Small campsites, or mini campsites, represent a new wave in camping! Small-scale, secluded and quirky– a chance to really get close to nature.
Small campsites are a niche solution for those who want to camp but prefer a more minimal camping set-up and to sleep on more comfortable surfaces. Small campsites are often set up in gardens or on private land, and have become so popular nowadays that the choice is endless. Travellers can camp on private land and at campsites with very low capacity. Some small campsites are getting creative with yurts, bell tents and treehouses too.
Unlike the most practiced form of camping, small campsites are more about adventure and comfort. There are many forms of 'micro camping'. Among the many forms, one of the most common ones is garden camping. Anyone with a nice garden, big or small, can create their own small campsites.
If you want to dip your toes into camping, micro camping is a great start. Micro campers, also known as camping trailers, are designed to be towed by smaller cars and they are arguably a more “lightweight” travel option in terms of minimal camping setup. Furthermore, this is an extremely easy way of camping as you have most gear within arm's length. This camping method invites multiple possibilities for travelers to spend time outdoors while not having to let go of comfort.
Firstly, find your ideal location. There are treasures waiting for your arrival in multiple areas of the Netherlands alone! Find the distance and type of nature and scenery that best suits you. If you seek peace, a place like Drowenerveen, Drenthe could be an option. Why not surround yourself with luscious greenery, flowers, and wild grass, nothing but you and your book? Or if you enjoy a little more life, add chickens to the picture and sleep among them in Wolphaartsdijk, Zeeland. Wherever you choose to be, allow the activities you wish to do guide your research. Look through our varied list of small campsites available right now, book, and confirm.
There are no specific rules to small campsites just as there are no specific rules to having fun, enjoying peace, and spending time out in nature. Practice basic safety requirements, respect policies, and allow yourself to enjoy the important time out in nature. Check out our hosts’ list of possible activities you can do in the area and come prepared if you wish to do more. Let comfort meet adventure by reconnecting outside, with yourself, and with the people around you.
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