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Hotel Ootmarsum, Netherlands

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We can use some experienced help with our maintenance.

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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 team of gardeners with cleaning our garden. When needed you will also help us with the maintenance of our hotel, and you will help in other parts of the hotel.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

4 Meeting locals

3 Practicing English

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting international travelers



I was a quite nice experience. The hotel staff was very nice. The only thing that I think that can be improved is the food.

1 day ago



i realy apreciate everythink that Eric and Esther did for me . Amazing ,lovely and funny people . i fell me at home .
if you looking for a greatest experiencie on Netherlands , come to here . You will never forgot this

i only have to thank you , and say that i love you mine second family ❤️❤️

22 days ago



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.

3 months ago



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!

4 months ago



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!

7 months ago

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