Viva La France! Together with Qurios: a Roompot Desitnation

Roompot will develop a 50th park in France next year. For the first time in the history of Europe’s second largest provider of holiday parks, this time it is not a partner park, but the first one in France that Roompot will open and operate itself.

The opening of its own French park is a (logical) strategic step for this most important European coastal player. The country of baguettes, wine and cheese is a very popular holiday destination among the Dutch, Germans and Belgians, who also spend more than 13 million nights at Roompot every year.

In addition – and not unimportantly – France is also the most visited holiday destination among its own 67 million inhabitants. With the opening of a new park under Roompot’s flag, the French public will even faster get to know the quality and comfort that Roompot guarantees in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Thematiek IN Leisure: Gulpen

One of our developing methods is to look together at where we are actually building our resort. Literally searching for what a place has to offer.


What has happened in the past? How did the place come about? We map the entire history and we often come across powerful stories that we want to pass on in one way or another.


But also; What is happening now? Who are working on great initiatives? And what does that mean for the future? For example, in Callantsoog we discovered a tulip farmer who is completely biodynamic and also very innovative in making his own tools and thus safeguards the future for our planet and cares for people with disabilities in society.


We translate these kinds of stories into themes. A few themes that contain one or more stories that we can tell our future guests. Stories that stimulate curiosity.


In Gulpen we are currently developing with the following themes:


Story: Burgundian


The inhabitants of Brabant and Limburg are called Burgundians. They take the time to enjoy good food and drinks. The word Burgundian is often used to indicate that life is being enjoyed. In the region you will find a variety of fine regional dishes and their famous hops are everywhere on the fields. Famous for Limburg are Gulpener beer, asparagus and of course the Limburg flan.


Like the Coffee Cottage on Zandvoort, Gulpen will have a story cottage where cooking is central. The emphasis of the design is of course on the kitchen. It is extremely well equipped. Here you can cook with your friends. The asparagus pan, a roasting pan, a pie-baking package and high quality glasses to fill with beer are standard equipment here. 


We integrate the colors of Gulpener beer in the interior. And outside you might be sitting on a beer keg. The cottage will have its own vegetable garden so that cooking will be made very easy for. Cosiness? All together? Nice food and drinks? This is the place!


Story: Reflection


You probably know those moments when you have to think for a while to get a certain insight. To take a moment to consult yourself, the time to look at something from a distance. But also letting go of your daily worries to unwind. 


Becoming very aware of time and place. Live in the now. Address your creativity, process grief or prepare together for the arrival of your first child.


Limburg is home to many places where these feelings are easy to evoke. Wellness, the outdoors, but also religion are all well represented. Peace, space and relaxation are keywords for reflection. This story cottage is therefore half hidden in a hill, the interior is quiet and we use soft colors. You will find a reading corner with books about mindfulness and yoga. Lots of plants and beautiful candles complete the picture. The bathroom smells like sauna and maybe there is a Hot tub in the garden. Cozy is the magic word. Too bad we have to wait a while for this.


Story: un-Dutch


It’s a common comment. Anyone in Limburg will no longer see the standard flat Dutch polder land. The slope of the landscape in contrast to the rest of our flat country. In South Limburg it is always slightly warmer.


Did you know that Limburg does not have hills but valleys? They originated during the formation of the Ardennes. The bottom has been pushed up with great force. Rivers have subsequently carved out valleys in the soil. Because of all this, Limburg also has a unique flora and fauna. Nature is beautiful and gives Limburg an extra green character. Reason enough to emphasize to our guests that this is also the Netherlands, although it may not look like it at first.


Height and depth differences are strongly emphasized in this story cottage. We use colors that you can find in the landscape of Limburg. Natural materials and organic shapes. We also refer to the three-country point through the arrangement of the furniture. 

Qurios Zandvoort

QURIOS Zandvoort

EEN UITGESTREKT ZANDSTRAND VOL GEZELLIGE BEACHCLUBS, EEN LEVENDIGE BOULEVARD EN HET FORMULE 1 CIRCUIT ALS ACHTERGROND VAN JOUW VAKANTIE.

Implementation period:

July 2018 – July 2019

Opening date:

July 19, 2019

Investment (excluding land purchase):

16 mln

Zandvoort is famous for two things: the beach and the formula 1 circuit. Right next to the circuit, we developed Qurios Zandvoort, which is really close to the beach. We payed special attention to design that links to the circuit and its history.

We built different kind of cottages, suitable for 4, 6 or 8 persons. The resort has an on site restaurant, a mini shop and an entertainment program for children. In total, there are 100 lodges on the resort.

The resort is only 80 meters from the beautiful Dutch beach and located next to the famous race track. From some lodges, you even have a view on the circuit.

This resort opened in July 2019 and is managed and operated by Roompot.

Qurios Gulpen

QURIOS GULPEN

EEN NIEUWE KIJK OP LEISURE: QURIOS LOCI

Implementation period:

May 2020 – July 2021

Opening date:

July 1, 2021

Investment (excluding land purchase):

24 mln

This is the first Qurios resort that we developed that isn’t located near the coast. Instead, this is way more inland, situated in the only Dutch hills: in the south of The Netherlands in the province of Limburg.

The area and nature of Limburg are atypical for The Netherlands. Where most of the Netherlands is flat and built in polders, Limburg has beautiful hillsides and stunning nature, with small rivers and old and quiet villages.

There, on a hill near Gulpen, we developed a brand new resort. In the shadow of the natural flora, we’re building 185 lodge. From some of them you have a breathtaking view on the valley.

The resort is build on 99.000 m2 and will be opened in July 2021. It houses a restaurant, a mini shop and a kids club.

VERWERKT IN DE NATUUR

GROEN, GROENER, GROENST

De natuur en vooral aanpassingen aan deze natuur hebben een grote rol gespeeld in het eerste voorstel voor Qurios Gulpen. Zo worden de tachtig huisjes die op de vier hectare naast het bestaande park worden gebouwd, deels in de grond gebouwd. Het aanzicht vanaf het dorp Euverem verandert daardoor in een soort Teletubbie-landschap en blijft groen. Ook de parkeerplaats op het park wordt middels een groene burcht afgeschermd van de doorgaande weg.

Op het bestaande deel van het park komen honderd nieuwe huisjes te staan. Die komen er divers uit te zien. Veel glas moet er voor zorgen dat er optimaal gebruik kan worden gemaakt van natuurlijk licht. De huisjes worden opgebouwd uit natuurlijke materialen. In een klein deel van de huisjes moeten de gasten het gevoel krijgen dat ze in een boomhut verblijven.

Qurios Ameland

Roompot Brielse Kreek

Get your beachwear and dive into the surf withing a couple of minutes!

Implementation period:
January 2021 – June 2022

Opening date:
June 2022

Investment (excl. Land purchase): 40 million

Close to Rotterdam and it’s skylines and harbors, we’re developing Roompot Brielse Kreek, hidden in the beautiful green nature around Brielle. 

Brielle is a stunning small medieval city and has a famous role in the Dutch history. It’s both close to nature, big cities and the beach. The best of all worlds.