Camping in Holland
The Dutch people are very keen on camping and this is reflected in the number and range of campsites in Holland. Many of these are clustered near the North Sea Coast and around the Wadden Islands where there are opportunities for cycling, walking and swimming.
There’s also a great selection of campsites near Amsterdam and even in the city itself which makes it a very budget-friendly way to combine camping with culture.
If you’d like some contours with your camping then head for the Limburg Hills where you’ll find the highest point in Holland, the Vaalserberg at 323 metres above sea level, as well as forests, orchards and farmlands in this very peaceful and unspoilt part of the country.
Wherever you choose to stay you’ll enjoy a warm welcome as well as experiencing the typically laid-back and relaxed attitude for which the Dutch are so well known. The following are suggestions from My Camping and Caravan Club.
Address - Elsgeesterweg 8, 2231 NW Rijnsburg
Star rating - *****
Camping Koningshof is a friendly site, great for families with younger children, with an excellent cycle path network that is fun for all. The site is close to many attractions with beaches, cities and countryside all in easy driving distance. You can also enjoy the beautiful Keukenhof gardens and the bulb fields that bloom in spring.
Set in the countryside, on the edge of the town, 4 miles from the beach. You’ll find the famous Noordwijk and Katwijk seaside resorts nearby, while Amsterdam and Rotterdam are both just a short drive away too.
This site offers open and part-shaded pitches; some 100m2 with water and drainage; all with electricity (10 amps) and TV connection.
Camping Delftse Hout
Address - Korftlaan 5, 2616 LJ Delft
Star rating - ****
Camping Delftse Hout is close to a lake and provides a comfortable and convenient home base from which you can explore picturesque Delft as well as The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and the many wonderful attractions of central Holland. There are public transport links to lots of nearby places, including Delft city centre, as well as convenient roads if you’re taking your car or caravan. The site is also in a great area for embracing the classic Dutch mode of transport – the bike.
Scheveningen seaside resort is just 10 miles away, which is a popular tourist destination.
This site’s pitches are either open or part-shaded and all come with electricity (10A). There are also some all-service pitches with hardstanding.
Address - Duinrell 1 2242 JP Wassenaar
Star rating - ****
Duinrell is a campsite that has lots to offer. It has its own free amusement park and amazing Tiki Pool complex (payable on site) as well as themed restaurants, making it a fantastic camping experience for all the family. Located within a woodland setting next to coastal dunes and beach, Duinrell is just a short walk from Wassenaar village and 2 miles from the beach, the perfect place for any summer holiday!
This campsite provide open, shaded and part-shaded all-service pitches with 6A electricity. Maximum unit length is 7m. The site’s other pitches offer electricity (6 amps), but no water or drainage, with a maximum unit length of 8m.
Address - Engwegen 2A-2B PM Schin op Geul
Website - www.myccc.co.uk/vinkenhof
Star rating - *****
Camping Vinkenhof is a pretty little site, set in peaceful farmland surroundings and lovely countryside. It is ideal for those that enjoy walking and cycling and also benefits from good local transport for great days out to popular tourist towns such as Valkenburg as well as Maastricht, Aachen and Liège.
The campsite is in a beautiful countryside setting in South Limburg’s Geul valley, part of the Three Countries region in the rolling hills of the south Netherlands. Destinations in Germany and Belgium are just a short distance away.
This site offers between 80-100m2 of open and part-shaded pitches, all with either 6A or 10A electricity plus water and drainage.
Address - Heidenheimseweg 3, 5954 Beesel
Website - www.myccc.co.uk/petrushoeve
Camping Petrushoeve is located in a peaceful wooded area with delightful countryside surroundings near the Dutch-German border. You’ll find large pitches, along with many walking and cycling paths to pick from on your doorstep. The nearby lakes and outdoor swimming pools make this site a great choice for a relaxing break. The owners are very friendly and will be only too happy to advise you on the fantastic things that you can see and do in the local area. The small village of Beesel is just 2 miles away.
Pitches on this site are very large, and either open and part-shaded with 6A or 10A electricity.
Where to camp in Holland
Hoge Veluwe National Park
If you're looking for campsites near Amsterdam Hoge Veluwe is a beautiful national park located roughly an hour away from the capital by car. True nature lovers can experience the park by camping at the Hoenderloo entrance in either a tent or a caravan. For a more alternative kind of camping in the Netherlands, visit the eco campsite on De Kluut, where only 50 people are allowed to camp at any given time. And if you fancy glamping on a working dairy farm head to Feather Down Farm at Otterlo where you can pet, feed and learn about farm animals.
Zeeland, in the south of Holland, is made up of beaches and islands which are perfect for watersports and other beach camping breaks. Located a brisk run from the sea in Cadzand. Campsite De Hoogte offers pitches with or without shade as well as a sandy beach ideal for watching the sunset. However, if you're looking to stray a little off the beaten track you can also camp at 'non-designated campsites' appointed by the Dutch Forestry Commission.
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