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Spending the night in the green with doctor Rombauts

4.76 (41 reviews) Verified Malderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

About this campspace #s004348

Your host

Esther

Welcome to the domain of Dokter Rombauts, the mayor of Malderen around 1900. On offer: a large garden with fruit trees, greenhouses and a small grove, where you can relax in one of the cozy corners in the green.
The country house is within walking distance of Lippelobos. Come camping in your own tent or camper or sleep well in the furnished glamping tent! Across the street there is a supermarket with bakery department (open on Sunday morning!) Sweet dog and cat included.
In addition to the bathroom inside, there is also a lovely outdoor shower (with hot water) and a fire pit with grill on which you can also BBQ. There is no kitchen available.
The area is also suitable for cycling and walking tours, eg. along the center of Flanders, various castles or the breweries of Karmeliet, Malheur, Palm, Cornet and Duvel. I can also give you tips about nice coffee bars, where you can eat delicious ice cream or waffles or have fun on terraces.
...but the best thing is of course relaxing in the garden itself!

Space for

  • Tent
  • Caravan
  • Van
  • Motorhome
  • Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)

Facilities

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

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Go into the garden and look for raspberries, white-bellied cherries, currants, mirabella plums,...
  • TIP Go for the complete outdoor experience and try out the outdoor shower!
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wind sports
  • Wildlife watching
  • Boating
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Green power
  • Organic cleaning products

Your host, Esther

4.76 (41 reviews)

34 year old, dog-and cat owner, loves: cookies, the outdoors, jokes, traveling, being creative

Reviews

Sara

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place and brilliant breakfast!! Lots of other people there, but you have a big place for yourself, so it's a matter of being prepared for it.

How was the contact with the host?
very pleasant contact

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Philippe

Tell us about your experience
Very large and beautiful garden. However, the benches around the fireplace made of pallets do need a makeover, as do the accompanying cushions. Outdoor shower is recommended, other sanitary places also need a solid restoration. Despite these remarks, it is still a nice place to stay.

How was the contact with the host?
fine

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Daan

Tell us about your experience
It's a beautiful green garden with a large forest where you can enjoy laser shooting πŸ˜‰.
A nice campfire can be made in the garden.
Spacious pitches and ideal location relative to Mechelen, Brussels and Antwerp. The train station is 6 minutes by bike.
The toilet and bathroom are a bit dated, but that has a certain atmosphere 😊
A power connection is not standard.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is a wonderful person. Very sociable and helpful. She can tell a lot about the area.

Tips for new guests?
Bring work clothes if you want to help in the garden πŸ˜‰

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Eva

Tell us about your experience
What a nice and relaxed place! A beautiful tent that was fully equipped, a lovely warm outdoor shower where I could enjoy the birds and the greenery while washing my hair. A romantic double bed between the fruit trees and a very large trampoline. In the evening we ended the day with a Campfire!

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is a super sweet and pleasant hostess. We hoped to win the lottery during our stay, because then we could invest in this beautiful location, but unfortunately we only won 10 euros!
And Tito is a big sweetheart too!

Tips for new guests?
To go! There is a beautiful forest nearby and the gardens of Meise are a 15-minute drive away. Also recommended!

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Host Esther has responded

This makes me very warm, just like your stay here!
I'm rooting for the lottery with you!

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Jim

Tell us about your experience
Very nice, quiet place. We could sit at the campfire in the evening and during the day you can walk to Brussels, Ghent or Antwerp. Supermarket is opposite which is also very convenient.

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect! Quick response and lots of information about things to do nearby.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Pieter

Tell us about your experience
Super nice place in a natural environment! A paradise for dogs and children who can roam around for hours and only appear for a while while eating. This is what camping should be ;)

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and helpful lady!

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Esther has responded

Wow! Nice that you look back on your weekend! I hope you and your gang have made good memories.

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Irina

Tell us about your experience
Nice calm place, big territory, several locations where children were curious to play. Big thank you for the trampoline πŸ‘

How was the contact with the host?
Good communication.

Tips for new guests?
Be ready to enjoy your time.

May 2022

jos

Tell us about your experience
Short camping weekend to try out our new tent. Very nice location in the center of Belgium! Spacious green garden and spacious places on the grass and between the fruit trees..., even a forest to store your tent! Super cool that the dog was as welcome as we were! Nice afternoon nap after an aperitif on a four-poster bed in the garden!
The outdoor shower was nice and hot!

