Explore camping in the Netherlands – the Dutch nature and landscape is full of hidden treasures! Browse unique, small-scale campsites in the Netherlands here.
When browsing campsites on Campspace you can see that camping and campsites are really popular in every Dutch province. If you want to properly discover all that the Dutch landscape and nature have to offer, browse our selection of small campsites throughout the Netherlands, by province.
Campsites in Zeeland
Zeeland is made up of a number of provinces and islands in the westernmost part of the Netherlands, with large parts of the province existing below sea level. Drive your motorcycle through the scenic area and camp in Ard’s garden in Kwadendamme, or park your campervan near Jaap’s natural swimming pond on the polders of Zeeuws Vlaanderen, a stone’s throw from Belgium.
Campsites in North Holland
In the province of North Holland you’ll find the cities Amsterdam and Haarlem, but also beautiful Dutch coastline. Guests can camp and ride horses along the beach at Hannie’s green property, which also serves as a horseriding school.
Campsites in Limburg
Limburg is the southernmost province of the Netherlands, bordering Belgium and Germany. A popular province for hiking, as it is slightly less flat than the rest of the Netherlands. Popular walks and hikes take place on the Vaalserberg ‘mountain’, which stands at around 300m high and along the Meuse river. Stay for free at Juliet’s private beach in Siebengewald in exchange for simple physical jobs. Spend the night in Marcel’s quaint forest cabin in Koningsbosch, 300m from Germany!
Campsites in North Brabant
Unlike its name suggests, this province is located in the south of the Netherlands and is home to three major nature attractions: Biesbosch, Kempen and Peel. Pitch your tent or van at Campingpark Het in the Stempelberg forest area or enjoy magnificent views and privacy at Proefboerderij Karmijn.
Campsites in Overijssel
On the border with Germany, this sandy province is home to the Weeribben-Wieden National Park wetlands and many important rivers including the Ijssel. Guests can embark on beautiful walking or cycling trips from Monique’s camping meadow in Welsum. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more adventurous, check out Teh Roderijk, where you can stay in a fully equipped treehouse!
Campsites in Utrecht
Utrecht is located in the middle of the country and as such, is home to the Netherlands’ most busy train station. The Utrecht Hill Ridge (Utrechtse Heuvelrug in Dutch) is a vestige of glaciers that existed in this region during the Ice Age, which is now covered in pine trees. The Vechtstreek is a beautiful natural park that lies on either side of the Vecht river. You can stay on the bank of this river in a traditional Mongolian yurt overlooking the Nigtevecht fortress or experience the peaceful meadows near the Heuvelrug at Laura’s campspace.
Campsites in Drenthe
Everyone knows that cycling is popular in the Netherlands, but the province of Drenthe is the leading cycling province in the Netherlands! Drenthe’s beautiful nature reserves make it a popular area for camping and outdoor activities. Bring small children to this small campsite in in Wijster or make it a weekend to remember at this off-grid campsite near the Stieltjeskanaal.
Campsites in Flevoland
Flevoland is the newest province to be added to the Netherlands, created by merging polders made from reclaimed land in the 50s and 60s. As more farmland in this area is being returned to nature, opportunities for camping in the beautiful nature are increasing. The Oostvaardersplassen are swamplands that have become a hub for important wildlife and vegetation. Visit Svenja’s energy neutral campspace near Lelystad and pitch your tent in her fruit orchard.
Campsites in Friesland
Friesland is known for its rich culture and abundant nature. There are four national parks in Friesland and many nature reserves, which are all popular places to walk, cycle and birdwatch. The Rottige Meente is a nature reserve a stone’s throw away from Bernd’s campspace in Spanga. The Noordelijke Friese Wouden (Noardlike Fryske Wâlden in Fries) is a protected area that works to protect biodiversity in the area. Stay at The Boppe Tike and choose from a treehouse or geodesic dome for a night to remember!
Campsites in Gelderland
The province of Gelderland is home to arguably the most famous national park in the Netherlands, De Hoge Veluwe. It’s also home to many orchards, which are collectively called de Betuwe. Monique’s campspace is a stone’s throw from the most renowned part of the Veluwezoom, lookout point de Posbank, where you can see the most breathtaking view of rolling hills covered in flowering gorse.
Campsites in Groningen
This buzzing university city is also home to green farmlands, spacious gardens and dozens of friendly Campspace hosts! A Campspace favourite is Frits’s campspace in Warffum, where a lack of light pollution makes stargazing an unforgettable experience!
Campsites in South Holland
Home to the metropolitan cities of Rotterdam and the Hague, the province of South Holland is also part of the Green Heart of the Netherlands, with abundant farmlands and lakes including bird reserve Ackerdijkse Plassen and the Kagerplassen, a popular lake for watersports. Rent a sailing boat on this lake while staying at Susanne’s spacious garden in Leiderdorp. Book an unusual overnight stay in a wine barrel at Fred’s vineyard campsite in Simonshaven.
Some of the most popular campspaces are those near national parks and nature reserves. After a cosy night camping, or in their campervan or cabin, Campspace guests love to go walking, cycling or watch wildlife in these protected natural areas.
Nature enthusiasts in the Netherlands come in all shapes and sizes, and as such, look for different types of campsite to suit their needs. Below are some ideas for styles of camping.
Last minute campsites
Campsites on the water
Campsites with private bathrooms
From the windmill, cheese, canals, and endless tulip fields, you can see it all from the real and local perspective by staying at a campspace. Learn about history by seeing it all for yourself!
Want to start up north and work your way down the country? The three northern provinces are Groningen, Drenthe, Friesland. Choose a campspace near a village or perhaps near the biggest single wet heathland area Dwingelderveld in Drenthe!
Are you a sucker for coasts, breathing in the salty air, hearing the waves of the water, and perhaps taking long walks in dunes or sandy beaches? The 3 coastal provinces where you can stay at a campspace and wake up to blue waters, are North Holland, South Holland, and Zeeland.
Perhaps you want to head down south to the two provinces located there, Limburg and North Brabant. Visit the few hills of the Netherlands in Limburg, treating yourself to a local culinary experience, such as the seasonal asparagus! Or sleep in a tent for a few nights in North Brabant to discover the birthplace of Van Gogh, old university cities, and nature reserves.
If there’s one thing you must experience, it’s visiting the true countryside, head over to campsites in the center of the Netherlands to experience rich culture. Wake up in your campervan ready to head over to see the castles in Utrecht to the natural beauty of Gelderland. Explore the natural reserves by foot of Overijssel or the newest province of the Netherlands, Flevoland!
However, no matter where you go, all our Dutch hosts are excited to meet you and welcome you to their beautiful green spaces. There are multiple activities to choose from at different campspaces so you’ll have endless options! All 12 provinces are waiting for you, so why not book multiple campsites in the Netherlands?
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