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Sleep between chickens and books near the forest and the Veerse Meer

4.95 (19 reviews) Verified Wolphaartsdijk, Zeeland, Netherlands

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Your host

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    1 pitch

Hello welcome! If you're looking for peace and quiet and want to enjoy nature, you've come to the right place. My place is in the middle of the agricultural area of Zuid-Beveland. From here it is a short walk to the 'Veerse Meer' with the Piet forest. You can go canoeing and swimming there, it is a well-known place for outdoor sports in Zeeland. I live here with my dog, sheep, chickens, rooster and two cats. I've been working from home for my second-hand bookshop for 20 years, so you don't need to bring any books, though: if you're the writer!

There is plenty to do in the area and at the same time it is quiet here, in the evening it is dark sometimes there is a beautiful starry sky. In the morning you will be woken up by the crowing of the rooster!

Ways to spend the night

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Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

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    Available for all guests

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This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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Comfort & Fun

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For RVs

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Seating area

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Ways to spend the day

Joel's tips
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    Choose a book from my "store" a huge shed

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    Sleep between the sheep and chickens

In the area
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On the campspace
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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Solar panels

Go cycling !

Your host, Joel

4.95 (19 reviews)

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My name is Joel and I live in the house with my dog, there are more pets: chickens and a rooster and 2 cats. I work a lot at home for my second-hand bookshop so you do not have to bring a book ... although that is very nice if you are the writer yourself!



Tell us about your experience
The location is well ago in the middle of the countryside and right behind the sleeper - an old dike. You have a wide view. The camping spot in the garden is nice, with the sheep, chickens, cat ("Malibu" or "grandma") and dog.
In October it was not convenient to stand under and next to an apple/pear tree, and the sheep already had the best part of the garden, which limited the possibilities to set up the tent. But that still works as I had a small tent.
There is a simple kitchen with, among other things, a kettle.

How was the contact with the host?
Joel is super nice and helpful.

Tips for new guests?
If you come from the north by bike with luggage, you can't cross the footpath, because you have to climb over a fence.
Inquire in advance whether there is enough space to set up the tent(s), given the other animals and fruit trees.

October 2022 · Translated from dutch


Tell us about your experience
most wonderful, joel was kind and generous and the location was stunningly beautiful. i felt very happy to be there, and in hindsight wished i spent a day exploring the area!

July 2022


Tell us about your experience
There was one summer day in March. We saw spring and summer that day Immediately book to go camping.
But how cold it was on April 16-18.
We have already forgotten the cold, a few days later.
What will remain are the beautiful memories:
the sun during the day,
the beautiful garden,
beach and sea
some nice red mugs
a wonderful hostess Joel and
two beautiful books by our childhood heroes Joop ter Heul and Pim Pandoer.

Have a wonderful weekend!

April 2021 · Translated from dutch


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the campsite and host were perfect, nothing to report. You have a kitchen toilet and shower (+ 2 chairs and table outside and woodfire) for yourself so don't even need to bring cooking material

September 2020


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I would give location and host 5 stars out of 5. Everything was just perfect. I will go back in spring!

September 2020


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My stay was absolutely amazing. Just the place was so beautiful, in the middle of nature with the sheep and dog. And Joel was a very nice host, because she gave us all the space to just do our thing. Whenever we wanted to reach out to her and have a little chat for some tips, she was there to just guide us. perfect balance between a good contact, but not like an overwhelming approach. It was amazing. My tip is to just stay there and do more Campspaces!

September 2020


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We had a wonderful time there! Gorgeous landscapes all around and peaceful place to camp. Our host was very friendly and had a great sense of hospitality. The animals of the farm delighted my grandchild, feeding the sheep, collecting the eggs and playing with the dog. And thousands of books to read in any language!! I highly recommend this place!


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We enjoyed our stay so much, We, two old schoolfriends Griet and Nele and our 5 children were received very friendly and helpfully by Joel. We could set our tent in the idyllic orchard. As a not experienced camping traveler, it was very nice to say that Joel had a shower, toilet and kitchen available for us. Our children really enjoyed the play garden, animals, and I myself really liked looking through Joels collection of second hand books. It is a must, and we certainly come back another time!


Tell us about your experience
We had a very nice and authentic stay with Joel in Wolphaartsdijk. We were wonderfully relaxed in the middle of the wide polder between the chickens and sheep. We were allowed to use their kitchen and toilet, which was all well arranged. Had nice conversations with our hostess Joel who also provided us with fresh eggs and information about the area. All in all a great weekend!

