About us

We are Chris and Gea Smits. Our family consists of Stefan, Alex and Lysanne and of course our sweet little dog Yara, a Sheltie.

We had long wanted to start a Bed and Breakfast. After moving often in the Netherlands, we became the happy owners of the Dekema House in Franeker in 2020. A national monument where we have converted the part above the lingerie store into a Bed and Breakfast.

Hospitality is in our genes and we love meeting people and experiencing how beautiful Franeker is.

A report of our house has been made for the Dutch television program “Binnenste Buiten”. The link to the video can be found at the bottom of the internet page where you also find more information about us and our house.


Greetings and see You soon!

Gea Smits