1. Netherlands
  2. Overijssel
  3. Balkbrug (Hardenberg)
  4. De Kruidenhoeve

De Kruidenhoeve

Location and atmosphere

The old Saxon farm the Kruidenhoeve is located in the outskirts of Balkbrug, adjoining the lovely Reestdal (valley). Next to the farm is a beautiful flower and medicinal herb garden, completely organically kept. The gardens can be visited in the summer and the owner can show you around after appointment. There is a tearoom and various terraces to enjoy the garden. In the yard chickens, guinea fowls and a donkey walk around. The Kruidenhoeve is proud of its stork’s nest next to the garden, where storks nestle. The farm is heated by solar energy and the walls are finished with a layer of loam.


The two-persons apartment is in the front part of the farmhouse. You have your own front door. The apartment has a living room, a bedroom with double bed and a kitchen. You are requested not to prepare meat or fish in the kitchen, because this farm wants to stimulate vegetarian cooking. Seasonal products are available, like eggs and home grown organic vegetables.

Surroundings and activities

The farm is a good starting point for many beautiful walking and cycling trips in the provinces of Drenthe and Overijssel. The Reestdalroute passes the farm. You can visit the nature information centre De Wheem and ill De Start in Balkbrug (6 km), the old fortifications of Ommerschans (5 km) and the regional museum the Kalkovens (limekiln) in Dedemsvaart (4 km). There is also recreation lake the Kotermeerstal (6 km) and children find fun in the Ponypark in Slagharen (13 km).

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French


Number of persons6Number of rooms3Price single room per night36-40Price double room per night€ 50-58 Price includes breakfast

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons2Number of holiday units1Price smallest unit per week€ 225 per unit


BreakfastDistance to supermarket4 kmDistance to restaurants4 km


Bicycles for rent

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours


Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court



Special target groups

smoking restricted or prohibited

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)5

Farm production

A part-time farm

Working according to IFOAM-principles


Route description

Nearest cityOmmenNearest villageBalkbrug