Germany! With best wishes, May & Annemiek HET HUIS 'DE JOFFERS'
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Fantastic house and a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the joffers house in August 2014. We had a lovely two week family holiday, hiring bikes and cycling along he river Mass, visiting lots of areas in Holland, we spent a day in Germany and the added bonus of just being able to enter centre parks to enjoy their swimming facilities on a wet day! There was loads to do and beautiful nearby parks. Without doubt the house was one of the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanna, We hope you are keeping well? The reason we are emailing you is if it is ok to add your review of your stay at Het Huis 'de Joffers' to our newly designed website? If you would prefer that we don't do this we will delete your ownersdirect review at once. (we will only use your first name!) Thank you so much and we look forward to eharing from you. Kind regards, May and Annemiek HET HUIS DE JOFFERS
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Fantastic house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at 'The Joffers', the house itself is very welcoming and the garden is great for eating and relaxing in. The surrounding area is beautiful, with many cycle paths and beautiful villages. The Joffers is definately a gem, and gave us one of our most enjoyable family holidays - we will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara and family, Thank you so much for your review- we are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Joffers' House and her surroundings so much- that's what we aim for and it gives us a great pleasure when our guests have enjoyed The Joffers as much as we do! Your hostess, Annemiek and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you at The Joffers for a second visit in the future. With warm wishes, Annemiek & May HET HUIS 'DE JOFFERS'
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From the Owner

We love this area! Limburg is Netherlands' most Southern and versatile Province- it is centrally located and offers a fantastic combination of spectacular nature (wonderful walking- and cycling routes), and plenty interesting day-outings: touristic, cultural and historical ones such as the local festivals (Rose, Asparagus, Blueberry, Bike and Music Festivals), the atmospheric outdoor markets in various villages and towns. There are also plenty of interesting museums such as the WWII museum in Overloon and the Limburg's Museum in Venlo. The Roman cities of Nijmegen and Maastricht are just 60 min's car drive away from the Joffers' House, and the nearby German and Belgium borders offer day-outings to the vibrant cities such as Dusseldorf, the pilgrimage town Kevelaer (cakes!), and beautiful Aachen. In Belgium the historical towns like Liege, Maaseik and Tongeren are within easy reach. And... of course the Limburgers are known for their Burgundian lifestyle- plenty of wonderful restaurants, casual or smart, the el fresco terraces along the river Maas that serve during all seasons the locally grown products- not to forget Limburg's own beer from the local Hertog Jan Beer Bruwery!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dusseldorf/Weeze and Eindhoven Airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Broekhuizenvorst/Broekhuizen at 700 Metres Nearest Ferry : Broekhuizen at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Horst at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Venlo/Venray at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Horst at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Broekhuizen at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Horst Kasteelse Bossen (not sea beach) at 7 Kilometres Car: recommended


*The Joffers is centrally located. 3 Spectacular National Parks offer varied landscapes. Here you can explore and enjoy one of the many well-signposted fantastic walking-and cycling trails which takes you through forests and heath, along spectacular blooming rose-and asparagus fields, along the river banks and past beautiful lakes, through fens, and picturesque country lanes to lovely little villages and towns with medieval castles and cozy restaurants at the waterside for a well deserved lunch break!

*You can also follow the Rose- and Blueberry Route which take you along the river and wonderful coffee houses and restaurants. You ca even pick your own blueberries, or taste a truly sumptious homemade bleuberry tart in the tea gardens of Blueberry Hill coffee shop!

*You can even cross over into Germany and bike through Niederrhein’s amazing country side which is only 10km away from ‘The Joffers’ House! Annemiek, your hostess is more than happy to tell you about her most favourite routes!


*The beautiful river 'Maas' offers wonderful boat-trips and opportunities for water sports (fishing nearby).

*The Joffers' House is 5 minute's walk from the Maas. Leukermeer/lake (20 minutes drive), is fantastic for sailing, surfing and boating.

