First Leading Spa Resort in the Netherlands!


There is no better place in the land of windmills, tulips and bicycles to spend a perfect wellness holiday than here. The Netherlands’ oldest-established wellness and spa resort, the Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans, is located right next to the border with Germany.

Not only is it home to our thermal spa, with healing water from our own spring, but also a panoramic pool with views of the extensive private grounds. We also offer our guests a spacious sauna complex and a spa area providing diverse treatments. Our resort also offers three different restaurants, from haute cuisine in the Waters of the World restaurant, to delicious snacks from the SaunaLodge. In culinary terms we really do offer something to suit every taste.

After your day of pampering, you can rest your head in the adjoining hotel’s comfortable rooms. Guests’ wellbeing is paramount throughout the resort; we want everyone to feel at home.


You can simply float away and recharge your batteries in our thermal spa, with warm water (36 degrees) straight from our spring. The mineral-rich thermal water has a healing effect on your body and helps you recover from the stresses and strains of daily life.

Our sauna complex consists of the outside area, the sauna garden, and the indoor saunas. The sauna garden includes a wood-fired underground sauna. This is our hottest sauna, a must for real sauna lovers. The garden is also where you will find our new, panoramic pool, filled with healing water from our own hot spring, at a pleasantly warm 34°C. From it you have a superb view of the private grounds. The indoor sauna area offers a choice between the Finnish sauna, steam bath, infrared sauna and balneo therapy bath.

Enjoy top-to-toe pampering at “Body and Beauty”, offering a choice of full body massages and other body treatments, such as aromatherapy. The “Body and Beauty” team are dedicated to making you feel your best and ensuring that you relax completely.

The different treatments available in our spa area cover everything from hot stone massages to aromatherapy, so you can choose your favourite form of pampering.

The resort’s three restaurants are the perfect way to enjoy delicious, healthy dishes and your favourite cuisine during your wellness break. Each restaurant has its own atmosphere, menu and style of cuisine, so you can choose a different cuisine to suit your mood throughout your stay.

Our luxurious Waters of the World restaurant offers an excellent choice of the finest cuisine. Our head chef, Stefan Steinigeweg, and his team prepare the dishes using fresh, regional, seasonal produce, conjuring the most delicious menus using herbs from the hotel garden, searching for new creations that will tantalize your taste buds every season. We also cater for vegetarians/vegans and for guests with special dietary requirements and allergies. The name Waters of the World is not random, it refers to our spring and the restaurant contains a collection of 1,700 water bottles from around the world. Our restaurant also offers a special water menu, with a choice of 20 different mineral waters. Wine lovers are not forgotten either – our wine list offers a choice of 27 different vintages.

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