A dream that came true 

For years, we harbored the dream of operating our own small-scale, personalised guest house. In 2012, the municipality organized a competition to envision the transformation of the former town hall in Kessel. Collaborating with our daughter Kim, an architect, we formulated winning plans. An achievement that filled us with immense pride.


Marij brings a background in healthcare and hospitality, while Theo’s expertise lies in marketing. Winning the competition presented the opportunity to turn our long-held dream into reality.


Over nearly three years, we meticulously renovated and refurbished the entire space. The journey was nothing short of fanatastic and inspiring, culminating in an outcome that brings us immense satisfaction. Curious to wittness the transformation? Come and see for yourself.

Former town hall 

Originally Kessel’s town hall stands prominently in the village center on the market square in Kessel. A listed building, it exemplifies a 19th-century two-storey structure with a raised entrance approached by steps on either side. Constructed in 1844 by J.H.J. Dumoulin, our hallway showcases a beatifull impression of the original building.


In July 1994, a British Lancaster bomber crash near the town hall, caused significant damage. The post-war reconstruction led by W.H.J. Ruijters in 1946, gave the building its current appearance. Since then, the town hall has undergone multiple renovations and refurbishments.