*The Castle Forest (kasteelse bossen) is a large lake for outdoor swimming with a sandy beach in the beautiful setting of the Castle forest.

* Several small ferries bring you to the other side of the river 'Maas' to the spectacular nature-reserve of ‘The Hamert’ near the delightful village of Arcen.


*Interesting historical towns and picturesque villages dotted along the river offer fantastic touristic outings.

*Picturesque Arcen with Castle and castle Gardens.

*Castle- and Monastery villages- Steyl and Baarlo at the river Maas.

*Rose village, Lottum

*Thorn- the beautiful 'white' town.

*The beautiful Castle in Kessel- recently renovated with guided tours available.

*Planetaria and Pilgrimage Town, Kevelaer in Germany, (30 minutes), for authentic German 'torte and cakes!'

*Plenty of local museums- e.g. The War-and Resistance Museum in Overloon, Bonefante and African Museum in Maastricht, Museum The Locht in Melderslo, Museum van Bommel en Dam in Venlo and Oda Park in Venray.

*Local festivals such as the famous Rose-Festival in Lottum, Carnaval, the Castle Garden Festivals (Kasteeltuinen Arcen), the Asparagus Festival, (the area is famous for its asparagus and blueberries).


*Beer Brewery 'Hertog Jan' -locally brewed beer with guided tours and tasting.

*Thermal Baths and Health Spa in Arcen.

* A day spend in 'de Hoge Veluwe'- huge national park with free bike rides and a visit to the beautful Kröller-Müller Museum, situated in the middle of the park (Van Gogh).

*Archäologischer Park, Xanten‎ (across border)

*Outdoor farmers markets- (Monday and Wednesday).

*For shopping and cultural visits are the nearby Roman cities of Maastricht and Nijmegen. For latest fashion and upcoming young designers, Eindhoven is the place-(Strijp 5). Designer Outlet shopping in Roermond, or just across the border with Germany the beautiful cities, Dusseldorf and Aachen, and in Belgium Liege and Ghent are fantastic to visit for a cultural/shopping day-out!

*Nearby shopping- grocery shops (warm bakery-supermarket) nearby. Horst, Venray and Venlo are within 30 auto-min. reach.

*Great Dining - all around. Casual restaurants and delightful coffe houses along the river Maas- watching the boats go by...!

Cafes and restaurants: local cafes, outdoor terraces overlooking the river- watching the boats go by... (5 min. from The Joffers' House). Plenty of casual but also more formal dining within the vicinity of the house. Michelin* restaurant at the river (Brienen), or a lovely meal in a typical Dutch manor house in the beautiful village of Geysteren; all within 15 auto-minutes reach).

Of course a visit to the Dutch North Sea coast (2 hrs drive), is another option for a lovely day out.


Easy access to and from nearby airports:

Airport-Maastricht: 90 minutes.

Airport-Dusseldorf/Weeze- 30 minutes (London-Stansted:Ryan Air).

Airport- Eindhoven: 60 minutes (London Stansted: Ryan Air).

Airport Schiphol-Amsterdam: 2 hrs (All main airports).

Seaport Dover (Belgium): 3-4 hrs drive.

The Hook (Hoek van Holland): 2 hrs drive.

We also suggest that our guests bring some first food shopping-just in case!


Broekhuizen 1 km. Lottum and Arcen 3 km. Horst 12 km. Venray/Venlo 16 km. Maastricht 50 km, Nijmegen 30km, Dusseldorf and Aachen 60 km, Liege 60 km. Maaseik 35 km. Amstersam 160 km.

You will find plenty of info about walking and cycling routes, but also about touristic outings, events and places of interest in The Joffers' House.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75
Deposit £167
Bed-and Bath linen £10
Tourist Tax £1
Refundable Damage Deposit £167
Energy-according usage £0
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Booking Notes:
The Joffers is also for rent for weekends and midweeks. Please send us an email if you'd like to add more days to your booking.

