Kooij Hoeve

Dairy farm in Abbenbroek, South Holland

A great choice, cow-watching at FarmCamps Kooij Hoeve

It was love at first sight when farmer Wouter van der Kooij and Joëlle met at a barn party at New Year’s Eve 2006. Now these childhood sweethearts have been living together for quite a few years with their sons Berrie and Bas and (in-law) parents farmer Saskia and farmer Arie on their tidy dairy farm Kooij Hoeve. With dog Lou and cats Lemon and Apple, it is a cosy animal mess!

Wouter is third-generation farmer on this farm and was brought up on dairy farming. But farmer Wouter’s love of cows goes a step further. You can safely call it his passion to breed beautiful cows. He beams with pride when he talks about his beautiful cows. The Kooij Hoeve’s cows regularly win prizes at the breeding days. Top cow of the herd is Rika 349, from head to udder an excellent cow!

Grandma Saskia and Grandpa Arie are also very busy on the farm. Grandma lovingly feeds and cares for the calves and small animals on the farm and makes sure the yard and garden look like a jewel in the crown.

Grandpa does all kinds of jobs on the farm and is busy all day. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because (grand)sons Berrie and Bas also love life on the farm. Berrie loves helping daddy feed the cows and Bas loves cuddling the sweet calves on the farm.

There is plenty to do and discover on this farm. You can take a look at farmer Wouter and farmer Arie in the milk pit or help farmer Saskia look after and feed the calves. Of course, the other animals on the farm also want to be fed and cuddled. Chickens, cats and sheep live in the cuddle barn and bunnies can’t wait to be (gently) stroked. If you are lucky, you might even get a ride on the tractor!

And when you are not cuddling or feeding the animals, you can play on the farm. Romp around on the go-karts, jump on the trampoline or rummage around in the mud kitchen and build huts in the tree-line.

The farm is located in a nice quiet spot on the island of Voorne-Putten, between the port of Rotterdam and sunny Zeeland, in the middle of the polder and close to the lovely towns of Brielle and Hellevoetsluis and the beaches of Rockanje and Oostvoorne.

So, would you like to get to know this nice farming family who would love to tell you all about modern dairy farming and at the same time enjoy nature, animals, games and peace and quiet? Then FarmCamps Kooij Hoeve is the right place for you!

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What a great choice!

Enjoy the peace and quiet on Voorne Putten

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

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* NOTE: The price shown includes all charges except tourist tax and bed linen. The numbers indicated in red apply to the type of tent listed. So it may be that another type of tent is available on the farm.

About Kooij Hoeve

Kooij Hoeve is our newest FarmCamps farm and will open for the first time this year. We are sure you will enjoy the cows, the peace and quiet and the activities on the farm immensely

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A quick peek at Kooij Hoeve

Where do I sleep

In the outskirts of the village of Abbenbroek on the South Holland island of Voorne-Putten lies the modern dairy farm of farmer Wouter and farmer’s wife Joëlle, their two kids and Wouter’s parents Saskia and Arie. A nice quiet place where you can fully enjoy real life on a dairy farm.

The South Holland island of Voorne-Putten is located between Rotterdam and Zeeland. The island does not only offer nice towns like Brielle, Heenvliet and Hellevoetsluis, but also the seaside resorts of Rockanje and Oostvoorne. FarmCamps Kooij Hoeve is therefore ideal for a beach holiday with a city feel!

On the farm, you stay in one of the 8 luxury tents that are all located around a cosy and spacious field. You can choose one of the 4 Barntents with air conditioning, private bathroom with bathtub, a large kitchen with dishwasher and 6 comfortable beds, two of which are in the cosy Hay Hay loft and a lovely hammock next to the tent. Or choose one of the 4 Farmtents, a cosy, cosy tent with air conditioning, bathroom with luxury shower in the tent and a spacious veranda. All tents also have their own BBQ and Lavazza espresso machine, the ultimate in luxury! On the tent site, the kids can play wonderfully and walk straight to the play barn or to the cowshed.

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Luxury Farm Tent with Air conditioning ❄ ☀

Luxury Farm tent with bathroom in the tent and air conditioning. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.

Luxury Barn Tent with Air conditioning ❄ ☀

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

Finding out is fun!

Of course, your farming adventure is only complete when you also learn something on the farm. And farmer Wouter and Arie and farmer’s wife Joëlle and Saskia personally take care of that.

Farmer Wouter and farmer Arie love to tell you all about milking the cows and they love it when you help them sweep the barn. Farmer Saskia will show you how the calves are fed, but the chickens, rabbits and sheep also need looking after. They can really use your help there. And if the grass needs mowing, you might be allowed to come along on the tractor into the fields.

If you like to play more, this farm is the place to be. Go tobogganing, jumping on the trampoline, building huts with your new friends or messing about in the mud kitchen. Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!

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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

During each stay, farmer Wouter or farmer’s wife Joëlle will give you a Tour de Boer (farmer tour) around their yard. They will be happy to tell you what they do, how they work and show you around their farm.

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Kitchen magic

Together with farmer Joëlle, you will make something tasty with milk from the farm, such as baking fresh poffertjes. It will be a real treat!

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Feed the calves

Every day you can help farmer Saskia feed the calves and other small animals. So you will become an accomplished farmhand during your holiday.

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Campfire

Of course, farmer Wouter and farmer’s wife Joëlle also organise a cosy campfire during your stay. What a fun way to end the day! The parents sit chatting around the fire while the children enjoy their own baked bread by the campfire.

