A few months ago I had a great experience at Blooming hotel in Bergen, Netherlands. The hotel is situated near the village of Bergen and owns eleven hectares of dunes. I slept there twice and both experiences were very good so I was happy to discover that they have opened a beach club recently! I’m a total beach girl so when I received an invite for the opening, I couldn’t wait to put my toes in the sand and discover it!
You can expect all sorts of guest here. From a business trip to romantic days or a girls weekend away, you will find it here. They offer 128 spacious rooms with most of them overlooking the garden or nearby forest. All rooms have free wifi (yes, it’s important) and the beds feature a CocoMat mattress, giving you the feeling of nature. This is exactly what Blooming is about. Feeling one with nature, refreshed and energized enough to explore the surroundings.
Hotel restaurant “Vigor” is also very good and they use ingredients such as truffel potatoes and vegetables from their own organic garden! You can enjoy a large breakfast buffet in the morning to get you going. There is a small swimming pool and sauna which guest can use free of charge.
6km from the hotel you will find Bergen aan Zee, the towns beach. It’s about a 30 min bicycle ride and you can use the bikes from the hotel. Blooming never sits still and they are always looking to add a little extra something to their impressive portfolio. So they’ve opened a beach club called Blooming Beach! Now, don’t mistake this beach club with the loud beach bars in Bloemendaal. No, this place is perfect for that sunny afternoon with a glass of wine in your hand. Put your toes in the sand or jump in the hot tub (yes, they have one!) while you smell the sea and the delicious food from the restaurant. Like the hotel restaurant, the vegetables also come from their organic garden and are served on your sandwich during lunch and for dinner you can enjoy the vegetables with different kind of summer dishes. Blooming beach has opted for the shared dining experience which makes this a beach club great for friends, couples and families. I was at the opening and although it was full of people at the time, I felt totally relaxed. I definitely will be back with my girlfriends this summer and enjoy a coffee, wine, lunch and yes, the hot tub!
“Relax and enjoy the blooming experience this summer”
Duinweg 5, Bergen
+31 (0)72 5820520
Parkweg 37, Bergen aan Zee