For horse and beach lovers the world over, FarmCamps Fleur Stables is the ideal place for you! Situated in the Noord-Holland province, this equine livery is home to over 50 horses and ponies and is located only 10 km from the famous Dutch seaside resort of Callantsoog.
Your mini-farmers will be busy all day here watching and taking care of the ponies, sheep, goats and bunnies. Or they’ll be off on tractor rides with Farmer Jan who’s the leader of the pack here and loves to find fun things for all the family to do.
Kids who always wanted to try riding a pony can get a pony diploma here. In just a few short lessons by instructor Thirza they’ll learn the basics of equine care and begin to learn how to ride a pony. At the end of your holiday they will proudly show you all that they have learnt. If your mini-farmer is already an experienced rider, then you can even book your own pony to take care of during your holiday.
Don’t want to be busy with horses all day? In front of the door is a large ditch where you can enjoy fishing or sailing in farmer Jan’s motorboat or rowing boat.
Experience extraordinary wilderness deep in the heart of the Dutch bulb growing region and surrounded by open meadows and dykes. The beach is a short 10 km away and did you know that together with Texel, this area has the most amount of sunshine in The Netherlands?
At FarmCamps Fleur Stables you can choose from one of our 8 luxury, fully equipped Safari Tents including a private toilet. Showers are in the nearby heated bathing facilities. Or choose for the luxury Ranch Tents, with your own private Hay Hay Bath trailer!
This Farm Camps farm is located on a quiet road along a beautiful canal which you can swim in or sail along. Around the farm, you’ll gaze at the cows and sheep grazing or watch Farmer Jan plough and mow his fields on his tractor.
The luxurious tents are divided over two separate fields. The 8 luxurious Safari Tents are nicely pitched on a small stretch of field with lots of trees and bushes bordering a ditch, more commonly recognised as a small farmer’s waterway (fenced off hence child safe).
On the other side of this ‘ditch’ is the field with 6 luxurious Ranch Tents. These tents are pitched a great distance from each other creating both privacy and space for the Hay Hay Bath trailer next to each tent. This farm also has 4 emplacements available for private campers.
No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. Farmer Jan, farmer’s wife Saskia and their team takes this very personally! This farm is crazy about horses and they are happy to share their vast knowledge of these beautiful animals and of course you can always get stuck in with taking care of the horses and ponies on site. Naturally, you can also take a ride or two during your stay on one of the lovely ponies.
Farmer Jan will also show you how to take care of his sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens. Or you can get creative with Farmer Saskia and decorate your own horseshoe.
If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Here you can build huts in the Hay barn, jump around on the trampolines, mess around with water at the water pump and there is also a great sand pit for building sand castles. Or why not join your new farm friends for a spot of canoeing? Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!
During check-in all children are offered a Farmer’s Passport from FarmCamps. These are loaded with fun and educational activities which they can do independently or together with their farmer. 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!
During your stay Farmer Jan will show you the ropes with a guided tour of the farm. He will share with you the pleasure they get from working the land and caring for their horses.
Experience this unique chance to go where only farmers dare to go and soak up the special stories they´ll share with you about the farm they love and care for.
Together with farmer’s wife Saskia you get creative to pimp a horseshoe. Do you also have a nice keepsake for your home? If you hang the horseshoe on the wall at home, it even brings good luck!
On the farm it is also possible to improve your skills. Thirza, the daughter of the house, provides private lessons, also for adults by the way. The private lessons can only be booked on site, subject to availability.
Mini-farmers who always wanted to try riding a pony can get a pony diploma here. In just a few lessons you’ll learn the basics of equine care and begin to learn how to ride a pony. Each lesson includes riding time in the indoor or outdoor school. At the end of your holiday you will receive your diploma, a fun gift and of course you will take home a wonderful experience.
Children from 6 years old may take part.
Weekend: 2 lessons of ca. 1,5 á 2 hours
Mid-week: 3 lessons of ca. 1,5 á 2 hours
Always wanted your own pony? Well, here you can! Together with one hour lesson each day, you will also be responsible for your ‘own’ pony during your stay. You will take care of your pony, including brushing, feeding, mucking out the stable and putting your pony out to pasture. It is vital you already have riding experience for this and you should be 9 years or older.
