1. Netherlands
  2. Noord-Holland
  3. Wijdenes (Drechterland)
  4. Boerderijcamping de Appelhoek

Boerderijcamping de Appelhoek

Location and atmosphere

Farm-campsite De Appelhoek is connected to an organic dairy farm located next to the enclosing dike of the Markermeer. This is a unique location in the typical landscape of the province North Holland. The scenery includes a great diversity with horticulture, meadows with cattle and flower bulb fields, which are a pleasure for the eyes, especially in spring.


On the farmyard there are ten large tent-pitches and fifteen large places for caravans. There is also a summer house to rent for five people. It is possible to add an extra bed. The farmer’s wife sells fresh dairy-products and the owners will be happy to give you a tour around the farm. Opposite the farm, on the other side of the dike, there is a small beach where children can play and their parents can enjoy the wonderful view over the lake and maybe see some traditional sailing ships passing by.

Surroundings and activities

There is a large choice of cycle and walking tours on the dike and through the ribbon-shaped villages of West Friesland with its ‘stolpboerderijen’, a characteristic type or farm built in the shape of a cheese-cover. Around the farm you see an enormous diversity of birds. Nearby De Appelhoek there is a large colony of gulls, and numerous amount of swallows looking for a place to nest. The area is protected by the Birds Directive of the European Union. Take a ride by steam train along the old Hanseatic (Medieval League) cities of Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen. In Medemblik you can visit the Castle of Radboud and in Enkhuizen you should see the Zuiderzee Museum. From mid April to NovemberIn you can take the ferry from Enkhuizen to Stavoren in the province of Friesland (www.veerboot.nl).

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundOpening times campsite15-03 t/m 01-11ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, French, Dutch, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons24Number of holiday units5Prices on request

Group accommodation

Number of persons18Prices on request

Farm camping

Total number of pitches20Number of tent pitches10Only dry toilet/compost toiletPrices on request


Distance to supermarket2 kmDistance to restaurants2 km


Facilities for playing outside

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Guided nature tours





Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court


Small live stock for children


Special target groups

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)-1

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityHoornNearest villageWijdenes