Dear guests!
To make your stay in our home as pleasant as possible, you will find
here the most important information:


The name of our house, built in 1997, is also the name of our B&B (since 2015). In the past, many (fencolonial) villages counted side canals from the main canal for the removal of peat, beets and potatoes. Districts are called them. In Gronings, a “wieke. One of those districts used to run right across the spot where our house was built. On the other side (near the Vijverlaan), this district is still an open stretch of water. Borgen are stone country houses; the province of Groningen still has sixteen of them. Some borgen are small castles and an attraction.

Bank details:

Recipient: Molema Communicatie BV, Oude Pekela

IBAN: NL53 RABO 0119 8694 70

Bank: Rabobank


Payment preferably cash.


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The (continental) breakfast is between 7:30 am and 10:30 am. It can be delivered to the relevant accommodation or served in our living room. When the weather is nice you can have breakfast in the garden or by the water. For people who have to leave very early, breakfast in the form of a packed lunch can be delivered to the relevant accommodation the evening before on request. If you have special wishes regarding breakfast, please inform the host in advance.

You have access to a free parking space in our driveway. If you have to park your car behind a guest’s car, please keep in mind that the other guest may have to leave before you do. It is best not to park your car along the road. To charge electric cars you can go to the public car park at the town hall, Raadhuislaan 8. Distance: 1200 meters.

B&B de Wiekeborg has its own shuttle service for a fee to and from Schiphol national airport, the city of Groningen, the Bourtange fortress, the bicycle rental company in Vlagtwedde, the train stations in Winschoten, Veendam and Groningen and other desired locations. Ask about the rates.

The buses run every hour to the train stations in Winschoten and Veendam. This concerns line number 23. Boarding and disembarking is possible at the IJsbaanlaan location (beginning of the Snaterlaan). Distance from the Wiekeborg: 800 meters.

You can rent bicycles from Arjan Borgers in Vlagtwedde (13 km from Wiekeborg): Telephone: +31599313166. Email:

You can have us take care of the washing of your clothes. The costs are 10 euros for a complete wash (6.5 kilos). You can use our facilities for ironing free of charge.

The rooms are thoroughly cleaned after the departure of each guest, the beds are changed. For a longer stay, the guest must indicate when we require cleaning or changing. There are of course no costs involved.

We ensure that there are sufficient washcloths and towels every day. This also applies to toilet paper. Extra toilet paper can be found in the bathroom and near the shower.

If you require an invoice for your accommodation costs, please report this as soon as possible after arrival. We will then ensure that you receive this invoice digitally or on paper.

In and near each refrigerator you will find red and white wine, various types of beer and soft drinks and all kinds of chips. The prices are: beer and soft drinks 2.50 euros, wine 4.00 euros and chips 0.75 euros. We trust that you will settle any costs with us upon departure. The candy is free.

When connecting on your phone, tablet or computer, look for ‘WIEKE GUEST’. If you click on that, you are connected. No code.

If you have a TV in your room, you will find a list of more than 55 TV and 40 radio channels in your room. You can also watch movies for free through Netflix.

Swimming, fishing and walking: You can swim and fish in the lake. There is a beach further along at the beginning of the forest. You do not need a permit for fishing. You can also take a lovely walk along the lake or through the forest. You can walk into the Pekelder forest within four minutes.

We recommend that you always lock your room when leaving. You are responsible for damage or loss of valuables. If desired, you can leave valuables with us for safekeeping. Bicycles and motorcycles can be stored in the garage for free. There is also a charging option for E-bikes.
Emergency call (hospital, police, fire brigade): +31112 Town hall: +31597617555 Doctor, Black: +31597612688 or 597615050 (emergency) Doctor, Feis: +31597612550 Police: +319008844 (not urgent) Taxi:   +31684678663 +31597-454444 +31682705090

About Oude Pekela

Oude Pekela (8,000 inhabitants) is one of the three villages in the municipality of Pekela. The other two are Nieuwe Pekela and Boven Pekela (5,000 inhabitants together).


The peat colonial village is located on the Pekelderdiep. The Pekel A is a peat river around East Groningen, which is the continuation of the Pekelderdiep. The Pekel A flows from Oude Pekela to De Bult (east of Winschoten), where it joins the Westerwoldse Aa. The Pekelderdiep originally formed the upper reaches of the Pekel A, but was canalized in the 18th and 19th centuries. Brine (‘water saturated with salt’) and A refers to ‘a watercourse’; the Pekel A is therefore ‘the salty stream’.


Oude Pekela was founded in 1640. The reformed church from 1685 is one of the oldest buildings in the village, which also had a lively Jewish community (115 inhabitants) until the Second World War. Only the Jewish cemetery now reminds us of this.


The most famous people born in Oude Pekela are politician and trade union director Fré Meis and footballer Gerard Wiekens (SC Veendam, Manchester City). The village used to have a well-known music band that scored several national hits, the Ro-D-Ys. A statue of the musicians can be seen on the square in the center.

