May we introduce ourselves?
We are André Mulder and Kirsten van Velden. For years we have dreamed of living and working in a natural environment where the German Eifel has been our preference from the beginning. We have often looked around at houses, dreamed and talked about how beautiful it would be to open a Gasthaus in this fairytale-like environment.
During our last holiday in 2021, we dreamed about this even further and decided to continue our search for a suitable location. Stop talking or realize dreams, we chose the latter!
After weeks of driving back and forth to the German Eifel, we visited the house in Bonsbeuern on December 19, 2021. Immediately we fell in love with the surroundings, the view and the house. A large villa with an incredibly beautiful panoramic view. From that moment on everything went smoothly. The sale was finalized on 21 December, and the necessary activities could be started. And on February 7, we were at the notary and our dream had become reality. We are really looking forward to it! And hope to welcome you soon in Bonsbeuern!
The house we bought has been in use as a cycling hostel since 2015. Dik van Dalen and Rianne Heineke not only offered us the opportunity to make our dream come true by being able to buy the house, but also to continue their concept. And so we continue the Wielerherberg as an arrangement of our Gasthaus. After we have taken over the house of Dik and Rianne, we are happy to continue to receive cyclists and mountain bikers in the same way. Even better is that Dik and his team of supervisors remain involved as tour guides, and continue to accompany our guests during the bicycle tours if desired. We will receive the groups that have been with Dik and Rianne for years in the same way, but of course with our own twist. What remains is the hospitality, the all-inclusive concept and the guidance. It is an honor to be able to start with our dream like this!
Gasthaus Im Eifel
We will realize our dream under the name Gasthaus Im Eifel! With Gasthaus Im Eifel we want to offer guests a pleasant stay in an environment full of beautiful nature, luxuriously furnished rooms and an astonishing panoramic view. Our mission is to offer guests and groups a carefree stay in luxurious rooms, where we offer various packages and events. This is for both holiday guests and business guests. In addition to renting out rooms and apartments, we also want to offer events and workshops. The exact details will be forthcoming and will be announced on our site.
We are happy to offer our guests the opportunity to in addition to breakfast, you can also eat a packed lunch or make use of the option to join us for dinner in the evening. Inquire about the possibilities.
Im Eifel in the Eifel
You will find Gasthaus Im Eifel in the beautiful Eifel near the Moselle and the Honsrucken. A green and hilly area, we ourselves are at 420m altitude in a small village with only 26 inhabitants. From our Gasthaus you can walk straight into the woods, but you can also make beautiful cycling tours.
How do you get to us?
You can reach us from the Netherlands via various routes, from Utrecht it is about 370 km to our Gasthaus. Most navigations know our address, but if you want a short route description, follow the following route from Wittlich:
- Take exit Wittlich West (exit 16)
- Follow the L141 towards Bausendorf
- After Bengel you turn left after about 2 km, this is a narrow road through the forest
- Follow the road for 6 km through the forest and keep left when you see the houses
- After about 50m you will see our house on the right! Don’t drive too fast because you’ll be out of Bonsbeuern in no time!