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 
  • From the end of June Knir, Knar and Knor the pigs
  • 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 Baars familyReview Baars family

The Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark is steeped in history. An area full of exciting stories dating back to prehistoric times. Through the 7 different expeditions you can learn everything there is to know about this extraordinary area.