1. Netherlands
  2. Overijssel
  3. Punthorst (Staphorst)
  4. De Zonnehorst

De Zonnehorst

Location and atmosphere

De Zonnehorst is a bio-dynamic market-gardening and poultry farm situated in the varied and small-scale landscape of the forestry area of Staphorst. During excavation works at the farm the leftovers of a 10.000 year old elk were dug up. Parts of it are on display at the farm. The garden produces mostly for vegetable subscription members. There are also chicken.


On a distance of 300 metres from the farm there are simple camping facilities for ten tents. Also there is a luxurous cabin for four persons for rent with heating, hot water and cooking facilities. The other sanitary facilities are located in a farm building. Guests can go into the farm shop everyday for organic vegetables and groceries. There is an information room where you will find games and lots of informatiion material about organic agriculture, food and nature. De Zonnehorst manages the farm land with a special concern about nature (-development).

Surroundings and activities

In the surroundings you find woods, pools and prominent ashes. Staphorst and the gardens Mien Ruys, the most famous Dutch landscape architect, are nearby. In the nature reserve the Reest one can find rare flora and fauna.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundOpening times campsite15-03 t/m 31-10

Languages spoken

German, French, Dutch, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons2Number of holiday units1Please bring your own sleeping bagPlease bring your own towelsPrice smallest unit per week€ 90 euro, per nacht 15 per unit

Farm camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Total number of pitches15Number of tent pitches15prices per person€ 3,50Price tent per night€ 3,50Price carparking€ 1


Food-shop within accommodationSales of own produceDistance to supermarket1 kmDistance to restaurants1 km



Tours of the farm

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 allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)5

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Farm works with people with special needs


Route description

Nearest cityZwolleNearest villageNieuwleusen