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You are most welcome in our cosy residential farmhouse on the Northern Frisian countryside.With us you can enjoy peace, space, nature and a beautiful starry sky. In the summer you can see and hear the "cattle" in the pastures all around. A very suitable place for peace seekers, active people, bird lovers, hikers and cyclists.
We are situated on the eleven cities route ( elfstedentocht ) , near the beautiful town of Dokkum (5 km) and 
Leeuwarden (20 km) the capital city of Friesland.
The farmhouse is the site of the former Cisterciëncer Monastery of Claercamp what was there from 1165-1580. It is a  location on the countryside with views over the meadows, and in the summer you can see and hear  cattle on the pasture arround.
The wadden Islands Ameland and Schiermonnikoog lie in our vicinity, they are perfect for a day trip. World Herritage the Waddensea is close by and you can make a mudwalk in it, that is a real special expirience. You can also make a nice long bikeride or walkingtour in the neirby area, or visit National Park Lauwersmeer ( Dark sky Park).
We do serve breakfast in a basket at your door, we very every day with the content of the basket. You can pass on any special wishes to us. There is free coffee and tea in the room and there is a shared fully equipped kitchen, with an oven.

Who we are:
In April 2001 we, Sjoerd Helbig and Matsje Wijtsma, bought this farm.
The main house from 1912 and the barn from the end of the 18th century were in very bad condition. In recent years, we have renovated the entire property - an enormous and long-lasting task and challenge.
The main building was reconstructed according to the old conditions. Here and there we have made a few changes, but above all everything is equipped with modern furnishings.

Here is a short video of us:
In 2010 the reconstruction work was mostly completed, so that we could then concentrate on the design of the garden. It has become a beautiful property on a splendid and unique spot on the route of the "elfstedenroute" (eleven cities route). Every day we enjoy the peace and nature around us. We want to share this with others. That is why we opened our "bed and breakfast" in 2011: small, but fine.
For a non-binding offer and no reservation costs, please use the function "reserveren" or call us (dutch & english).
The telephone number is: 0031651466340 / 0031519296168

accommodation :  
There are 3 rooms:
de Lekenbroeder: ( 32 m2 ) on the groundfloor with a comfortable queensize bed ( 160cm ), a table with chairs, a wardrobe and a 2 seats sofa. 
There are free coffee and thea supplies in the room , a flat screen TV, DVD and wifi ( free )
You also have the use of a microwave and fridge.
You have a private bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and haidryer. In the bathroom is a sauna witch you can use after reservation and outside is a real nice space to cool down and enjoy the view over the fields.
Schiere monnik: ( 30 m2 )On the first floor is a guestroom  with private bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and hairdryer. 
You have a comfortable queensize bed ( 160cm ), a table with chairs, a wardrobe and a 2 seats sofa. 
There are free coffee and thea supplies in the room , a flat screen TV, DVD and wifi ( free )
You also have the use of a fridge and microwave.
Abt: ( 30 m2 )Is a cozy family room for two adults and two children and with a wide view over the surrounding meadows. It is located on the first floor and is equipped with a comfortable queensize bed( 160cm ), a wardrobe and a dining table with chairs. For children there is a loft with two single beds. Furthermore you have a flat screen TV with DVD, WiFi access and a refrigerator and microwave  at your disposal. There are free coffee and thea supplies in the room. Furthermore, you have a private bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. There is also a hair dryer

In the central entrance is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, you share this with other guests.

You are welcome between 16:00 - 19:00 hours and we kindly ask you to leave the room before 11.00h
Of course, other arrival times are possible, please contact us.
Smoking and pets are not allowed.
There is a free parking area and a safe place to storage your bicycle, motorcycle, oldtimer and so on.
We have bikes for rent and it is also possible to rent electric bicycles. 
You can also rent a canoe from us. 

Possebilitys in the neighberhood:

Here you will find the magazine about our beautiful region.

You can click on "restaurants en tips" for more information.

On 5km distance lies the beautifull city of Dokkum, the most northern Frisian town, where you find nice shops, restaurants and museums.
You can take a city tour on a boat with an antique "trekschuit" (trekking barge).

On 3 km you find the village Burdaard, it lies on the river Dokkumer Ee, where you can skate in the winter. In the village is a combined flour / wood saw mill , a restaurant "het Posthuis" and the museum “Ruurd Wiersma house” (a painter).

You can go and visit one of the beautifull Wadden Islands for 1 day on the ferry to Ameland or Schiermonnikoog

A mudwalk to Ameland. is a unique, sportive and special experience. You can also wander around on the Wad with a guided tour from Oanedyk.

