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Hotel Ootmarsum, Netherlands

4.0
26 reviews26

We are looking for some experienced kitchen power!


Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cooking
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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The Experience

In this task you will help our enthusiastic kitchen team with our kitchen work (cleaning, dishwashing, maybe even some cooking) When needed you will also help at other parts of the hotel. This position is for a minimum of 6 weeks.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner German
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
8 weeks

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26 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hotel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing English

Brazil

4

I love the place, is gorgeous and I learned a lot about gardening and housekipping too.
The owners até always there and they do not mind help you in all kind of ways possible.
My only problems were the dinner good that sometimes is too few and sometimes too much, and the location If you are looking for see around, can be little hard because the buses stop working at 9pm and the touristic cities are too far from there. But I liked the experience and I am very greatfull for what I learn with them.

Jul/21/2020

Lithuania

4

I spent nearly a month in hotel Wyllandrie, most of the time working in the kitchen. The load highly depended on the amount of guests, however Eric and Esther would alway make sure I was okay. You also have to respect the environment of the hotel outside your shifts.
The food was generally good, but in case you preffer more variety for breakfast/lunch, you can always get anything from the nearby supermarket. The free time I spent enjoying the beautiful Ootmarsum and its surroundings, either by bike or taking a walk.
Overall this experience thought me a lot and I am grateful :) Thank you!

Jun/10/2020

Argentina

1

I applied to volunteer for a month. I could only stay 17 days because the staff closed the hotel due to the Coronavirus and forced me to leave. The first week, everything was very good and normal, but when the pandemic started, the guests canceled and the situation became very tense. I fully understand that it was not something expected and we were all distressed, but their decision was “The hotel is going to close, you must leave now” and “Buy a ticket to travel to your country” when the borders were already closed. I do not recommend this place! The staff who run it haven’t heart!

Mar/28/2020

Brazil

4

The hotel experience was exactly immersed in Dutch culture, the food is exactly in keeping with the culture, the work is hard.
Eric is a great person and most people who work at the hotel too, but there are exceptions.

Oct/07/2019

Uruguay

5

I was the first foreign waitress in the hotel and I had a really nice time, as well as learned a lot. The staff in the hotel are really nice, funny and welcoming. It's an overall beautiful place to visit, specially if you like nature.

Oct/06/2019

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