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Ik ben Bouwe de Jong en ben samen met mijn vrouw Tessa sinds 2015 de trotse eigenaar van Moulin de Chez Joyeux. U kunt mij persoonlijk bereiken via dit e-mail adres. Meer over mij lezen? Klik dan hier.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Word jij een van onze gastbloggers?

Word jij een van onze gastbloggers of -vloggers?
Kun jij je vinden in onze aanpak en benadering van het promoten van naaktrecreatie? Heb jij een vlotte pen en durf jij jezelf ook letterlijk bloot te geven? Wil je schrijven of vertellen over bijvoorbeeld je 1e blote ervaring, je favoriete vakantiebestemming of een leuke blote activiteit? Meld je dan nu aan als gastblogger of -vlogger!

Een van de pijlers van naaktrecreatie is vrijheid, dus er moet niet zo heel veel op dat gebied. Althans niet bij ons! Echter, als je besluit om naar een naturistische / nudistische locatie te gaan om je vakantie te vieren, dan wordt er door het personeel en de andere aanwezigen vanuit gegaan dat je het in zekere zin kunt waarderen om bloot te gaan. Dit is natuurlijk erg zacht uitgedrukt.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

De zin en onzin van review sites

De 10 redenen waarom je je niet blind moet staren op reviews

Als je op zoek bent naar een vakantiebestemming, dan ga je al snel het internet afspeuren en reviews lezen. Logisch, dat doen wijzelf ook en we laten deze beoordelingen ook enigszins meewegen in onze uiteindelijke beslissing. TripAdvisor, Zoover, Trivago en Booking, je kent ze wel en ze staan vol met meningen van reislustige globetrotters. 

Vooropgesteld heb ik de waarheid natuurlijk niet in pacht, want als ik het zou weten, waarom heb ik dan zélf geen hit geschreven? ;-) Maar ik heb de ‘Top 2000’ eens grondig onder de loep genomen, en kwam toch wat interessante steeds terugkerende thema’s tegen. Ik heb ze hier - in willekeurige volgorde - voor je op een rijtje gezet, en wie weet heb je er wat aan. Zo niet, dan hoop ik dat je het tóch leuk vindt om te lezen :-)

Monday, 13 January 2020

Are you open all year round?

Although we live permanently in Thiat, we are usually open from Juni until September.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Is a membership of the INF needed?

No, this is not necessary.

Yes, we only receive people who filled out the reservation form.

Monday, 13 January 2020

How about parking?

There is enough space for al of our guest's cars, and there is no need to reserve a spot. And, of course, it's free!

Monday, 13 January 2020

Is your terrain entirely private?

Our whole terrain is private, fenced and there are no public accessible paths.

Monday, 13 January 2020

What can I expect for breakfast?

Our breakfast is served at 9:00h and consists of: different kinds of fresh (mostly self) baked bread, a croissant or chocolat bun, muesli, jus d'orange, milk, yogurt, coffee or tea, various kinds of jam, honey, cheese and sliced cold meat. Bouwe will ask you if you'd like an egg. You can choose from boiled, fried (if you prefer with bacon), scrambled or an omelet.

Every evening, so 7 nights a week you can join us for our 4-course dinner. We charge € 27,50 p.p. including all drinks.

Monday, 13 January 2020

What if I want a drink?

We have an electric kettle on each room to make your free instant coffee or tea. We also have a Dolce Gusto machine to make your own caffee lungo, espresso or cappuccino (small fee). For your cold drinks we have an 'Honesty Bar' with Coca Cola (regular or diet), Fanta, Lipton Ice Tea, Perrier, apple juice, jus d'orange, mineral water, Kronenbourg beer, white beer, alcohol free, Belgian beers: Leffe, Duvel and Westmalle Tripel, but also white wine, rosé and 'bubbles'.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Are the rooms air conditioned?

There is no air conditioning in the rooms, but we can assure you you'll not going to need one because of the thickness of the walls. If you choose Arabella, you might need a fan when there is a heat wave because the bedroom is right below the roof.

We have recent mattresses and they all are 2.00 x 1.60 meters.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Do the rooms have a kitchen?

No, the rooms don't have a kitchen, but you can join us for a 4-course dinner every day!

Monday, 13 January 2020

What kind of pool do you have?

We have a swimming pool of 10 x 5,5 meters on a chlorine base.

Monday, 13 January 2020

How many rooms do you have?

We have 4 accommodations: Arabella, Barcarolle, Capriccio and Divertimento, named after pieces of the German composer Richard Strauss (not related to the famous Strauss waltz family btw.).

Monday, 13 January 2020

Do you have camping pitches?

