De Bosrand

Horse farm in Ellertshaar, Drenthe

Swimming in the forest next to the tent - now that's cool!

It was not only love at first sight for farmer Martijn and farmer’s wife Naduah when they met each other…… it was the same when they saw farm De Bosrand for the first time.

With the acquisition of the farm a few years ago, their shared dream came true. They were not only looking for a beautiful place to live with their little son Dayo and daughter Maya, but also wanted to share their love of animals with guests.

Not only are there lots of cute ponies living at De Bosrand, but there are also alpacas, donkeys, deer, cats, pigs and rabbits, so you will most definitely find a wild bunch of animals when you get here. Everything will be about taking care of and looking after the animals, which you’re welcome to join in. You can take the ponies, donkeys or alpacas for a stroll through the woods adjacent to the campsite. Or would you prefer a pony riding lesson or even your ‘own’ cuddle pony during your holiday? Will you come and help?

De Bosrand has a lot to offer those guests who like to keep active too. You can go supping on the water of a former “sand quarry” opposite the farm. Cyclists will love this area as the woods which are found directly opposite the farm, are perfect for exploring on a mountain bike. Or drive around on a bike or one of the spyder wheelz which you can hire on site.

Farmers Martijn, Naduah and there dog Rosalie warmly invite you to come and stay at their paradise.

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What a great choice!

100 meters from a forest lake!

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

Where do I sleep

This beautiful farm is located at the edge of a large, stunning forest. From your tent you can walk straight into the woods where you can take a refreshing dip in its beautiful lake.

At FarmCamps De Bosrand you can choose from one of our 14 luxury, fully equipped Safari Tents including a private toilet. Showers are in the nearby heated bathing facilities. Or you can treat yourself to a little extra luxury with one of our 6 fully equipped Lodge Tents including private bathrooms.

This FarmCamps farm is located on a quiet forest road and is surrounded by woods, meadows and fields. On this farm our luxury tents are spread over several fields.

On this farm, the luxury tents are spread across several fields. The 6 Lodgetents are all positioned with their backs to the woods, where the trees provide a nice cool breeze on hot days. They are spread across 3 fields where other guests come with their own camping equipment. Also nice of course :). If you would like more information about this, please contact us. The Safari tents overlook the animal pasture or the meadow where you can see the animals grazing.

The site also offers space for guests who wish to bring their own camping equipment. In the summer and spring breaks there are a maximum of 40 spots, which are spread over the different fields. This is a friendly farm with many visitors so there will be plenty of play-buddies for your mini-farmers!

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Luxury Safari Tents

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

Luxury Lodge Tents

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

Own Campsite

At FarmCamps De Bosrand there are also 40 camping spots for guests with their own camping equipment. More information can be found on the website of the farm itself.

Finding out is fun!

No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. And farmer Martijn and farmer’s wife Naduah personally take care of that. For example, you can help farmer Naduah take care of and feed all the animals on the farm every day. Even the ponies love to be brushed and cuddled. If you love animals, this is the place to be.

If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Go-karting, playing hide and seek in the woods, go wander in the corn maze, swimming at the forest lake, making sand tarts in de sand pit or go with your new farm friends to build a hut in Hay barn. Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!

In the old cow shed, the play barn, there is a cool chill-out area with a table tennis table, air hockey and a football table. You will also find a library and a reading corner here. There is something for every age on this versatile farm.

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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.

When their work is done they will graduate with their own farmhand diploma!

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Farm Tours

During each stay the farmers Martijn and Naduah give a guided tour of the farm, otherwise known as, “Tour de Boer”. You get to know your way around, become acquainted with the animals they keep and learn about all there is to do during your stay.

This way you get to know all about the farm and hear unique and special stories about the animals that live there.

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Meet & Greet with the animals

A real meet & greet with all animals that live on the farm. Together with farmer Naduah you can visit all of the animals every day, to feed and pamper them. At the same time farmer Naduah will tell you all the ins and outs of the animals that live here.

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Many sweet ponies live at De Bosrand. Of course, they like to be brushed and cuddled. Naturally, you can help with this. There is a large paddock and cleaning area where you can admire all the ponies. Check the activity board to see when the pony activities take place.

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Rent your own Cuddle Pony

Don’t you want or can’t you ride a pony yet, but do you like to have your ‘own’ pony? Then rent a cuddle pony during your holiday. You will then get your “own” sweet shetlander that you can take care of, brush, of course cuddle a lot and go for a daily walk in the yard. Please note: the cuddle ponies cannot be ridden.

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Pony walk

Parents can take their children out for a ride on one of our ponies through the adjacent Drente-province forest. Riding experience is not required and you will be given information about the forest so you get to do it alone. Children from the age of 3 onwards are allowed to ride the ponies whilst parents are walking next to them holding the reins.

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SUP on the forest lake

Stand-Up-Paddling, also known as SUP, are floating boards on the water where you move forward by means of a paddle. At the farm, you can rent SUPs to go paddling on the forest lake 100 metres away.

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Riding lessons

Do you love ponies and would you like to ride one of our sweet ponies?

Instructor Lisanne takes you through everything that comes with driving. From getting the sweet ponies out of the meadow, brushing, saddle up and of course great riding. A pony lesson takes about 50 minutes.

Do you want to book the pony riding lesson in advance? Then take a look at the website of De Bosrand itself.

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Alpaca walk

The alpacas of De Bosrand can’t wait to walk with our guests through the forest around the farm and secretly snack on each leaf. 

