De Verloren Kost

Livery yard in Gulpen, Zuid-Limburg

De Verloren Kost... our ‘highlight’ in the heart of South Limburg

Contrary to the rest of Holland, South Limburg boasts beautiful rolling hills where you can almost forget you are in The Netherlands.

Nestled between the valleys surrounding Gulpen lies FarmCamps De Verloren Kost. The meandering drive up to the farm is as spectacular as the location itself.

It’s no wonder that Farmer Sherman and his wife Annemarie can think of no better place to live and work. Together with their family they took over the farm from Sherman’s parents and have never looked back.

Together, this farming family recently converted their old dairy farm into a fun, educational and friendly recreational spot where the ponies play the lead role. The cows have moved out and their four legged friends have moved in.

Annemarie runs this small-scale horse livery, teaches local kids how to ride and offers you the best Limburgse tart and ice creams while sitting in the sun on their outdoor terrace. Farmer Sherman is often out at work during the day but in the evening he pulls on his overalls and gets cracking on the farm – the work here never stops!

The farm offers something for everyone. Have fun with the ponies and help take care of the small animals. For real racing fans, there is a cool bicycle cross-country track and, of course, there are go-karts, trampolines and you can just play in the yard and in the adjoining forest. For the cuddlers among us, there is a large petting zoo and an alpaca pasture on the farm . Bet you won’t feel lost for a moment in this fantastic place!

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What a great choice!

Lovely horse riding in the hills!

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

Guests about De Verloren Kost

In 1 word great. It is a beautiful location in the beautiful Limburg hills. Very hospitable and helpful owners who are always happy to talk to you. Our children enjoyed the animals and the activities. The tents are very well cared for and spacious.

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Take a sneak peek at De Verloren Kost

Where do I sleep

At FarmCamps De Verloren Kost you are literally sleeping on a ‘higher level’. Nestled in the middle of the beautiful rolling hills of South Limburg, the luxury tents here are pitched on different levels.

You’ll lose yourself in the peace and tranquility here, no traffic; just pure nature, as you enjoy panoramic views of the local forests, fields and meadows all dotted with cows and horses.

At FarmCamps De Verloren Kost you can choose from 25 luxury Barn tents. In the Barn tent you will experience the true glamor of glamping; equipped with a private bathroom and bath tub, a large kitchen including a dishwasher and an Lavazza espresso machine and 6 heavenly beds (2 of which are in the Hay! Hay! Sleeping Loft). Outside you have your own BBQ, fireplace and hammock too; what more do you need to relax and enjoy life outdoors?

When you think of South Limburg, you think of the beautiful landscape of the hills. At FarmCamps De Verloren Kost, you stay in the real South Limburg. Amidst the hills, you feel as if you are abroad. The farm is located a few kilometres outside Gulpen, on a dead-end road just below the top of the Gulpener Berg. There is only one farmhouse on this road, after which the road ‘ends’ in the adjoining forest.

With just 25 luxury tents this farm will never be crowded so peace and tranquility amongst the horses and ponies is guaranteed. On this location, it is not possible to camp using your own equipment.

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Luxury Barn Tent

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

Luxury Barn Tent with Air conditioning ❄+☀

Luxury Barn Tent with Air conditioning and bathroom in the tent. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.

Luxury Barn Tent with Pellet stove

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

Finding out is fun!

Of course, your farming adventure is only complete when you also learn something on the farm. And farmer Sherman and farmer’s wife Annemarie personally take care of that. Here, everything revolves around the horses and ponies, which you can cuddle, groom and ride. But of course you can also help feed the sheep, Kunekune pigs, chickens, rabbits and ponies.

If you are more into playing, you will also find what you are looking for in this yard. There is a lovely playing field with football goals, you can build huts in the nearby forest, ride bikes on the real cycle track or mess around with sand. And of course there is a trampoline in the yard. For even more adventure, you can walk straight into the woods where the kids can romp around on the ‘lion pits’.

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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

Farmer’s wife Annemarie and farmer Sherman have devised a super cool treasure hunt for the whole farm! And when you have discovered everything on and about the farm, you can go for a pony ride as the icing on the cake.

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Decorating ponies with farmer Annemarie

Together with farmer Annemarie, the kids will do something fun. They will have fun decorating and grooming sweet ponies. They will of course finish with a pony parade!