No, unfortunately you can't, we have no license for that and we won't get one as we are situated in a Natura 2000 area.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes, we have an ADSL connection of about 16 Megabit (= 2 MB per second) which obviously needs to be shared with all guests. The use of our Wi-Fi is unlimited and free of charge.

No, of course not! Our experience is that we all have a different 'strip' temperature, so if you're chilly, just put something on. But if you like, you may join us for dinner naked, as long as you sit on a towel! The only place where clothes or swimwear are not allowed is in the swimming pool.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Can we be naked all day?

We get that question a lot and the answer is: yes! It's just that we don't heat the place up if it's a bit chilly. A question about this? Just mail us.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Why is there a minimum stay?

To be honest, we don't get that question a lot, but we think it's a shame to leave this wonderful place after one or two days, so we basically keep a minimum of 4 or 5 days.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Can I book through a booking site?

People sometimes ask us if they can book us via,,,,, en The answer is basically no, because we wish to get directly in contact with our future guests. However, if you really want to book your stay through a booking agency, please go to Internatuur or Euronature.

Monday, 13 January 2020

How about my privacy?

Don't worry, your little 'secret' is safe with us! :-) But seriously, we NEVER talk to our guests about who has been here. We have a rule not to take photos of each other so you'll be OK here. Do you have any other questions about your privacy? Please mail us!

Monday, 13 January 2020

Is you B&B suitable wheel chairs?

The miller's house are dated from late 1700, early 1800. To enter the houses there are some very old granite steps which are impossible to take with a wheel chair. Besides that, our terrain is unequal, rocky and hilly, so we think Moulin Joyeux is not the place for you if you're totally dependent on a wheel chair.

Believe it or not, but 50% of our guests are 'newbies' or 'first-timers'! Mainly because of the small-scaled setting of our B&B (we never have more than 8 guests) is inviting for many people to try a naturist/nudist holiday at our place. If you're really new to nuderecreation, and you have never visited a sauna, spa or nude beach, we advice you to try that before you book a room here. Just to make sure if nude recreation is really your 'thing'.

In principle, we only receive couples because we think our place could be a bit 'lonely' and 'isolated' if you're on your own. We think there are much better choices if you're single, regardless if you'd like to stay that way or not. So we always advice to ask a friend, a relative or a colleague to accompany you at your stay. But we don't refuse single men or women, so just email us for the possibilities if you really want to stay alone.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Adults Only and naturism?

'No clothes' and 'no children' is sometimes confusing for some people, but you you can rest assured: this is NO place for swingers!

Monday, 13 January 2020

Why can't I bring my pets?

For reasons of hygiene, and because of the fact that many people are allergic to cat and dog hair, pets are not allowed on our domain. Do you still want to come and stay with us, but you always take your dog or cat with you on your holiday? Then you can accommodate your dog at a luxury cat and dog hotel at about five kilometers from Moulin de Chez Joyeux for a few days.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Why only for adult couples?

For us, it was a matter of choosing a target audience that fits our way of life. In our case, we chose to welcome adults who wish to spend their holidays without the presence of pets. Beyond that, it is also a matter of safety: the steep slopes and the - sometimes wild - flowing river in which large boulders are lying around is making us to believe that our terrain is not safe enough for children.

Friday, 13 December 2019

How did you discover naturism?

For us, it's a 'classic' story, Bouwe discovered the sauna during his student days,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Did you have to get used to stuff?

Well, for a 'novice', even a visit to a mixed sauna can be an exciting venture,

That's as far as we are concerned Sunset Waters on Curaçao. But unfortunately, ...

Friday, 13 December 2019

How about tattoos and piercings?

To be frank: we don't like them, but we don't ask our guests to remove their tattoos ;-)

Friday, 13 December 2019

What actually are the advantages?

- You'll get an all over tan!

Friday, 13 December 2019

Are there any downsides?

Yes! It is a shame that ....

Haha, not at all! If you desire to be checked out,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Do I always have to be naked?

Of course you don't have to be completely naked all the time,

Friday, 13 December 2019

I'm not very pretty, is that OK?

Please don't worry about that! There is nowhere a greater acceptance of the appearance of the human body than at naturist areas.

That is easy to understand, and many people will initially feel a bit uncomfortable

Friday, 13 December 2019

What should you *not* do?

Yes, and we will name a few: frying a steak in rousing butter, barbecue,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Aren't you aware that you're naked?

In the beginning, this could actually be the case, but at some point,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Will I get a lot more insect bites?

If a mosquito decides it wants your blood, it will look for a small piece of your bare body.

That's is a fantastic question (If we may say so ourselves).

For children, there is nothing strange about the nude body,

Friday, 13 December 2019

What does the church say about it?

Well, actually, it was Eve's fault that ..... No, but seriously,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Is it 'nudist' or 'naturist'?

