History of Van der Valk

Keep an eye out for the toucan

When you spot our signature heraldic animal, the colorful toucan, in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain or the Caribbean, you can be sure you are entering a place of excellence and hospitality. For us, the toucan symbolizes not only an identity, but also a commitment to the quality and outstanding service found in each of our properties. Here, where the toucan shines, you will find the ideal place to relax, unwind, host business events, creative meetings and a wealth of other activities - all at an exceptional value.

Our history in Germany began in 1986, when the first Van der Valk Hotel opened in Moers. It was a bold move that laid the foundation for an unprecedented success story. Today, the Van der Valk Group is a force to be reckoned with in the German tourism market, with eight hotels Hotel MoersHotel GladbeckHotel Melle-OsnabrückHotel HildesheimLandhotel SpornitzGolfhotel Serrahn, Hotel Berlin-BrandenburgHotel Hamburg-Wittenburg) two vacation resorts (Resort Linstow & Naturresort Drewitz) a golf hotel, two indoor ski centers (alpincenter Bottrop und alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg)  and a water ski facility (Wasserskianlage (Zachun).

In each of our establishments, whether hotel or resort, you will feel the warmth and dedication with which we devote ourselves to our work. We create spaces where you feel safe, where new things are created and where people come together.

Furthermore, Van der Valk Germany is part of Valk International

And it is a big one! It spans 5 countries. And Valk International includes, among others, 19 Van der Valk Hotels, 11 Vapiano restaurants and 3 Van der Valk Vitaal locations.

But our portfolio goes beyond the traditional hotel and restaurant industry.

We are also very proud to count the Vincera private clinics for psychosomatics and psychotherapy among our business portfolio. The Vincera clinics in Bald Waldsee, Burg Wernberg and in the Spreewald stand for high-quality medical care and a therapeutic environment that puts people first. This expansion of our services underscores our commitment to the well-being and quality of life of our guests and patients.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our properties and offering you the surprisingly diverse Van der Valk experience.

Sincerely yours,

Your Van der Valk family