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Horseshoe decorating or key ring making

From time to time, farmer Annemarie will also do some crafts with the children. For example, they will pimp a horseshoe or make a horse key ring with real horse hair. Costs and times are on the registration form at reception.

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Pony riding and lessons

During your holiday on the farm you can take advantage of one free pony ride. If you find you have the taste for it and want to learn more then why not join one of Farmer Annemarie’s riding lessons! Annemarie is a qualified instructor for both experienced and novice riders.

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Outdoor ride

If there is enough interest then Farmer Annemarie is delighted to take the group on a beautiful outdoor pony hack, including a special walk through the forest. Riding experience is not a pre-requisite for this activity. Pony hacks take about 1.5 hours and cost

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Alpaca walk

The alpacas of De Verloren Kost cannot wait to walk through the beautiful Limburg hills with our guests and secretly snack on every leaf.

The walk (guided) lasts about 1.5 hours and includes a tasty drink. You take turns walking (1 alpaca per 4 people) with the alpaca.

Reservations for the walk can be made via the activity folder on arrival at the farm.

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Feeding the animals

There are many animals living on the farm such as alpacas, chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits that of course all need to be fed. Farmer’s wife Annemarie can surely use your help!

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Campfire

There is nothing more delightful at the end of a fun day than sitting down together, watching the sun setting while your mini-farmers toast marshmallows.

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A stroll in the forest

Direct from the farm you can take a stroll into the forest for an enchanting afternoon walk, to play in the large sandpits or collect wood for the evening campfire.

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Playing

If you like to play, then you’re in the right place! You can play football here, build huts in the bushes, ride the go-karts or play with sand and do somersaults on the trampoline.

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Practical & delicious

Looking for ultimate relaxation? Well look no further because Farmer’s Wife Annemarie is up and about at the crack of dawn and happy to deliver breakfast to your tent! Or maybe you fancy an evening BBQ? Not to worry, Annemarie will organise this for you.

On the farm is a cosy, partly covered and heated, farm terrace where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with a piece of real Limburg flan, smoothie or milkshake or a delicious sandwich or pizza. And for the kids there is delicious fresh Italian ice cream.

Don’t feel like piles of laundry upon your return home? Then order the Towel Package and rent the one and only FarmCamps farmer’s overalls for the kids. They will look like a farmer and don’t get their clothes so dirty!

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. Breakfast is available on all days except Monday.

Every morning, except Mondays, you can also use the bread service. You can order the breadrolls a day in advance at the terrace of the farm.

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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-evening

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and even every day during the holidays, we light up the pizza oven and you can order delicious pizzas to eat in your tent. Saves you an evening of cooking yourself!

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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

What better way is there to soak up the beautiful landscape than to take a lovely bike ride from the farm. Luckily you can hire a range of bikes on the farm. There are bikes for adults, children’s bikes and even the popular Babboe box bike, perfect for packing everything in for a family trip to the beach.

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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.

The farm itself is situated on a unique location with panoramic views of hills, forests, cows, ponies and horses. The surrounding area of Gulpen has a lot to offer you too, even though tourist destinations such as Valkenburg, Maastricht and Aachen are less than half an hour away, you still feel like you are in no-man’s land.

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Mosaqua

Water

Mosaqua Tropical Swimming Pool

Enjoy a fun day out with the family at the Mosaqua tropical swimming pool. Take the plunge on all the water slides or relax and re-energize in the whirlpool or steam rooms. There is also a 25 meter pool which is heated to a balmy 30 degrees Celsius.

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Water

Kayaking on the Maas

Fancy exploring the local river Maas on kayak or canoe? Well now you can. Take a trip down to ‘Kajak Maasland’ where you can rent all kinds of kayaks and canoes – perfect for a day of adventure on the Maas.

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Playing

Leisure Dome

If you get caught out by bad weather then fear not. At the Leisure Dome you can pass hours of fun with ten pin bowling, laser games, glow in the dark golf and watching a movie. This indoor leisure center spreads over 2100m2 and has something for everyone.

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Nature

Vijlener Forest

There are several beautiful spots to take a stroll nearby the farm but one that is highly recommended by Farmers Sherman and Annemarie is the Vijlener Forest. Take a short 15 minute drive and enchant yourself with highland walks followed by a refuel at the Hijgend Hert restaurant.

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Nature

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