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Idillyc micro-campsite near the forest

4.83 (42 reviews) Verified Bilzen, Limburg, Belgium

About this campspace #s000604

Your host

Ilse
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    3 pitches

We are Ilse and Jan, a biologist and forester with a passion for nature, ecological gardening, travelling and camping. We live in a small village on the edge of a large forest.

We would like to let you enjoy the wonderful place where we live in the heart of Belgian Limburg. Ecological living, living in harmony with nature, small scale and sustainability are so important for us.

We offer three camping spots in a large meadow full of flowers in spring and summer. In the evening you can hear the owls calling and bats are dancing over your head. You will fall asleep with the sound of the crickets. Sometimes you can spot deer on the meadow.
Every camping spot has a picknick table and a fire bowl. Central on the meadow you can find a mobile bathroom with a hot shower, a sink and a dry toilet. Eco-friendly dish- and showerproducts are provided. There is a small kitchen you can use. In the kitchen, there is also a small wood stove for the colder mornings or evenings. Water and electricity are provided at a central point on the meadow.

Kids can play in the garden. There are swings and a trampoline.
We have a lot of animals on our litte farm: sheep, chickens, ducks, turkeys, a cat and our sweet dog Sien (who is a Border Collie).

In the forest you can make wonderful walks or bicycle tours. The National Park Hoge Kempen is only 7 kilometers away. And also the beautifil Landscape ParK ‘De Wijers’ with 1001 ponds is only 15 minutes driving.

In our village you can find a small supermarket and bakery at 2 km.
We speak Dutch, English, French and German. Dogs are not allowed.

We wish you a warm welcome!

Ilse and Jan

Perfect for...

natuurliefhebbers, rustzoekers, wandelaars, fietsers

Ways to spend the night

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    Tent

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    Van

Stay warm & dry 🍂🔥

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At this campspace

Animals

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Landscape characteristics

  • Icon Orchard
  • Icon Flower garden

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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  • Icon Dishwashing sink
  • Icon Kitchen
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  • Icon Gas stove
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Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Trampoline
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  • Icon Hammock

Sanitation

  • Icon Toilet
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Electricity

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  • Icon Phone charging station

For RVs

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Heating

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In case of rain

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Family-friendly

  • Icon Animals on site
  • Icon Playground for children

Parking

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Views

  • Icon Forest view

Seating area

  • Icon Picnic table
Private amenities Not included

Food and drink

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    BBQ

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Coffee maker

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    Coffee and tea

Comfort & Fun

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    Hot tub

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    Sauna

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    Fire basket

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    Fireplace

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    Firewood available

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    Decorative lights

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    Swimming pond or river

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    Swimming pool

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    Towels

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    Bed linen, pillow and duvet

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    WiFi

Sanitation

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    Cold shower

Electricity

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV Dump station

Heating

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    Electrical heating

Pet-friendly

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    Pets allowed

In case of rain

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    Rain shelter

Views

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    Sunrise view

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    Sunset view

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    Lake view

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    River view

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    Sea view

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    Hill view

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    Mountain view

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    Field view

Seating area

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    Outdoor seating area

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    Indoor seating area

Ways to spend the day

Ilse's tips
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    Make wonderful walks in the forest

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    From the tent you often can spot deer

In the area
  • Icon Hiking
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    In de buurt

  • Icon Sightseeing
  • Icon Visiting nearby towns
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On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire

What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

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Surface

Heerlijke kampeerplek voor een tent in de schaduw van een eikenboom
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Kampeerplek voor een tent met onze schaapjes als buren
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Kampeerplek voor tenten/camperbusjes tegen de bosrand met een prachtig uitzicht
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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

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    Green power

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    Organic cleaning products

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    Water-saving measures

We provide biodegradable products for the shower and to do the dishes for you.
We buy cleaning products, dishwashing products, soap and shampoo in bulk in a zero waste shop. So no waste packaging anymore!
On our camping field there is a high degree of biodiversity because we have a lot of different natural habitaits for plants and animals like a grassland with a lot of different grasses, wild flowers and herbs, a pond, an orchard, hedges, trees, ecologiscal kitchen garden, ...

Your host, Ilse

4.83 (42 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

We are Ilse and Jan, a biologist and forester with a passion for nature, sustainable living, travelling and camping. We live in a small village on the edge of a large forest in the east of Belgium. We offer an eco- micro camping on our meadow in the middle of nature. We want to share our little paradise with our guests and wish you a warm welcome at our place!

Reviews

Laura

Tell us about your experience
Lovely night in a beautiful location. We will definitely come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Laura!

Sofie

Tell us about your experience
Fantastisch! Echt van genoten.

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect! Enorm vriendelijke vrouw

Tips for new guests?
Bello campo op zaterdag. Lekkere pizza in de buurt.

