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Hiker's hut 't Vaatje

4.38 (16 reviews) Verified Grobbendonk, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

About this campspace #s005732

Your host

Robbe-Kristien
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    1 pitch

the keg
Our old stall of 5m by 5m has been transformed into a hiker's hut for walkers, cyclists or the adventurers among us. 't Vaatje has already made a lot of history. If the walls could talk...
Don't see 't Vaatje as a 'spick-and-span' neat accommodation, but as a back-to-basic place to stay for real nature lovers!
You need to bring your own sleeping equipment, there are 2 double mattresses available. Upstairs is a double bed and the seat downstairs can also be made into a double bed. On request we can prepare a travel cot for a child. Basic cooking equipment (pot, pan, plate, cutlery, coffee machine ...) is also available.

Surroundings
Here with us in the Kempen (Grobbendonk, hamlet of Eisterlee) you can enjoy the wooded area, the meadows, and beautiful rivers the Kleine Nete and De Aa for days on end. Here you can take a refreshing dip or go canoeing.
Various hiking and cycling junctions are the start of wonderful tours towards water, forest and city (Lier, Herentals, Antwerp, ...)
For a walk in Grobbendonk's area, you only have to leave the house for the Pidpabos or Het Oude Molenbos, or a tour around the Nete ... Afterwards you can enjoy a delicious meal at Hof Van Eisterlee or have a drink at Bartel and Dorien in den Herberg.
Various nature reserves in the vicinity such as Lovenhoek, Viersel gebroekt, Schupleer, .... are also recommended.
Children can romp around on two children's farms (Lentehei, Karrewiel) in the village
After a wonderful day of enjoyment, you can watch the deer walk across the field from the hiker's hut at dusk or light the wood stove / campfire to enjoy our delicious Grobbendonkse Trippel or another delicious Kempen beer. ( Beer trade willems More than 800 beers )

Hopefully you also feel like an adventure?
If so, we would like to welcome you!

Ways to spend the night

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    Cabin

Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

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  • Icon Wood burner

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  • Icon Covered kitchen

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This campspace offers

Private amenities
Hiker's hut 't Vaatje

Food and drink

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  • Icon BBQ
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  • Icon Refrigerator
  • Icon Dishwashing sink
  • Icon Kitchen
  • Icon Dining table
  • Icon Gas stove
  • Icon Cooking basics
  • Icon Dishes and cutlery
  • Icon Coffee maker

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Fire bowl
  • Icon Firewood available

    This can be purchased for €10 per wheelbarrow. Please indicate in advance when booking.

Sanitation

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Electricity

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  • Icon Phone charging station

Heating

  • Icon Wood burner

Pet-friendly

  • Icon Pets allowed

In case of rain

  • Icon Covered kitchen
  • Icon Rain shelter

Parking

  • Icon Parking on site

Views

  • Icon Sunrise view
  • Icon Forest view
  • Icon Field view

Seating area

  • Icon Picnic table
  • Icon Outdoor seating area
  • Icon Indoor seating area
Not included

Food and drink

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Electric kettle

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    Coffee and tea

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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    Decorative lights

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    Swimming pond or river

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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

Sanitation

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    Cold shower

Electricity

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV electricity hookup

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    RV Dump station

Heating

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    Electrical heating

Family-friendly

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    Animals on site

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    Playground for children

Views

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    Sunset view

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    Lake 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

Ways to spend the day

In the area
  • Icon Hiking
  • Icon Cycling
  • Icon Swimming
  • Icon Sightseeing
  • Icon Visiting nearby towns
  • Icon Wildlife watching
  • Icon Boating
  • Icon Canoeing or kayaking
  • Icon Fishing
On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire
  • Icon Outdoor cooking
  • Icon Wildlife observation

What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

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  • Icon Urban area
  • Icon Forest
  • Icon Meadow or plain

Sustainability practices

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    Solar panels

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    Heat pump

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    Organic cleaning products

Your host, Robbe-Kristien

4.38 (16 reviews)

We are Robbe and Kristien. We have two daughters, Janne and Suzan. And a dog, Dash. We spent several years renovating our long gable farm and have lived in 't Vaatje ourselves. And now we think it's time for others to enjoy it too!

Reviews

Fabio

Tell us about your experience
Super cozy and cozy house to relax.

How was the contact with the host?
Super fast and friendly!

Tips for new guests?
There is a driepikkel with grill with which you can cook outside.

October 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for the nice review!

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Dries

Tell us about your experience
Conviviality trump! Nice people, nice environment!

How was the contact with the host?
Top

November 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Great that you enjoyed it!

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Karolien

Tell us about your experience
Very nice house. Back to basics. Just what we needed for a relaxing weekend!
Very nice and relaxing environment for both relaxing and walking.
And for us an absolute added value: our dog was more than welcome!

How was the contact with the host?
Super sweet and nice people!

Tips for new guests?
Just go

September 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you for the nice words!

Greetings

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Kristof

Tell us about your experience
Frivolous and quiet place. Ideal for a frisky weekend. Great house with a cozy wood stove. Ideal for playing board games. Looking for something atmospheric and loving? Books!

