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Micro camping between the Frisian lakes

4.80 (10 reviews) Verified It Heidenskip, Friesland, Netherlands

About this campspace #s005376

Your host

Boer Marten
  • 4 pitches

Are you looking for peace, space, an unobstructed view and do you want to enjoy the simple farm life? A place where you can escape from the hectic pace of everyday life? Then you are very welcome at our small, active dairy farm located on the Grote Gaastmeer in Southwest Friesland.

Advantages of our campspot:
- very small scale
- you will find peace, space and privacy
- there are 50 dairy cows in the meadow that are your closest neighbors on some days
- you can come and take a look at the milking in consultation
- we have a sweet farm dog, cats and a brown laying hen
- there are many meadow birds in the area
- cycle the beautiful Oersetters ferry route
- The cozy Eleven Cities town of Workum is 7 km away. Here you will find 2 nice eateries, 2 museums and 2 supermarkets
- the farm is located along the Sint Odulphus pilgrimage route

Enough to see and experience. We hope to welcome you.
Oant Sjen! Martin & Esther

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

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    Available in Comfort pitch with private sanitary facilities: for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan

At this campspace

Animals

  • Cows

Landscape characteristics

  • Meadow or plain

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Comfort & Fun

  • Swimming pond or river

    There is no jetty, but you can enter the water directly from the meadow. Water shoes are handy ;-)

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

    In our barn there are about 50 dairy cows and young stock. We also have a sweet farm dog, cats and a brown laying hen.

Parking

  • Parking on site

Views

  • Sunset view
  • Field view
Private amenities
Comfort pitch with private sanitary facilities: for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

    Drinking water available in the sanitary room

  • Hot water

    Hot water available in the sanitary room

  • Dishwashing sink
  • Gas stove

    2 ring electric hob or microwave available on request. Surcharge 2.50 per device per day.

  • Electric kettle

    Small kettle available in sanitary room

  • Coffee maker

    Small coffee maker with filter bags

  • Coffee and tea

    Tea for the first days

Sanitation

  • Toilet

    Toilet available in sanitary room

  • Hot shower

    Shower available in sanitary room

  • Cold shower

Electricity

  • Electricity
  • Phone charging station

For RVs

  • RV electricity hookup

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

    Dog allowed. Surcharge 2.50 per night.

Views

  • Lake view

    If the condition of the meadow allows it, you can walk from the Comfort spot to the dike. There you have a beautiful view over the lake.

Seating area

  • Outdoor seating area

    There is enough space to put down your camping chairs. If you come by bike or on foot, we have 2 camping chairs available for you.

Offgrid spot: For self-sufficient (bus) camper max 7 m

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

    Drinking water available at the tap in the tank room

  • Hot water

    Hot water available at the tap in the tank room

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

    Dog allowed. Surcharge 2.50 per night,

Views

  • Lake view

    Off-grid pitch with lake view only available if conditions allow (weather, grazing cows, work in progress)

Seating area

  • Outdoor seating area

    There is enough space to put down your camping chairs

Not included

Food and drink

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    BBQ

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Refrigerator

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    Kitchen

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    Dining table

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    Cooking basics

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    Dishes and cutlery

Comfort & Fun

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    Hot tub

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    Sauna

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    Fire basket

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    Fireplace

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    Fire bowl

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    Firewood available

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    Decorative lights

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    Swimming pool

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    Trampoline

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    Sports and games gear

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    Towels

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    Bed linen, pillow and duvet

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    Hammock

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    WiFi

Electricity

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV Dump station

Heating

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    Electrical heating

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    Wood burner

In case of rain

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    Covered kitchen

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    Rain shelter

Family-friendly

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    Playground for children

Views

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    Sunrise view

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    Forest view

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    River view

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    Sea view

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    Hill view

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    Mountain view

Seating area

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    Picnic table

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    Indoor seating area

Ways to spend the day

Boer Marten's tips
  • Visit the beautiful Eleven Cities in the area

  • Enjoying the peace and simplicity on our dairy farm

In the area
  • Hiking

    You can walk the clog path in the immediate vicinity. A nice, short walk through the meadows.

