Pension (Dutch)



  • pension


boarding house (Juridisch-Economisch Lexicon, Aart van den End)
‘A private house providing food and lodging for paying guests.’ (
guest house
‘A private house offering accommodation to paying guests.’ (
bed and breakfast (B&B)
1. Sleeping accommodation for a night and a meal in the morning, provided in guest houses and hotels.
1.1 A guest house
• ‘A small hotel or boarding house in France and other European countries.’ (
• ‘niet in Engelstalige landen’ (Van Dale)
• ‘A pension is a type of guest house or boarding house. This term is typically used in Continental European countries, in areas of North Africa and the Middle East that formerly had large European expatriate populations, and in some parts of South America such as Brazil and Paraguay. Pensions can also be found in South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines.’ (

Examples of usage

  • het verlenen van pension = providing board and lodging

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