The National Park Lauwersmeer is a unique nature reserve, where many rare species of birds have found their breeding grounds, including the white-tailed eagle. And it's Dark Sky Park. You have the opportunity to hike, bike and boat ride here. But there are also some (fish) restaurants there and a small beach.

Take a walk along the dikes at Moddergat, Paesens or Wierum, the coast is beautiful there!
But also on the dikes at Ferwert and Marum it is nice to walk with a view of Ameland.
Walking on the Noorderleech, on the outer dike polders and salt marshes is also a special experience.

There are several nice brocant shops and stores with second hand stuff in our immediate surroundings. Ask us for more info and addresses.

In Damwoude is “the sukerei(7 km), an open-air museum, which showes the visitor the (hard) life in northeastern Friesland at the end of the 19th century. In addition, the production of chicory coffee, a substitute for coffee, is explained by the root of the plant whose shoot we know today as the vegetable "chicory".

Museum “it fiskershûske”  : 3 cottages with the fishing history, right on the dike "on the Wadden Sea.

The Romanesque "Alexanderkerk" in Rinsumageest is an impressive old church from the 11th century. The church has a very special, discoverable crypt ...

Hegebeintum is a small village which is built on a  almost 9m high so-called "terp". In the visitor center of the village, the backgrounds are explained: "Terpen" are mounds build by human hands, which provided protection against flooding in the centuries before there was a dike arround the country.

Park Vijversburg orangerie, voliere, teahouse, visual art works are just a few of the highlights that can be found there.

The property Stania State (10 km) is a historic park designed by landscape architect Roodbaard, with a cosy restaurant, and beautiful hiking trails and nice terrace.

In our immediate vicinity are many more beautiful walks and cycle paths, ask us for more information.

Leeuwarden is the capital of the province "Friesland" (Fryslân) and certainly worth a visit. Also by bike along the "Dokkumer Ee" Leeuwarden is easily accessible on a well-located bike path (18 km). This also leads to the "Bridge of Bartlehiem" famous for the skating rink's 11-city tour.

Aqua Zoo animal park.(15km) with polar bears, crocodiles, otters, beavers, seals and other aquatic animals

For children (and adulds) there are in the vicinity indoor play facilities such as the game park Sanjesfertier with a "monkey cage", but also a "real" small zoo, a natural history museum, a traffic park outside and sandboxes for the little ones.(10km) There are also animals that you can pet and touch and a traffic garden outside.

In Burgum (23 km) there is an outdoor climbing park, Aventoer, but also inside there is much to do for young and old

For bookings press button : Reserveren/Booking
This is a no-obligation request, without reservation costs.

Prices 2020   

2 persons,                                                     € 85,-   
1 person in the weekend and july, august         € 65,-
1 person during the week (except juli,aug)       € 55,-
1 Child  in Abt                                                € 25,-
Child bed 0 t/m 1 year                                    €   7,50

For stays longer than 3 nights and booking directly through our site, or via you get a 10% discount,except in july and august.

All rates are per night including breakfast, coffee, tea, towels, bed linen, final cleaning and energy.

Bike rental per day                                               €   7.00
E-bike per day                                                     €  19.00
E-bike 2 dayes                                                     €  35,00
E-bike 3 dayes                                                     €  50,00
E-bike extend per day                                           €  12,00
delivery and pick-up once                                 €   9,00
For more information about E-bike rental check out
Siep Jellema

Canoe rental:
Canoe rental for 2 to 3 persons for a whole day        € 25, -
4 hours canoe rental, 2 to 3 people                         € 15.00

Sauna in Lekenbroeder (for 2 persons, child free):  € 25,00
The price for using the sauna is inclusive the use of big towels, bathrobes and slippers as well as a flavor for infusions.

Payment methods: 

When booking you pay 50% of the total amount and no later than three weeks (21 days) before arrival you pay the other 50%.
You can transfer this to IBAN NL50 RABO 0110 1329 55 t.n.v. M. Wijtsma / BenB Claercamp,  with the following remarks:  date of arrival and name of your room.

Cancellation conditions:

Cancellation is free of charge up to 21 days before the arrival date.
We will then refund the 50% deposit.
If canceled less than 21 days before the arrival date, you can reclaim the travel sum from your travel insurance or cancellation insurance.

If you want to cancel the B&B reservation, you can also have other family, friends, acquaintances come as a substitute, please let us know.
We advise everyone to take a cancellation insurance!!