1. Netherlands
  2. Friesland
  3. Bears/Beers (gem Ljouwert/Leeuwarden)
  4. Boerderij de Swetteblom

Boerderij de Swetteblom

Location and atmosphere

This traditional Frisian stolp (=clocheformed) farm from 1925 was built on a spot where there once was a sea and is still kept in the original state. The farm is located at the end of a 2 km long path, the Swettepaad. No traffic, few people and especially quiet! At this organic dairy farm the cows are milked by hand. The farmer allows you to give it a try yourself. The cattle feed is 100% organic and home-grown. You can buy meat, eggs and dairy the whole year through. The farmer keeps rare cattle (Blaarkop cows).


The simple campsite offers pitches for 15 tents/caravans and is located partly hidden behind a canal with trees, partly by the water and partly between fruit trees. Toilet and water are in the farm. You can rent a caravan and a holiday home in a rebuilt stable. Helping on the farm in exchange for a free night is possible after agreement. On request you are allowed to ‘sleep in the hay’. The site looks a little messy, but offers lots of adventure for children. If they can swim, they can play safely. The farmers show you around with the theme ‘dairy trip’. The natural looking canal De Zwette runs along the accommodation and has many water birds. On the Zwette you can canoe and row. The use of the rowing boat is for free. There is a trampoline and a winding rope.

Surroundings and activities

In the church of Bears is a small museum for Frisian stinsen (stone house, estate). The gate of the Stinse of Bears is imitated in a steel construction. In the surrounding villages they play the old Frisian ball game ‘kaatsen’ (looks like cricket).

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundOpening times campsite01-04 t/m 31-10ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, French, Dutch, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons10Number of holiday units2Please bring your own bed linenPrice largest unit per week€ 250 (€ 45 per dag) per unit

Farm camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.Total number of pitches20prices per person€ 3,25Price per child (<12)€ 2,50Price tent per night€ 3-3,50Price caravan/camper per night€ 3,75Caravan rental price per day€ 12 (pipowagen: € 25) Caravan rental price per week€ 65 (pipowagen: € 150)Price carparking€ 1,30


Sales of own produceDinnerDistance to supermarket5 kmDistance to restaurants2 km




Bicycles for rent

Facilities for playing outside

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails




Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court


Small live stock for children


Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)-0

Predominantly agricultural

Stream, river, canal

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Pastural agriculture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityLeeuwardenNearest villageJellum