You can make your safe online booking on our website:See button: 'Prices and online reservation'. www.hethuisdejoffers.nl

After your reservation you will receive an automated confirmation email which will once again list all the details regarding your payment.

Payment is in 2 instalments. After each payment you will receive a confirmation email. In our last email you will also receive the details regarding your arrival arrangements. Please visit our website or contact May on +44 7929824335 or 44 2072840816.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days Fridays and Mondays. Departure time: 10.00 am. Arrival time: 16.00 pm.

Notes on prices:
Note- please always check our website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Displayed rental prices on ownersDirect website and The Joffers' House website excludes:
the cleaning cost (90 euros), bed-bath-and kitchen linen (12 euros per guest) the tourist tax (1,30 euros per guest). Energy cost: according usage.

Deposit: 200 euros

Free private parking.
Free Wi-fi
Private garden.

Please let us know if you would like to rent bikes (9 euros per day). We can arrange bikes to be ready for your use.

Payment details:
*50% of the rental price- 6 days after your reservation
*50% of the rental price- 6 weeks before your stay
*The additional cost (cleaning 90,-Tourist Tax, 1.30 per guest per night. Bed-and Bath Linen 12,- per guest) we kindly ask our guest to pay to your hostess, Annemiek.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing


From the Owner

The Joffers is situated in the heart of the Dutch Rose-and Asparagus Culture. In the summer you'll find endless fields blooming with colourful roses; a must to see! Picturesque villages with medieval castles and monasteries lay dotted along the beautiful river, Maas. Fantastic boat-trips to be made, lakes for water sports and swimming, but also 3 golf courses, horse riding, beautiful walking-and cycling routes. The Thermal Bath and Beauty Center in Arcen with hot mineral waters, plenty local festivals and weekly markets, interesting local museums, picturesque, historical towns and vibrant cities. Wonderful restaurants nearby: formal (Michelin*) and plenty informal ones (with or without outdoor terraces); many along the river Maas where you can watch the boats go by... Great opportunities for shopping in nearby towns, also Outlet-Shopping Centre (Roermond). And so much more...

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious, large bathroom with 2 large marble, modern wash basins, a large bath, shower, toilet, and floor heating. (Hair dryer, robes, plenty of bath linen/bathrobe, etc.). Sunny and modern feel.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Goose down duvets with 100% egyptian cotton covers
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Goose down duvets with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Goose down duvets with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms- each individually designed) Notes on bedrooms: This stylish 1950s house has retained much of it's original character, boasting stained glass windows, a beautiful staircase and a balustrade in the hall. Joffers' bedroom: 2 single beds- balcony and view on village square and fields. The Red bedroom: 2 single beds- walk in closet. The Blue bedroom: 1 single bed Goose down duvets and 100% Egyptian cotton covers Baby cot upon request.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We ask our guests to pay the additional costs upon their arrival to your hostess, Mieke. Sorry, no smoking in The Joffers' House. No pets ad no BBQ. Outside: Wonderful private garden with 3 patios: the large terrace for relaxing in the sun, our morning terrace to enjoy your breakfast, and the shady sitting area underneath the old oak tree for cooling down when the sun stands high in the sky. Garden lights. Plenty of luxurious wooden and French iron garden furniture, also 2 sundeck chairs). Parasol. Well matured garden with art sculpture(s) to rest one's eye on. Utility Room: Spacious utility room with washer and dryer (5 EU p. load). Cloth rack, extra space to do hand wash. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Excluded: cleaning-90 EU, bed-bath linen-12 EU, tourist tax- 1,30 EU. Energy: according usage. Stay 1 week+: 2nd cleaning by our cleaning ladies (65 EU). Change of bed-bath-and kitchen linen (12 EU). Both cleaning and fresh linen packet are compulsory. Other: All our bedrooms are individually designed: luxurious and cozy (balcony). Wonderful garden with three different terraces: the sunny large patio, our intimate morning terrace to have breakfast on, and the shady sitting area underneath the old oak tree.

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