Everyone has heard of the Dutch province of Zeeland, but did you know that there is another place called Zeeland? This beautiful village is located in North-Brabant, close to Uden and in an area that is largely undiscovered by tourists. It’s here that you can find the Stroeken family: Farmer Peter and his wife Monique and their three children Cas (16), Melle (13) and Loes (11). Together they run their dairy farm where, every day, 85 cows are milked and 60 calves and young cows reside.
It’s easy to find yourself relaxing in this particularly beautiful spot. The farm is at the end of a cul-de-sac near a beautiful forest so there is no passing traffic or disturbing noise to worry about. Even when you are arriving you find yourself at peace immediately as the birds chirp away and cows take a rest in the meadow or in the barn.
Here you will also experience the hospitality which Brabant is so well known for. Farmer Peter will teach you all about dairy farming, while Farmer’s Wife Monique will show your mini-farmers how to make delicious popsicles from fresh cows milk. It might be everyday life for the farmers here but for you it will be the mecca of rest and relaxation. A truly beautiful life on a stunning farm in Zeeland!
Nestled in the outskirts of the village Zeeland, at the end of a cul-de-sac, is this traditional dairy farm owned by Peter, his wife Monique and their three children. It is a lovely, peaceful area where you can get the full farming experience and indulge in the tranquility of the forest right next door.
At FarmCamps Op de Beemd you can choose from one of the extra luxurious Barn tents. These are our newest tents and include your own private bathroom with a bath and shower, together with a luxury kitchen and our unique ‘Hay Loft’ bunk. You can take a shower in the sanitary room.
No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. Farmer Peter and his wife Monique take this to heart! So you can look forward to joining Farmer Peter and learning how he milks and cares for his cows and calves together with helping to feed the animals out in the meadow or in the petting and cuddle corner.
If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Here you’ll find go-karting and trampolines or why not join your new farm friends in the woods to build a cabin? And at every tent we have a handcart that you can use to go to the forest or to the stable.
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’s wife Martine will show you the ropes with a guided tour of the farm. She will share with you the pleasure they get from working the land and raising their livestock.
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.
In this creative workshop together with Monique you can make delicious ice-creams with fresh cream and fruit – and of course they need eating up too!
In the mornings and evenings, you can help farmer Peter by milking the cows and feeding the calves. The smaller animals at the farm need feeding too and the farmer’s wife can definitely do with a helping hand.
Take a family stroll into the forest next to this farm and gather wood for the campfire. In the forest there is a large sand hill where the kids can romp for hours.
Farmer’s wife Monique loves to be creative and has put together several fun boxes for you with things you can do on the farm. There is a tickle box, a gnome box and a plane spotting box. Fun guaranteed! Prices and contents vary per box.
Nothing beats the warm and friendly atmosphere of a campfire at the end of the day. Watch the sun set and toast a few marshmallows!
You can rent bicycles on the farm for a lovely trip through the woods or the Brabant landscape. Farmer’s wife Monique rents out both electric and normal bicycles and you can also rent children’s bicycles from her.
If you like to play, then you’re in the right place! Here you can play football, play in the tree house, ride the go-karts or play with sand and do somersaults on the trampoline.
Looking for ultimate relaxation? Well look no further because Farmer’s wife Monique 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, she will organise this for you. Even better – it’s 100% organic!
The farm also has a small supply of basic food and local delicacies. 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 FarmCamps 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 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.
From your tent you can walk straight into the forest Trentse Bos where you can wander around. A little further on you will find the De Maashorst nature reserve, where you can not only enjoy the beautiful nature but also have a lovely swim.
Or visit nice places like Uden or Grave, an old town on the Maas. And if you are crazy about fighter planes, airbase Volkel is nearby. But rest assured, they do not practice in the evenings and weekends, so you have no nuisance.
Weather permitting this covered pool turns into an open air swimming pool. There is a small slide, a mini waterfall, a sprinkler and a toddler pool area.
This swimming pool in the city of Oss has 3 spectacular water slides and a wave-pool every 30 minutes. For toddlers there is the bear pool; Mummies and Daddies can relax in the Jacuzzi and the Turkish steam bath.
Located not far from the town of Mill this lovely lake with sandy beach and beach pavilion is great for swimming. The quality of the swimming water at De Kuilen has been awarded “excellent”.
This family theme park is great for families with young children. There are both indoor and outdoor rides and activities ranging from the large indoor soft play area to rollercoaster, climbing mountain, survival area, bumper cars, family slide, pirate land, Laquana water play area and more. The lakeside beach here has beautiful crystal clear swimming water.
In the town of Uden you find this friendly play farm with both indoor and outdoor play areas. The rides include a soft play area, crazy golf, go-karts, monorail, playground, water play area, trampolines and more.
Come and admire the inhabitants of this small scale animal park. The park houses a variety of exotic animals you don’t usually get to see in Dutch zoo’s.
Situated in the woods near the town of Schaik this lovely “play, learn and walk” path stretches just under a mile along nice playground apparatus where you get to climb trees, crawl through caves, splash around in the water and test your knowledge of nature with questions posted along the route.
The Stroeken family farm borders the Trentse Bossen, an exceptional forest steeped in history, that you enter straight from your tent. You can roll or run down the hill of the former shooting range that was once part of the Volkel Royal Airforce base. Behind the woods you find “The German Track”, an old railroad that played a role during WWII
Situated on the Maas river the fortified City of Grave dates back centuries and is definitely worth visiting with its monumental picturesque city centre, shops and terraces. Ravenstein is a bit more upstream on the Maas river and has a historic centre with a windmill, picturesque houses and city gates dating back to the times of the Castle of Ravenstein.
Volkel Airforce Base is one of the three main operating Dutch bases, home to the F-16 and soon also the JSF. Daily test flights operate from here so chances are you’ll spot a fighter jet fly over. True fans can visit the Airforce Base during the “Airforce Days” event or observe the jets from one of the allocated spotters’ locations.
About 40 minutes away by car the City of Den Bosch is well worth a visit. Cycle or walk on and along the city walls, visit the Sint Jan cathedral or go “underground” and take a boat tour on the Binnendieze waterways through and under Den Bosch. No visit to this city would be complete without tasting the famous local pastry and cream delicacy Bossche Bol.