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Camping in the great outdoors!

4.92 (25 reviews) Verified Hemrik, Friesland, Netherlands

About this campspace #s003643

Your host

David

As a camper, hiker or cyclist, you are most welcome to enjoy peace and space. Because we as a family live in the Frisian countryside and like to share this experience, we are happy to offer a holiday spot for those seeking tranquility and nature lovers. You can pitch a small or medium-sized tent with us and you can choose from two sheltered spots in our forest. There is also the possibility to hang a hammock or tarp between the trees.

In the autumn and winter you can use the sauna as a place to shelter when it rains or if you want to cook dry, for example. This way you can enjoy camping even when the weather is not so good.

There is an outdoor shower with hot water, a composting toilet, a simple outdoor kitchen and a boulder campfire with cooking and BBQ grill, picnic table and a low table. Camping with a campfire is often very pleasant. You can buy firewood from our wheelbarrow at cost price, you also get kindling, paper and matches. And an ax with a chopping block to do some splitting yourself, if you want.

If you like it, our wood-fired Finnish sauna is also at your disposal (for 17.50 euros, including heating wood and sauna scent). You can enjoy a starry night sky on the two garden chairs with cushions next to the patio heater.

Our plot is located on the so-called Turf Route, which is open for pleasure boating in the summer months. If you bring a canoe you can explore the area from the water. You can enjoy walking, running and cycling on country roads and bicycle paths in our area. Nearby is also the outdoor swimming pool DeHimrik, which is often open in the summer months when the weather is nice. Just ask me if the pool is open on the day you want to go. In the nearby forests and meadows of Beetsterzwaag there is a challenging mountain bike route. The child-friendly Sparjebird play forest with the hospitable log cabin called Sparjebird is a 5-minute walk away. Also nearby are the nature reserves; Wijnterper Skar, It Mandefjild near Bakkeveen, National Park Het Drents Friese Woud and National Park de Alde Feanen. So plenty to do and experience!

With us you can enjoy being outside, to do something, or to do nothing at all!

PS We currently only offer 1 spot so you are guaranteed to be our only guest. Be welcome!

Space for

  • Tent

Facilities

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

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Cooking a meal on a wood fire!
  • TIP Enjoy the starry sky after a sauna session
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Solar panels
  • Green power
  • Heat pump
  • Organic cleaning products

Your host, David

4.92 (25 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

My wife and I, together with our two young children, really enjoy our own place in the middle of nature. We love being outside and the peace and space that nature offers. We like to share our camping spot in the backyard with guests, because it is a shame to skip a day without enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer to a person.

Reviews

Angelique

Tell us about your experience
We really had a great weekend. A lovely private garden with both sun and shade. A perfect sauna that finally allows my neck to move again 😉 and a lovely outdoor shower. From their house you can easily walk to a very nice restaurant for lunch or evening. We will definitely come back sometime.

How was the contact with the host?
The host is very nice, social and will gladly bring you wood for your sauna. He takes the time for you.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you very much for your visit, the nice conversations and this nice review.

Hope to see you soon, you are welcome guests.

All the best!

Greetings David

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Marc

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place on a meadow that again borders on the edge of the forest. In the evening the deer come out of the forest. Quietly located with all facilities such as fire pit with bbq rack, outdoor shower with hot water and compost toilet. Absolutely great!

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice and fast response

Tips for new guests?
You can leave camping chairs at home because they are there

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you for the positive feedback and your visit.
Hope to see you again!
Regards,
David

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Ellen

Tell us about your experience
Had a wonderful 3 days in this place that you have privately to yourself. Slow down with a capital O. Enjoyed the panoramic view and all the beauty in the area. Highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with the host was very easy and good.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you Ellen. Glad you enjoyed it.

All the best!

Greetings,
David and Joyce

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Caroline

Tell us about your experience
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful weekend with David and Joyce. Quiet, wonderfully green, with all the basics, a lovely sauna, campfire, outdoor shower. Exactly what makes us happy!

How was the contact with the host?
Contact was nice! Quick response. They are thoughtful and helpful!

Tips for new guests?
Especially go to this campspace place if you want to immerse yourself in peace, nature and space.

