The history of Kaamps dates back to when farmer Herbert’s parents took over the Kaamps farm in the little village of Deurningen (Overijssel) from an aunt and uncle. At that time (1920), this aunt Mieke was a maid for the Kamphuis (Kaamps) brothers. Two brothers passed away and only Hendrik Kamphuis (71 years of age) remained on the farm with maid Mieke (31 years of age). Mieke returned home one day after a chat with neighbouring farmer Deterd and told Hendrik she had just received a marriage proposal. Hendrik was alarmed and said: ‘but then you may as well marry me!’. And so they decided to marry!
In 1963, Herbert’s mother Bertha inherited the farm. The farm has thus existed for generations, but was originally a mixed business with cattle, pigs and chickens. In 1985, the dairy farm was expanded with a cheese-making facility and the Kaamps country estate was established.