we are André and Jeanette..
..and together with our children Bas & Iris
we wish you a warm welcome at campsite Polderflora
In february 2018 we got the chance to continue the Polderflora campsite, after the previous owners Marco and Liesbeth Vergeer decided to leave this little paradise. The last 10 years they have created a green and natural haven in the middle of the ‘crowded’ region in the West of Holland. A small oasis which offers enough space for humans, animals and plants. A place where our guests can simply enjoy a beautiful sunset, see a couple of kestrels feed their hatchlings, and hear and see the birds and beautiful flowers around the ponds on our site. With all comfortable aspects of citylife within easy reach.
In order to create a green spot for humans, animals and plants, three ponds were developed on our site in 2008. These ponds are surrounded by thousands of plants that all find their origine in our direct surroundings. Nowadays, nine years after the ponds were created, we see how nature took over the area. Some plants have disappeared, others have come in their place. We also see that many many birds and water animals have found their habitat in our small natural strip. We feel happy and pride to notice that in this way we make an humble but precious attribution to a greener world. In and around the haystack building, we have put various nestboxes that are used by kestrels, starlings and pigeons. The ‘dike’ at the west-side of the ponds is closed for guests. This closure gives tranquility and safety for birds that are not used to have human beings close by. These birds are not easy to see but can clearly by heared. At the strip that is in between the 2 biggest ponds, we have created a place for bee-keeper Jan and his thousands of bees. He often takes guests with him to show and tell about the life of bees and their special role in the ecosystem.