The walk takes about 1 hour. Children under the age of 12 always accompany an alpaca together with an adult.

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Corn Maze

A cool corn maze can be found at FarmCamps De Bosrand from the beginning of July until the end of October. For the little ones there is a special children’s maze, looking for a bit more excitement? Then get lost in the large maze of over 2 hectares!

FarmCamps guests have unlimited access to the maze after paying once.

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Pony Hack

If there is enough interest then as a child you can make an fun outdoor pony hack through the forest, accompanied by instructor Lisanne. Look for more information and times on the activity bord. You can also book in advance on the website of De Bosrand itself.

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Practical & delicious

Looking for ultimate relaxation? Your breakfast will be delivered to your tent by farmer Naduah. And if you fancy an evening BBQ, you don’t need to leave the farmyard for that either. Farmer Naduah will take care of it all for you!

The small farm shop on the premises sells several basic groceries and delicacies. You can also order your daily fresh bread from the bakery here. You can enjoy a drink, ice cream or a bite to eat on the terrace. Isn’t that handy?

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. Then their clothes won’t get so dirty either!

You can order all your extras at the point of booking, but if you are not sure yet don’t worry, you can also order them 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.

Every morning you can also use the bread service. You can order the bread a day in advance in the farm shop.

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A farmers market BBQ

Treat yourself to a tasty farmers BBQ including local artisan meats, salads, bread and sauces and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a treat for the kids. The barbecue (charcoal or gas) is included in the price.

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Pizza or fries evening

Farmer Martijn and farmer’s wife Naduah regularly organize cozy pizza or chips evenings (1x per midweek and 1x per weekend). Yummy! Check the activity board for the exact date during your stay.

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Baby bundles

No need to lug around your own baby gear! This package includes a baby bed, high chair and a changing mat. Don’t forget to bring your baby’s own bed linen though.

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FarmCamp Mini-Farmers Overalls

Not only will your mini-farmers look very cool in these red overalls but you’ll be sure their clothes don’t get ruined!

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Towel bundles

Includes 1 x large and 1 x small, thick white towel. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!

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A welcoming bed

For € 5.50 per bed we’ll make sure your beds are ready and waiting for you. Fall into them as soon as you arrive and let the relaxation begin! The coffee lovers bundle

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Not a moment’s boredom!

Watching other families enjoy themselves here shows us how few leave the farm since there is so much to see and do. Here the kids are in their element and don’t have time to get bored! That´s why the parents are having a great time too.

But if you do want to discover the local environment and what Drenthe has to offer then don’t forget that you can go for a walk in the forest to hunt and gather wood for the campfire right on your tent’s doorstep! De Bosrand is located in the heart of Drenthe with nearby attractions like Hunebedcentrum, Boomkroonpad and Kabouterland

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Forest lake swimming

With direct access to a forest lake less than 100 meters from the tent this is a wonderful past time for outdoor swimming, paddling and lounging by the lakeside.

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Hunzedal swimming pool

Situated in Borger, just a few kilometers away is the Hunzedal swimming pool offering a tropical indoor swimming experience with a large water slide, a paddling pool, whirlpool and an outdoor swimming pool too.

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Want more indoor swimming fun? Then you should head off to Emmen where you’ll find the Aquarena swimming and wave pool, including an 80 meter long water slide, white water creek, Splash Island for the kids and a whirlpool for mum and dad.

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Kabouterland Exloo



At 13km from the farm, in the heart of the Drenthe village of Exloo is Kabouterland; a fun day out full of gnomes, trolls, animals and plenty of indoor and outdoor playgrounds.

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Attractiepark Drouwenerzand Drenthe


Theme park Drouwenerzand

The cheapest theme park in The Netherlands with well over 30 attractions located less than 10km from the farm!

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Plopsa Indoor Coevorden

Studio 100 is a Belgian company that produces popular children’s television series. For true fans of their loveable heroes then it doesn’t get any better than a visit to ‘Plopsaland’ in Coevorden. This 30km drive will end with radiant smiles and cheers of joy on this fun day out with the family.

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The Boomkroonpad state forest in Drouwen (10km) offers beautiful forest trails, a treetop walkway, playgrounds & a lookout tower.

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Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen


Wildlands Adventure Zoo

The most beautiful zoo in The Netherlands can be found in Emmen, only 25km from the farm. Here the animals are arranged according to the continents of the earth. Every ‘continent’ in the zoo, from Asia to Europe, represents the plants and animal species of that area. A walk through the park is a fun and educational trip around the world.

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Hunnebedcentrum Borger


Hunebedcentrum Borger

Pull on your bearskin and take a pre-historic trip back in time to when the first settlers arrived in Drenthe. Borger, where Hunebedcentrum is situated, is less than 10km from the farm and offers a wide variety of educational activities and outdoor fun, including a large selection of pre-historic dolmens.

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Museumdorp Orvelte


Museumvillage Orvelte

Orvelte is one of the most beautiful villages in Drenthe and presents itself as an outdoor museum. In this lively village you will experience history firsthand including beautiful Saxon farms and live demonstrations of ancient crafts.

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Open air museum Ellert & Brammert

Step back in time at the open air museum ‘Ellert & Brammert “Schoonoord”! A short 7km from the farm, this museum lets you relive the olden days in south east Drenthe. Legend has it that the giants Ellert and Brammert used to raid the surrounding area but now they thankfully stand at the entrance of the museum.

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Memorial Centre Westerbork