Farming well with FarmCamps

FarmCamps seeks farmer!

What is FarmCamps

FarmCamps is a successful farm holiday formula that has been operating in the Netherlands for 10 years. By now, 21 farms have joined us. We offer families an unforgettable, natural and educational holiday on a working farm. Our guests stay in one of our 351 luxury tents and during their stay, children and their parents playfully learn all about life on the farm.

This form of extended farming not only offers financial opportunities for farmers, but together we also increase social respect for living, working and life on the farm. And that is much needed, because nowadays children hardly know where their food comes from!

On this page you can read more about our way of working together and the possibilities.

Why FarmCamps?

What do we offer our partners?

FarmCamps contributes to strengthening and preserving the farm business and offers agricultural entrepreneurs the prospect of redevelopment and yield enhancement.

We offer farmers the opportunity for income growth through an attractive revenue model. Even if you already have an existing farm campsite, we offer guaranteed yield enhancement.

We stand for honest, respectful, pleasant and profitable cooperation. Together, we are capable of more than each on our own.

The Collaboration

We enter into long-term cooperation with our partners. As both parties do not take any chances when entering into such a connection overnight, a number of steps are taken.

After an initial introductory meeting, we will have several additional conversations about your growth opportunities with FarmCamps. Together with you, we map out whether your farm is suitable, which adjustments need to be made, we examine the licensing procedure to be followed and make a prognosis of your income and investments.

If the previous step shows that both parties like the idea of cooperation and consider it promising, we will draw up a tailor-made cooperation plan. In this plan we determine what needs to be done to start a FarmCamps location on your property and make you a concrete proposal to join FarmCamps.

Upon acceptance of the cooperation plan, we will enter into a cooperation agreement for 5 years. The agreement can then be renewed for a term of 5 years each time. The agreement sets out all rights and obligations of both parties.

If we enter into cooperation with each other, the cooperation plan will also include a schedule for the work on your farm to realise a FarmCamps location. From the moment of signing until realisation, we take into account a period of 3 to 6 months. Of course, our support does not stop there, and we will help you run your FarmCamps location every season.

Are you FarmCamper material?

Is FarmCamps something for you? The FarmCamps checklist contains the most important ingredients for a perfect FarmCamp. So you can easily discover whether the FarmCamps formula suits you.

Experiences of our farmers

Op Flakkee - Huibert and Annet

“We have been affiliated with FarmCamps since 2017. For us it is a nice addition to our dairy farm; first of all, we are farmers and we like to give guests something to share about our farm and the sector, besides that it is financially strengthening our business.

The great thing about the cooperation with FarmCamps is that they take care of all the booking and aftercare issues. Moreover, the atmosphere together is relaxed and the lines are short. That works well.

We enjoy having guests who say they had a fantastic stay with us and often come back! Of course you have to put in the time, but with some experience this time can be planned well. The interaction with guests is great fun and enriching; during milking and on the farmyard, I hear the most beautiful accents and stories!

People have great respect for farmers and marvel at the world behind their glass of milk. Children often don’t want to leave the farmyard at all and forget iPad and TV; in reviews you read back how much fun they often had.”

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Fleur Stables - Jan and Saskia

“FarmCamps is a very nice concept, I think it is definitely worth joining this 10 years ago. It also provides good side income for us! We are now FarmCampers for the 10th season and achieve a good return, also considering the number of hours we put in during peak season with the two of us. Because of FarmCamps, many different people come to the farmyard than usual, which makes for great conversations and is hearty fun!

We even have many returning guests, some children get into the car crying after their holiday because they don’t want to go home yet and will miss their pony so much. That says enough anyway!”

Advice from farmer Jan:

“If you have become curious about the concept I would say, go and visit one of the farmers affiliated with FarmCamps. Then you will really get a good impression of what it is like to be a FarmCamper. At the office, they will be happy to help you make an appointment for this.”

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De Kamperhoek - Huub and Martine

“FarmCamps de Kamperhoek gave a ‘go’ back in 2013 and started the partnership. We were immediately excited when we saw the beautiful glamping tents.

FarmCamps is something you do together. Both the FarmCamps team, and the farm family do their utmost to make the guests happy. 1+1 should be 3, then you do it right. The guests require a lot of attention, but it’s also oh so much fun! Despite the hustle and bustle, you have a holiday feeling on your own farm!

In our opinion, if you also want to start FarmCamps, priority 1 is that you like dealing with people and certainly like dealing with children and can make them feel very welcome on your farm and teach them something in the process.”

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5 reasons to start with FarmCamps

Contact

Are you interested in the FarmCamps formula and do you fit the profile we are looking for? Then be sure to contact us. You can do so by phone during office hours on 088 – 888 9188 or send an email to saskia@farmcamps.nl.

You can also leave your details on our contact form below. We will then contact you as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Do you have a question? You can always email us.

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