The forest is adjacent to the Tennis Club Dorplein with a canteen for a snack or a drink and a toilet visit.
The forest is adjacent to the Dorplein Tennis Association with a canteen for a snack or drink, and a visit to the toilet.
3.50 (2 reviews)
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Acceptance rate: 67%
Response time: slowly
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Jorintes tea garden is a 5 minute walk
The tennis court is located right next to it
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The title says exactly what it is: a place in the woods without any facilities.
For lovers of "legal wild camping". There is a public water tap in the village near the primary school, which is very handy. The feeling of a large forest is somewhat affected by the asphalt road running 10 meters away along the plot. Unfortunately, the noise from the nearby zinc factory disturbs the expected silence, as do the private jets that take off daily from the nearby airport "De Kempen".
Unfortunately, we were plagued a lot by mosquitoes.
But all in all a unique place to pitch your tent and experience what it's like to do without all the usual utilities and luxuries.
How was the contact with the host?
Fine. The questions asked via the site were answered promptly.
There was no personal contact during our stay
Tips for new guests?
Entrance of the camping spot on the Ringelsebaan.
Make sure you have enough water bags, jerry cans or something similar for water supply.
Beware of mosquitoes.
August 2021 · Translated from dutch
Tell us about your experience
The title of this camp space is, in my opinion, extremely deceiving when it comes to what kind of experience to expect. 2 ha of forest without facilities hints what would be a great wild camping-like experience, isolated, surrounded by nature, and its animals sounds. Forget about it. 10 meters away from the camp space spot there’s a paved road -where you will encounter people strolling or walking the dog/s- and at the other side of the paved road there’s a fenced terrain with a huge house in the middle. During the night, instead of the silence of the forest and the exceptional sound of a bird or another wild animal, the voices of people singing/dancing and hanging out around the hotel -less than 250m away- will fill the atmosphere. Because of such environment, the idea of having no facilities at all, no running water, having to discharge in the middle of "nature" (that patch of forest the camp space is at the verge of), etc. feels utterly preposterous.
Regarding the activities around it… the camp space is literally inside a village, Budel-Dorplein, and therefore it’s surrounded by fenced plots with huge houses and a big portion of garden/forestry land each. To reach some sort of nature area, one needs to walk for about 10 minutes -which is not much, but still far from a wild camping experience- and then some small patches of what seem human managed/created forest are available for a short walk. Short in time and in distance, as it’s virtually impossible to walk more than 10 min without finding a private plot fence. This scenario completely kills the vibe of being in a forest or a natural area. As I was walking and crossing paved roads and turning at the sight of another fence, I started to feel like Jim Carrey in the movie The Truman show. One starts to notice a certain stench of fakeness that makes one feel awkward and uncomfortable.
Besides these patches of forest there are two small lakes that one can walk around about 200m away… however to reach them one needs to walk for more than 10 minutes because the lake shore close to the camp space (at least one of them for what I could see) is occupied by the backyard of some of the plots/houses, which are of course fenced properties. That said, the lakes are kind of beautiful and, on a sunny day, one can go for an enjoyable stroll around them.
All in all, if you are looking for a wild camping like experience, this is not a camp space for you.
On the other hand, if you just happen to pass by -for instance as part of a backpacking trip through the country or similar- and you want to pitch your tent somewhere without the risk of being fined, then this might be a good camp space for you.
Although I couldn’t meet the host, he was nice and responsive through the app.
Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.
Pets allowed: yes
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