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De Veenderpolder

South-Holland, Rijpwetering


Rated with 9.5

Escape to a simpler life with Annelies and Lars

Discover De Veenderpolder in Rijpwetering, South Holland. At this modern dairy farm, up to 110 dairy cows live in the free-range barn. This is special because the cows lie on wood chips and the milk they give meets requirements for animal health, biodiversity, and climate. The tent houses are located around the playground, in the polder with a view of the water-rich environment.

No time to be bored in South Holland

Go to Leiden and visit a museum. For example, Naturalis, the Boerhaave museum, the National Museum of Antiquities or Corpus. In spring, the Keukenhof is worth a visit. Time for action? Within 30 minutes you are at Duinrell or Drievliet. The farm is surrounded by water. Take a dip in the Wijde AA river or the Braassemermeer. Go to the beach at Katwijk aan Zee. Not done yet? Rent a canoe at the farm.

What to do at De Veenderpolder

Help the farmer milk the cows. If you listen carefully, you can get your farm license here! Admire the Friesian milking sheep or the milk goats. Pick up a fresh egg from the chickens or pet the rabbits. See how the farmer's wife makes cheese and yoghurt from sheep's milk, and she sometimes gives workshops that you can join. Play in the play barn or do crafts in the crafts corner. Jump on the trampoline, go swinging or build a sandcastle in the big sandbox. Real adventurers go ditch jumping in the polder! Go to the farm shop and buy delicious home-made products. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy in front of your tent house. At the end of the day, dive into your comfy bed.

What can you expect?

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Order bread

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    Dogs not allowed

What animals will you find on this farm?






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What our guests like

  • ✓ In the Groene Hart area
  • ✓ Walks
  • ✓ Cycling
  • ✓ Wetland area

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

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    6 persons

Check A unique experience
Check Back to basics
Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

One of the world's best family holidays


Pizza Night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street



Ask the Farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer. But you don’t wait till then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about how what goes on at the farm at any time.



The Farm Shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

Meet your hosts

Annelies and Lars

We live on the Veenderpolder with our dog and three cats! Here you can see how things work in a free-range stable. You can also learn all about our milk goats and sheep.

There is plenty to see and do in the middle of the Groene Hart.




Boerhaave museum

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden




In de lente zeker een bezoek waard.

Het strand


Katwijk aan zee ligt op 30 minuten rijden met de auto.



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