August 2022

Host Ilse has responded

Dank je wel Sofie!

Goede tip van de pizza op houtvuur :-)!

Bert

Tell us about your experience
We consider the conscious small scale to be the greatest asset of this fantastic place. Beautiful meadow, well-maintained camping comfort and lots of space. Our toddler Luka was also a huge fan of the sheep meadow and the trampoline.
Don't change your concept, Ilse, it's great the way it is!!

How was the contact with the host?
Very spontaneous and friendly! Thank you Ilse and Jan!

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Bert!

Always welcome with your lovely family!

Maria

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful campsite! Quiet and a beautiful environment. The forest is close by and we have seen all kinds of animals.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice owners!

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Maria!

Mathilde

Tell us about your experience
in 1 word? SUBLIME.
Detox from city-life...mission completed ;-)
Idyllic spot with a rest factor of 10, comfortable and very clean ... We will definitely come back here.

How was the contact with the host?
Both hosts were super sweet and helpful...not to mention my 2 new friends (Sien and the unknown hedgehog ;-) )

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Mathilde and Fred!

So nice to have you here at our campsite.

Always welcome!

Mieke

Tell us about your experience
What a lovely place!
Completely in the middle of nature, in a beautiful meadow and on the edge of a forest. You can easily step into the forest from the camping spot.
The facilities are wonderful: a nice bathroom, compost toilets, a cozy kitchen, books and games to borrow, a trampoline, ...

How was the contact with the host?
Ilse welcomed us warmly in her beautiful place in Bilzen.

Tips for new guests?
Definitely come camping here!
We definitely want to come back here!

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Mieke!

Nice pictures :-)!

Always welcome!



Ilse and Jan

Esther

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic campsite with everything you need. The environment is beautiful. Also the facilities are clean and tidy.

How was the contact with the host?
Good, responses were super fast.

Tips for new guests?
The barefoot path is very nice to walk.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Esther!

Thomas

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place in the middle of nature with some nice camping spots. They deliberately keep it small-scale and that is a very nice experience. A surprising amount of accommodation: a toilet, a shower, fire bowls, picnic tables, a shelter with fridge and strips,... Everything has been thought of. Truly 5 stars.

How was the contact with the host?
Ilse is a very hospitable woman; we had good communication beforehand and even if everything did not go according to plan, she handled everything above expectations. She was very approachable during our stay.

Tips for new guests?
Don't tell too much :-)

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Thomas!

Always welcome!



Ilse

Stephanie

Tell us about your experience
Epic location! Super friendly and welcoming hosts. We especially enjoyed walking around in the garden and making friends with the turkey. It rained a little while we were there so it was really nice to be able to use the kitchen for a dry place for breakfast.

June 2022

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Stephanie!

So nice to have your family on our campsite!

Best regards

Ilse and Jan

Nico

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful location in beautiful surroundings. Very friendly welcome with tour where everything was. I had the spot under the oak, table, log to sit at hand, as well as fire bowl. In pipowagen beautiful clean washing facilities with shower, on the other side a dry toilet. There is also a kitchen with a fridge and you can buy some organic drinks. The campsite has a few beautiful places where everyone has privacy.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good, also in advance due to late arrival

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Nico!

Best regards!

Ilse and Jan

Marlies

Tell us about your experience
Nice quiet place, great facilities.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine!

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy it.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Marlies!

Sofie

Tell us about your experience
We had a great time! Everything you need for relaxed camping was nearby. Highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Ilse received us very hospitably.

Tips for new guests?
Don't hesitate, just spend a few nights on this one
book fantastic place ;)

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Sofie! Nice to have your family on our campsite!

Sofie

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Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Sophie!

Remko

Tell us about your experience
Lovely place with lots of space and a perfect host!

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Remko!

Ann

Tell us about your experience
Blissful and peaceful environment! It's great that the number of tents or campers is limited. Everyone has their own beautiful space!!

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice people who also give space to relax.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Ann 🙏!

Delfien

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed camping in this beautiful area. We were very kindly received by Ilse. Our children immediately felt at ease between the animals. They got to know Sien the dog, the lambs Emma and Bartje, Roger the beautiful turkey, ... They also enjoyed fishing for tadpoles and salamanders in the pool with the nets. In short, we had a wonderful time!

How was the contact with the host?
Ilse and Jan are two very friendly hosts

Tips for new guests?
We rented bicycles for a day at the Bokrijk park. Not far from here you can cycle through the water, a great thing to do.
We also did the barefoot path Lieteberg, a must with children.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Delfien!

So nice you stayed with your family at our campsite!



Best regards,



Ilse and Jan

Tom

Tell us about your experience
Very spacious, beautiful and ecological campsite. This exceptionally beautiful place is the result of many years of work, love and above all knowledge for nature.
We will definitely come back for the silence and the inspiration.