June 2020


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Nice place tucked away in the polder of Zeeland. We went with the motorbike and enjoyed the setting sun, the Veerse lake (only a 10 min walk), and a nice cold beer at the campfire. In the morning we were woken up by chickens and lambs. All in all a great place and I hope nobody discovers it ;-)

May 2020


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We had a lot of fun with Joel in the backyard. Warm welcome, spacious camping spot in the lovely garden. Very nice and complete with all facilities that we could use. For young and old this is a nice destination with all animals, the trampoline and swing, light a fire, BBQ, and lots of fun to do in the nearby area. Recommended!

June 2020


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The stay was very nice! We were warmly welcomed and shown around the garden. Due to the Corona measures we had access to a private shower, toilet, and kitchen! The location was beautiful with lambs, chickens, a dog, and two cats in a large garden full of blossom trees and a vegetable garden. We were allowed to light a campfire in the evening and there was a second hand bookshop from which we could read as much as we wanted! In the morning we were treated to fresh eggs. The house was surrounded by nature, a 10-minute walk from the Veerse Meer. An ideal starting point for kayaking, walking, cycling, swimming, or lying on the beach. The Zeeland coast is about half an hour away. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

May 2020


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My friend and I had a lovely time in Joel’s backyard. Due to Corona she currently only receives one household at a time, which means that it is even quieter and that you have all the space. The kitchen is very nice, we could use cutlery, plates, cups, and even a pan. And the bathroom was also for private use, wonderful. You can feed leftovers to the chickens and your eyes can enjoy the vegetable garden, beautiful flowers and plants, and a cornfield adjacent to the garden. You are really in the middle of nature! In the shed, you can choose one from the wide selection of children’s books, very nice! In short, a paradise. Joel responds quickly to your questions by email and during our stay, she was helpful and generous. She would come by every now and then to ask how we were doing in the garden and for a nice chat at the campfire. Other than that, she let us do our thing and we let her.

June 2020


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We really liked it there, my girlfriend says it’s like paradise. Joel is very hospitable and warm. But she also just lets you do your own thing and she does her thing. And it is very luxurious that there is also a kitchen that you can use and a shower. We have two children, our daughter was crazy about the bookshop Joel has and our son was very happy with the chickens and the sheep. He was able to eat an egg that he grabbed himself. Very quiet and we had a very good time. If we had to rate it, we would give it 5 out of 5.

July 2020


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It was a very pleasant experience. The host was very friendly with letting us use her garden for camping, shower, toilet, and kitchen for cooking. She even gave us fresh eggs from her own chickens every morning and left books from her 2nd hand bookstore for us to read in the kitchen that she thought we would find interesting – a very sweet gesture. She was of course quite clear on maintaining her privacy and recommended us to camp in a spot in the garden where both she and us would have our own spaces, and also requested us to give some space to her animals, which we were fine with. The campsite itself is difficult to reach without a car/bicycle, and is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but that was what we loved about it. Overall it was a fantastic experience and we would be happy to return!

May 2020


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Joel's campspace is very nice! I pitched my tent in a sort of secluded spot on her yard and enjoyed the quietness and nature surroundings very much. Joel is very hospitable and I've felt very welcome. I highly recommend this space.

May 2020


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I had a wonderful time at Joel's campspace. She was incredibly quick to reply to my last-minute booking and she was very friendly and helpful upon arrival. Her campspace is perfect! A little patch in her beautiful garden with access to a kitchenette and bathroom with hot shower. The area lends itself well for a quick escape from city life to enjoy the outdoors. And not to mention Joel's second hand bookshop on site, a hidden gem! I very much enjoyed my stay and will most definitely be returning.

April 2020


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It was my first Campspace and one that will be hard to beat I think. The place is an oasis in the polder. Sheep and chickens scurry around, frogs wake you up and Joel’s hospitality knows no bounds. There is even a small but complete kitchen that you can use and a shed full of wonderful books if you are bored. Tip: Do not forget that the nearest supermarket is 7km away and closes earlier than you are used to from the city.

June 2020


Tell us about your experience
It was very pleasant to stay with Joel. Everything was great! She was very hospitable and it was very relaxing. A beautiful location within walking distance of the Veerse lake. Highly recommended!!

July 2020

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Actually there are not many rules, but I do not like very loud music. Take each other into account, do

Don't smoke in the house and tidy up your mess, very easy, right? Also no excessive use of alcohol. Please visit in consultation, also coordinate the arrival time and departure.

Every camper can choose a book from my shop!

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.

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Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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Max. people

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 3
Child price applies from this age: 2
Children's price up to this age: 12
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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: 365

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