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Micro camping between the Frisian lakes

4.84 (19 reviews) Verified It Heidenskip, Friesland, Netherlands #s005376

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

About this campspace

Are you looking for peace, space and an unobstructed view? 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:
- particularly small-scale (1 comfort pitch and 3 off-grid pitches)
- you will find peace, space and privacy
- there are about 40 dairy cows in the meadow that are your closest neighbors on some days
- there are many meadow birds in the area
- The cozy Eleven Cities town of Workum is about 7 km away. Here you will find various cozy eateries, museums, 2 supermarkets and a surf spot
- the farm is located along the Sint Odulphus pilgrimage path and the Oersetters Pontjesroute

Enough to see and experience. We hope to welcome you.

Oant Sjen! Martin & Esther

Perfect for...

Peace seekers, nature lovers, cyclists, swimmers and suppers

Amenities

  • Swimming pond or river

  • Animals on site

  • Parking on site

  • Sunset view

  • Field view

About this campspace

Are you looking for peace, space and an unobstructed view? 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:
- particularly small-scale (1 comfort pitch and 3 off-grid pitches)
- you will find peace, space and privacy
- there are about 40 dairy cows in the meadow that are your closest neighbors on some days
- there are many meadow birds in the area
- The cozy Eleven Cities town of Workum is about 7 km away. Here you will find various cozy eateries, museums, 2 supermarkets and a surf spot
- the farm is located along the Sint Odulphus pilgrimage path and the Oersetters Pontjesroute

Enough to see and experience. We hope to welcome you.

Oant Sjen! Martin & Esther

Comfort & Fun

  • Swimming pond or river

    From the meadow you can enter the lake for a refreshing dip. Water shoes are handy ;-)

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

    In our barn there are about 40 dairy cows and young stock. We also have a sweet farm dog, cats and a brown laying hen.

Parking

  • Parking on site

    Electric car must be parked in the yard.

Views

  • Sunset view

  • Field view

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

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

Bring your own
  • Tent

  • Caravan

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)

from € 21.50 per night
Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch

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

  • Tent

    With your Tent

  • Caravan

    With your Caravan

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)

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

Check-out between: 7:00 am–11:00 am

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa

Closing periods: Yearly 01-11 → 31-03

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? yes

Min. number of nights: 2

Child price applies from this age: 4

Child price applies to this age: 16

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 1

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 with cooking equipment available on request. Surcharge 2.50 per device per night including electricity consumption

  • Electric kettle
    Small kettle available in sanitary room

  • Coffee maker
    Small coffee maker with filter bags

  • Coffee and tea
    Coffee and tea for the first days

Sanitation

  • Toilet
    Only for guests Comfort place. Not available for offgrid guests.

  • Hot shower
    Only for guests Comfort place. Not available for offgrid guests.

  • Cold shower
    Only for guests Comfort place. Not available for offgrid guests.

Electricity

  • Electricity
    Charging an electric car is not allowed. This must be parked in the yard. There are charging options in, among others, Koudum, Workum and Hindeloopen.

  • Phone charging station

For RVs

  • RV electricity hookup

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed
    Dog allowed. Surcharge 2.50 per night.

Views

  • Lake view
    From the Comfortplek you can walk through the meadow 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. We have 2 camping chairs available for cyclists/hikers.

Surface

  • 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.

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.

Rules

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

Pets allowed: no

Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch

Offgrid spot: For SELF-SUPPORTING (bus) camper max 7 m

Bring your own
  • Van

  • Motorhome

Offgrid place with unobstructed view for SELF-SUPPORTING (bus) camper. Maximum 2 adults. Drinking water and warm water available. NO shower/toilet/electricity (NO shower/toilet/electricity). Arrival the same day please pay before 1700 hours.

from € 11.00 per night
Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
2 pitches

Offgrid spot: for self-supporting (bus) camper max 7 m

  • Van

    With your Van

  • Motorhome

    With your Motorhome

Offgrid place with unobstructed view for SELF-SUPPORTING (bus) camper. Maximum 2 adults. Drinking water and warm water available. NO shower/toilet/electricity (NO shower/toilet/electricity). Arrival the same day please pay before 1700 hours.

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

Check-out between: 7:00 am–11:00 am

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Tue, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa

Closing periods: Yearly 01-11 → 31-03

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? yes

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 0

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 1

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)

Surface

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

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.

Rules

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

Pets allowed: no

Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
2 pitches

Your host, Boer Marten

4.84 (19 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 90%

Response time: fast

Curious about who you will be staying with? We would like to introduce ourselves to you.

Hi, I'm Marten. 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 approximately 50 dairy cows twice a day. In addition to all the work on the farm, I am interested in vintage tractors. Landini is my favorite tractor brand. I enjoy tinkering and getting something that is broken to work again.

Hi, I'm Esther. Keeping track of the advertising page and the bookings is completely my thing. Traveling is my passion. On to a new adventure, getting to know other customs and habits. I really enjoy that.

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

Oant sjen! Marten & Esther

Tips

  • Visit the beautiful Eleven Cities in the area

  • Enjoying the peace and simplicity on our dairy farm

  • Within a 10-minute drive you will find nice restaurants in the pleasant town of Workum.

