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Nature camping on the Markermeer - camping & accommodations

About this campspace #s005027

Your host

Roland
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    19 pitches

Welcome to our mini campsite 800 m from the Markermeer. This was originally an organic market garden with a nature campsite in the West Frisian village of Venhuizen, near the IJsselmeer dike between Hoorn and Enkhuizen. Unfortunately due to circumstances we have no harvest this year and the market garden has become wild. Still, it's a nice place where you can do whatever you want.

At our mini campsite, you can pitch your tent, caravan or motorhome on one of the spacious pitches, in peace and in the middle of the greenery. No own camping equipment? No problem, there are various accommodations for rent, such as a retro caravan with an unobstructed view or a pipowagen between the cherry and plum trees.

There are various play equipment for children, such as a playhouse, trampolines, slides, sandpit and various go-karts and tractors. Many chickens and roosters live on the market garden, but also two donkeys, cats (to cuddle with), dogs and of course many species of birds and insects.

We strive for biodynamic horticulture based on strengthening natural growth with attention to soil fertility and diversity in the cultivation of crops. We see nature as a connected whole, in which the influence of, among other things, the climate, soil fertility, water pollution, biodiversity and air quality are partly decisive. That also means that it is not a 'tight and tidy' campsite. The garden is overgrown and weeds and weeds are deliberately grown for optimal soil fertility and biodiversity. The bush is a place for special plants and insects. We are happy to tell you more about biodynamic horticulture.

Surroundings
Enjoy the peace and quiet, between the greenery, agriculture and the panoramic view. Our campsite is 800 m from the Markermeer, with two beaches. The depth of the water is about 1 meter up to a few hundred meters, which is ideal for children, and so the water temperature is just a few degrees more.

Naturally, the area is perfect for walking and cycling along the dike and through the beautiful polder landscape. We are located directly on the popular LF cycling and walking route; the Zuiderzee route.

The historic town of Enkhuizen is 6 km away with, among other things, the Zuiderzee Museum, Fairytale Wonderland, playground 'Kindervreugd' and the ferry to Stavoren and Urk. VOC city Hoorn is 11 km and Medemblik 18 km away.
Various shops can be found in both Venhuizen and Bovenkarspel, both within 3 km of the TuinGoed.
In Venhuizen/Hem there is also a nice outdoor swimming pool: 't Hemmerven and bicycle rental Rijwielhuis Hem.

Perfect for...

A stay at our campspace is suitable for anyone who likes back to basics and nature.

Ways to spend the night

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    Trailer or caravan

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    Tent

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    Caravan

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    Van

At this campspace

Animals

  • Icon Chickens

    Our chickens and roosters live here

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Landscape characteristics

  • Icon Orchard

    Stay among the cherry and plum trees.

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

  • Icon Drinking water
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Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Fire basket

    Come and enjoy the campfire in the evening

  • Icon Trampoline

Sanitation

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Electricity

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    To be on the safe side, bring an adapter for a regular socket.

Pet-friendly

  • Icon Pets allowed

Family-friendly

  • Icon Animals on site

    Chickens and roosters, donkeys, cuddly cats, dogs and many birds and insects live here

  • Icon Playground for children

    We have several play equipment, such as a playhouse, trampolines, slides, sandpit and various go-karts and tractors.

Views

  • Icon Field view

    Come and enjoy our view over the meadows

Private amenities
Blue gypsy wagon between the cherry and plum trees.

