Rubbing shoulders with royalty…Rubbing shoulders with royalty…

This traditional dairy farm is situated in Zweeloo, Drenthe and honours all their cows with royal names – so here you can be sure to rub shoulders with queens and princesses!

Sitting at the end of a dead end road, this farm is uniquely situated for peace and tranquility with only meadows and forests for as far as the eye can see. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to find cows grazing next to your luxury tent – you are in the royal circle!

Together with their five young children, Farmer Johan is always on hand taking care of and enjoying the company of his cows and calves. Here your mini-farmers can really learn and experience life on a traditional dairy farm and before you know it – they’ll only want to drink milk fresh from the cow!

Never taking life too seriously, Farmer Johan is known to start water fights on sunny days or take you for a ride on his wagon into the woods and let you find your own way home!

Farmyard furriesFarmyard furries

  • 150 cows and calves
  • Maarten the pony
  • Dappie and Jopie the goats
  • Kyra their farm dog
  • Sheep and lambs
  • Rabbits, guinea pigs and cats
  • Hens and chickens

Farmyard frillsFarmyard frills

  • Milking the cows with Farmer Johan
  • Make your own ice cream with Farmer’s wife Matine
  • Building huts 
  • A trip to the forest on Farmer Johan’s wagon
  • Stunning, open views
  • Within walking distance to a forest

Review Van der Maat familyReview Van der Maat family

For us this was our first ever stay in a tent but it was very luxurious, especially with the bath trailer. We truly enjoyed it and our daughter had the holiday of a lifetime.