De Sayter is an old farmhouse on a private island with over 100 acres of land located in the beautiful nature reserve “De Âlde Feanen” near Earnewald. You will find this a unique setting to get married, to celebrate other special events, to hold corporate meetings, or to have a relaxing holiday with family and friends. In the farmhouse there are 34 beds. We rent the venue only to one group of people at a time. This means that you will have absolute privacy and tranquility.

The fleet

De Sayter can offer different kinds of boats: on the picture you see the “Woelmuis”, an open motorboat equipped with a bow thruster, capable of holding 12 people. We also have an antique wooden sailing boat from 1889, the “Phoenix”, capable of holding 8 people. These boats can be rented separately. The Phoenix can only be rented with a captain included.

For your stay with us, your rental automatically includes the use of our electric taxiboat, the “Hotze”. Furthermore, you can make use of 4 single boats (2 Topaz and 2 Optimists) and a little steel boat with an outboard engine.

The farmhouse

The farmhouse has proven to be a lovely location for a wedding (see video). A great place for a corporate meeting or for or a party with family and friends!  We have 34 beds, but you can extend this in different ways (for example by renting a hotel ship with another 35 beds).

The living room

The living room is cosy and warm. The view over the island from every angle is stunning. When it gets a bit chilly outside the open fire is the best place in the house to have a drink together and to extend the meeting.

The kitchen

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for cooking, baking etc. It is also a great location for cooking workshops.  Dining in the kitchen is possible for up to 12 people. For larger groups there is plenty of space to have dinner together in “de deel”.


Example of a double bedroom. Most of the double bedrooms have their own bathroom and toilet. There are 8 double bedrooms in the venue, 3 quadruple bedrooms with bunkbeds and 2 triple bedrooms. Have a look at the floor plan for more details.


Example of a triple bedroom. This type of room shares a large bathroom with a double bedroom. See floor plan to see where they are situated.


The modern bathrooms and toilets are neat, clean and of a high standard.


The Deel is a spacious room where you can have a party. The room is equipped with professional sound and lighting systems. A great area for a (corporate) presentation, a seminar or a dinner for up to 200 people. The room is also equipped with a table tennis table, a dartboard and a pool table.  In addition, you have a Bohemia grand piano at your disposal.


The Sayterpolder covers more than 100 acres. It is situated in a beautiful area with a rich variation of flora and fauna. You can take great walks around the island. During your walk you can spot deer, geese, lapwings and all other kinds of birds. In the springtime you can even hear the cuckoo!


Sailing from De Sayter to Earnewald takes only 5 minutes. You have the opportunity to explore the beautiful lake areas of the “De Alde Feanen” nature reserve right on your doorstep (direction Grou: Wijde Ee, Pikmeer). There is also a direct water way to Leeuwarden. A visit to this city is very worthwhile!


The nature reserve is nearly 12.000 acres wide. It has a rich history and is of international importance. The landscape is very diverse and consists of lakes, cap holes, reed lands and swamp forests. You will find an enormous richness of plants (around 450 different types) and animals. There are more than 100 types of birds brooding in the season.

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