At this modern dairy farm on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee, it’s not only you that enjoys pure luxury for the cows here are treated like royal princesses. Farmer Huibert, his wife Annet and their youngest sons William and Marijn and eldest son Corens and his girlfriend Gerjanne run this unique dairy farm together where their cows are at leisure to choose whether they prefer the bright and spacious cowshed complete with real ‘cow mattresses’ or roaming the lush, green pastures. This alternative way of dairy farming not only produces happy and relaxed cows but the results can also be seen in the prices at the Hellevoetsluis show ring.
Besides the love for his animals, Farmer Huibert is also passionate about the environment. The newly built farmhouse (2010) is complete with solar panels and energy efficient lighting in the barn, making the farm completely energy neutral in terms of electricity. He also produces his own cow fodder from corn and grass which then re-grows on the farmland thanks to the manure from the cows. A beautiful circle of life.
The farm is located in a beautiful and peaceful area on the island, in the middle of a polder and a stone’s throw away from the Haringvliet nature reserve and the charming town of Middelharnis. Despite its natural beauty, the island itself is not yet overwhelmed by tourism. Surrounded by water from the Haringvliet, the Grevelingen lake and of course the North Sea, there are more than 25 kilometers of coastline so you can always find a peaceful spot on the water.
If you are looking for a unique dairy farm experience in a quiet, beautiful area where you can enjoy a spot of island life then look no further – FarmCamps Op Flakkee has it all.