Food and drink

  • Icon Refrigerator

    Small fridge at your disposal

  • Icon Kitchen

    Simple outdoor kitchen with electric hobs

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Bed linen, pillow and duvet

Seating area

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    Private seating area with cover

  • Icon Indoor seating area

    Table with 2 chairs inside

Retro caravan fully equipped

Food and drink

  • Icon Refrigerator

    Small fridge at your disposal

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    simple kitchen

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Bed linen, pillow and duvet

Seating area

  • Icon Outdoor seating area

    You can sit outside under the awning

  • Icon Indoor seating area

    Inside room for 2 on the benches

Not included

Food and drink

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    BBQ

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Dishwashing sink

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    Dining table

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    Gas stove

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    Cooking basics

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    Dishes and cutlery

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    Electric kettle

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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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    Fireplace

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    Fire bowl

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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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    Sports and games gear

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    Towels

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    Hammock

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    WiFi

Sanitation

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    Cold shower

Electricity

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    Phone charging station

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV electricity hookup

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    RV Dump station

Heating

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    Electrical heating

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    Wood burner

In case of rain

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    Covered kitchen

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    Rain shelter

Parking

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    Parking on site

Views

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    Sunrise view

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    Sunset view

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    Forest 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

Seating area

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    Picnic table

Ways to spend the day

Roland's tips
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    Walk or cycle along the dike and take a refreshing dip at beautiful beaches

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    Visit historic cities Hoorn and Enkhuizenhuizen

In the area
  • Icon Hiking

    Zuiderzee route is highly recommended

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    Zuiderzee Route is great for both walkers and cyclists

  • Icon Swimming

    The Markermeer is 800 m from us, where you can swim at 2 beaches. In addition, an outdoor swimming pool at Venhuizen.

  • Icon Sightseeing

    Visit the Zuiderzee Museum

  • Icon Visiting nearby towns

    Enkhuizen at 6km, VOC city Hoorn at 11km and Medemblik at 18km

  • Icon Boating

    Take the ferry to Stavoren and Urk

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On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire

What will you find in the area?

Landscape characteristics

  • Icon Beach or seaside

    Markermeer at 800m

  • Icon Meadow or plain

    You are standing here between we meadows with a wide view

Surface

Blue gypsy wagon between the cherry and plum trees.
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Your host, Roland

4.71 (42 reviews)

Reviews

Per

Tell us about your experience
Very nice camping. Nice and wild, chickens roaming free, donkeys and pigs on the property, my son thought it was fantastic. Building a fire every day, delicious!

How was the contact with the host?
Fine

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Anne-Marie

Tell us about your experience
Relaxed, nice place. Quiet and close to Markermeer. Relaxed days. It is a pity that little attention has been paid to the Facilities on the site.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine

September 2022 · Translated from dutch

Sting

Tell us about your experience
Nice not too far by bike to Enkhuizen. Quiet camping very nice experience!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good, responds quickly and thinks along!

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Ingo

Tell us about your experience
A very nice place with nice people!

September 2022 · Translated from german

daniela

August 2022 · Translated from

Alexis

Tell us about your experience
Quiet and friendly natural place

How was the contact with the host?
Responsive host and friendly welcome

August 2022 · translated_from.fr

marianne

Tell us about your experience
The place is nice size but smelled like chicken shit. The rooster walked past all day clucking and as soon as you ate something in front of you became pretty annoying. The distance to toilets was a bit far and to get water certainly too far. The showers were under construction and functioned poorly or not, the toilet seats were all loose, the little weather sliders didn't open and close properly. In short, just bad. It was well cleaned!! The waste was piled high and you couldn't do anything but throw it in, so there was no question of separating. Everything looked messy and just not finished. A shame for such a beautiful spot between Hoorn and Enkhuizen.

How was the contact with the host?
No idea, never spoke to or saw the good man.

Tips for new guests?
There are better cozy campsites for that money.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Aswhinta

Tell us about your experience
We had 2 very nice days at the campsite, nice and quiet and nature around you, we will definitely come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Good bye on arrival

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Raphaela

August 2022 · Translated from

Melanie

Tell us about your experience
We had some wonderful and relaxing days on this lovely and super green campspace. We stayed in the Pipowagen and it was perfect for us.
We were very happy that we got visited by cats (to cuddle) and chickens everyday and sometimes a dog ;) you have warm and clean showers, a place to cook (by the Pipowagen), and a wonderful & wild surrounding with fruits from the garden. Also the ecological aspect of the place is very interesting!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact was very uncomplicated and super nice. We booked spontaneously and Roland answered very quickly, even it was on the weekend :)

Tips for new guests?
Maybe bring some insect spray or anti insect candles, because there were quite a few.
Also you don't need an alarm clock because there is cock crowing every morning (which we enjoyed very much in contrast to the typical city sounds we normally hear..)

