FarmCamps De Geele Bosch
Oldeholtwolde, Friesland

Are you a fan of Friesland?Are you a fan of Friesland?

Allow us to introduce you to Farmer Bill, Farmer’s Wife Ella and their son Michel. They are the new owners of this beautiful Frisian farm. They recently took the farm over from Farmer Johan and his wife Lucie who, after 5 years as FarmCampers, are now enjoying their well-earned retirement.

It undoubtedly continues as a fun and educational place to be. Farmer Bill has spent the last few years milking over 250 cows a day and knows everything there is to know about running a dairy farm. He enjoys ‘raising’ his herd of dairy cows who first arrive as calves when they are about 4 months old and leave when they are pregnant with their first calf. Your mini-farmers will have plenty of fun taking care of this ‘teenage’ dairy herd.

Farmer Bill also finds time for his hobby: horses. He plans to build a ranch in 2018 which is especially designed for your mini-farmers to discover and enjoy horses and ponies. There are already two ponies on the farm who just love to be cuddled, stroked and taken care of.

Farmer’s Wife Ella is a busy bee and very creative. As your hostess, she will make sure that you want for nothing and she loves to organize fun activities for your mini-farmers (and you too!). Their son Michel is still going to school during the day, but in the evenings and weekends you will certainly find him helping out on the farm.

Their farmhouse is situated in a beautiful and peaceful spot in the heart of Friesland (or as the locals say ‘Fryslân’). An exciting adventure forest on-site keeps your mini-farmers playing for hours where they can also gather wood for the camp fire or build wooden huts. But if you do want to discover the local environment then in Terherne, near Lake Sneekermeer, you can discover the characters from the famous Dutch children’s fiction series called ‘De Kamleon’ (The Chameleon). Take a boat and sail out to the Chameleon Adventure Island where children can relive the adventures of characters like Gerben, Hielke and Sietske. Friesland also offers stunning lakes and canals and lots more to see and do.

Farmyard furriesFarmyard furries

  • About 40 calves and young cows
  • Lotte the donkey
  • 2 horses and ponies to cuddle
  • Kwak the dwarf goat
  • Gimli the farm dog
  • Watch lambs being born
  • Bunnies and cats
  • Chickens

Farmyard frillsFarmyard frills

  • Thrilling on-site adventure forest
  • Feed the calves their bottles
  • Beautiful farm yard terrace
  • A ride on the farm wagon
  • Splashing around in an open paddling pool
  • Nearby Frisian lakes


"For the past five years, FarmCamps De Geele Bosch has been run by Farmer Johan and his wife Lucie, who now enjoy their well-earned retirement. The new owners, Farmer Bill and Farmer’s Wife Ella, have taken the campsite and farm on with great enthusiasm. The Farm opens for glampers from Ascension Day 2017 where you will be welcomed by our new, hospitable farmers and their son Michel."