Calf love at FarmCamps De Kalverliefde!
In the Limburgian town of Stramproy, situated against the border with Belgium, you will find the farm of farmer Johan and his wife Anna, who live here with their two teenage children Sem and Jasmijn and their farm dog Max. This lovely couple met each other at a mushroom farm when they were young and fell in love. Johan, the son of a dairy farmer, took teacher training but got drawn into the farm life. Anna, who is crazy about animals, was up for this too. They started with agriculture and horticulture and later they expanded the business with rosé veal calves and other animals.
All the corn that Johan cultivates is used for cattle-fodder and it is very well possible that carrots, peas, beans and salsifies in your cupboard originate from this farm! Not just a love for calves, but also for vegetables!
The rosé veal calves, who stay here from the age of 10 weeks up until they are 8 months old, are kept in the stable and are lovingly taken care of. Together with farmer’s wife Anna, you can help to queue up food for the calves and give out vitamins in the stable. Do you want to cuddle an adorable calf? There is a cuddle barn with several little calves who are waiting to be petted and fed. The other animals on the farm are crazy about nice food too! You will find nandus (a kind of ostrich, only smaller) on the farm, along with bunnies, geese, chickens, cats, kittens and alpacas. The cute cuddle alpaca Tommy can’t wait for you to come pet him!
When you are not busy cuddling or feeding animals, the farm is a great place to play. You can go crossing across the property in go-carts, jump on the trampoline or have a nice swing on the swing set. Or would you rather bake cakes in the mud kitchen, build huts in the forest or play a game of football with your new friends? As you can read, there is plenty to do at FarmCamps De Kalverliefde. Calf love may be temporary, but hopefully, we will enjoy this wonderful place in Limburg for a very long time.
What a great choice!
Enjoying nature on the border with Belgium!
This is what makes this farm so much fun!
Close to the border between the Netherlands and Belgium, the farm of Johan and his wife Anna is situated. The farm is surrounded by a beautiful environment. In a few minutes, you can walk to the Stamprooise Heide or the nature reserves Stamprooierbroek and Kempen-Broek. If you’re lucky, you will come across wild boars, Highlanders or a beaver, or spot lots of different kinds of birds and butterflies. By the way, did you know that this used to be an area with smugglers and that there were many secret smuggling routes? Isn’t that exciting!
At De Kalverliefde, you will be staying in one of our 10 luxury tents. They are situated in a large field with a view of the playing activities and can be reached over a paved path.
There are two types of tents to choose from. Will you go for the luxury Barntent with sleeping loft, kitchen with dishwasher and bathroom with toilet, bathtub and shower? Or do you prefer the luxury Farmtent with bunk bed and bathroom with toilet, sink and a lovely shower?
On this location, it is not possible to camp using your own equipment.
Luxury Barn tent with bathroom in the tent and air conditioning. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.
Luxury Farm tent with bathroom in the tent and air conditioning. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.
No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. And farmer Johan and farmer’s wife Anna personally take care of that. Together with the farmer or farmer’s wife, you can help move the feed or give vitamins to the calves. The small animals need to be fed too, of course, and Anna can really use your help with that!
If you are more into playing, you will also find what you are looking for in this yard. From swings to go-karts and sandpit to mud kitchen, you won’t run out of things to do here any time soon. Not to mention the forest next door where you can build lovely huts, fun guaranteed!
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.
During each stay, Farmers Johan and Anna give a Farmer’s tour around the yard.. They are very happy to tell you what it is they do, how they live and work and show you around the farm and its daily business.
Do you enjoy being creative? Then have some crafting fun with the farmer’s wife and make something beautiful!
Go out for a ride in a covered wagon and old-timer! You will be brought to restaurant Nieuw Vosseven in the covered wagon and will make your way back on foot to the farm via the old smuggling route while doing a puzzle tour with pictures.
This walking tour is 2,5 kilometres long.
Once a week, farmer Johan lights the campfire. This is a wonderful occasion for parents to have a chat while having a nice drink, while the kids roast marshmallows and gather wood for the fire.
If you like to play, this is the place to be! Here you can race around on the go-karts, build huts, jump on the trampoline, swing on the swings and make sand pies in the mud kitchen. You won’t run out of things to do!
Looking for ultimate relaxation? Your breakfast will be delivered to your tent by farmer’s wife Anna. And occasionally a pizza night is organised, check the activity board when.
Also, there is a small farm shop on the property where you can buy all kinds of basic provisions and nice snacks. How convenient!
Hate making your own bed? Then order the Farmer’s Bed Service and have your bed made.
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. This way they look just like a farmer and their clothes don’t get so dirty either!
You can order all these extras immediately while booking your stay, but it is also possible to arrange them on site. The exceptions to this are the breakfast service and the Farmer’s Bed Service, which can be booked up until 24 hours before arrival.
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. Breakfast can also be booked on site, at least 24 hours in advance..
Every week, provided there is enough interest, farmer Johan will light the pizza oven. You choose the pizza you want, and farmers Johan or Anna will slide it right into the oven.
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.
Not only will your mini-farmers look very cool in these red overalls but you’ll be sure their clothes don’t get ruined!
Includes 1 x large and 1 x small, thick white towel. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!
For € 6 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
We know from experience that you are unlikely to leave the farmyard. Simply because there is so much to do at FarmCamps De Kalverliefde and the kids won’t be bored for a minute. And then the parents have a good time too, right?
If you want to see the area nevertheless, Stamproy and its surroundings have plenty to offer. Because of its unique location on the border with Belgium, you can simply walk to our neighbouring country. When can you say that! With the Stamprooise Heide and the nature reserve Kempen-Broek just around the corner, there also is no lack of beautiful nature.
In English this is called the Iron Man Swimming Pool and it is located in Weert, about 20km from the farm. You don’t need to be an iron man to have a great time though! Here you’ll find a wave pool, water slides, a children’s pool, hot tubs and an outdoor pool to boot! There is also a super outdoor play area for your mini-farmers complete with mini-golf, water skiing and tree climbing too.
At Het Blauwe Meertje in Weert, you will find unusually blue water for the Netherlands. This is a swimming pond where you can have a wonderful swim, lay on the beach or relax on the lounge terrace.
Whether you come for the fast roller coasters, such as Troy, the splashing water attractions, such as the Backstroke, or because of the enchanting atmosphere, in Amusement Park Toverland everyone will experience a magical day out.
At this large indoor and outdoor playground in Weert, kids aged 0 to 12 can have fun in the toddler zone on the trampolines, slides and much more. Parents can enjoy a sandwich and a cup of coffee from the elaborate menu.
From the farm, you walk right into this nature reserve in Belgium. Here, you find 25000 hectares of nature where you can walk and come across all kinds of animals.
This farm is situated in the Stramprooise Heide, a nature reserve where plenty of animals roam. At the nature reserve, you also find the restaurant Nieuw Vosseven, where you can eat and have a drink after having a nice walk.
The village of Thorn is one of the most visited places in Limburg and is known as ‘the white village’ because of its white-washed brick houses in the center of town. For more than eight centuries it was the capital of a small principality and there is much to see and do here. It is a very attractive town, perfect for strolling through and enjoying an ice-cream or drink at one of its cafés.
The town of Weert is also known as ‘the gate of Limburg’. Go here for a day of shopping or the cool ‘street art tour’, before settling down at one of the cosy terraces you find in town.
The kids will never be bored at FarmCamps De Kalverliefde
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