August 2022 · Translated from german

Tobias

Tell us about your experience
Very cozy and wild camp space! With animals nearby. Toilets and showers are clean.

How was the contact with the host?
Easy handling.

August 2022 · Translated from german

Kim

Tell us about your experience
Together with my partner I camped for a few nights at this Natuurcamping. The weather was lovely, enough space to find a nice spot for our tent. The pitches are spacious and new sanitary facilities are under construction. We like a relaxed atmosphere, you certainly have that at this campsite. Audience is very diverse.
In addition, we paddled wonderfully with our SUPs on the Markermeer, in short, a wonderful stay.

How was the contact with the host?
Great, available for questions.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Sander

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful alternative campsite, great atmosphere, nice people. close to Enkhuizen which is a very beautiful harbor town. also several swimming spots nearby

How was the contact with the host?
Nice, lovely people

Tips for new guests?
bring a parasol to create some shade at the tent if necessary.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Maaike

Tell us about your experience
This DIY campsite has a super chill hippie vibe. Old campers and open minded people. Everyone does their thing and everyone has enough space. No slick camping pitches, but clean sanitary facilities.
Fresh eggs, grapes and apricots were available (for a small fee).

How was the contact with the host?
We've only seen them from afar, haven't really talked to them.

Tips for new guests?
The only downside for us was that we were looking for a place near a lake or sea to swim and the site is close to a lake but the swimming access was a long way away. Furthermore, we were pleasantly surprised by the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen as well as a bar there on the quay. Nice vibe.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Wytse

Tell us about your experience
It is fantastically beautiful and peaceful here. It is basic but everything is there!

How was the contact with the host?
Good

Tips for new guests?
Zuiderzee museum in Enkhuizen and city walk (also treasure hunt for kids) is highly recommended

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Mitchel

Tell us about your experience
Lovely quiet estate with very spacious pitches! Plumbing was well maintained and tidy.

How was the contact with the host?
Good

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Jörgen

Tell us about your experience
One night with our bus camper to end the summer holidays. Beautiful, quiet place on the edge with great views over the meadows and excellent sun position. Sanitary simple and in our case a short walk but with this weather no objection.

How was the contact with the host?
Roland replied within a few hours.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Guy

Tell us about your experience
Nice that you can choose your own place. We could therefore stand with our bus camper in the middle of the field, enjoying the sun. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

How was the contact with the host?
Quick response to request. Nice reception.

Tips for new guests?
The field/camping is bigger than I had taken from the description. Do not expect tightly mowed lawns, the charm for me is precisely in the more natural. You can easily reach Enkhuizen by bike.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Kim

Tell us about your experience
Enjoyed! What a rest there! A very nice place to spend a few days.

How was the contact with the host?
We have not spoken to him further

Tips for new guests?
Go to Enkhuizen, you have all small canals there

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Andrin

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Eric

Tell us about your experience
Super nice atmosphere at this campsite

How was the contact with the host?
Experienced as positive

Tips for new guests?
Just do it!

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

saskia

Tell us about your experience
Very nice, quiet place. It was very quite and a place to relax.
Wonderfully wild and in every corner you will discover something new. Not suitable if you like raked and organized, it's a nice mess.

How was the contact with the host?
Friendly and helpful host who responded quickly to messages and we saw walking around the campsite. Always had a nice chat.

Tips for new guests?
Come and enjoy! Bring coins for a kind of mini shop and earplugs for the roosters :)

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Daniela

Tell us about your experience
Animals, peace, pure nature. A little paradise.

