The Netherlands
Bison safari & glamping in The Maashorst

Discover the wild side of the Netherlands. Go bison tracking in the nature reserve The Maashorst and spend your night in a cabin like you have never seen before.

Photos courtesy of Hans Koster

The Maashorst is the largest continuous nature reserve in Brabant. It is a magical territory inhabited by Bison, Exmoor pony and Tauros amongst others. An area where nature is in charge. Where trees, plants and animals rule. Make your way past trees, streams and wildlife. Discover the historical excavations and all other ancient treasures of De Maashorst.

Your accommodation Cabin ANNA promises a sublime experience where you will find the perfect balance between home, nature and people.  Wake up with birds at your bedside. Sleep under the bare starry sky. Breathe the fresh air of the Maashorst nature reserve. By sliding with the glass and wooden interior and exterior parts of the cottage, you choose the atmosphere and security you need.

In this three day, two night adventure you will enjoy your cabin in the woods and be guided around the Maashorst reserve by an expert ranger.

The Dutch wild side

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1: Arrival at the Maashorst. This Nature reserve is a 2400 hectare large contiguous landscape park that extends over the east of Brabant, one of The Netherlands’ southern provinces. It will be your home for a couple of days.

Check in your unique Cabin Anna at Hartje Groen and enjoy dinner at The Boshut. If you arrive early, you can also visit the visitors centre or rent a bike at your accomodation to explore on your own.

Day 2: 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.  

Dinner at the Boshut, and overnight at Cabin Anna. Fill the hidden bathtub and relax while listening to the sounds of nature.

Day 3: Departure after breakfast.


Trip Details

  • Days: 3 days 2 nights 
  • When: April-October
  • Accommodation: Cabin Anna (if you are on a budget, we can offer the Tiny Houses. Contact us for price details)
  • Guide: Ranger from the Maashorst. Hosts at Hartje Groen: Joep and Alice
  • How to get there: You can reach Hartje Groen by (rental) car. Unfortunately, public transport is not available.
  • Languages: English and Dutch 

PRICES

Price: €495 per person (min. 2 people sharing)

The price includes: 2 overnights in Cabin Anna, two breakfast, two dinners*, half a day of wisent safari on foot**.

* only in high season ** Covid-permitting

The price does not include: Lunches. Travel to and from destinations. Anything else not mentioned.

Optional:

  • Bike rental: From €9,50 per day
  • Childrens scavenger hunt (Ask us for a quote)
  • Wagon ride around the Maashorst (Ask us for a quote)

What to bring: We recommend you to dress in layers. Biking pants/shorts. Hiking shoes, sun hat, water bottle, daypack, long pants, hat and wool gloves, jacket, raincoat or poncho, sun protection cream, non smelling mosquito/tick repellent and camp shoes (sandals). Binoculars, personal toiletries/medicines and a sense of adventure! 


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Our 5% conservation levy contributes directly to projects in the Maashorst reserve. From repairing paths, signs or visitors’ facilities, to land purchase and landscape reinforcement done to rewild the area, your contribution will help to keep The Maashorst wild and accessible.

Our partner Hartje Groen stands for 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.

 

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