  • Cycling

    The Oerset ferry route or by bike to Workum/Hindeloopen

  • Swimming

    We do not have a jetty, but you can enter the water directly from the shore. Water shoes are handy ;-)

  • Sightseeing

    Enjoy the Frisian lakes and the farms in the area

  • Visiting nearby towns

    Workum, Hindeloopen, Sneek

  • Surfing
On the campspace
  • Outdoor cooking

What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

  • Lake
  • Meadow or plain

Animals

  • Cows

Surface

Comfort pitch with private sanitary facilities: for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan
  • Grass

    The place is only accessible by car through a piece of meadow. When it rains, the entrance can therefore be soggy / muddy. The place can be reached on foot / by bicycle via the shed.

Offgrid spot: For self-sufficient (bus) camper max 7 m
  • Grass

    available space depends on the condition of the pasture/work/grazing cows

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation

  • Solar panels

Your host, Boer Marten

4.80 (10 reviews)

Curious who you're staying with? We would like to introduce ourselves to you.

Hi, I'm Martin. I have a small, active dairy farm located on the Grote Gaastmeer in It Heidenskip (Southwest Friesland). The most beautiful spot in Friesland of course!
I milk about 50 dairy cows twice a day. In addition to all the work on the farm, I am interested in old-timer tractors. Landini is my favorite tractor brand.

Hi, I'm Esther. Keeping track of the advertisement page and the bookings, that's completely my thing. Traveling is my passion, then I feel free. In the summer season I sometimes stand with 2nd hand stuff at the car boot market in Hemelum. I enjoy that a lot.

If our work permits, we enjoy joint trips or a short vacation.

Oant shen! Martin & Esther

Reviews

Hugo

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful private spot with a view over meadows.
Host is super nice and welcoming. Features a nice collection of Italian tractors!

How was the contact with the host?
Top!

Tips for new guests?
- On the farm it smells like farm
- There are many insects around and around the water, so also mosquitoes!

September 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you very much for your review. Beautiful photos too! It's great that you enjoyed your private space so much. We look forward to seeing you again. Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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Toon

Tell us about your experience
It was a great weekend. A beautiful and quiet place where you can relax. The view is beautiful and you can see the sun set in the evening. The cows, hares and the many birds make it extra special. Nice to have our own shower and toilet. A swimming spot at the lake would have finished it all off. We would love to come back

How was the contact with the host?
Contact with the host was very smooth. Esther was very helpful and welcoming.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you very much for your review and photo of the beautiful sunset. It is great to read that you had a wonderful rest at the Comfort place.
A swimming spot is also a big wish of ours. Great to take a refreshing dip. We are working on this and hope to be able to offer this option next season. Hopefully we'll see you again. Oant shen! Marten & Esther

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Shalita

Tell us about your experience
Our stay was wonderful! We enjoyed the peace and freedom we felt with farmer Marten and Esther. Also very nice to be able to take a look at their lives.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact went smoothly. They were always available and thoughtful.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Arianne

Tell us about your experience
A lovely quiet place near the water where you can really relax. The facilities at the place are fine: you have a toilet, a shower and a sink where you can do the dishes.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther and Marten are friendly people, my booking request was responded to quickly and I received a warm welcome on the spot.

Tips for new guests?
Are you coming with a tent? Then don't put it too close under the maple because of various birds that spend the night in the tree, that saves cleaning bird poop ;-)

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you Arianne for your lovely review and beautiful photos. We are very happy to hear that you had a good time. We also enjoyed having you here as our guest. Hopefully see you again. Marten & Esther

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Gejan

Tell us about your experience
We went for a quiet place, that's what we got! With the camper bus into the meadow, top again so enjoy it to the fullest.

How was the contact with the host?
We have experienced the contact with Esther and Marten as hospitable and pleasant.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Dear guests, Thank you for your review. It's great that you are enjoying yourself at our camping spot. Enjoy it for a while ;-) We wish you many more beautiful camping experiences. Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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Noortje

Tell us about your experience
Camped for a few days at the back of the yard with Marten and Esther. I was received very hospitably and helpfully, the place is beautiful (behind a dike next to the large Gaastmeer) and spacious. Surrounded by green, blue and the animals on the farm! This is a good base to discover the rest of south-west Friesland (in my case by bike).

