YUM!!!! If you like blueberries, even just a little, I’ve found an absolutely delicious place to go!
This little farm was started about 40 years ago and is still going strong. Run by the family who started it, the people who work and help there are really friendly and helpful.
Buy berries already picked… or, better yet, pick your own!!!
Prinsenbaan 45, 6104 BB Koningsbosch
(about one of their buckets full)
- Bring your own bucket if you have one, or you can borrow theirs. When they’ve weighed your berries, they’ll send them home with you in large fruit crates that stack and lay flat.
- Bring the children! They can help! The people there are VERY child friendly. Even tiny ones are welcome.
- There is a system . Sophie is the woman in charge. She doesn’t speak a lot of English, but is very kind and very helpful. She will tell you which bush to pick. You pick the entire bush – all the blue ones, she says. No green. Then, you move on to the next bush in the row. They are packed with berries and the blue ones fall off very easily. Some are tiny and some are the size of nickles, but they are all delicious.
- The young girl speaking English to us and bringing us to Sophie told us we could eat as many as we’d like. Then Sophie, in showing us how, pointed to the green berries and shook her head no, picked a few blue ones and dropped all but one into my bucket. The last one went into her mouth and she smiled.
Such a friendly place. Go, enjoy the sun and the delicious berries (they have jam for sale there as well), and say “hi” to Sophie for me!
Open Seasonally: Depending on the weather, they are open from early July to early August. (I went today and they thought they’d be open for picking for two more weeks.)
Directions: Take that main highway that runs from Brunssum north to Koningsbusch. Go through one roundabout in Koningsbusch continuing straight. About 1 mile down on your right hand side, you’ll see house #45 and the sign above for “Bosbessen.” Turn there. There is parking if you drive back a bit. A sign saying “zelf plukken” or “selbst pluecken” means “U-Pick” and will tell you the current price.