De Verloren Kost... our ‘highlight’ in the heart of South LimburgDe Verloren Kost... our ‘highlight’ in the heart of South Limburg

Contrary to the rest of Holland, South Limburg boasts beautiful rolling hills where you can almost forget you are in The Netherlands. Nestled between the valleys surrounding Gulpen lies FarmCamps De Verloren Kost. The meandering drive up to the farm is as spectacular as the location itself. It’s no wonder that Farmer Sherman and his wife Annemarie can think of no better place to live and work. Together with their family they took over the farm from Sherman’s parents and have never looked back.

Annemarie is passionate about horses and ponies and on this old dairy farm, the cows have moved out and their four legged friends have moved in. Together with his father, Farmer Sherman still raises Dutch Belted cows; this stunning breed decorates the landscape while it happily grazes all day long in the meadows.

Together, this farming family recently converted their farm into a fun, educational and friendly recreational spot where the ponies play the lead role. Annemarie runs this small-scale horse livery, teaches local kids how to ride and offers you the best Limburgse tart and ice creams while sitting in the sun on their outdoor terrace. Farmer Sherman is often out at work during the day but in the evening he pulls on his overalls and gets cracking on the farm – the work here never stops!

This farm offers something for everyone from having fun with the ponies, helping to care for the other animals or just playing on the yard or in the neighbouring forest. ‘Verloren’ may mean ‘lost’ in Dutch but the only thing you will lose here is your sense of time as you bask in the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings here.

Farmyard FurriesFarmyard Furries

  • 12 livery horses
  • 11 (own) ponies
  • 20 Dutch Belted cows
  • Knorretje and Stinkie the pigs
  • Juro the farm dog
  • Goats
  • Rabbits
  • Chickens
  • Cats

Farmyard FrillsFarmyard Frills

  • Gorgeous ponies and horses
  • Care for your ‘own’ cuddle pony
  • Pony riding lessons
  • Large playground
  • Go-karts
  • Central campfire
  • Neighbouring forest
  • Nearby Valkenburg, Maastricht, Aken and Vaals

Review Vincken familyReview Vincken family

"We had a fantastic weekend at De Verloren Kost. Farmers Annemarie and Sherman are very involved and great with the kids. This is a top location for pony and horse lovers, my daughter and I went for a hack through the beautiful Limburg hills. Amazing! And if the ponies are resting then there is always the goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, pot-bellied pigs and ducks to amuse yourself with! The kids were never bored! This place is truly recommended! I am definitely coming back!