€90 for a weekend / €110 for a mid-week / €200 for a whole week.
Would you like to take one of our cute ponies out for a walk? You can! Whilst a parent holds the reins you ride your pony around the campsite, the path through the meadow or in the arena.
Twice a week on wednesday and saturday Farmer Jan also organizes cozy pizza evenings . Yummy!
There are beautiful waterways to discover nearby the farm. Farmer Jan can rent you a cool ‘Vlet’ motorboat of steal. Or you can user a traditional rowing boat for free. Make the tour extra special and book a delicious picnic basket (€ 8,- per Adult). Canoes are also available. Naturally life vests are included.
Stand-Up-Paddling, also called SUP, are floating boards on the water where you advance by means of a paddle. At the farm you can rent SUPs to paddle on the Goot near the farm.
The canal opposite the farm offers excellent fishing for enthusiasts. There is also a fishing pier to sit on and enjoy. So don’t forget your fishing rod and fishing license. Fishing rods are often for sale in the shop on the farm.
Looking for ultimate relaxation? Well look no further because farmer’s wife Saskia 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, Saskia and Jan will organize this for you. And of course there is always the small on-site farm shop where you can pick up your basics and a few treats, together with ordering fresh bread – now that’s handy!
No one likes going home with a bag of dirty washing, so we recommend you order the towel bundle and rent some genuine FarmCamp overalls for the kids. Your mini-farmers will not only look great but their clothes will not 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.
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.
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.
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 towels. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!
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!
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, right?
But if you do want to discover the local environment in the North-Holland province then we recommend a trip to Wadden Sea or the IJsselmeer. Seal watching or a day trip to Texel are also great choices and don’t forget – if you bring your own horse – then why not go for a hack along one of the wonderful nearby beaches?
Callantsoog is the well-known seaside resort to the north of the North-Holland province. Here you will find beautiful sandy beaches, cozy beach bars and a delightful village, all less than 10km from the farm. The charming coastal towns of Schoorl and Bergen aan Zee can be reached within half an hour.
Adjacent to the farm runs a small canal where you can fish or sail. You can rent canoes, rowing boats and motor boats from Farmer Jan. Do you feel like fishing? Don’t forget to bring your fishing license and fishing rod. Fishing rods are often for sale in the shop on the farm.
Deep in a beautiful forest near Den Helder you can explore the tree tops at this climbing paradise. The challenging obstacles range between 4 to 8 meters high and there are four different trails to conquer. This climbing park is suitable for everyone over 1 meter 20 centimeters tall.
Located in St Maartenszee kids can have both indoor and outdoor fun including pedal boats, go-karts, trampolines, a pirate ship, cable car, toboggan run and much more!
Only 5km from the farm and you can discover the unique animal farm on the Hoenderdeall estate. Retired circus lions, brown bears rescued from Bulgaria, free roaming ring-tailed lemurs on Monkey Island and fallow dear darting through the woods! You’ll find it all on Hoenderdaell Estate, one of the most kind-natured animal parks in The Netherlands.
Near the farm are two riding stables where you can take fantastic rides on the beach or in the full moon.
Take the 2.5 hour boat trip across the Wadden Sea (leaving from Den Oever) to spot a few seals in their natural environment. You can also take a walk along the mudflats on an organized tour leaving from Hyppolytushoef – bring wellies!
Nowhere in The Netherlands can you find such a wide variety of sea creatures living together. With 43 different aquariums you will have an unforgettable day where you may even get to touch a stingray at ‘Roggenrots’! Located right next to the beach at Bergen aan Zee you can relax afterwards at the seaside.
Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon and visit this exciting fortress in Den Helder. You can learn all about the local history of this fort and the Dutch water lines – a series of water-based defenses. The fortress also has a sea aquarium.
The Reddingsmuseum or ‘Rescue Museum’ in Den Helder introduces you to all there is to know about Dutch sea and water rescue. This exciting museum is very interactive too with plenty to see and do.
In the north of the North Holland province you can find hundreds of flower growers, including the famous Dutch tulip fields. Dutch pride in full bloom!