Staphorst Travel Guide

  • A typical Staphorster farmhouse.
    A typical Staphorster farmhouse.
    by Jerelis
  • The main church of Staphorst.
    The main church of Staphorst.
    by Jerelis
  • A beautiful building in Staphorst.
    A beautiful building in Staphorst.
    by Jerelis

Staphorst Things to Do

  • A bell between the graves

    A very strange combination can be found in the small garden in front of the Reformed church of Staphorst. In between the green bushes and small trees one immediately sees a large bell standing. It's the old bell from the tower, however damaged and therefor out of tune it finds it's restingplace between ... some old gravestones. The gravemarkers...

  • House of the lord across the house of...

    Across the street at the Reformed church of Staphorst there is a "Herenhuis" which differs completely from the farmhouses that make up the village and surrounding countryside. I didn't find the function of the building, but I guess it's either the manucipality hall or the "pastorie" (vickers house). In this relgious village you may state that as...

  • Strict relgious, Staphorst and the...

    One of the things that must have delayed "civilisation" in Staphorst is for sure the strict religious culture that has driven the people here in the last centuries. The Dutch Reformed church has gotten a firm foot in the soil in Staphorst and it's surroundings. An example of that can be witnessed in the weekend when on Saturday you will find many...

  • Know everything there is to know about...

    One of the farmhouses is now a museum. A museum that tells about Staphorst, it's farmhouses, it's religious culture, the history and the local costume. You can find it by following the signs "Museumboerderij" on the other side of the street near the church. In a little street on the right hand it is open on Mondays until Saturdays from 10:00 until...

  • The typical and neat Staphorst...

    When driving up and down the mainstreet of Staphorst (and the connected village Rouveen) you must see the farmhouses. Must see, as you are driving blindfolded if you miss them. On either side of the road these magnificent large and long farmhouses are laying. Amazing thing is that they always look neat. Perfect garden, clean windows and...


    Just outside Staphorst, between Staphorst and Meppel (Halfweg) is a stork farm. I haven't visited it yet, but intend to do so in the summer.


Staphorst Transportation

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 21, 2013

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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Staphorst Shopping


    At the Roël Farmshop. See previous tip Besides ready painted teatrays and boxes you can also buy bare wooden trays (etc.) and paint to do this yourself.

  • Traditional fabrics

    Little shop, looks like nothing on the outside but inside you find all sorts of traditional fabrics to make your own traditional Staphorst costume. Delicious striped and blocked fabrics in bright colours as well as flowered cottons. For a man's shirt in the folkore design you pay only 31-46 Euro. Handmade!

  • Toys and souvenirs

    Farm crammed with toys, gifts, souvenirs, hobby attributes. Good for at least an hour of browsing! Quite cheap compared to touristic places.


Staphorst Local Customs

  • Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home!...

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular...

  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to the Netherlands with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There...

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...


Staphorst Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Staphorst What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Written Oct 21, 2013

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD Cards!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

    Here we go ...
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Staphorst Off The Beaten Path

  • Boswachterij Staphorst - Nature at its...

    Do you want to see birds of prey flying in the air and between the tree tops? Or do you want to get face to face with a deer? This is all very well possible in the Boswachterij Staphorst. Because it is the only forest in this area animals and flowers are attracted to it like magnets. Besides that the forest is known for its vipers, lizards, hawks,...

  • Boswachterij Staphorst - Belevingspad.

    The so called Belevingspad was for us this was the main reason to visit the Boswachterij Staphorst. I don’t know if there is any translation for the word “Belevingspad”, but maybe experience path comes as close as it can get. It simply means that if you take this track in the forest you will experience everything the forest has to offer. We read...

  • Boswachterij Staphorst - Recreational...

    The Boswachterij Staphorst is located near the very small village of IJhorst, which is located near Meppel. IJhorst is a village in the eastern part of the Netherlands, with a population of about 1,500 people. The village and its surroundings are the recreational center of the villages of Staphorst and Meppel. This area is very popular for hiking,...


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    The vicar doesn't live in a farm but in this rather grand house. Religious life is very strong in Staphorst as you can read in another tip on this page.

  • Painted farms

    That light blue color used on almost all Staphorster farms is supposed to keep the insects out. Some deepfried fish (kibbeling) at the fish stall in Staphorst, right across from the church.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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