June 2022 · Translated from german

Wendy

Tell us about your experience
Nice and special place to get away from it all!

How was the contact with the host?
Good. Roland was very nice and responded quickly.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Johanna

Tell us about your experience
Dear Roland, it was super nice to be able to go on vacation with you. In every corner you will discover something new on the campsite :) we will definitely come back.

May 2022 · Translated from german

Willemijn

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Jolanda

Tell us about your experience
Lovely place! Nature rest and everything casual and pleasant.
Tasty products from our own garden!

How was the contact with the host?
Fine and relaxed and friendly

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Manon

Tell us about your experience
What a lovely place. Butterflies and buzzing bees everywhere. Excellent sanitary facilities and everywhere corners and places to discover. There is also plenty to do for children and within 10 minutes by bike you are in Enkhuizen.

How was the contact with the host?
Good. We were unfortunately stuck in the mud due to terrible weather, but the owner was there to pull us out. We like it when you can choose your own spot and you can do that here!

Tips for new guests?
For electricity, bring an adapter for a regular socket.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Timo

Tell us about your experience
Lovely campsite in a wild garden. Wake up to the sound of roosters crowing. You're really out.

How was the contact with the host?
Good

Tips for new guests?
If you want to wake up early, go next to the roosters. Do you want to sleep in? Do not do this.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Kirra

Tell us about your experience
My boyfriend and I had a beautiful and relaxing stay in the blue pippowagon- it was equipped with everything we needed and more and the farm was absolutely beautiful!

How was the contact with the host?
The host was incredibly kind and welcoming!

Tips for new guests?
We highly recommend visiting for a relaxing and laid back nature stay!

August 2021

C

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful surroundings. Pipowagen fine and due to the rainy weather very happy with the party tent that was there. This made the cozy corner on a nice field.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine

Tips for new guests?
The beach is a little further away than 800m and the route is not signposted. I think about 3.5 km.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Nathalie

Tell us about your experience
We had a nice week on the camping. Incredibly green and spacious, our (small) children loved the playground. The space was partially neglected, but a lot of work was done on it during our stay.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and helpful.

Tips for new guests?
The sanitary facilities are rather tight for the number of guests, hot water only in defined, small time windows. Depending on the parking space, very long distances to the toilet.

July 2021 · Translated from german

Carina

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful and special place, beautiful people. I would have liked to stay longer. I'll definitely return!

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

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Manfred

Tell us about your experience
Absolutely nice space to camp. We have found very nice people and and

a very cosy spot to spent a night. We would come again anytime

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice greeting and nice asking it everything was OK.

Tips for new guests?
Just a nice place for open people

August 2021

wiljan

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic fun place with a very good vibe. We will definitely be back. Thanks for the beautiful experience!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good and friendly.

Tips for new guests?
Leave all your worries behind and enjoy it.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Bo

Tell us about your experience
Had a very pleasant stay. We had a nice spot with the tent at the back of the site. Beautiful view over the meadows and very quiet atmosphere. The berry jam, grown on site, was delicious.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good. We were able to easily change our stay dates just before arrival.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Noelle

Tell us about your experience
Nice mini campsite with fresh fruit to pick.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine

Tips for new guests?
No

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Anne

Tell us about your experience
The best camping of the holiday! Very nice place with lots of space and a great atmosphere. Clean sanitary facilities and the market garden is just a super nice place to be. A lot to discover for children, an absolute must! We will definitely come back.

