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cozy farm with fruit orchard and beautiful views

4.50 (4 reviews) Verified Hem, North Holland, Netherlands

About this campspace #s004827

Your host


On our cozy farm we have a number of camping spots in our standard fruit orchard, where you can enjoy the view of the trees that are almost two centuries old and the roaming animals, including chickens, cats, sheep, goats, a calf and horses. Located in the West Frisian countryside, 3 km from the IJsselmeer and 10 km from Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Medemblik. In the yard you can cuddle and care for all the animals, help in the vegetable garden, have a barbecue, sit around the campfire, participate in yoga classes, play games in the barn, look up at the sky in the tall grass, and much more: )

There is a common room with games and books where you can sit in bad weather or in the evening. This is also rented out and used for workshops and meetings. If you are interested, ask about the possibilities! You can also wash dishes and make coffee and tea here.

There is an outside toilet and but we don't have a shower yet (we are working on this, if this is important to you please inquire if it will be ready by the time you want to come). You can already use a tap with a garden hose for an adventurous, refreshing (cold) shower :)

A delicious breakfast with fresh local products, firewood and barbecue can be ordered/rented for an additional fee.

Breakfast: €14.50 pppn
Firewood : €5 / bucket
BBQ : €5 / time, excluding coals (reserve this on time!)

Space for

  • Tent
  • Caravan
  • Vans
  • Motorhome


  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Pets allowed
  • BBQ
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Hot shower
  • Cold shower
  • Phone charge
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Cuddle with farm animals
  • TIP Beautiful sunset
  • Biking
  • Wind sports
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Self-grown food
  • Food products from locals in the region
  • Organic cleaning products
  • Water-saving measures

The communal toilet is a compost toilet, which saves water and composts the excrement.

Your host, Ellen

4.50 (4 reviews)



Tell us about your experience
We had a wonderful time camping in the orchard. We were the only guests (and we loved it), so plenty of privacy. You can enjoy yourself there, and eg cuddle with a (now somewhat oversized) calf, goats, chickens and horses. Literally camping with the farmer. There is an indoor area (which is also rented out for workshops, for example) where you can make coffee and get water. You can easily reach Hoorn or Enkhuizen by car.

How was the contact with the host?
Ellen is a treasure! The contact before and during the stay was great and she came to serve us the delicious breakfast that we had ordered for the first morning.

Tips for new guests?
Go with the right expectations! The stay is basic. There is no shower (yet), so in the Dutch summer cold we stood behind our van under the cold garden hose. If you prefer more luxury or are looking for 'real' camping facilities, this may not be the place for you. Are you more of the laissez-faire and do you like peace and quiet, then this is the place for you!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Thanks for your lovely energy Pauline and Peter! Hope to see you again one day.


Tell us about your experience
We had a great time at the campsite!
The area is quiet and we slept well.

How was the contact with the host?
Ellen and her boyfriend were relaxed, helpful and friendly and had suggestions about places to visit

Tips for new guests?
There is a compost toilet but we found that the separation bin underneath is too close when you sit down. Our tip is bring hygienic cleaning / disinfection wipes with you!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Hi Anastasia, thanks for your stay, your review and feedback about the toilet! This is very easily fixable and we will do this right away :)

Hope to see you again one day!


Tell us about your experience
A lovely place, super nice hostess / gentleman. We felt wonderfully free here.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good. Before and during our stay. They are very welcoming!

Tips for new guests?
Do not expect a luxury campsite. But it is an authentic spot in West Friesland. Nice to cycle around here.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Scout Gaga About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
Ellen and her lovely family received us with lots of kindness and were very eager to accommodate us. Ellen went out of her way to make us feel welcome and she prepared a little tourist guide around the area. This farm is a very peaceful place with some of the cutest farm animals. We put up our tent in the orchard. Besides the lovely setting this spot also provides a good view over the surrounding landscape from which we could watch the sunset. The next morning we received our optional breakfast between the buttercup flowers in front of our tent which created the most romantic set-up. The breakfast (which we highly recommend) comprises the most delicious products originating from the farm itself and other local sources. After parting with our hosts we also cycled through the countryside towards the IJsselmeer where we took a refreshing swim on a hot day. The historical cities such as Hoorn and Enkhuizen in the area also make for great sightseeing. We had a great getaway together staying  at the farm. This was just the break we needed to get away from the hassle of everyday life.

June 2021

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Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash because of chickens, hares and other animals.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

Campspace tent / camper / van / caravan

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Campspace tent / camper / van / caravan

Tent Caravan Vans Motorhome
Max. people
4 ×

Park your camper / caravan / from our cozy farmyard! We have a nice spot with a view over the meadows, a beautiful sunset and yet out of the wind. The chickens, horses, calf and goats are your neighbors during this stay.

  • Drinking water
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 6
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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