De Bonte Fries

Cattle farm in Slappeterp, Friesland

Are you a fan of Friesland?

Farmer Piet and farmer Marije had known each other for years, but the two did not notice each other. However, farmer Marije’s father thought otherwise, seeing in farmer Piet a very suitable partner for his daughter. He chatted a bit with farmer Piet, dropped his name a few times to daughter Marije and a seed was planted. Farmer Marije let herself be persuaded to go for a drink with farmer Piet once and what appeared. The two are completely different, but the spark struck. In fact, there are a few key similarities: they love people, animals, chatting, socialising and, above all, having fun. So a nice colourful couple and before they know it, farmer’s wife Marije is living with farmer Piet on the farm, they have a beautiful daughter Eva and suddenly there are ten luxury glamping tents in this dairy farmer’s yard.

The farm is located in Slappeterp, a small mound village less than 20 minutes’ drive from the Frisian coast, Harlingen and Leeuwarden. With all their cows, a whole lot of sheep and lambs, a good number of ‘wild’ breeding horses, (dwarf) goats, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, cats and chickens, it is a colourful mess here. It used to be mainly about the breeding horses here, at the peak there were even 500(!) on and around the farm. Farmer Pete has great stories about that, which you should definitely ask him about. Even today, there is still a large herd of wild Bonte and Friesian horses for breeding. Wonderful to watch!

There is plenty to do on this farm. So you can take a look in the milk pit or help the farmer or farmer’s wife feed the animals and clean the pens. Prefer brushing something else? Then you’ll be fine with farmer Marije and farmer Piet’s ponies, which need regular brushing and cuddling. If you want to go out for a bit longer with a pony, hire a walking pony and take a nice walk in the area together, or ride around in the outside arena. Or how about the sweet lambs you get to bottle feed and get very happy with your cuddles and stroking.

If you don’t feel like animals (weird, but possible 😉 ), you can have fun here on the go-karts, in the mud kitchen, on the trampoline, the air trampoline or in the sandpit, and in bad weather the kids can play in the stable. And don’t be surprised if the farmer and farmer’s wife also do some pretty crazy things on the farm. So suddenly you are pole-vaulting, building a hut, sliding down a belly-slide in good weather or riding along in a go-kart and tractor ride. It is all possible, as long as there is fun, and believe us, there will be fun at De Bonte Fries.

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What a great choice!

Enjoy the motley mess of animals

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

About De Bonte Fries

Our stay was mega fantastic! Huge hospitality, kindness and warmth from the farmer and farmer's wife! We immediately felt at home! Lots of fun activities to do on the farm, we left with heavy hearts because we really wanted to stay much longer! What a top experience at the Bonte Fries!!!!

Family Droeven

Where do I sleep

Surrounded by Frisian nature and tranquillity, FarmCamps De Bonte Fries is located. This farm offers green views for as far as you can see, interspersed with canals flowing through the farmland. On a clear night, you can also do some great stargazing here. If that is not enjoyment…

At De Bonte Fries, you can choose from 6 luxury Barntents and 4 luxury Lodgetents to spend your glamping holiday in. The Lodgetents have their own toilet and bathroom with hot shower and the fun HooiHuys. The Barntents a private toilet and a bathtub in the bathroom! You will also find the Hay Hay sleeping loft in this tent.

The 10 luxury tents are on a large field, which is partly divided by a canal flowing into the land. The field is fenced with a 1-metre high fence, so you don’t have to worry about safety for the kids.

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Luxury Lodge Tent

Luxury Lodge Tent with private bathroom. Spaciously furnished with, among other things, a cosy living space.

Luxury Barn Tent

Luxury Barn Tent with bathroom in the tent. Spaciously furnished with, among other things, a cosy living space.

Finding out is fun!

No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. And farmer Piet and farmer’s wife Marije personally make sure of that. So you can help the farmer or farmer’s wife look after and feed the animals on the farm every day. There is also plenty of room to go crazy on the farm like building cool huts or pole vaulting.

If the kids are more into playing, the farm is the right place for them! When the weather is nice, they can play in the sandpit and make sand cakes in the mud kitchen. You can also play in the barn in bad weather. Fun guaranteed at De Bonte Fries!

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Farmer’s Passport

At check-in, children will receive FarmCamps’ Farmers Passport. This contains fun and educational assignments. Your mini-farmers can discover and experience real life on a farm. For each completed task they will receive a stamp in their Farmer’s Passport.

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Farm Tour

Upon arrival at the farm, you will be given a guided tour so you can explore the farm and learn all about it.

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Getting creative with farmer Marije

Together with farmer Marije and the other kids you will get creative. For example, you can decorate a horseshoe or make an insect hotel or another nice souvenir to take home!

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Walking pony

Go on an outdoor ride with one of the walking ponies. Together with your parents and the other kids, you will walk a one-hour route together under supervision.

A short half-hour route is also available for kids under 6. The cost for this is €15.

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Ride along on the pony cart

Go for a ride along on the pony cart. Three children can participate at a time.

Note: this can only be done by appointment, check with the farmer(s) on arrival.

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Snuggle up together by the campfire. Of course, there are marshmallows to roast which you can then enjoy sticking between two biscuits, yummie!

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Visit to the milk parlour

If you are on a dairy farm, you must have seen the milking pit too! The farmer will gladly take you into the milking pit and show you how the cows are milked.

Since not everyone fits in the milking pit at the same time, there is a sign-up list so that everyone gets their turn.

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Evening walk at sunset

Farmer Marije and farmer Piet enjoy an evening walk through the meadows, over the bridges, past the cows, sheep and wild horses. Add to that a beautiful sunset and great stories from farmer Piet, it couldn’t be better!

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Pampering ponies

The ponies at the farm like to be brushed and cuddled. Something you are only too happy to do!

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Outdoor riding arena

The farm has a real outdoor riding arena for pony riding. Farmer Marije regularly organises fun games with the ponies in the outdoor arena.

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Herb and pick-your-own garden

In our picking garden, you can pick free flowers for your mother, grandmother or, of course, for farmer Marije. In the herb garden grow all kinds of delicious herbs that you may pick to cook delicious evening meals with.

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Getting crazy

Fierljeppen, stilt walking, building huts, making a belly slide or a go-kart and tractor parade, nothing is too crazy at this farm!

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Practical & delicious

Looking for ultimate relaxation? A breakfast delivered to your tent, a towel pack waiting for you on arrival or coveralls to prevent your washing machine from working overtime when you get home.

The farm also has a pantry where you can buy some basic foods and treats. And every day, farmer Marije delivers fresh rolls on request. Handy right?

No one likes going home with a bag of dirty washing, Then order the Towel Pack and rent the one and only FarmCamps farmer’s overall for the kids. That way they look just like the farmer and their clothes don’t get so dirty either! Is the smallest one coming along for the ride? Then book the baby package as well, so you don’t have to lug all those baby things around.

You can order all these extras directly during booking. But of course, you can still arrange it on the spot.

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Breakfast in Tent!

A deliciously fresh farmers breakfast delivered to your tent including fresh bread, milk, juice, yoghurt, eggs (you cook these to your own liking) and of course a variety of condiments. NOTE: Breakfast in tent is only available on Saturdays.

You can also use the sandwich service on Saturdays and Sundays. You can order the sandwiches from the farm shop a day in advance.

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Pancake lunch