Reviews

Alice

Tell us about your experience
Had a really nice stay! Well worth it. There is a lot of privacy and with the sanitary facilities you really have everything you need if you don't have a camper. We especially enjoyed the peace and beautiful surroundings. It is really wonderfully quiet, you only hear the wind. And beautiful places in Friesland are really a 20-minute drive away. Marten is also very friendly and likes to think along (we suffered from a lot of wind and a tent that almost blew away haha, then Marten placed the tractor in front of it. All in all a super nice stay!

How was the contact with the host?
Nice and friendly!

October 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Great that you had a nice stay with us despite the bad weather. Thank you for your nice review. We would love to see you again. Oant sjen! Marten & Esther

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Nienke

Tell us about your experience
What a fantastic place, the silence on the water, the cows that curiously come to watch. It really is completely off grid, you have the most beautiful spot in Friesland!

How was the contact with the host?
Well, he received us cheerfully and kindly, took us to our place and came the next morning to check if we could get away.

Tips for new guests?
Don't put on your nicest shoes, pasture is pasture :). In addition, you are in the middle of all nice villages, so there is plenty to do in the area!

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Hi, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. How nice to read that you enjoyed "the most beautiful spot in Friesland" so much. We look forward to seeing you again. In any case, we wish you many unique camping experiences. Oant shen! Martin & Esther

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Feyo

Tell us about your experience
Was absolutely great. Beautiful location! Wonderful place for stargazing at night, almost no light pollution.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Hi, Thank you very much for your review and the beautiful photo! Glad to read that you enjoyed stargazing so much. We look forward to seeing you again. Oant shen! Martin & Esther

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Lisette

Tell us about your experience
What a wonderful and peaceful place this is.
Because the house is remote, you only have the sounds of nature.
Highly recommended for anyone who loves silence, cows and nature! And let's not forget dog Guus who visits regularly.

We stood with our tent on a wonderfully private piece. And had private sanitary facilities, private toilet, hot shower and counter top with hot water.

Every day we had a view of the cows. Also very nice to see how farmer Marten brings them from the field into the stables. We were also welcome during the milking.

How was the contact with the host?
We were warmly welcomed by Boer Marten. The contact was very friendly and very nice to see the love for his cows.

Tips for new guests?
Marten's tip was a visit to hindeloopen workum, this was definitely worth it.
With the tent you stand behind the dike, just walk into the meadow and you can sit by the water. Stay until the sunset, it's beautiful.
On a clear night, a look at the stars is also very suitable here. Due to the dark environment, the stars are beautiful to see.

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Hi, Thank you for your positive review and the fantastic photos. Super! Glad you enjoyed the peace and the beautiful sunset. Also nice that you took a look at the milking. Hopefully see you again. Oant shen! Martin & Esther

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F en S

Tell us about your experience
Do you like space, water, views, waving reeds and a lot of peace and quiet? Then you are in the right place here!
Stood on the dike with almost all types of weather in one weekend and enjoyed the skies and the (turbulent) water.
Private jetty in front of the door.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and spontaneous! Top!

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

How nice that you enjoyed the off-grid place so much. Thank you very much for your nice review! We look forward to seeing you again. Oant shen! Martin & Esther

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Kris

Tell us about your experience
What a fantastic experience off grid on the dike at farmer Marten. Enjoy the view, the cows and the Gaastmeer in peace.
We had a private jetty, from where we could enter the water. And then that sunset 😍 A walk from Workum to Stavoren over the old seawall and then the train back is recommended.

How was the contact with the host?
The email contact went very smoothly and flexibly via Esther, the reception by Marten was very hospitable. There turned out to be some common ground, so nice talk. Thank you Marten and Esther!

Tips for new guests?
The place with private shower and toilet also looks very good!

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you very much for your positive review and the beautiful photos. Glad you enjoyed the peace and the beautiful sunset. We look forward to seeing you again. Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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Titia

Tell us about your experience
Wonderfully relaxed, we have been off grid at the lake, beautiful place!

How was the contact with the host?
Farmer Marten welcomed us kindly and is always up for a chat.
Thank you!

May 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you have come to rest completely on the off-grid site. We look forward to seeing you again. Oant sjen, Marten & Esther

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Eric

Tell us about your experience
We stood on the dike with our self-sufficient camper at Marten. What peace and space. Really enjoyed it, also the cow milking course 😉, Thank you Marten and Esther.

How was the contact with the host?
Received very hospitably.

May 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Including the cow milking course ;-) Hopefully we will see you again. Oant shen! Martin & 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.

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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!

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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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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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Sabine

Tell us about your experience
Nice place! Very free and open. With own sanitary facilities. Location in the center of the Frisian water area, highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Good reception, and good contact during stay.

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Boer Marten has responded

Thank you for your nice review and the beautiful pictures of the Comfortplek. Super! We look forward to seeing you again.

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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!

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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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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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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Lake

  • Meadow or plain

  • Cows

What you can find in the area
  • Lake

  • Meadow or plain

  • Cows

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Cycling

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    Swimming

At this campspace

  • Lake

  • Meadow or plain

  • Cows

What you can find in the area

  • Lake

  • Meadow or plain

  • Cows

Ways to spend the day

  • 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

    Surf beach Workum
  • Outdoor cooking

    Use of bbq is allowed

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Solar panels

Additional info

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.

Rules

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


Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Check-out between: 7:00 am–11:00 am

Closing periods

Comfort plek met prive sanitair: voor tent/vouwwagen of kleine tourcaravan
Yearly 01-11 → 31-03


Offgrid plek: Voor ZELFVOORZIENENDE (bus)camper max 7 m
Yearly 01-11 → 31-03


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