Take a step back in time!Take a step back in time!

Here, time feels like it has stood still. As you arrive through the winding, tree-lined, uphill road to Den Branderhorst farm your stress will already begin to slip away. Farmer Eddy and his wife Anne-Marie enjoy taking their time to show you how a small-scale dairy farm works.

The cows feel equally stress-free here and are happy to let you walk amongst them for a ‘cow-hugging’ workshop – now that’s a unique experience! Simone, one of their four daughters, is completely mad about horses, so naturally you’ll find these here too. Your mini-farmers can help take care of her four ponies or enjoy a pony ride. Experienced riders can even go out on a hack with Simone.

Farmer Eddy is a social butterfly and will often be found by the campfire in the evenings enjoying a bottle of beer. Here in the so-called ‘Achterhoek’ (a region in the eastern part of The Netherlands) life has never been more peaceful.

Farmyard furriesFarmyard furries

  • 40 cows and calves
  • Jopie and Silverly the Shetland ponies 
  • Menno and Buffel the ponies 
  • Knir, Knar and Knor the pigs
  • Two farm dogs 
  • Bunnies and cats 
  • Hens

Farmyard frillsFarmyard frills

  • Get stuck in together with Farmer Eddy 
  • Playing in the enchanted forest 
  • Bake your own waffles with Farmer’s wife Anne-Marie 
  • Pony riding 
  • Milk the cows in the dairy 
  • A ride on the farm wagon 
  • ‘ Achterhoek’ style hospitality 
  • Small-scale and well-organized 
  • No pets allowed

Review de Bles familyReview de Bles family

"Absolutely fantastic. Exceeded all our expectations!! From the Lodge Tent to the surrounding environment, the facilities and the hospitality of farmer Eddy and his wife Anne-Marie - it all came together to create a memorable experience for us and our children."