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De Vreemde Vogel

De Vreemde Vogel

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Vlaardingen

010 341 5025
Open (touring pitches):  
All year.

Ref: NL5643

Alan Rogers Review

Offering overnight facilities, including breakfast, in very unusual accommodation, De Vreemde Vogel (The Strange Bird) is the creation of Davy and Petra Knijnenburg. Located in a natural setting on the edge of Vlaadingen the site reflects and combines the differing backgrounds of its owners, hotels and farming. The Ostrich, a caravan perched high above the ground with accommodation for two, The Bird House, a nest box somewhat larger that normal, capable of accommodating 4 people, the Iron Bird, an aircraft situated on the bank of the river running though the site, with beds for 4, plus many more interesting sleeping possibilities, all heated and with full sanitary facilities. Cars are parked outside the site on the adjacent public road.

The extraordinary accommodation is scattered around this very natural grassed site, formally a farm, and the hedges and trees contribute the site’s relaxing atmosphere. This is certainly an accommodation that one will never forget and the owners are always working on new ideas and improvements. Rotterdam has museums, shops and Holland’s highest viewing platform, the Euromast. For the first 100 m. one travels by a high-speed lift and you can ascend the remaining 85 m. in the rotating glass floored Euroscoop.


Restaurant (high season) and bar (all year) with sun terrace. Buffet breakfast for 2 people (which is included in the price) served in the old farmhouse mornings, or upon request, served in your accommodation. Garden café (Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday) serving home made cakes, fresh sandwiches and drinks. Pizza oven. Grills. Bicycle hire. Fishing. Play room. Small zoo, Play area. WiFi at reception and in the restaurant (free).

  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Fishing on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Golf on Site
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Riding Nearby
  • Glamping
  • Indoor Pool Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Site is 15 km. west of Rotterdam on the western edge of Vlaadingen. From A20 take exit Vladingen West south for 1 km. and right into Marnixlaan then third left (500 m) into Doctor Wiadi Beckmansingel, after 200 m. right into Baerlstaat to site at end. For navigation systems enter Vossiusstraat 6.