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Anna

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful 3 days spent at David and Joyce's nice place. The campfire pit was perfect for stoking and cooking with enough resources (bbq rack, grate, bricks, fine dry wood, ax, extinguishers and a nice frying pan). The eco toilet was comfortable and clean and in the utility room we could tap super hot water and put all our things dry. A sauna has also been created in it, which becomes wonderfully hot after 2.5 hours of heating. Then you step outside to cool off under the dark starry sky and muse about how simple happiness can be. Although you can enjoy primitive bushcraft here, there is plenty of luxury .. such as a hot shower outside, fairy lights that decorate the campfire place (and give enough light not to illuminate the place), socket, hot water, indoor place to store some things drying (the sauna/outdoor kitchen), and the owners who are very accessible and helpful. We were there at the end of March and the vegetation was not yet so dense. Yet it felt sheltered and private to us. When the trees will soon bear leaves, it will be even more beautiful, I imagine.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice! Open, accessible, thoughtful and pleasant. Nice conversations!

Tips for new guests?
We were by car, but you can also walk to a beautiful nature reserve in no time. At 5 minutes walking distance you can buy fresh eggs along the road. It is possible to borrow a cool box upon request. Enough space to set up 2 tents at a distance from each other (we had 1 pitching tent with us, but something bigger (4pers) will also fit). Bring a tarp/tarp for bad weather.

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you Anna,

What a wonderfully accurate review. Nice to read. Thanks again for your visit.

All the best to you and see you soon!

Greetings
David and Joyce

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Siemen

Tell us about your experience
What a wonderful place you have created!

A beautiful piece of land with 2 quiet camping spots.
We enjoyed the peace, the sauna with outdoor shower and sitting by the campfire in the evening.

A must for anyone who wants to camp in peace! We will definitely come back.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact was great!
Quick responses and nice conversations during the stay.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Ineke

Tell us about your experience
What a lovely place! And how special to be all by yourself.

How was the contact with the host?
David is very friendly, the contact was excellent.

Tips for new guests?
Just enjoy your private forest and the view

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you Ineke and see you soon! Greetings David

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Angelique

Tell us about your experience
Peace and space is, as David describes, completely true. A lovely place with every comfort. Add a nice fire, what more could you want.

How was the contact with the host?
Pleasant, nice and quick actions and responses.

Tips for new guests?
Walking on the heath in Bakkeveen. Mosquito spray in this time is handy

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Glad you came and had a good time. That's what we do it for. Thank you for your visit, this lovely review and we hope to see you again! Greetings David

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Andrew

Tell us about your experience
Great camping spot with nice outlook onto open farmland. Campfire is excellent and hot shower is a bonus. Perfect setup for young teen boys wanting to camp and cook out doors.

How was the contact with the host?
David was an excellent host - easy communication in English and responded to messages promptly. Thanks David for a great stay!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you Andrew for this nice to the point review and your stay with us ofcourse. Hope to see you again! Kind regards, David

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Tom

Tell us about your experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at this Campspace. It is a wonderfully quiet place with a beautiful view. David has really done his best to make it something beautiful with a lovely outdoor shower with (limited) hot water, a compost toilet and a wonderful place to sit outside in the evening under the mood lighting or with a campfire. We can certainly recommend this place.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact was very good. Both via the website and on site. On arrival we were shown around by David's wife and everything was well explained. A little later David also came to say hello and to ask if everything was clear. We were able to keep in touch via whatsapp with questions and they answered quickly and clearly. Furthermore, we were left wonderfully in peace.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you for coming, glad you enjoyed it and thank you for this nice clear review. Greetings David

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Glen

Tell us about your experience
What a wonderful place to come to yourself. Lovely outdoor stay where everything is. We thought it was a nice experience to be able to experience the outdoors to the maximum. Cooking on the campfire, showering outside and the composting toilet which is very clean and tidy.

How was the contact with the host?
David is a friendly and calm person, he is there for you when you need him and lets you enjoy everything there is.

Tips for new guests?
Go make a campfire and prepare your food on it with the pan or grill grates ;-) delicious!!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you, see you soon and all the best to you! Greetings David

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Caro

Tell us about your experience
Very calming and cozy place in nature.
Perfect to relax and leave all the daily worries behind you.
Centrally located for a visit to cities such as Drachten, Groningen and Leeuwarden.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and welcoming.
flexible.

Tips for new guests?
Bring mosquito repellent.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you for the nice review and your visit of course! All the best. Greetings David

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Nicole

Tell us about your experience
Very special to camp as the only guest. All the facilities you need are spread out on this beautiful site. The campfire pit is made very nice!

How was the contact with the host?
David was very friendly and helpful but also let us do our thing.

Tips for new guests?
Bring something against the mosquitoes! We really enjoyed sipping on the canal. Beautifully walked in Bakkeveen while the children were swimming.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you! Hope to see you again, have a good day! Greetings David

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Merle

Tell us about your experience
What a beautiful place, well cared for and wonderful in nature

How was the contact with the host?
Super. David is very interested and thoughtful.