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth communication, lovely hosts.

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Tom!

You are always very welcome at our campsite!



Ilse and Jan

Feline

Tell us about your experience
Very nice and calm place to stay. I slept in a little "house" in the garden, very cozy and equipped with everything you need. In the night it was still very cold, but Ilse and her husband offered me very warm bed sheets and even helped me to put on the little wood oven inside.



Great place in nature to calm down.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good and fast reply.

Tips for new guests?
The place is very nice, hidden in the nature. The hosts have an alternative view on society/ the actual situation.



For those who want to cook, make coffee: bring some coffee powder or tea and food. in the little kitchen you can cook and make your own coffee and tea.

March 2022

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Feline!

Nice to have you here as our guest.

We hope you have a great trip on your bike!

Best regards,

Ilse and Jan

Hannelore

Tell us about your experience
Very nice camping spot, between nature and easily accessible. We enjoyed our evenings by the fire bowl. Super reception from Ilse and Jan.

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth communication

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Hannelore!

It was so nice to have you as our guests!



Best regards,

Ilse and Jan

Sarah & Wouter

Tell us about your experience
Atmospheric place in a wooded area. Animals, forest, fire pit. Peace.

How was the contact with the host?
Attentive friendly people, tickets to the open air museum, apples.

Tips for new guests?
Making a fire, collecting treasures from the forest, walking around, feeding animals, Bokrijk.

October 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Sarah and Wouter!
So nice to have you and the kids as our guests at our place!

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goedele

Tell us about your experience
Very nice, quiet location with nice people.
Picnic table available.
Well-maintained sanitary facilities and originally housed in a gypsy wagon.

How was the contact with the host?
Rapid

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Gudula!
Always welcome!

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Sam

Tell us about your experience
top location, surrounded by nature, quiet location. very friendly people. Fire bowl available, toilet and hot shower available. For the children there was also a swing and a trampoline.

How was the contact with the host?
smooth contact

Tips for new guests?
nice playground Edelhof nearby.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Sam!

Jan

Tell us about your experience
We are a couple in their thirties who started our first campspace adventure together with our children aged 4 and 2.5 and a friendly couple with small children. We had our eye on the micro campsite of Ilse and Jan and we have not regretted it. This micro campsite had everything we were looking for: peace and quiet, beautiful nature, basic comfort (toilet and shower, limited electricity) and above all the possibility to keep a campfire. A sustainably thought-out mowing land (instead of a trimmed lawn) next to a meadow of sheep, on the edge of a large forest, formed our camping site. When the world turned off the lights, various animal sounds came from this forest.
All this contributed to an (especially for the children) adventurous camping experience that resembled wild camping. The children had plenty of room to play and in Jan and Ilse's garden they soon found the trampoline and play equipment.

How was the contact with the host?
We first had contact with Ilse. Via chat we received an answer to all our questions very quickly. Also on arrival Ilse made herself known as a pleasant hostess. After we had set up our tent, Ilse also came to see if everything was in order.
As a forester Jan, in turn, told us about plants, animals, mushrooms, something we could certainly taste.

Tips for new guests?
A visit to Alden Biesen, barefoot path Lieteberg are fun activities in the area.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Jan for this very nice review 💚! Waw, we are speechless :-).

It was fun to have the both families here on our campsite and to watch the playing children with smiles on there faces :-).

Frank

Tell us about your experience
Nice place, great facilities only the shower is difficult to arrange. Beautiful field and good base for a first foundation.

How was the contact with the host?
Nice

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Frank!

We will arrange the shower :-).



Ilse

dorien

Tell us about your experience
The plan was the glamping tent but it had just been rented out, then camping
A very nice location in the middle of nature. Blessed sun on our weekend, yet centrally located for various trips, even went to eat in the eatery de zjat, very tasty 😀

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly, no question was too much
You notice that Ilse receives her guests with her heart.

Tips for new guests?
Don't forget mosquito repellent

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Dorien!

So nice to have your here at our place!

Sven

Tell us about your experience
Super nice and quiet camping place

How was the contact with the host?
Nice contact and hospitable reception!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Sven!

Mara

Tell us about your experience
Had a great night and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Showers, water and electricity were no problem at all. The campfire was also a nice extra

How was the contact with the host?
Ilse received us super and explained us well where we could find all.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Ilse has responded

Thank you Mara for the review!

It was nice to have you as a guest for your first night during your road trip through Belgium!

gerard

Tell us about your experience
Contact was excellent. Nice walk at Alden Biesten

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Sarah

Tell us about your experience
Excellent! Very smooth communication and a warm welcome. We could go to them with all our questions, but they also gave us plenty of space to be on our own. A wonderful weekend away on a quiet and beautiful domain with cute goats, chickens, turkeys, a peacock and a beautiful dog. A super cozy camping spot and a clean sanitary 'wagon'. Perfectly what we needed.

