1790

Gerrit Hendrik Nijenhuis dropped his eye on a unspoiled piece of land. Or at least he manages to use the piece of land and build a house on it: Het Onland.

1793

Gerrit Hendrik marries Gerritjen Jansen at the age of 29. He earned his living as a peasant farmer, day laborer and…. innkeeper.

1826

Construction of the Rijksstraatweg Doesburg-Doetinchem-Terborg.

1833

Son Antonij Nijenhuis (2nd generation) takes over the inn after the death of his mother Gerritjen.

1847

The Rijkstraatweg was somewhat paved and connected to the national main road network. Only in 1920 the road was paved with pavers.

1871

Theodorus (3rd generation) sets up the inn after the death of his father.

 
 

1881

Introduction of the Drinking Act. A total of sixteen châteaux from Ambt-Doetinchem applied for a permit. Mr. L. Welling of the three rooms of the same name "from the house" had been furnished as an inn. He donated 1,304 liters of spirits annually. That was quite a difference with Het Onland: 475 liters of drinks were consumed in the two rooms in the front house each year.

1885

Opening of the GOLS rail link Zevenaar-Winterswijk with a stop in Gaanderen-Oossel.

1887

Cousin Grades Antonius (4th generation) comes to live on Het Onland. Theodorus and his wife Elisabeth had no children and cousin Grades eventually takes over the inn, but also runs the diligence (stage coach).

1903

Antonius ran the inn together with a pigfarm, among other things, according to an advertisement in the Graafschapbode of January 23, 1904.

1928

Son Johannes Bernardus (5th generation) marries Berendina Maria Elberts. Together they put more emphasis on farming.

1930

Grades Antonius celebrates his 50-year anniversary at the Catholic choir in Gaanderen.

 
 

1933

Grades Antonius died at the age of 83.

1940

Dutch soldiers were stationed at Het Onland during the mobilization period.

1944

At the beginning of September 1944, large groups of the Waffen-SS arrived in Zelhem. Different units were divided between Halle-Nijman, Kruisberg, Slangenburg, the Zand, the Kappenbulten and Het Onland.

1955

Mr and Mrs Nijenhuis buy the farm from Hermanna Passman, landlord of Slangeburg.

1957

Johannes Bernardus dies at the age of 64. His wife Dina takes a dynamic approach to matters: she had the daele converted into a party room.

1965

175th anniversary is celebrated in style.

 
 

1968

Dance evenings, pop music ... but also a typical café-restaurant where guests could go for a nice drink and a good pancake. As described by a journalist from the Graafschapbode in 1968 ...

1978

Last dance evening.

1979

Son Willy (sixth generation) takes over Het Onland.

1980

The inn is largely destroyed by a major fire.

1981

Under great interest the mayor Havermans will officially reopen the inn on 19 May.

1990

Celebration of the 200th anniversary.

 
 

1996

Wilfried Nijenhuis (7th generation) takes over the inn.

2015

225th anniversary. Book has been published.

2016

Purveyor to the royal household

Ook wij zijn gesloten i.v.m. coronavirus

Op zondag 15 maart werd het opeens haarfijn duidelijk: álle Nederlandse horeca moest de deuren gaan sluiten. Zo ook Het Onland. De corona-crisis houdt ons allemaal in z’n greep en wij leven mee met alle getroffenen.

Vanwege het coronavirus sluiten wij vooralsnog t/m 28 april de deuren. De gezondheid van ons personeel en onze gasten staan voorop. Heeft u binnenkort een reservering? Wij nemen zo spoedig mogelijk contact met u op om uw reservering te verzetten, of indien gewenst kosteloos te annuleren. Ook de Paasbrunch zal dit jaar geen doorgang vinden.

We willen niets liever dan snel weer samen genieten van heerlijk eten en drinken en hopen u in goede gezondheid weer terug te zien na deze periode. Tot die tijd houden wij ons aan de richtlijnen van het RIVM en houden wij u via deze website en onze sociale media op de hoogte.

Mocht u vragen hebben, dan kunt u altijd contact met ons opnemen via: info@hetonland.nl

Zorg goed voor elkaar, eet gezond en hopelijk tot snel.
Het team van Het Onland