your hosts

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves: we are

Gerda and Kees van Garderen.

We’re formerly from the Netherlands, our last place of residence being the beautiful little city of Wijk bij Duurstede. Gerda is a former teacher at the Bartimeus Institute in Doorn. She enjoys handicrafts, cooking and puts a lot of tender loving care into our large garden. Kees was head of the campground activities department of a Dutch youth organisation in Driebergen. He also studied to be an innovation consultant. Music is quite a passion of his and he is currently the organist of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Szczyrk-Salmopol. These days they share a common hobby, namely running their guest house!

Together with friends we ran a campground for a Polish organisation several years ago. That was how, in November 2001, we made Poland our new place of residence. This, and the running of a guest house for another organisation gave us a good amount of experience. So now, with the purchase of Villa Kotlina, we have even more possibilities on hand to help you discover Poland. Benefit from our 9 years experience!!

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