When you think of Bloemendaal aan Zee, the first thing that comes to mind might be the stunning coastline, the sandy beach, or the lively atmosphere. But there's a lesser-known aspect of this coastal gem that deserves attention – its connection to the renowned Dutch conservationist and botanist, Jac. P. Thijsse. In this blog post, we'll dive into Thijsse's inspiring legacy and how Hotel Blendin Bloemendaal aan Zee pays tribute to this nature pioneer.
The life and work of Jac. P. Thijsse
Jac. P. Thijsse, born in 1865, was a visionary whose lifelong mission was to foster a deep appreciation for nature and its conservation in the Netherlands. Co-founding Natuurmonumenten, a prominent Dutch conservation organization, Thijsse played a key role in establishing the nation's inaugural national parks. Moreover, his extensive body of written works and educational efforts left an indelible impact, inspiring successive generations to cherish and safeguard the environment. Even after his passing in 1945, Thijsse's captivating and enduring writing style ensured the enduring popularity of his writings.
The merge with Blendin Bloemendaal
At Blendin Bloemendaal aan Zee, we honor Thijsse's passion for nature by seamlessly integrating our boutique hotel with the surrounding environment. Our sustainably-designed property features native landscaping, eco-friendly materials, and energy-efficient technologies, all of which pay homage to Thijsse's dedication to conservation.
Embracing local nature and culture
Each of our 49 luxury hotel rooms is thoughtfully designed with a theme that reflects Thijsse's work, incorporating elements of nature, art, and Dutch heritage. From botanical artwork to locally-sourced furnishings, our guests can immerse themselves in the rich history and natural beauty of Bloemendaal aan Zee.
To further celebrate Thijsse's legacy, Hotel Blendin Bloemendaal offers unique nature-inspired experiences for our guests. Take part in guided walks through nearby nature reserves, join expert-led workshops on local flora and fauna, or explore the nearby Thijsse's Hof, a picturesque garden designed by Thijsse himself.