Camping in Belgium
For a relatively small country Belgium has a huge choice of camping and caravan sites to choose from whether you want to be near the sea on the north coast or further off the beaten track in an area like the Ardennes.
The advantage of staying further north is that you’ll also be able to enjoy all the cultural and architectural highlights of cities like Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. Heading for the south of the country, the forests of the Ardennes and L’Avesnois will mean beautiful scenery, real seclusion and the chance to pop over the borders into France, Luxembourg or Germany.
When you’re planning your trip it’s also worth doing a little research into any festivals or carnivals that might be taking place at the time you’re planning to go. They hold many all around the country and experiencing one could be the highlight of your trip.
These suggestions were provided by My Camping and Caravan Club.
Camping De Lilse Bergen
Address - Strandweg 6, 2275, Lille-Gierle
Star rating - ****
You’ll find this delightful campsite located in parkland with lots of walking and cycle paths in easy access. De Lilse Bergen is in a great location for both exploring many of Belgian’s beautiful cities, including Antwerp and Leuven. With superb award-winning adventure playgrounds, you’ll find it ideal for keeping the most active of children amused for days. There are also local walking and cycling routes, as well as a shop and restaurant on-site.
This park is just a few minutes’ drive from the Antwerp-Eindhoven motorway, while Turnhout is just 7 miles away, Bobbejaanland amusement park is also 7 miles away. Efteling theme park in Holland is just 33 miles away and is a perfect family destination too.
Pitches are located between the forest and the lake; shaded and part-shaded; all with electricity. There are a few one-night stop motorhome pitches by reception. Wi-Fi is also available.
Address - Campinglaan 16, 9000 Ghent
Star rating - ****
Camping Blaarmeersen is a great site for families with children of all ages, as well as being perfect for anyone wanting to visit some of Belgium’s most popular places, as there are several destinations less than an hour’s drive away. Set on the outskirts of historic Ghent, you’ll find this just a short bus ride away and there are lots of things to do in and around the adjacent leisure centre and lake area.
The site is spread around the lake in the city of Ghent’s leisure complex. Ghent centre is just 3 miles away, and Bruges and Brussels are within 40 miles.
The pitches are in paddocks of 10 and available in open, shaded and part-shaded formats, most with electricity. There are some hardstanding pitches too. Wi-Fi is also available.
Where to camp in Belgium
Located in West Flanders, Middelkerke is a temperate and scenic area of Belgium popular with tourists, particularly those who enjoy sports and other outdoor activities. Lombardsijde, a district in the region, is home to Campsite De Lombarde, the jewel of West Flanders. Based near the sea and with its own recreational pond, it’s a great place for families who love swimming and watersports. With a range of activities available including fishing, golf, horse-riding and more, Campsite De Lombarde is perfect for an active, outdoors break.
Belgium’s Ardennes region is famously beautiful, and is a fantastic destination for nature walks and other outdoor recreational activities. Camping Petite Suisse is made up of space to camp with your own tents, as well as luxury tents, trailers, bungalows and more. Nearby there are plenty of quaint villages and towns such as Durbuy and La Roche where you can stop off for some traditional Belgian food. There is also a ski resort, Baraque de Fraiture just 8 km away.
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