Our history

starts in 1901 

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The first stone of Villa Bontekoe is laid by former mayor A. Bontekoe on 18th of April 1901. This mayor had an eye for various building styles, which can be seen in his former residence. Next to the diversity of various authentic ceilings, is the majestic mayor residence standing out among the smaller farmhouses. 

  

 

Our history 

 

starts in 1901 

VILLA BONTEKOE

Historical pictures 

Painting from 1986 

 from J. Beurskens

Memorial stone 

Major Bontekoe

Summerevening Muiderkring

school board in the Villa

Painting Piet Zwiers

 backwards Villa from the swamp

circa 1940

Old school board

in the Villa 

 

Screen printing

painting J. Beurskens

In the Time 

1901

The first stone is laid by the former mayor of Giethoorn A. Bontekoe at 18th of April 1901.

1905

Auke Dirks Bontekoe was major of Giethoorn till 28th of november 1905. 

1930

The Villa was rented out by the new owners to different people. Among them a schoolteacher and the local nurse. The owners were even living in the shed to be able to rent out the Villa.

1946

Before and after the Second World War the Villa was a pension. The villa was called ‘ Huize Bontekoe’ with running water and full pension. 

1983

The Villa is bought by family Kiekebos, in original state, with its charm and shortcoming. 

1986

First start of the bed and breakfast.

1990

Temporary pause of the bed and breakfast in connection to family expansion.

2007

The residence is renovated and extended with new bathrooms. 

2010

The website of Villa Bontekoe went online.

2012

A successor of major Bontekoe visited the residence and handed over the family tree. 

2018

Permit for bed and breakfast was extended.

2019

The new website of Villa Bontekoe went online.

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