How was the contact with the host?
We thought it was fun and funny ;)

Tips for new guests?
Book a wheelbarrow with wood: recommended. Don't lose track of time and look for a place to eat before 8.30 pm.

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Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Sabrina

Tell us about your experience
Nice, cozy house, we certainly enjoyed it but it could be a bit cleaner.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly couple.

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Sara

Tell us about your experience
This cozy retreat is located between the corn fields, only 20 km from Antwerp. Hello holiday feeling! Ideal for going by bike and the perfect base for hiking,
cycling and kayaking in the Kempen. Not an unnecessary luxury, but exactly what you need!

How was the contact with the host?
Warm welcome and at the same time sufficient privacy!

Tips for new guests?
't Vaatje is ideal for a couple or 2 friends.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for these beautiful words!

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Rianne

Tell us about your experience
We enjoyed the cottage.

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

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for the nice feedback, Ryan!

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Joost

Tell us about your experience
A beautiful house in a quiet place. The cottage was not so clean on arrival.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for the review, Joost!

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Sander

Tell us about your experience
schattig en mooi huisje vlak naast een maisveld. makkelijk te bereiken met de fiets. een stukje fietsen langs het kanaal en dan plots tussen de velden.

mooie omgeving en rustig buiten zitten met de ochtendkoffie. een aanrader!

jammer dat de vorige gasten het huisje vuil hebben achter gelaten maar dat hebben we snel opgelost door zelf even te kuisen.

we komen zeker nog eens terug! bedankt

July 2022

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Hi!

We look forward to seeing you again!

Greetings!

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Frédérique

Tell us about your experience
très joli logement et endroit superbe. proche du canal et de la Nette. Dommage que le nettoyage ne soit pas à la hauteur de l'endroit....

How was the contact with the host?
bien et discrets

June 2022

Robert

Tell us about your experience
Atmospheric cottage, with a beautiful view of sparse nature. Lovely wood burning stove and outdoor fire pit. The cottage was very basic with little equipment. That is part of a hiker's cabin, but the price was not worth it. It says € 35,- but with two people it will be € 70- ex costs.
Except for the beautiful field and the forest, the area is not very attractive. Transport transhipment industry on canal.

How was the contact with the host?
Friendly hosts, who were willing to give a bottle of oil and some salt.

Tips for new guests?
Bring everything yourself. Except plates cutlery cups glasses and pans.

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Charlien

Tell us about your experience
A fantastic place! Wonderfully quiet and pleasant stay. In the evening you can enjoy a BBQ and sit by the fire in the evening. Highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Good, was open to all questions.

Tips for new guests?
A walk in the Lovenhoek!

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Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Veerle

Tell us about your experience
I had a very nice stay at 't Vaatje. Definitely recommended!
Very nice location, ideal base for walking or cycling.
The cottage is beautifully and conveniently furnished. Very spacious for 1 person, possibly a bit tight in winter with 4 people. There is all sorts of cooking utensils, etc. available and if something is missing you can easily ask the hosts.

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth and friendly hosts!

Tips for new guests?
There are plenty of shops nearby, so you don't really need to buy in advance.

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Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for these nice words!

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Scout Diana About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
Our stay was fantastic. A very nice old house transformed into a very nice overnight accommodation. In the evening enjoy the wood stove or outside a small campfire with a local beer. The hiker's cabin is basic, but it doesn't feel that way at all and is highly recommended for a nice weekend away.

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Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Thank you for the nice words.
Glad you enjoyed it!

Greetings,
Robbe and Kristien

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Amalia

Tell us about your experience
What a charming and characterful place to stay. I thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility. On arrival the wood stove was burning which immediately gave a welcome feeling.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly people and quick responses.

Tip for the host: I didn't really know what was present in the house. I had brought a sleeping bag with me, but a liner would have been sufficient because there was a duvet. I hadn't brought a towel for after showering, but this turned out not to be present.

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Hi Amalia,
Glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for your tip, we'll get to work on it!

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Lien

Tell us about your experience
What a beautiful outdoor spot, inside nostalgic charm and everything you need to tune out and slow down (with blocks of wood on the stove), outside the fire bowl with three brine takes you directly into outdoor life. A little bit of the best of both worlds

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly hosts, help if necessary but you certainly also have your own privacy

Tips for new guests?
just come down, spot deer on the field in front of the keg, go into the Kempen woods and enjoy!

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Robbe-Kristien has responded

Hey Lien and co,

Thank you for the nice words!
We are glad that you enjoyed it and that you share our love for the Kempen nature!

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Rules

't Vaatje does not have an enclosed garden, so be sure to keep your dog with you or on the lesson.
From 10 pm we like to have it quiet.
Leave the keg clean (top clean, dishes done, mopped, ashes from the stove, ...). Thank you! If you prefer not to do this, we will do this for you for an extra penny.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–11:00 am

Hiker's hut 't Vaatje

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

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Hiker's hut 't Vaatje

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Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
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: 360

from € 35.00 per night

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