Op de Beemd​

Dairy farm in Zeeland, North Brabant

The other Zeeland...

Everyone knows the province of Zeeland, but did you know that there is a place called Zeeland? This pretty village is in north-eastern Brabant, a virtually undiscovered area near the Brabant town of Uden. This is where the Stroeken family lives: farmer Peter and farmer’s wife Monique and their 3 teenagers Cas, Melle and Loes. They run their dairy farm here where 85 cows are milked every day and 60 calves and young cows also live.

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. 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 Brabant hospitality. Farmer Peter likes to teach you everything about dairy farming, while farmer Monique works with the kids to make delicious ice lollies from the cows’ fresh milk. For them, this fantastic little spot is daily fare, but for guests, this will definitely be the Valhalla of peace and relaxation. This is how beautiful farm life is in Zeeland!

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What a great choice!

Enjoy the Brabant cosiness between the cows!

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

Guests about Op de Beemd

Lovely accommodation, lots of animals, plenty of play opportunities for children, a nice insight into farming. Enthusiastic farmer who loves telling about his farm. Attention to details (Easter eggs as a surprise in the fridge, making ice cream with the farmer's wife). And fantastic weather!

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Where do I sleep

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 Op de Beemd, you stay in one of the 4 luxury Barntents. Our luxury tent has its own bathroom with bath and shower, a large luxury kitchen and the Hay Sleeping Loft. You can also choose the luxury Haytent, the sister of the Barntent with the same large kitchen, its own toilet and 6 sleeping places, including 2 bunk beds and a double bed. You’ll then shower in the washroom.

At this FarmCamps farm, you are guaranteed to enjoy the peace and quiet. There are only 8 luxury tents, so it will never be crowded. The farm is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a super beautiful area.

The luxury tents are placed around a cosy and clear field. From the tents, you have a view of the playground equipment. Right next to the glamping field is the Trenste forest, which you can walk straight into from your tent. How cool is that!

On this location, it is not possible to camp using your own equipment. However, there is a luxury holiday home for 5 people that can be rented. It is not possible to bring your own pets to this farm.

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Luxury Hay Tent

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

Luxury Barn Tent

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

Finding out is fun!

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 like to play more, you will certainly get your money’s worth on the farm. Go tobogganing, jumping on the trampoline or building a hut in the woods with your new friends. And we have several wagons you can use to go to the woods or to the stables.

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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 your stay Farmer Peter 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 raising their livestock.

As they show you around you get to find your bearings and also hear special stories about the farm.

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Making ice-creams

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!

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Feeding calves and milking cows

Regularly, you can help farmer Peter milk the cows and feed the calves. The small animals on the farm also need to be fed every day and the farmer needs your help.

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A stroll in the forest

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.

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Craft and activity boxes

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.

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Playing

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 or do somersaults on the trampoline.

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Practical & delicious

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, Then order the Towel Pack and rent the one and only FarmCamps farmer’s overall 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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Water

De Krieke Put

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.

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Golfslagbad Oss

Water

Golfbad Oss

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.

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Water

Recreation lake De Kuilen

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”.

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Playing

BillyBird Park Hemelrijk

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.

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Playing

Hullie Speelboerderij

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.

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Playing

Animal park Zie-Zoo

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.

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Nature

Adventure track Docus the Badger

Situated in the woods near the town of Schaijk 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.

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Nature

Trentse Bossen

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

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Culture

Fortified cities of Grave and Ravenstein

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.

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Culture

Volkel Airforce Base

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.

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Culture

The fortified City of Den Bosch

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.

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Playing

The kids will never be bored at FarmCamps Op de Beemd

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