How was the contact with the host?
Very helpful, approachable and friendly. I really liked the contact.

Tips for new guests?
Make sure you can cover or close your belongings and your sleeping area and have something to sit on, there are many curious snails/mosquitoes/spiders/flies.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Hi Noortje,

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to read that you had such a good time and that you enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and all the beessies on the farm ;-) We wish you many more beautiful camping experiences. Hope to see you again! Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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Leon & Pauline

Tell us about your experience
Dream place! In fact, that's all that's said. We enjoyed the peace, space and luxury of private sanitary facilities. A 'small' rural paradise surrounded by many lakes and historic towns. With the big bonus Guus who came to us every day for the necessary hugs and fun. We would love to come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Marten and Esther are super hospitable and do everything they can to make yourself feel at home. We immediately felt welcome!

Tips for new guests?
Just enjoying!

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Frank

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful surroundings, no other sounds than the occasional cow and the wind. Lots of privacy.

How was the contact with the host?
Nice reception and contact.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Dear Frank, Thank you very much for your nice review and the beautiful photos. Super! We are glad that you enjoyed the peace and quiet with us. We wish you many more beautiful camping adventures. Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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K.

Tell us about your experience
It was a first time for us. We wanted to see if we could be completely self-sufficient. This worked. We were alone on a meadow with a view of the lake. It was a lovely few days. We were allowed to go to the farm with questions.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice and helpful

Tips for new guests?
If you want to have the peace. Then you can certainly indulge yourself here

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Special thanks for your nice review. It is great to read that you enjoyed self-sufficient camping so much. This was the ultimate test ;-) We wish you many more beautiful camping experiences. Hopefully see you again in the Frisian Lake District. Oant shen! Marten & Esther

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Marieke

Tell us about your experience
We had an amazing stay at Marten & Esther's farm. Located in the middle of farming fields, lakes and little streams, it could not have been more typical of the Frisian landscape. From our camping place we saw a few rabbits, some 'exotic' birds and ducks enjoying their time in the fields and lakes which made us feel reconnected to nature and the natural world. The views were great and there are plenty of activities to do in the area which made it a wonderful base for further exploration.

How was the contact with the host?
We were welcomed very kindly by Marten & Esther. They showed us where we could park the van, gave some small instructions and made us feel at home right away. They were clearly concerned with our wellbeing. Excellent hosts!

May 2022

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you for your wonderful review. It's great to read that you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we'll see you again. We wish you many beautiful camping experiences. Oant shen! Marten & Esther

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Rules

Camping spot and possibly. please leave sanitary facilities tidy. The following is not allowed: electric car charging, loud music, parties, nude recreation, campfires.
Because of our animals, we appreciate rest after 10 p.m.
Max 1 dog, on a lead, is allowed (small surcharge). You stay with us entirely at your own risk.

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: To be agreed–6:30 pm
Check-out between: 8:00 am–11:00 am

Comfort pitch with private sanitary facilities: for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Offgrid spot: For self-sufficient (bus) camper max 7 m

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Comfort pitch with private sanitary facilities: for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan

Tent Caravan
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6
Max. people
Pitches
1

Wonderfully quiet and very spacious place with private sanitary facilities. This place is suitable for a tent/folding trailer or small touring caravan. Maximum 2 adults and 2 children. Car can be parked in the yard. We have 2 camping chairs available for guests without a car (please let us know in advance)

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 21
Child price applies from this age: 4
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 1
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 60

from € 20.00 per night

Offgrid spot: For self-sufficient (bus) camper max 7 m

Van Motorhome
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2
Max. people
Pitches
3

Offgrid place with unobstructed view for SELF-SUPPORTING (bus) camper. Maximum 2 adults. Drinking water and warm water available (drinking water and warm water available) No shower/toilet/electricity (no shower/toilet/electricity). Reservation for arrival on the same day please pay before 6 pm.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 21
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 60

from € 10.00 per night

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