An inspiring family

Van der Valk Hotels & Restaurants is the largest hotel and restaurant concerns in the Netherlands. For more than 150 years, generations of Van de Valks have been building up our family business. Van der Valk Hotel Uden-Veghel is our 100th hotel: a milestone of which we are very proud. Boukje van der Valk runs the hotel and her mother, Marijke, did the drawings for the furnishings and interior design. Boukje is also in charge of Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel-A2.

How it started

In 1862, Nicolaas van der Valk started café De Gouden Leeuw on his farm in Voorschoten. Nicolaas died in 1902 and in 1929, his youngest son Martien bought the café from his mother. Because the café got demolished due to a widening of the road in 1939, Martien van der Valk and his wife Rie built a new restaurant with eight hotel rooms next to it. Thanks to hard work, a hospitable and homely approach and many innovations, De Gouden Leeuw was once again a great success. This resulted into more establishments built up with their eleven children after World War II.


The fundament of the successful 'Van der Valk formula' is still based on Martien and Rie's vision on hospitality. Their attitude and entrepreneurial spirit is an example for the younger Valk-generation(s). They passionately follow the footsteps of their ancestors, resulting into establishments that keep up with the times, but never lose the focus on hospitality.


We were very proud to receive the following awards:

Best Newcomer (
Best Hotel in Noord-Brabant (Hotel Specials)

Best Hotel in the Netherlands (
Best Hotel in Noord-Brabant (Hotel Specials)
Best price / quality ratio (Hotel specials)
Certificate of Excellence (Tripadvisor)

Best Hotel in the Netherlands (Hotel Specials)
Best Design Hotel in the Netherlands (Hotel Specials)
Best Hotel in Noord-Brabant (
Best Meeting Location South Region (Meetings)
Certificate of Excellence (Tripadvisor)

Best Hotel in the Netherlands (Hotel Specials)
Best Hotel in Noord-Brabant (

Best value for money in the Netherlands (Hotel specials)


Our enthusiastic team is still growing! That is why we are looking for you! We have some interesting open vacancies on various departments. Are you looking for a new challenge?

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