After we made a trip around the world we developed the idea of running a small hotel with a personal touch and where guests can also enjoy the freedom to do whatever they like. It was clear to us that it had to be in Spain. The culture, the people, the pace of living and the climate were important factors. We both have a good knowledge of the Spanish language.

After a couple of years working in the Netherlands and the birth of our son Folkert (2001) and our daughter Clementine (2003) we decided to give up our careers, Madeline as headhunter and Gerard in banking. In 2007 we bought El Molino Santisteban, an old watermill and a hotel in a beautiful location on the banks of the river El Río Grande in the heart of Andalucía. In 2009 we moved from the centre of Haarlem to the countryside of Andalucía.

Now we welcome guests from all over the world in our renovated hotel. We enjoy showing our guests around this beautiful region with its rich heritage!

We hope to see you soon at El Molino Santisteban!

Gerard Sieverts & Madeline Goedkoop