About Bodelaeke

191 recreational villa's, 32 building lots, 8 detached villa's and 15 boathouses.

All directly at the waterfront

About Bodelaeke

Giethoorn with a touch of the present

The charasteristic Giethoorn can be found in the architecture of Bodelaeke. The traditional materials are being used in the realisation of all the buildings: wood, reed, bricks, and Dutch rooftiles. You can find the colour palets; black, oker, stone red and ice blue. Tradition, combined with modern accents!
Bodelaeke resonates wholesomeness, cosyness: the typical Dutch water village. The seven types of villa's are situated randomly across the park in different layouts. This creates a colourful and impressing palet. It gives the feel like Bodelaeke was created throughout the centuries.

Villa at the waterfront
Where the Beulakerwijde opens up, the old village of Bodelaeke was one situated. Established in the 15th century as settlement for the peatworkers. Home (Bode) on the water (Laeke), was the exact meaning. This was all there was, a hand full of homes, balancing between land and water.

Bodelaeke was renamed into Beulake. The village profited from the intesive peat extraction. It offered a steady source of income, however it also sealed their faith. The more peat that was being extracted from the ground, the more land was given to the water. In 1775 disaster struck: a storm destroyed the village of Beulake. The citizens were able to escape in time. Only two houses and the church survived the disaster, however after a flood in 1825, these were lost to the water as well. Beulake lives on in the Beulakerwijde, Bodelaeke returns at her new banks. And now it is here to stay.

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