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Idyllic spot on the Heuvelrug for backpack and bicycle campers (18+)

4.94 (16 reviews) Verified Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands

About this campspace #s004728

Your host

Mette en Paulus

You are most welcome on foot or by bike at this idyllic spot. So no cars. You camp in our backyard and with your own tent you stand directly on the edge of the forest and on the edge of a quiet area in the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Very quietly situated on a dead end dirt road just 1 km from the center of Doorn. Enjoy a nice walk in the area and in the evening a cozy campfire. In the morning you will be awakened by the many bird sounds. And, if you're lucky, there's a deer by your tent. There is plenty of room, but we don't want more than 1 booking (max 4 adults 18+) at a time. The facilities are basic: compost toilet and cold water, except for the wood-fired Finnish sauna, which we can heat up for a small fee. You will receive (seat) towels from us. The shower is a spring water garden shower, which is only heated when the sun is shining. Public transport (bus) at 300m. Our campspace is close to stage 11 of the Trekvogelpad. Free WIFI. Tips: Huis Doorn, Arboretum, Kaapse Bossen, Wijk bij Duurstede, Henschotermeer, Rosarium Doorn. Opening period 2022: April 28 to October 1.

Space for

  • Tent

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Shower (cold water)
  • BBQ
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • RV Sanitation
  • Sauna
  • Shelter
  • Hot shower
  • Pets allowed
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Enjoy the peace and space.
  • TIP Take a walk in the woods.
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Self-grown food
  • Food products from locals in the region
  • Solar panels
  • Green power
  • Heat pump
  • Water-saving measures

Your host, Mette en Paulus

4.94 (16 reviews)

We are nature lovers and live on the edge of a quiet area in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. We love camping and have a spacious garden with lots of privacy. We also have a dog, chickens and a few bee colonies. Our garden is a wonderful place for backpack hikers and bicycle campers.

Reviews

Taya

Tell us about your experience
Mette and Paulus's have a beautiful quiet place where attention to details is visible and connection with nature is strong. We really enjoyed our short stay. Watching stars after going out of the sauna was a highlight for us. Thanks a lot!

How was the contact with the host?
Communication was fast and easy. Hosts are very helpful.

September 2021

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Hi Taya. Thank you for your review. We also thought it was fun!

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Gerben Antonius

Tell us about your experience
Very hospitable welcome in a fantastic place, it couldn't be better!

How was the contact with the host?
Very hospitable

Tips for new guests?
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September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Hi Gerben. Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time. Mvg, Mette and Paulus

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Helene

Tell us about your experience
This is a beautiful place. Very nice sustainable solutions for shower and toilet. And the beautiful campfire spot! Really a place to come back after a nice bike ride.

How was the contact with the host?
They are very cordial and hospitable.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you Helene, that's what we do it for!

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M.

Tell us about your experience
The place created by Mette and Paulus is full with beautiful details, clean, with an eye for peacefulness and a sustainable way of life. We enjoyed it very much, to stay in the forest and listen to all the birds, to use the great sauna and outdoor shower, the regular visits of sweet Runi, the campfire, walking in the forests.. Now we can enjoy the honey! Thank you!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good communication!

August 2021

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you for your review. It is very nice to know that you enjoyed this idyllic place for us too.

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Puk

Tell us about your experience
A very nice and quiet place to camp, very welcoming!

How was the contact with the host?
Good and fast

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time.

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Pattij en Fred

Tell us about your experience
What a great day place and with such caring people. We have experienced it as a gift so nice. Everything present

How was the contact with the host?
Awesome. Pot of tea on arrival and occasionally they come for a chat. Not too much because they just let you do your thing.

Tips for new guests?
If you walk or cycle in the vicinity of Doorn, we definitely go with your tent. Doorn is nearby if you don't want to cook in the evening (1 km)

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you for your pleasant visit and nice review. Always welcome!

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Neil

Tell us about your experience
Super! Nice place to stay with all the facilities that make it extra luxurious

How was the contact with the host?
Fantastic, very lovely people. Before we had set up the tent we had already received 2 fresh eggs.

Tips for new guests?
Hike from Veenendaal station to the camping spot, the next day hike to Driebergen station. Beautiful diverse tour of about 36 km.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you for this nice review. Good to hear that you had a good time here.

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Heather

Tell us about your experience
Mette and Paulus are experienced campers themselves and this is reflected during their stay: everything has been thought of, from a covered picnic table to a sauna! Very nice stay if you want to retreat between the trees, but want to be within walking distance of a cafe and supermarket. To be repeated.

