FarmCamps De Geele Bosch
Oldeholtwolde, Friesland

Not a moment’s boredom!Not a moment’s boredom!

Watching other families enjoy themselves here shows us how few leave the farm since there is so much to see and do. Here the kids are in their element and don’t have time to get bored! That´s why the parents are having a great time too.

But if you do want to discover the local environment then Friesland offers stunning lakes and canals and lots more to see and do. For fishing enthusiasts the River Tjonger is less than 300 meters from the farm.

Did you know that De Weerribben National Park and the must see stunning touristic village of Giethoorn are less than 30km away from the farm?

Splashing aroundSplashing around

  • De Heide

Just outside Heerenveen and only 6km from the farm, there is a beautiful recreation area with a lovely natural swimming pool. For those who enjoy a spot of fishing then it’s also particularly good here for catching carp. 

  • De Dobbe swimming pool

In Noordwolde is a large outdoor pool (50 meters in length) including a separate children’s pool, large water slide, diving boards and a lovely lawn to relax on. 

  • Swimfun tropical pool

If the weather is not on your side then in Joure you’ll find a beautiful tropical swimming paradise complete with a wave pool, some awesome water slides, a lazy river and separate paddling pool. For Mum and Dad there are herbal baths and an infrared sauna.  

  • Tjeukemeer

The famous ‘Tsjûkemar’ is the largest lake in Friesland and is located less than 20km from the farm. Here you can hire all kinds of boats but also swim and sunbathe. There’s plenty for water lovers to enjoy!

Playing paradisePlaying paradise

  • Terherne

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. For the younger kids there is a large sand pit with real treasures to dig for! 

  • Duinen Zathe amuzement park

A well-organized park for a complete and affordable day out for all the family; from the 'indoor Apenkooi' and 'Flying Heli' for tiny tots to the "Super Nova" and "Hara Kiri" for the older kids. In the park are several trampolines and bouncy castles, climbing frames and many other attractions for young and old.

  • Aqua Zoo Friesland

Aqua zoo Friesland is home to an extensive collection of water loving animals. The natural character of the park and the special holding areas where visitors can walk among the animals create unforgettable experiences and a great day out for the whole family. Come face to face with seals, stand among the free scrambling dwarf monkeys or walk along the beach with the penguins. Aqua Zoo Friesland is situated in Leeuwarden, just 40km from the farm.

NatureNature

  • Drents-Friese Wold National Park

This national park near Appelscha is one of the largest in The Netherlands at 24 square miles. The park is home to woodland and heath areas, sand dunes and grasslands. It also has a number of great bike trails and two visitor centers, one in Appelscha and one in Diever. For children there is also a recreational wood where they can climb, crawl and creep around, jump in ditches and build cabins! Hold on to your hats! 

  • Appelscha Climbing Park

At the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold is a great adventure and climbing park. All routes start from the central tower at 5.5 meters high and there is a variety of climbing obstacles ranging from 4 meters to 14 meters in height. This climbing park is suitable for everyone over 1 meter 40 centimeters tall. 

  • De Weerribben National Park

When you experience it from the water by canoe or silent electrical boat this park is probably best described as an amazing large green maze of reeds. Trees, the water, the birds… a magnificent nature reserve.

CultureCulture

  • Nature Museum Fryslân

The Frisian Museum of Natural History dates from 1923 and is a unique day out! The permanent exhibition is intended for visitors from 8 till 88. The presentation is in the style of storytelling like a novel, and the museum is a collection of short stories. One of these short stories for example tells all about teeth. This is done in a theatre-like presentation. The teeth are presented in a real dental practice, there’s a waiting room and once it’s your turn you have to sit down in a real dental chair. Another presentation tells the story of poo. Everything you always wanted to know about poo but were too afraid to ask is explained in a realistic toilet unit with water closets as showcases! 

  • The Frisian Mills

Typical to this area of The Netherlands are the Frisian mills. Did you know that Friesland is home to a whopping 124 windmills? From windmills to corn and hulling mills, this area has them all on display and a lot are still in use today.

  • Giethoorn

The idyllic village of Giethoorn is also known as Dutch Venice. 170 small wooden bridges invite you for a scenic tour on foot of the village, but it is best experienced by taking an organised boat tour or canoe.