Most European countries use the term 'naturist' rather than 'nudist',

Friday, 13 December 2019

Is there an umbrella organization?

Yes, in the Netherlands we have the Netherlands Naturist Federation, or in short, the NFN (

Friday, 13 December 2019

I'm not sure if I dare to go naked?

For example, you could decide to visit one of the leading saunas in your neighbourhood.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Where do you leave your stuff?

Well, that's a good one! A (plastic) bag will do the trick.

Friday, 13 December 2019

What do you do when it gets cold?

Umm, you could decide to put some clothes on! ;-)

Friday, 13 December 2019

How about sunburn?

Yes, but that goes for everyone! It is definitely not the case that naturists will go and lie on the beach all day,

Friday, 13 December 2019

Is nude recreation hygienic?

No, quite on the contrary we would say: naturists will take a shower more frequently

Friday, 13 December 2019

What kind of people can I expect?

We asked ourselves the same thing in the beginning.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Naturism and sex, what about that?

sexssdsdsdssdThere are basically just as many connections to make between nudism and eroticism, as between swimwear and eroticism.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Are naturists always naked all day?

No, now we're jumping to conclusions. If the weather permits, for naturists there is just no need to wear a piece of clothing the size of a handkerchief to hide a bodypart that everyone was born with.

Of course we only go nude at spots where other people will not be disturbed by nudity, so for example here at our own naturist area Moulin de Chez Joyeux.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Don't confuse naturism with sex!

And last but not least: never ever confuse naturism with sex!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Please be discrete!

You never talk about your private parts and you're not supposed to make remarks...

Thursday, 12 December 2019

About intimacy....

An arm over the shoulder of your partner, a kiss or a hug,

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Don't talk to everyone you see

Don't immediately try to make conversation with any random person you encounter.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Hygiene is highly valued

Always take a shower with shower gel or shampoo (!) before you take a swim in a pool,

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Be careful with physical contact

Be very careful with physical contact when it concerns 'strangers',

Thursday, 12 December 2019

About taking photos and videos

In most cases, you'll need to leave your cameras in your room.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Don't gaze at naked people

Please don't gaze at naked people and look each other in the eyes when having a conversation. It is of course very annoying to women to notice that you're looking at their breasts all the time. So here goes again: just behave as you would do if everyone would be dressed.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Act like you were fully clothed

In general you could say that you should act as if you were clothed.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Don't forget to bring your towel!

You always (and yes, we mean ALWAYS!) need to use a towel to sit or lie on.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Ga jij wel eens naar de sauna?

Even een vraagje tussendoor: ga je wel eens naar een sauna of wellness centrum?

Friday, 27 February 2015

Goed nieuws!

Eindelijk kunnen we weer wat melden. We hebben weer enkele weken van wachten achter de rug, in onze blog van 17 januari hadden het we al over dat we in afwachting waren van het voorlopige koopcontract.

Veel mensen die dit lezen weten dat ik in mijn vorige leven paukenist en slagwerker in een symfonieorkest was. Maar wat houdt dat eigenlijk in en wat is er leuk, moeilijk of bijzonder aan een orkestbaan als paukenist of slagwerker? 

Sinds we met ons Frankrijk avontuur een korte pauze hebben ingelast, zijn we tijdelijk neergestreken in een bungalow in IJsbrechtum, of 'Ysbrechtum' zoals het in het Fries geschreven wordt.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Met de camper door Frankrijk

Wij zijn de trotse eigenaars van een camper uit 1985. Nou ja, 'trots', en nou ja 'camper'. Hij heeft ons zo’n 14 jaar een droog onderkomen geboden tijdens onze vele reizen door Frankrijk - voor vakanties en huizenrondjes -, maar daar is abrupt een einde aan gekomen (waarover later meer).

Naar aanleiding van ons bericht in Het Parool en het Noordhollands Dagblad zijn er nogal wat mensen geweest die ons een mail hebben gestuurd waarin ze ons hun huis in Frankrijk aanbieden.

Nog geen week nadat het artikel in Het Parool verscheen staan we met een uitgebreid artikel in het Noordhollands Dagblad.

Jawel, daar is-ie, het artikel in het Parool. 

Thursday, 03 January 2013

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Allereerst wensen we jullie een goed en gezond 2013 toe! En we hopen dat de kunst- en cultuurhatende Nederlandse politiek dit jaar tot inkeer zal komen, al komt dat voor ons persoonlijk, en voor 88 collega’s bij Holland Symfonia te laat. 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Waar we zoeken

Mensen vragen ons vaak: “waar zoeken jullie eigenlijk precies in Frankrijk?" Wij proberen dan altijd met handen en voeten uit te leggen waar dat precies is. Het leek me dus handig om een kaartje te maken met ons (globale) zoekgebied.  


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