How was the contact with the host?
Pleasant contact via Campspace (quick response) and upon arrival and stay at the campsite

Tips for new guests?
Go for a swim at one of the beaches on the Markermeer, Enkhuizen is within cycling distance.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jeannet

Tell us about your experience
A midweek with the children with our tent on the campsite.
We had a very nice time there. There is still a lot that needs to be done on the garden property and the campsite itself and maintenance is lagging behind. The owners realize this and are working hard to rectify this. This beautiful place will soon come into its own again.
The friendly atmosphere gave us a real holiday feeling. The children aged 8 and 13 also had a great time. Despite there being no WiFi. They made use of the pedal boat, whisper boat, went fishing and the youngest especially enjoyed being able to help feed the chickens and pick berries that he could use to make jam. In the evening we enjoyed the campfire with marshmallows. We will definitely come back. Nature and basic, nothing is necessary, everything is allowed.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine, friendly.

Tips for new guests?
If you like to relax outside every now and then during your holiday, then you give both yourself and the garden equipment a helping hand.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

koosje

Tell us about your experience
Super nice place! beautiful piece of land and everything you need is available. Delicious fresh eggs from the chickens. Tasty jams and vegetables from the garden. We will be camping here a lot more often!! For the children, playgrounds, go-karts, trampoline. You can also rent a boat there.

Thank you Roland for the nice overnight stay!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Scout Carlo About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
We had a nice stay at this campsite. Don't expect perfectly raked terrain with marked out areas. Opposite this is a campsite where nature has free rein again and where you can really enjoy the outdoors. By the way, young people work on the site who work under supervision in the vegetable garden, which is certainly a nice daytime activity for them.
The campsite is still under development and needs some attention here and there, but we are working hard on that. There are a number of permanent places on the site with creative accommodations such as a tiny house, vintage truck, yurt and retro caravans. There are chickens and horses scattered around the campsite. There is also a small 'shop' where you can buy organic vegetables/fruit of the season.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Veronika

Tell us about your experience
This camping space is close to the Ijsselmeer which made it possible for us to walk to the nearby shore and enjoy the sun. The campsite itself was "cozy" and green with lots of farm animals to be found. The wild animals, like frogs and ducks could be heard if you listened closely. A perfect place, if you are looking for something to relax in nature and calmness.

How was the contact with the host?
Communication with the host went well. We booked our stay spontaneously and called the host after booking. OUr call was answered and our booking assured quickly. The information on how to get there and what to do once we arrived was clear and we were welcomed kindly.

Tips for new guests?
My tips for future guests would be to be aware of the showering time slots to be able to access warm water and to simply enjoy your stay!

June 2021

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Rules

We have free choice in terms of places. The number you booked cannot be found on the campsite. Walk around and pick a spot that feels most comfortable to you.

You use the sanitary facilities of the campsite.

Paper, plastic, food scraps and glass are collected separately. In order to burden the environment as little as possible, we ask for your cooperation in limiting water use and separating waste.

No possibility to empty a chemical toilet.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Check-out between: 7:00 am–11:00 am

Blue gypsy wagon between the cherry and plum trees.

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Fr
Departure allowed on: Mo, Fr

Retro caravan fully equipped

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Fr
Departure allowed on: Mo, Fr

Spacious camping spot for tent, caravan or camper

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

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Spacious camping spot for tent, caravan or camper

Tent Caravan Van
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Pitches
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Spacious camping spot in peace and in the middle of the greenery. Choose a place where you feel good and comfortable.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 3
Children's price up to this age: 12
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 1
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 15.00 per night

Blue gypsy wagon between the cherry and plum trees.

Trailer or caravan
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Max. people
Pitches
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Nice gypsy wagon for two people. Unique and cozy pipowagen, equipped with a lovely double bed (140cm) with single duvets, indoor and outdoor seating, simple (outdoor) kitchenette (electric cooking plates), a small fridge and storage space.

Minimum number of nights: 3
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Fr
Departure allowed on: Mo, Fr
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 50.00 per night

Retro caravan fully equipped

Trailer or caravan
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7
Max. people
Pitches
1

The comfortable retro caravan has a spacious double bed, a simple kitchenette with a fridge and various sockets. All necessities for a relaxing trip are available.

Minimum number of nights: 3
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Fr
Departure allowed on: Mo, Fr
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 2
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 35.00 per night

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