How was the contact with the host?
Very well. Mette and Paulus regularly come to inform you how things are going, but give you plenty of space.

Tips for new guests?
Hiking in the area is a must!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Mette en Paulus has responded

Thank you for this nice review. It's exactly as we intended it.

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Femke

Tell us about your experience
Good communication with the host. We were well received with a glass of soda and an explanation about the place and the environment. Nice people with a beautiful garden on the edge of the forest. Equipped with a shower and Finnish sauna. Close to the center of Doorn but still the feeling of being in the middle of the woods.

Tips: Hiking, spotting deer, birds of prey and other forest animals. Eating out in Doorn, tree museum.

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Zoë en Olivier

Tell us about your experience
A very nice meeting with Paulus and Mette. Lovely people with beautiful stories and warm hearts. They have turned their garden into a little paradise with an outdoor shower, a campfire area and a picnic table. Wonderfully quiet in nature! Just as we dream of it ourselves. Thank you for the stay and the hospitality!

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Hannah

Tell us about your experience
On arrival I was warmly welcomed by Mette and Paulus, with a cup of coffee ♡ I was allowed to pitch my tent in a beautiful spot on the edge of the forest. It felt very festive with the campfire pit and the lovely sauna, which I could use for a small fee. The site has a Finnish toilet, an outdoor shower and a washing-up area with soap and a washing-up brush.
Just super cute

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Tomas

Tell us about your experience
Very warm welcome even though we were late due to circumstances. Throughout the stay Mette and Paul were incredibly kind and helpful, occasionally popping by in the morning to check how we were doing. The place is pure magic. It lies beautifully in the woods and there are birdhouses everywhere. The mornings explode with birdsong. The hosts call the facilities basic, but truly it all feels very luxurious, with the beautiful and well stocked fireplace, with grill and dry firewood, the picknick table with roof and there's even a small kitchen sink. You can tell the hosts are very passionate, every detail is thought of without it feeling fussy like a bnb would. There is even a woodfired sauna. Then there's the hosts' dog, who is a cheeky delight. This is truly a unique place and we will visit many more times if able. There are great walks to be made and there are good cycling routes connecting to the woods of austerlitz and zeist etc. The Rosarium is very close by and a reasonably priced and cosy restaurant annex amusement Park (trampolines, mini golf). We also went to driebergen for go-kart, and I believe there is pitch and putt in driebergen too. We haven't really visited other things in Doorn.

June 2021

Hannah

Tell us about your experience
Received a nice, warm welcome and I felt I was in the most beautiful spot in Doorn! Everything was very neat. We enjoyed the sauna and the campfire. Totally great Mette and Paulus and dog Roenie

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Peter

Tell us about your experience
Welcoming and friendly. Beautiful surroundings. Beautiful cycle paths over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and along country estates.

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Kim

Tell us about your experience
The contact with the host was perfect. Beautiful place, in the middle of the forest with hospitable hosts. Tips: Cycling, Finnish sauna and Doorn visited

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Emma

Tell us about your experience
When you live in the middle of the Randstad and are surrounded by large buildings, it is sometimes nice to take a break to find the peace of nature. This is exactly why my boyfriend and I wanted to camp on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug for a few days. This Campspace is located in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and is therefore an ideal place to sleep for walkers, cyclists and families. Within a few minutes you can walk in the middle of the vast meadows or in the woods. The Campspace itself is also an ideal place; it is very quiet, shielded and very spacious. Hosts Mette and Paulus (and their cheerful Icelandic dog) give the guests a warm welcome. Their love for people and nature shines through. The facilities at the Campspace are also superb and everything is well maintained. In addition, the Campspace is very easy to reach from Utrecht Central Station, as there is a bus stop close to the Campspace; very nice if you don't have a car at your disposal.
In short, if you want to get away from it all in an environment that is easily accessible, but not too busy, this place is ideal. You can enjoy yourself for hours in the woods and the vast meadows, which for us at least ensured that we returned home completely rested and relaxed.

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Rules

Only intended for backpackers and bike campers, so do not come by car. To avoid misunderstandings, we ask you to indicate with your booking request whether you are coming on foot or by bike. Adults only, 18 years or older. No pets and no music. There is no smoking on our property. Use of the sauna is possible from 8.30 pm in consultation.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The Moersbij

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

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An inviting lawn near the picnic table and campfire area. Use wood-fired sauna possible.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Sauna
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Shower (cold water)
  • Shelter

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 2
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from € 5.00 per night

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