The Herring Gull without lugging
About this campspace #s004091
Camping a short distance from the Wadden coast, just outside Usquert. And that in our De Waard tent, De Zilvermeeuw, on the private property. Without rows of tents around you. This means camping in the middle of the Groninger Landscape with the purest air, silence, real dark nights. It will be sleeping in a tent like Jan Wolkers and Godfried Bomans did, in a real cotton De Waard tent. For bird watchers: the Groningen landscape along the Wadden coast offers nature an extensive collection of birds.
Furnished tents on private property
We rent out two tents, De Zilvermeeuw and the Little Tern. We hope to stimulate camping by offering you a furnished tent. We can understand that the idea of having to pitch a tent is exhausting. Tugging poles and lugging camping equipment often prevents people from camping. That's too bad. We so hope that your past camping experience returns.
In the outbuilding with a kitchenette there is a separate provision for electricity, hot and cold running water for washing up. And there is a simple two-burner for cooking on a butane gas set. Shower and toilet in the house. There is also a lovely garden shower (hot & cold water) with a view over the fields.
- Tent on site
- Glamping (e.g.: Yurt, Safari tent, Bubble tent)
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- Pets allowed
- Campfire possible
- Picnic table
- Gas (stove) / BBW
- RV Sanitation
- RV Hookup
- Hot water
Things to do in the area
- Wildlife watching
- Horseback riding
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Mudflat walking and spotting birds and seals
- Visit medieval churches
Meet Aafke, your host
She would like to welcome you to the campsite KamperenZonderZeulen, just outside the village center of Usquert.
We visited Aafke and George with the aim of photographing the Perseids (annual swarm of 'shooting stars'). A stone's throw away you will find the Noordpolderzijl on the mudflats in Usquert (at Café Zielhoes), including a rich view with a crystal clear sky. The 'Dark Sky Park' Lauwersmeer is also nearby, one of the darkest places in the Netherlands. The Perseids were in both places, a breathtaking sight.
We really enjoyed our time with George and Aafke, thanks for the good care! Very sweet, like to chat and Corona aware. Come to photograph the stars, stay for the deliciously sweet rose water (recommended), the chickens, the unobstructed view to the horizon (from under the outdoor shower) and above all the endless tranquility.
August 2020 · Translated from dutch · show original
We were received very hospitably.
For an overnight stay it is great that you do not have to pack and take everything with you.
All the important things you use when camping are present and your tent is ready!
So that there is time to enjoy.
For example, visit the oldest Wierde (Gronings for terp) in the Netherlands Rottum. Or go to Noordpolderzijl, this is the base for walking mudflats. Groningen (city) is easily accessible from Usquert, you will find here, among other things, the highest climbing wall in the Netherlands and it is always pleasant in the center of this city. From Usquert you can enjoy cycling and / or walking.
After these activities (or the next morning) you can take a lovely shower under the outdoor shower.
This shower is neatly screened and overlooks the countryside. There is also the possibility to rinse with cold water from the bucket.
Back on the Campspace you have access to your own kitchenette with one 2-burner stove and sufficient kitchen utensils and cutlery / service. There is also a shelter with a bench, chairs and table where you can sit to enjoy your meal and the view.
The Herring Gull is a beautiful spacious tent with mattresses, there is enough space in the awning to sit, play a game or read.
The Little Tern is a cute little sister of the herring gull, which is equipped with air mattresses and seats by the tent.
George and Aafke are hospitable, helpful and cooperative.
Once back home, all we had to do was put away our sleeping bag and bag with clothes.
This is really camping without lugging around ;-)
· Translated from dutch · show original
Below are the rates for 2020. For a midweek, a stay is calculated from Monday afternoon 14:00 to Friday morning 11:00. For the weekend it is assumed from Friday 14:00 to Monday 11:00. The reduced rate applies only to these terms. For the rest, the rent is charged per night. For the rent of the tents, tourist tax is payable in addition to the rent.
Arrival and departure
On the day of arrival, your camping spot is available from 2 p.m. In the early and late season you can often come earlier, but it is wise to inquire about this in advance!
The yard is car-free.
On the day of departure, we ask you to clear the camping spot no later than 11 am.
Visitors and guests must always report to the reception upon arrival.
We wish you and your group a pleasant stay at our camping site in Usquert with the space and tranquility of the Wadden coast. We hope to stimulate camping by offering you a furnished tent. We can understand that the idea of having to pitch a tent is exhausting. The towing of tent poles and the lugging of camping equipment prevents people from camping. And that's a shame. We hope that because the tent has already been set up for you, we hope to invite you to return this past camping experience.
Checking in and out
To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed ‐ 2:00 pm