Van der Valk's history
In 1939 began Martien and Rie van der Valk opened a restaurant in Voorschoten together. With hard work and a welcoming, homely approach their own business was a success.
In the years after the Second World War they built a number of restaurants with their 11 children.
Even today, the vision of hospitality of Martien and Rie is the basis of the successful "Van der Valk formula". Their attitude and entrepreneurial spirit is an example for younger generations of "Valks".
Meanwhile the company of their grandchildren and great grandchildren developed into the largest hospitality company in the Netherlands with 59 branches and another 25 hotels in countries around the world.
In November 2010, the book was published "Van der Valk, the turbulent history of a Dutch Hospitality Family" which expresses the historical background of the family.