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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.

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Let’s go fishing!

About 100 metres from the farm, by the little bridge, you will find a ditch where you can enjoy fishing. So be sure to bring your own fishing rod and don’t forget your fishing licence!

Do you have an inflatable boat? Feel free to bring it along, as you can also enjoy rowing or even a bit of swimming in the ditch.

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Playing

If you like to play, this is the place to be! Among other things, you can build huts in the play forest, tear around on the go-karts, mess around with water and sand in the mud kitchen and somersault on the trampoline.

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Practical delicious

Looking for ultimate relaxation? Your breakfast will be delivered to your tent by farmer’s wife Joëlle. And if you fancy an evening of pizza or BBQ, you don’t need to leave the farmyard for that either. On the farm, you will find a lovely conservatory with seats and a large larder where you can buy basic groceries as well as fresh meat parcels. You can also order fresh bread rolls from Joëlle during school holidays and on Saturdays. Handy right!

Not looking forward to a stack of laundry upon your return home? Simply order the towel package and also rent the original FarmCamps overalls for the kids. They will look just like the farmer and their clothes won’t get too dirty either.

You can order all these extras while booking, but of course you can also arrange them on the spot.

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Breakfast in Tent!

A fresh farmer’s breakfast delivered to your tent with fresh rolls, milk, juice, yoghurt, eggs to prepare yourself and, of course, various toppings. PLEASE NOTE: breakfast to tent is only available during school holidays and on Saturdays.

On Saturdays and during school holidays, you can also use the sandwich service. You can order the sandwiches from the farm shop a day in advance.

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Pizza-evening

A few times a week, the pizza oven goes on 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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Not a moment’s boredom!

We know from experience that you are unlikely to leave the farmyard. Simply because there is so much to do at FarmCamps Kooij Hoeve and the kids won’t be bored for a minute. And then parents have a good time too, right?

If you do want to see something of the surroundings, there is plenty to do in the area. Beautiful places, special old towns and also entertainment for kids. Something for everyone.

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Water

Historyland

At this theme park suitable for young and old, history comes to life and you go back to the time of dinosaurs and mammoths. Besides historical sights, they also have a fun water playground and miniature golf course. Don’t forget your swimwear!

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Recreational area De Bernisse

One of the beaches at recreational area De Bernisse is a good place to be if you want to swim and relax. You can also surf, canoe or row on the lake. For the little ones, there is the ‘Spartelplas’ and here and there you will find small catering establishments where you can go for a snack or an ice cream.

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Water

Haringvliet

The Haringvliet between Voorne-Putten and Goeree-Overflakkee is an old freshwater estuary of the North Sea and today a paradise for those who love nature and water sports. Along the banks, you can enjoy beaches and nature reserves, who knows, you might even spot special birds! On the water, you can enjoy sailing and surfing and, of course, swimming!

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Playing

Nature playground Beverbos

This playground for children is constructed from natural materials. The site offers mud paths, play ditches for playing with water, winding courses, forest strips, jetties and a raft for sailing. The paved paths are wheelchair-accessible and the adventure path over the crawl pipe leads to a water pump that is also accessible to children in wheelchairs. For parents, there are seats overlooking the wobble bridge.

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Playing

De Ballebak

Isn’t the weather nice for a day? At indoor playground De Ballebak, you will find hours of fun for children aged 0 to 12. From bouncy castle to ball pit and climbing and scrambling equipment to slides, you’ll find it all here.

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Playing

Nature playground Park Waterland

There is something for every child in this playground, climbing and scrambling, sliding, playing with sand and water or even zip-lining, it is all possible here!

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Nature

Beningerslikken

The Beningerslikken – Spuimonding West is a large nature reserve where you can fully enjoy nature. There is a footpath that leads you through the whole area via bridges and a watchtower. The area is a ‘popular’ resting place for migratory birds, making it a beautiful area for birdwatchers.

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Nature

Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo

Rotterdam is home to one of Europe’s most beautiful zoos. Here you can explore many exotic animals from all over the world. Up close, you will see how elephants, penguins, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and impalas, among others, live together

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Nature

Beaches Rockanje and Oostvoorne

Some 15 km from the farm are the beautiful beaches of Rockanje and Oostvoorne.

Rockanje’s beaches lend themselves perfectly to a day of ‘sun sea beach’ where you can enjoy a snack and a drink at one of Rockanje’s many pavilions. Are you looking more for a beautiful natural beach? Then visit Oostvoorne beach where you can enjoy nature and take great walks through the dunes and along the surf.

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Culture

Brielle

Fortified town Brielle is a super fun town with a rich history where you can stroll around to soak up the atmosphere, relax on one of the many terraces or enjoy shopping.

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Culture

Ravesteyn ruins

Not so far from the farm is the ruins of Ravesteyn. This is one of the few remaining structures from the Middle Ages in the region. It was once the castle of the lord of Heenvliet. The ruins themselves can be visited regularly and the town of Heenvliet is also nice to stroll through and have a drink on a terrace on the Market Square.

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Culture

Fortress Holland and Droogdok Jan Blanken

Museum Fortresse Holland shows you the maritime history of Hellevoetsluis. In addition to permanent exhibitions in the museum shed, you can also see Jan Blanken’s Droogdok, the oldest preserved dry dock in the Netherlands.

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Playing

The kids will never be bored at FarmCamps Kooij Hoeve