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy the campfire!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you and glad you came!
Greetings David

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Marius.

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful surroundings, we cycled a lot, enjoyed the campfire every day
beautiful view over the fields, super, super, super

How was the contact with the host?
Great location/forest/garden. beautifully landscaped with lots of flowering plant and diversion time on trees
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY.

Tips for new guests?
A wheelbarrow of wood runs out quickly

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host David has responded

Thank you for your visit and this review, Marius!

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Gabrielle

Tell us about your experience
We stayed 2 nights at David's beautiful place. Lovely between the trees with our small tent. We fully enjoyed the fire pit, including grill for a nice bbq! David is a very good host, printed a walking route through the beautiful surroundings for us so that we didn't have to reach for our mobile phones during our holiday 😉 In summary: a fantastic place for quiet camping!

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Manuela

Tell us about your experience
Via Campspace we come to amazing places. David's place in Hemrik / Friesland is also highly recommended. David makes every effort to make you feel comfortable and comfortable and is a pleasant host. The place is wonderfully spacious, with a view of the meadows, has a deluxe compost toilet, hot water and even a warm outdoor shower!! The 50m long mood light garland over the plot completed the atmosphere... We were richly supplied with wood so that we were still warm on this cold winter night. Dog Jannie had a good time, even though she was on a leash because of the horses that were very close. We took a lovely walk in the SlotPark and discovered how beautiful this part of Friesland is. Recommended!

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Jeannet

Tell us about your experience
It was fantastic!
And great for each other!
Definitely hope to come back again.

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Suzanne

Tell us about your experience
We had a great few days in David's forest. We had the whole forest to ourselves. Enjoyed sitting by the campfire every evening. Beautiful place for quiet and simple camping, but with all the luxury you need. Everything you need is there, even if you want chairs with cushions. Some tools for cooking and washing up are handy, pans are present.
David is a good host and in consultation a lot is possible!
Beautiful area for touring, you will come to places where you normally don't come so quickly.
Worth repeating!

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Corinne

Tell us about your experience
David was a great enthousiastic host, the place was neat and well equipped, quiet and wide views. On walking distance from beautifal friese wald

September 2020

Jennifer

Tell us about your experience
A place where you have the feeling that you are camping in the wild, but with the luxury of an eco toilet and wonderful outdoor shower. It was the first time that we went to sleep in a small tent with our children aged 4 and almost 2. They thought camping was one big adventure! Although the place is not specifically designed for children, David did come with some toys for the children to use during our stay. The play forest and lunch tent is a 10-minute walk away.

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Sara

Tell us about your experience
We had a fantastic weekend! We really enjoyed it – did a nice hike on the advice of our host David and spent a wonderful night on the farmland

nico

Tell us about your experience
It was fantastic. The hosts received me very warmly last night. It was great that they wanted to share their beautiful place with me. All compliments, I definitely recommend it to anyone who is on holiday with their bicycle.

June 2020

Greet

Tell us about your experience
David warmly welcomed me and showed me the forest behind the house where I could stand where I wanted. With a view of a meadow and flowering foxglove. When I was asked about where to walk in the area, I was handed an A4 with tailor-made walks. Top service and a wonderful weekend in peace.

June 2020

Gerardine

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic place for nature and tranquility seekers. The forest all to yourself. Nice outdoor shower and toilet well thought out. The tip on behalf of our children: add a natural swimming pond. Very nice sweet helpful host David and his wife! We had great days in Hemrik. Thanks!!

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Rules

We have a few simple rules to make it as comfortable and safe as possible for everyone.

Respect nature, both flora and fauna.

Always keep the campfire small and low and rinse well with water when you leave or go to bed.

Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash at all times in connection with our horses.

Preferably use biodegradable (cleaning) products.

Always keep it calm, no music or parties. The night's rest is from half past 11 in the evening, but of course you can sit by the fire until deep into the night for good conversations or an intense experience of silence.

Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–10:30 am

Nice sheltered camping pitch in the green

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

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Nice sheltered camping pitch in the green

Tent
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12
Max. people
6×
Pitches
1

As a camper, hiker or cyclist you are very welcome to enjoy peace and space with us. Because we as a family live spaciously in the Frisian countryside and also like to share this experience, we are happy to offer a holiday spot for those seeking tranquility and nature lovers.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Sauna
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Shower (cold water)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 5
Child price applies from this age: 4
Children's price up to this age: 11
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 2
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 60

from € 18.00 per night

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