Kors van Beem and Cornelia Vlug, who are married, are the greatgrandparents of (host) Arjan van Beem.
Kors and Cornelia van Beem left Amsterdam Sloten and settled on the IJweg in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. They began to raise cattle and started arable farm, called ‘Ruimzicht’. Kors and Cornelia are the great-grandparents of host Arjan van Beem.
Kors and Cornelia have four sons and six daughters together. Gerrit van Beem is one of their sons, who was born on the ‘Ruimzicht’ farm.
Gerrit van Beem married Ambrozina Gijzenberg, and together they have five children: two sons and three daughters. Gerrit and Ambrozina are the grandparents of (host) Arjan van Beem.
Gerrit van Beem continued his parents’ business; he is gradually making the transition to fully arable farming. In the photo, you can see Gerrit making hay with his children Leen, Koos, and Ineke.
Gerrit’s brother was an alderman in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. After his death, Gerrit was asked to take his place.
Leen, Koos, Nely, Ankie and Ineke had to miss their mother at a young age. Ambrozina died on March 14th, 1965. The eldest daughter, Nely, quit her job and took over the household.
Leen van Beem and his wife Ineke took over the ‘Ruimzicht’ farm and continue arable farming. Leen and Ineke are the aunt and uncle of (host) Arjan van Beem.
Brothers Leen and Koos van Beem started a plant nursery and started building a greenhouse. Their sister, Ankie, additionally works in the plant nursery.
The Municipality of Haarlemmermeer has two hundred hectares of greenery. As alderman of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Gerrit van Beem was very involved in the development of the Haarlemmermeerse Bos.
Leen and Koos van Beem transformed the nursery into a garden center. ‘Tuincentrum van Beem’ joined the national organization, called ‘GroenRijk’.
Gerko van Beem, the son of Koos and Lily, took over the family business and transformed the company into ‘luxury outdoor living’. You will find ‘Van Beem Buitenleven’ next to the group accommodation. Gerko is the brother of (host) Arjan van Beem.
Thanks to his parents, Koos and Lily van Beem, Arjan is building a luxury group accommodation on the plot where his great-grandfather farmed.
Because the accommodation is increasingly used for room rental, Arjan van Beem registers ‘B&B van Beem’ with the Chamber of Commerce.
The group accommodation is used for Bed & Breakfast and group stays. You can taste the rich family history and the wonderful outdoor life in the accommodation.