An inspiring family
Van der Valk Hotels & Restaurants is the biggest hotel concern from the Netherlands. For more than 150 years of experience, our Valk generation built to our family company. With our hotel in Zaltbommel, we have opened the 66th hotel. General manager is Boukje van der Valk. Her mother, Marijke, was in charge of the decoration and the design. Boukje is also in charge of Hotel Van der Valk Hotel Uden-Veghel.
How it all started
In 1862, Nicolaas van der Valk started café De Gouden Leeuw on his farm in Voorschoten. Nicolaas died in 1902 and in 1929, his youngest son Martien bought the café from his mother. Because the café got demolished due to a widening of the road in 1939, Martien van der Valk and his wife Rie built a new restaurant with eight hotel rooms next to it. Thanks to hard work, a hospitable and homely approach and many innovations, De Gouden Leeuw was once again a great success. This resulted into more establishments built up with their eleven children after World War II.
Nowadays, the grand- and great-grandchildren of Martien and Rie are in charge. The Van Der Valk chain currently has 68 branches in the Netherlands, 14 in Germany, 11 in Belgium, 2 in France, 1 in Spain, 1 in Bonaire and 1 in Curaçao. In addition, building plans for various new hotels are ready. The guest's comfort is always the main focus point.
The fundament of the successful 'Van der Valk formula' is still based on Martien and Rie's vision on hospitality. Their attitude and entrepreneurial spirit is an example for the younger Valk-generation(s). They passionately follow the footsteps of their ancestors, resulting into establishments that keep up with the times, but never lose the focus on hospitality.
Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel–A2 is located along highway A2 between Utrecht and 's-Hertogenbosch en has 117 hotel rooms, an atmospheric restaurant for á la carte and Live Cooking, a winebar, a kidsroom, a business centre with 13 meeting rooms, a lounge bar, an elongated lounge terrace, a secured bicycle storage, a sheltered smoking area and a private fitness.
Have you been inside in our hotel already? We warmly welcome you for a personal guiding tour through the hotel. Of course, you can also see our hotel on your computer. Make an exclusive visit through our hotel with our virtual tour.
ACKNOWLEDGED LEARNING COMPANY
Since October 2017, Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel-A2 has been officially recognized as an SBB training company. As a learning company, Hotel Zaltbommel offers high-quality tailor-made internships and courses. Of course, job satisfaction is always on number one. In this way, the hotel contributes to a broad knowledge development for a good and solid basis in a furture career.
Hotel Zaltbommel now has a lot of experience in supervising internships, BBL and BOL. Moreover, the hotel has a good cooperation with training institutes such as:
Belowstated working method actively contributes to a high quality standard of the training period.
The student gets one mentor for proper 1-on-1 guidance. Together with the student, this person makes a clear and structured timetable and has regular contact about the progress.
The student receives a training schedule with the made agreements. The content varies per student and/or study program. The training schedule contains information about the internship period, working hours, number of contact moments, tasks and responsibilities, progress, goals, and school assignments.
The training period always starts with a training program. This program starts with an introduction including a tour through the hotel, a meet and greet with the colleagues and a presentation about the rules and procedures. The goal is to make the student feel at home in the company quickly.
After the introduction period, the student gets to work! With the help of a rotation system, the student works in different departments. In this way, the students collects background information to work as an all round employee. Besides, during working hours, the student is allowed to spend at least 2 hours per week for school assignments.
Additional training activities
Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel-A2 has a training calendar with monthly internal and external trainings. Participation in these training courses will be encouraged and shall be registered as an additional training activity. The training courses are very educational and inspiring. It's a great way to expand your knowledge and gain experience!
WHY HOTEL ZALTBOMMEL AS A LEARNING COMPANY?
Van der Valk Hotel Zaltbommel-A2 is distinctive with regard to the guidance of her students. All advantages at a glance:
- Customized internship with a high-quality standard
- Professional and intensive guidance
- Prpper working conditions and working hours
- One fixed mentor throughout the entire period
- Possibility to create a broad work experience with interesting tasks
- Positive corporate culture; the student is directly part of the team
- Structural range of free training courses
- Job guarantee with good continuation of the internship period
We are always happy to get in touch with the relevant training institute. We value a company visit to tell who we are, what we do and what we think is important. This conversation always takes place with the student himself.
Our enthusiastic team is still growing! That is why we are looking for you! We have some interesting open vacancies on various departments. Are you looking for a new challenge?