Aad and Jolanda run their bed and breakfast near Maas, in Well. It’s a colorful combination of hiker’s cabins and deluxe rooms. In addition to the garden house, there is also a gypsy carriage, and there are two luxurious rooms in the house. Aad and Jolanda have five daughters, two of whom are together. When the first person leaves the house, the room becomes available and the idea of a bed and breakfast arises. “It was actually a coincidence, but I think it was the most valuable step of my life,” Jolanda looks back. It’s definitely value, because one of the rooms is good for 120€ per night.
In Venlo, John runs the bed and breakfast – his long-cherished wish – with the help of his daughter, Mikey. What he loves is that he is constantly busy with people who usually have fun because they are on vacation. John does as much himself as he can, although he can’t do the same thing he was doing because of Parkinson’s disease. “I think my dad is a living example that even if you had that diagnosis, you wouldn’t have to sit behind a geranium, but you could work hard. It doesn’t get in the way.”
The building dates back to 1901 and has a grandiose appearance that immediately impresses other participants – especially when they discover the swimming pool. Words such as “breathtaking”, “incredible”, “awesome” and “wow” were mentioned. Although the bed and breakfast has a luxurious feel, Nicole still lacks the “knetty” that makes the difference. She also made some criticism of breakfast, which she found “too little”. To prevent food wastage, guests had to decide what they wanted, and they wouldn’t get more than that.
Near Maastricht, across the border in Belgium, Nicole and Ron run B&Bs. The couple have been together for 36 years and are very voracious. Nicole works full time as a sales manager and Ron runs a gym in Maastricht. After their fiftieth birthday, they think of something more and start bed and breakfast on a poultry farm originally. Very luxurious chicken library, because their prices are worth it.
Although the participants duly paid the sums – even the extra – many viewers on Twitter still thought they were crazy. 139 euros. I’ll be traveling for a while afterwards,” said it on Twitter. A lot of viewers agree:
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