The host had prepared a few interesting brochures with fun trips and activities. It is also near the Hoge Kempen National Park where it was very quiet and we went for a long walk.

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Henk

Tell us about your experience
Experience and contact was great. Only I had an accident, and Jan (partner Ilse) picked me up at the hospital and my bicycle from the police.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Valeri

Tell us about your experience
We were received very friendly. And our questions were answered quickly in advance. The overall experience left me wanting more! Next to the camping site you walk straight into a beautiful forest and the barefoot path is a 15-minute drive away. Super fun to do!

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lisah

Tell us about your experience
The contact with the host was great. An incredibly beautiful place. Tip: a nap in the hammock is very nice.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Nel

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed our camping trip on Ilse and Jan's meadow!
The location is fantastically beautiful and quiet; when the sun came out we thought we were in the south of France!
The area is also great for children: there are small goats, a dog, swing and trampoline and plenty of space to play. All facilities (outdoor toilet, bathroom, possibility of cold local beers) are tip top!
We will definitely come back camping again!

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jo

Tell us about your experience
Rarely has a campsite been as good as 'De krekelwei'. We love the peace and nature and we have found that here.
Hostess Ilse was super friendly, gave a lot of explanation about what to do including tickets and plans.
This micro campsite is located on the edge of the forest where the cycling network also starts.
We cycled to the barefoot path and Alden Biesden Castle.
The children thought it was fantastic to watch the animals, they were also allowed to walk around and play everywhere.
we are already looking forward to our next stay.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jana

Tell us about your experience
Very sweet lady who even prepared tourist brochures for us. A compost toilet and shower was available. What struck me most was the beautiful location, next to a forest at the end of a continuous street. Highly recommended!

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Hans

Tell us about your experience
friendly welcome, received useful information about the area, large forest for walking nearby, Bilzen within cycling distance, is on cycling route, nice quiet location, good sanitary facilities.

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Aurélie

Tell us about your experience
Very good experience! Beautiful enviroment, very friendly host. A place to go back.

September 2020

ruben

Tell us about your experience
We had a great time with Ilse and Jan. A very nice camping spot under the oak tree and with a view of the sheep made it complete. Ilse is a very nice hostess who occasionally checks if we need anything. An absolute must for anyone who likes being in nature.

bieke

Tell us about your experience
In Bilzen, we enjoyed a very friendly welcome, quiet environment and beautiful nature around us. We went cycling through the water and had an ice cream in the summer bar near Alden-Biesen.

July 2020

Flora

Tell us about your experience
Amazing view (at flowers and sheep), quiet place, comfortable shower (or a bath!) and great drinks and coffee available as you wish. Thank you very much Ilse, family & forest

July 2020

Patrick

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The hostess was very friendly and the site is very beautiful. Very quiet next to a nature reserve. An ideal place.

July 2020

Kirsten

Tell us about your experience
Heavenly camping in Bilzen! It is even more beautiful than the photos show. We were received very warmly by Ilse and Jan. I had indicated in advance that we would come for walking and cycling and we immediately received the necessary information about these upon arrival. The camping spot under the oak is a nice spacious and quiet place. There is electricity and water on site and the sanitary facilities are excellent! The area is ideal for walking and cycling or just enjoying the wonderful peace and quiet on the camping spot. Ilse and Jan deliberately keep it small-scale, which gives it just that little bit extra. Highly recommended this place!

July 2020

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Rules

Stilte after 10 PM.
No pets allowed.No radio.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 1:00 pm–9:30 pm
Check-out between: 6:00 am–12:00 pm

Heerlijke kampeerplek voor een tent in de schaduw van een eikenboom

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Kampeerplek voor een tent met onze schaapjes als buren

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Kampeerplek voor tenten/camperbusjes tegen de bosrand met een prachtig uitzicht

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Heerlijke kampeerplek voor een tent in de schaduw van een eikenboom

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Deze plek is enkel geschikt voor tenten. De plek ligt temidden van de bloemenweide, vlak bij de schapenweide. De ronde picknicktafel staat onder de eikenboom.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 365

from € 14.00 per night

Kampeerplek voor een tent met onze schaapjes als buren

Tent
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3
Max. people
Pitches
1

Deze plek bevindt zich aan de rand van de kampeerweide. Een rustige privé-plek omgeven door de schapenweide aan de ene kant en de moestuin aan de andere kant. Er is een hangmat aanwezig.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 15.00 per night

Kampeerplek voor tenten/camperbusjes tegen de bosrand met een prachtig uitzicht

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Pitches
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Deze plek is geschikt voor tenten en kleine camperbusjes (max 6 meter).

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 365

from € 15.00 per night

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