May holiday on the farm
The May holidays are ideal for getting away from it all in the Netherlands. Enjoy warm temperatures, sunshine and beautiful nature. And where better than on a real farm? Newborn animals, a nap in the hammock, watching cows graze in the meadow….The farm is the place to enjoy a relaxing May holiday. We would know it!
Most schools add an extra week off to the official holiday week. So it could just be that you have a lovely two weeks off from King's Day. Or maybe until Ascension! Plenty of time at least for a midweek or weekend getaway during the May holidays.
Are you ready for the very best May holiday? Our farmers are eager to welcome you to the farm. Don't wait until the last minute and book one of our luxury glamping tents right away!
Our tents are fully furnished and fully equipped. Nice beds, a comfortable sofa, a kitchen with espresso machine. The Ranchtents have a private bathroom with bath and shower next to the tent. The Farmtents, Barntents and Lodgetents even have a bathroom in the tent. How nice is it to enjoy the outdoors with the comfort of a holiday villa? Right... And all this just in the Netherlands!
Cuddling is nowhere as high as on the farm. The rabbits, goats, horses and sheep cannot wait for hugs from you. Who doesn't get happy with all those fluffy, soft skins and all that animal love?
Making cheese, milking cows, helping the farmer feed the animals. A farm holiday is fun, but also very educational. Now when do you get the chance to experience real Dutch farm life so closely? After a few days, you will know all about farm life!
You should not be surprised if you 'lose' the kids whole day periods. In fact, the children can have a great time on the farm by themselves. They can go out with the farmer, make new friends and look after the animals. There is also always plenty to play with in the yard: go-karts, trampolines, sandboxes!
Camping at the farm is also an ideal holiday for busy parents. You get away from the daily grind for a while. Reading a book, walking or running in the area or sneaking an afternoon nap in the hay? It's all possible on the farm
We don't have to be modest about this, because it's simply true: our farmers really are the nicest in the Netherlands! All ready to explain you all about farm life and take the kids out on the road.
In our tents, there are a lot of games. So if the weather is disappointing, you can entertain yourself for hours in the tent. Does your holiday really threaten to fall into the water? Then take advantage of our Good Weather Guarantee and rebook your holiday for free.
Camping is not 'cramping'. All our tents are specially designed this way for guests who need to get used to camping. Or just for the pros who do now once want to try that so-called ''glamping' to see if it really differs that much.
And it does... All tents have their own toilet in the tent as well as standard heating, lovely beds and a kitchen with a gas cooker and running water.
If you want a little more comfort, check out our tents with private shower and/or bath.
The great thing about a farm holiday is that it is a real family holiday. This allows you and the kids to learn more about life on the farm. The farmers will make sure this happens. To top it all off, you will receive a well-deserved Farmhand Diploma.
You really don't have to be bored during the May holidays. For example, the kids can take the cows out to pasture one day and have their turn at milking them the next. Or how about shearing sheep and brushing horses on one of our horse farms? And the parents? They can come along, but can also play in front of the tent.
Have the kids had enough of the animals for a while? (Yes you won't believe it, but that can happen too.) Then they can go out with the farmer's wife. At one farm you will make your own ice cream from fresh milk and at another you will bake the most delicious biscuits you have ever tasted.
Finished cooking, baking and learning a lot about the farm? Then you can have fun playing with the well-stocked game box in the tent. A holiday on the farm guarantees family time.
What's inside the tent?
Our glamping tents are fully equipped. You sleep in good beds and in each tent there is a nice sofa and a table to play games at. In the kitchen, there is a gas cooker, running water, a small fridge and a good espresso machine. And, of course, plenty of kitchen inventory. Many of our tents also have an outdoor fireplace by the tent. This way, you can also enjoy the outdoors in the evening.
Good to know: there is no microwave or oven in the tent.
Is there actually a bathroom in the tent?
Our Ranch Tents have a bathroom with bath and shower next to the tent, this one is all yours. When booking a Farm Tent, Barn Tent or Lodge Tent then you don't even have to leave the tent; these tents have a bathroom inside!
There are also tents without a bathroom. Don't worry, you don't have to knock on the farmer's door, but can shower extensively in the heated sanitary building.
What can the children do on the farm?
Children can get a real Farmer's Diploma, help the farmer with chores in the fields or stables. Or how about milking the cows, taking care of the horses and cleaning out the stables. But of course there is also lots of playing to do. There is plenty to do on the farm: playing hide-and-seek in the hay barn, playing football, building tree houses or swinging.
Can you have some fun in bad weather too?
Good news: even if the weather is not so good, you can have a good time. Each tent is equipped with a game box that will keep you entertained for hours.
But, fair is fair: of course, a Dutch family does not let a bit of rain or wind stop them. Even in bad weather, the cows need to be milked and the animals fed. So: put on your poncho and go! And warm up in the tent afterwards.
Should I bring my own towels?
Towels are unfortunately not included in the price. You can bring them yourself, but you can also order a handy towel pack with one large and one small towel for €5.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
The sleeping quarters are fully equipped with duvets, pillows and cleanbed linen. You pay €6.50 for bed linen per person for the entire stay.
Extra: at some farms you can also opt for the Farmers' Bed-making service. For €6 per bed, your beds will then be made up before your arrival.
Can our dog come along?
On most farms, you can certainly bring your faithful four-legged friend. On each farm, a limited number of tents are available for this purpose. A maximum of 1 dog is allowed per tent. If you would like to bring your dog, please indicate this when booking with your travel group. You will automatically see if it is possible to bring your dog. It is possible that a tent is no longer available in your desired period. Choose another period or another farm.
Not everything in Kaatsheuvel is a fairy tale, because this incredibly beautiful and cosy horse boarding house really exists! This is where farmer Karin Smulders lives with "our dad" and "our mum", husband Dennis and their 3 cool kids Mees (16 years old), Suus (14 years old) and Faas (10 years old).
On the farm of farmer Frank and farmer Eva, their herd of Brandrode cattle graze outside all year round. Are you coming to stay at the farm? Eva and Frank are happy to teach you everything about inclusive, small-scale livestock farming. In addition to those beautiful cattle, there are many more lovely animals living on the farm, such as ponies, pigs and kittens.
Contrary to the rest of Holland, South Limburg boasts beautiful rolling hills where you can almost forget you are in The Netherlands. Nestled between the valleys surrounding Gulpen lies FarmCamps De Verloren Kost. The meandering drive up to the farm is as spectacular as the location itself.
Typical “Brabant welcome” at FarmCamps Breehees Breehees Farmers Carolien and Huub welcome you to their farm with typical Brabant hospitality. Being proud ‘Brabanders’ through and through this comes as second nature to them. Carolien and Huub run this small scale livery and farm campsite, but you are also likely to bump into Mum and Dad, Mr. and Mrs. de Boer whilst out and about on the farm.
Surrounded by exceptional peace and tranquility, here you can discover the true beauty of typical Dutch polder landscape together with Farmer Wilco and Farmer’s wife Durkje. Imagine looking out from your tent over open meadows, watching the grazing sheep and cows while spotting a few birds too!
We are happy to answer all your questions.
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