De Kalverweide

A cosy, back to nature family holiday in beautiful Overijssel

About De Kalverweide

A cosy, back to nature family holiday in beautiful Overijssel

This Feather Down Farm is a ye-olde Dutch farm set in the middle of the beautiful Overijssel region which is famous for its medieval towns, rivers and forests. It is within 25km of 3 national parks. In fact the most beautiful village of The Netherlands, Giethoorn, is just a 15 minute bike ride away. Giethoorn is referred to as the Venice of the North and is filled with canals and little cobbly streets.

De Kalverweide is a working dairy farm with 140 cows and also some sheep, ponies and donkeys. Children can watch the cows go and be milked at the voluntary milking machine and can feed the animals as well as brush the ponies and take the donkeys for walks! The friendly farm owners Goos and Femmie love to show families around their farm and children can help Goos with his duties as he tends to the animals. They also organise pizza evenings where you can get to know the hosts and learn more about life on the farm. We’ve heard the freshly baked pizzas are to die for!

Food wise there is an “honesty” shop where you note down what you have taken and then pay for it before you leave. They have the basics as well as some delicious local produce and yummy ice cream! There are also supermarkets in nearby Kallenkote (1km away).

As well as the main farm animals, there is also a cute “cuddle barn” where children can go and stroke and look after the rabbits and guinea pigs. Your little ones can even hire their own rabbit on this farm and keep it next to your tent in its hutch!

Children (and parents!) will love the ground level trampoline and the buggies they can drive around!

You can hire bikes and discover this beautiful region together or you may want to simply soak up life on the farm and relax in your luxury glamping tents.

Accommodation

Accommodation at De Kalverweide is in luxurious lodge tents:

Canvas Lodge sleeping 6 people

Includes: Large beds, bed linen including fluffy duvets, toilet, cold water, showers in the shower block, wood burning fire for heating and cooking, wood, candles and lamp oil, BBQ, sofa, picnic table, deck chairs and extended canopy, cold water in the kitchen, cool box for fridge.

Canvas frills lodge 6 people with a tub

Includes: Large beds, bed linen including fluffy duvets, towels, toilet, warm shower, hot tub, sofa, wood burning fire for heating and cooking, wood, candles and lamp oil, BBQ, picnic table, deck chairs, cold water in the kitchen, cool box for fridge,  Beds are made on arrival. New this year-wooden decking at the front of the lodge.

 

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High chairs and cots can be added to your booking for a small fee.

To Do

You are nearby to a lot of great days out on this Farm!

Just 300m down the road is the small and friendly Taman Indonesian Zoo which little ones will love.

Just 1km away is the village of Kallenkote.

12km or a 15 minute cycle ride is the beautiful canal filled village of Giethoorn.

15km away or a 15 minute drive is the Drentse Koe play farm/ice cream farm with bouncy castles, play areas, tractors, go-karts and more.

You are also only 30 minutes from the medieval town of Zwolle which is also home to Dinoland, a dinosaur themed attraction and play park aimed at young children.

45 minutes to an hour away are 2 more theme parks; the Slagharen Wildwest/Mexican themed park 54km away which has rides for small children, and the Hellendoorn Adventure park 69km away which has lots of rides and also a waterpark.

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  • Type: Farm Holiday
  • Category: Farm Experience
  • Country: Holland

Features

Working dairy farm
Near to a village
Play area
Cuddle barn
Pizza evenings
Farm tour
Honesty shop
Adult and children's bikes to hire

Location

1 hour and 35 minutes from Amsterdam Schipol Airport (134km)

2 hour and 15 minutes from the Rotterdam ferry ports (220km)

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