Three Bakker generations
Hotel-Restaurant Bakker is a real family business that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015.
In October 1945 Henny and Willem Bakker took over hotel Het Wapen van Gelderland from the Jansen family at this location. Willem Bakker was nicknamed ʻHaantjes-Willemʼ ‘because of the roosters he successfully served. And this Burgundian delicacy is still on the menu during the winter. After the takeover, the hotel was soon popularly known as “Bakker”, simply after the family.
Klaas and Loke Bakker took over the business more than forty years ago and now the third generation is at the helm: daughter Liesbeth and her husband Jeroen Geubels. The timeless, pleasant and homely atmosphere of Bakker in Vorden remains, as well as the Achterhoek hospitality. Liesbeth: “It has always been that way and it will always be that way.”