The Netherlands
Explore the South: the Netherlands and Belgium at their finest.

A 5-day experience through 3 different ecosystems and across 2 countries. Sleep in unique accommodations along the way and experience the very best of the border region.

Photos courtesy of Hans Koster and Erwin Christis

In this 5-day 4-night adventure you will be guided by experts through the amazing nature areas of Maashorst, RivierPark MaasVallei and Borderpark Kempen-Broek

The Maashorst is a magical territory inhabited by bison, Exmoor pony and Tauros. Kempen-Broek is a natural park with a true mosaic of landscapes.  Bever and dragonflies feel at home here like. RivierPark MaasVallei is also home to amazing water ecosystems and bever and extends along the border of The Netherlands and Belgium.

Reconnect with nature with a warm cup of tea by the fire in the cozy cabins at WarredalYour accommodation Cabin ANNA brings you in contact with nature by sliding the glass and wood parts of the cottage, so you can choose the atmosphere you need. Spend your last night in your own tree suite in a unique environment.: BoomSuite. Enjoy the birds singing in the morning and relax in your own Finnish sauna.

 

Three natural parks,
one adventure

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1: Arrival at Warredal, your accommodation for the next two nights. Disconnect and enjoy your cozy cabin. Enjoy the climbing park or book in a pony ride for the children. Enjoy the hottub at night.

Day 2: Relaxed breakfast at your cabin. Then explore RivierPark MaasVallei. Go with a MaasVerkenner along the river and explore RivierPark MaasVallei, with some luck you might spot a bever or water birds. Overnight at Warredal.

Day 3: Drive north after breakfast. Meet the your guide at Kempen-Broek, for 2 hrs of exploration to see the habitat of the beaver, one of the many dragonfly species, tree frogs or deer. Learn everything about this special area from an expert guide.

Lunch in de Luysmolen. Self-Drive to the Maashorst in the evening and check in your unique Cabin at Hartje Groen. Fill in the hidden bathtub and relax while listening to the sounds of nature. Enjoy dinner at The Boshut.

Day 4: Wake up to the birds singing around you. After a rich breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day bison safari on foot at the Maashorst guided by one of the parks’ rangers. 

In the afternoon, depart towards Treehouse Boomsuite ‘Life is Good’. Enjoy a night of luxury in nature before you head back home.

Day 5: Departure after breakfast


Trip Details

  • Days: 5 days/ 4 nights
  • When: April-October 
  • Accommodation: Warredal, Cabin Anna, Boomsuite.
  • Guide: Verkenners & Rangers from the three natural parks.
  • How to get there: You can reach your accomodations and guides by (rental) car. Unfortunately, public transport is not available.
  • Languages: English and Dutch 

PRICES

Price: €659 per person, min 2 people sharing

The price includes: 4 nights of accommodations. 4 x breakfast.  One half day of guided activitty at RivierPark MaasVallei,  2 hr guided activity around Kempen-Broek, half day Bison safari in the Maashorst*.

* Covid-permitting

The price does not include: Transport to and from the area. Internal transfers. Anything not mentioned.


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Our 5% conservation levy contributes directly to projects in the Maashorst, Kempen-Broek and Maas Vallei natural areas. From repairing paths, signs or visitors’ facilities, to land purchase and landscape reinforcement done to rewild the areas, you contribution will help to keep this amazing ecosystems wild and accessible.

Our partner accommodation Hartje Groen stands for meeting in the middle of the vast nature with love and respect for the environment. The charming campsite works closely with local entrepreneurs, nature clubs and non-profit organizations.

Pure regional products on the menu, creating workplaces for people with a distance to the labor market, bringing young and old closer to nature and green and environmentally conscious entrepreneurship are a natural part of this.

Boom suite is set in a family-owned farm terrain in Brabant. The have used sustainably sourced or recycled materials in the construction of the tree house.

They work together with local providers to strengthen the local economy. The products for breakfast come from the region, but also the suppliers during the construction were local companies. They also generate as much energy as possible using solar panels. Boom suite is certified with the regional fair-trade label.

CONTACT OUR SAFARI EXPERT


Aukje Van Gerven

Meet Joep and Alice

Alice and Joep grew up in the South of the Netherlands, in the hospitable province of Brabant.

Joep was born and raised in Brabant’s largest nature reserve: the Maashorst. In his youth he often played and roamed the vast forests and moors.

With their young family Alice and Joep have made many camping trips through Europe to small scale nature campsites.

 After 18 years of working together in education, the couple set up a new adventure in 2017: setting up a nature campsite in their hometown.

In Charme Camping Hartje Groen & de Boshut they can combine their love for the outdoors, camping in nature and welcoming guests in a beautiful setting.

"It's great to welcome people who, like us, love to go on an adventure to the most beautiful places"

 

Hartje Groen stands for love and respect for the surroundings. The campsite works closely with local entrepreneurs, nature clubs and non-profit organizations. Local products are served the menu and workplaces are created for people with a distance from the labour market. 

"Our guests enjoy the vast nature of the Maashorst. Here large grazers can be spotted like, Exmoor Pony, Taurus and European Bison.”

Joep and Alice

Owners of Hartje Groen Camping