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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Below you will find answers to the most common questions. Question not listed? Please contact us!


How do I book a church?

You can book a church or monastery through the website of Holy Nights. You will find an overview of all churches on the Search & Book page .

When do I pay?

We ask you to pay in advance. Currently our website does not support a post-payment method. When cancelling 3 days previous to the start of your stay or earlier, you will simply get your money back.

Do I have the entire church to myself?

Yes, that’s what makes this overnight stay so special. The church is exclusively for you and your company during your stay. You also have complete privacy in the monastery, half a wing is yours for a while!

Can i bring the kids?

Yes, please! We just think that’s fun. In some churches we even have special facilities for small children. More information about this can be found in the church description.

Are the churches suitable for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, not all churches are equally suitable for people with disabilities. Specific information on this subject can be found in the description of each church.

Can I bring pets?

Unfortunately pets cannot stay overnight in the church.

Can we come with a group?

Not every church is suitable for groups. A selection of our churches is available for larger companies. To make a reservation you can request a quote.

How do I change or cancel my reservation?

You can change or cancel your reservation free of charge up to 3 days before the start stay. Send an email to the contact page . When cancelling within 3 days before your stay, we unfortunately will not be able to refund your money.

Check in and check out

How do I check in?

Because we like to meet our guests, our host or hostess will receive you personally as much as possible. You will then receive a short explanation of how everything works and some more information about the church and the surrounding area. If a personal reception is unfortunately not possible, we work with a key safe.

What is check in time?

Usually, you can check in from 15:00 on the day of arrival. But this varies from church to church. So pay close attention to the information on the page of the specific location, under ‘facilities’. Wishes regarding arrival times will be coordinated with You and Your local host. When there is no other option, we offer checking in with a key safe.
When there is a funeral at the Dorpskerk in Oosterwolde, check in is from 17:00.

Until what time is check in?

You can check in between 15:00 and 18:00. In the unlikely event that you do not meet the latest check-in time, please contact the host or hostess. Contact details can be found in the instruction email that you will receive from us three days before the start of your stay. Some churches have unexpected events, therefore check in time may vary. In these events we will contact you.

What time is check out?

In most churches you can usually check out no later than 12:00 on the day of departure. Check-out times may also vary per church. Read the information on the church page under ‘facilities’. In some churches there can sometimes be an unexpected funeral. The check-out time may then differ. In these events we will contact you.


Is breakfast included?

Breakfast is not included as standard with the overnight stay at most churches. When it is included, you read this on the page of the specific location, under ‘facilities’. When breakfast is not yet included, it can be selected as option with your booking. When selected, the price for breakfast will be shown and charged automatically.

How will breakfast be arranged?

When breakfast is available in the church of your choice, it will be available as option when booking. Breakfast will always be arranged by local partners. Breakfast is included at some locations.

Can I park my car at the church?

All churches have sufficient and free parking facilities.

Do the churches have sanitation facilities?

On all locations there is a toilet and usually a kitchen or sink where you can wash and brush your teeth. On some locations there even is a shower!

Should I bring my own towels and bedlinnen?

We make sure your bed is made before you arrive and towels are provided. So no, you don’t have to bring your own.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes you can! As long as you tidy up after dinner, bringing food is allowed. Some churches even have a fridge. This is clearly stated at the facilities.

Is there heating in the church?

Heating is not available in all churches, though it can get quite cold in winter. Check details for specific locations at ‘facilities’ on the page of each location. We ensure that your bed is nice and cosy by the use of electric blankets.

House rules

Is smoking allowed in the churches?

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of all churches.

Can I light candles in the church?

The use of candles is strictly prohibited in all areas of each church. This also applies to use of (other) forms of open fire.