Restaurants and shopping center

Behind our house, approximately 400 meters away, runs the Pekelder deep, the main canal. You have crossed one of the bridges of this canal to reach us. The canal runs straight through the three villages. Across the water are restaurants, shops and other amenities, most within a radius of 1700 meters from our B&B.
Oude Pekela has a number of restaurants.

We list them for you:

Pekelahof, Raadhuislaan 109.
Tel. +31597-618444. Open from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Reservations recommended on weekends. Distance: 1800 meters.

Chinese Fan Yong, Flessing site 3.
Tel. +31597-675489. Open from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Also pick up.
Closed on Mondays. Distance: 3600 meters.

Italian La Mama, Feiko Clockstraat 93.
Tel. +31597-671034. Open from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Closed on Mondays.
Also pick up and delivery. No alcohol. Distance: 1300 meters.

Cafeteria/grill room Sultan. Feiko Clockstraat 221.
Tel. +31597-675113. Open from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Closed on Tuesday.
Also pick up and delivery. Distance: 950 meters.

Cafeteria and ice cream parlor Gerringa. Feiko Clockstraat 183.
Tel. +31597618491. Open from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Pick up only. Distance: 750 meters.

Other restaurants: There are numerous restaurants in the region and a short distance (5-20 km) from the Wiekeborg, including in Westerlee, Winschoten, Veendam, Beerta, Wedde and Stadskanaal. Just across the border at Bad Nieuweschans and Bellingwolde, in the German border region (20 km from Wiekeborg), there are also several nice restaurants.

Oude Pekela shopping center. De Helling 22A with Aldi, Jumbo, Action, Primera, jeweler, bakery, clothing store, flower shop, ATM, radio and TV shop and shoe service. (free parking)

Parking in Groningen

The city of Groningen is one of the highlights for our guests. Groningen is the capital of our province, but also a student city with 240,000 inhabitants and lots of bicycles and many sights, such as the Grote Markt, the Martini Tower, the museum and the Forum building. It is best to park your car in the parking garage at Rademarkt 27, opposite the police station. You are then directly in the center by going outside via the elevator and the stairs and crossing the Gedempte Zuiderdiep diagonally. On the corner of the main shopping street, Herestraat, you will see clothing store C&A. At the end of Herestraat you can turn left to the Vismarkt and right to the Grote Markt and, among other things, the Poelestraat (restaurants).


Distances from Oude Pekela to: Groningen 40 km, Amsterdam 215 km, Hamburg 270 km, Berlin 550 km, Brussels 370 km and Paris 675 km.

Parking only costs money in the cities of Groningen, Assen and Emmen.

  1. If you like art, visit the Groningen museum.
  2. If you are interested in regional history, visit the Veenkoloniaal museum in Veendam or the open air museum Hogeland in Warffum in North Groningen.
  3. If you like a city and want a variety of good food, visit the student and provincial capital of Groningen.
  4. If you want to go back four centuries in time, visit the Bourtange fortress.
  5. If you want to relax and have your body cared for, visit Thermen Bad Nieuweschans.
  6. If you are interested in the Second World War, visit Westerbork camp.
  7. If you like ports, visit the Eemshaven and the German Emden.
  8. If you want to see a nice German fishing village, visit Ditzum.
  9. If you want to see a nice Dutch fishing village with a beach, visit Termunterzijl.
  10. If you want to climb the Martini Tower, visit the city of Groningen.
  11. If you want to see Groningen borgen, visit the Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren.
  12. If you want to see a special monastery, visit the museum-monastery in Ter Apel.
  13. If you want to experience the most beautiful nature of this region, go walking and cycling in the forests around Sellingen (Ter Borg, Smeerling and Sellingerbeetse). More information in the house.
  14. If you like plants, visit the 20 hectare garden of Hortus Botanicus in Haren.
  15. If you love seals, visit the seal center in Pieterburen.
  16. If you like extensive nature by the sea, visit Lauwersmeer National Park.
  17. If you like shipping, visit the Northern Maritime Museum in the city of Groningen.
  18. If you like a lake, visit the Zuidlaardermeer or the Oldambtmeer in the Blauwestad (8 km from the Wiekeborg). If you want to marvel at villas on the water, you can also go to Blauwestad.
  19. If you want to go to an animal park, visit the Wildlands zoo in Emmen.
  20. If you want to swim, visit the subtropical swimming pool Tropiqua in Veendam.
  21. If your children want to discover nature, go to the Wonder World in Ter Apel or the Sprookjeshof in Zuidlaren.
  22. If your children want to play indoors, go to the Leeuwenborg in Nieuw-Scheemda.
  23. If you want to know everything about dolmens, visit the dolmen center in Borger (Drenthe)
  24. If you want to know everything about peat and peat, visit the peat museum in Emmercompascuum (Drenthe)
  25. If you want to go back a few centuries, visit the Ellert and Brammert open-air museum in Schoonoord (Drenthe).
If you don’t know yet, ask us.

We wish you a relaxing holiday at B&B de Wiekeborg

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