About Us

Maarten and Nelly Schuurmans

Maarten and Nelly visited Nova Scotia a couple of times and that’s when they fell in love with the country and the people. They both’ agreed that they wanted to do something completely different and having a B&B with a tearoom has always been a wish of them.
So in August 2006 they emigrated from the Netherlands to Nova Scotia to take over the Organery Bed & Breakfast from a former Dutchman.

Maarten is the son of a Dutch baker and worked as a civil engineer for twenty years. During his study he helped his father in the bakery. Now more then twenty years later he goes back to his roots making bread and pastry for his guests to enjoy.

Nelly, the daughter of a Dutch father and a Hungarian mother, is Maarten’s high school sweetheart. First helping in the same bakery, than working in a pharmacy for a couple of years to start working at the same contractor as her husband Maarten after they got married.

Together they like walking with their Labrador retriever Dico ( † May 2014), are active in sports and enjoy fine cuisine and baking pastry.
Nelly also seeks time to work on her crafts, creating mystery puppets made of clay and Maarten loves working in the garden, trying to create an area where people can enjoy sitting outside the house.

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