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly, uncomplicated lady, who knows how to put the emphasis on cozy and quiet camping,

Tips for new guests?
not a 9 star campsite but a super clean place with basic comfort where you can come home quietly and forget all the nonsense of life ... Feel free to go there and experience the middle of Belgium :D

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Gina

Tell us about your experience
Super nice place with a very friendly welcoming host :) Accessible location but still an oasis of peace as soon as you pass through the gate. The outdoor shower and campfire place are big plus points and it's great that there is a communal ''living room'' with coffee, tea, a fridge, not to mention a lot of board games! We will not hesitate to come back again. And a big hug for the sweet labrador Tito!

How was the contact with the host?
Contact with Esther went smoothly and pleasantly, we were even able to make a booking for that evening ourselves in the afternoon.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Esther has responded

How sweet! And that picture is great, Tito is very comfortable with you. Hope to see you again!

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Anne

Tell us about your experience
Was a pleasant stay in the cozy garden and the dog of the house had already become friends with my dogs πŸ˜‰ I will definitely come back because it is also a good location for a stopover.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and helpful, had a nice chat.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Luna Hauke

Tell us about your experience
Had a very nice overnight stay in the large beautiful garden of Esther. Nice to have so much space and the presence of the campfire (including bbq that we made good use of), the outdoor bed (which we took a nap on), and the beautiful flowers everywhere were an extra plus.
Also nice to have the possibility to use the living room where you can find many games and books. If it rained, we wouldn't be locked in our van ;)

How was the contact with the host?
Very clear explanation and tips received from the email contact here on campspace. Also on the site warmly welcomed with nice chats. Thank you Esther. Mom and I fully recommend it to everyone. Good luck !

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Esther has responded

I hope your surprise for your mom was a hit! Good luck on your further path.

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Evi

Tell us about your experience
Very nice night in the garden, spent in our camper!
Esther thought it was fine that we had adapted food and took care of that very precisely. Really nice!
A forest nearby, ideal for walking! Nice eateries also nearby.

How was the contact with the host?
Very jovial, open, sincere.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Tiamat

Tell us about your experience
I was at Esther's for quite a long time with my two dogs and partner - you'll have the best trip to Belgium staying here!! We absolutely loved our stay. Esther, her happy dog Tito, and cuddly cat Pixie are simply the best and very welcoming. Came with my caravan which was super easy to drive onto and around the property. Also, the outdoor shower is the best!! We had a blast having this site as our base while exploring the equally distanced cities of Brussels, Antwerp, and Ghent. What a lovely time!! I will most definitely be returning if/when I'm in Belgium again.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is just the best. Communication was quick and friendly. I arrived in the evening before Esther returned from a trip and was given instructions to make myself at home nevertheless.

Tips for new guests?
In case you are working remotely (as I do), just know that there is wifi in the communal space, but it isn't necessarily strong (you can still access the internet, just with a sprinkle of patience). BUT don't let that deter you from visiting!! There are plenty of wonderful cafes around (especially the one that Esther works at - highly recommend) and the cities with tons of cafes with wifi are not far away at all.

April 2022

Bart

Tell us about your experience
Nice place, close to shop, quiet neighborhood, unique house :-)

How was the contact with the host?
Pleasant, friendly, always ready for help or tips

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Noah

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Kim

Tell us about your experience
Surprisingly beautiful environment. Beautiful campspace with spacious interior space available

How was the contact with the host?
Super sweet hostess.

Tips for new guests?
Chill and relax

January 2022 · Translated from dutch

Margit

Tell us about your experience
It was very nice to camp with Esther, even in winter it was good to stay. Esther is very hospitable, helpful and lives in a nice spacious place, close to both nature and cities. Opposite is a nice supermarket with delicious Belgian beers :-)

December 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jurgen

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place, beautiful large garden with extensive facilities: warm outdoor shower, bathroom inside and living room if it is just a little too cold to sit outside. Supermarket right across the door, so perfect for quick shopping.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is a very jovial host, you immediately feel welcome. We also got good tips for a quick bite to eat.

Tips for new guests?
To do!

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Nico

Tell us about your experience
It was our first campspace experience and it immediately hit the mark. Esther has a beautiful garden and the house is unique, never seen anything like it. The first evening we played games with Esther and gave the dog Tito a lot of cuddles. We'll be back next year anyway

How was the contact with the host?
Very pleasant, clear description and super relaxed

Tips for new guests?
Just go, also now with autumnal weather picking mushrooms and collecting wild chestnuts

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Robin

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Charlotte

Tell us about your experience
We camped overnight in Esther's garden with our dog. It is really a top spot with super nice facilities. We had a great time and Esther is a very good host!!! And Tito is a good dog host ;)

How was the contact with the host?
Super nice, quick responses and very helpful and friendly.

Tips for new guests?
just go :)

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Host Esther has responded

Thank you Charlotte, Luc and Beer for these beautiful words! Tito also really enjoyed getting to know you.

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Eva

Tell us about your experience
Super fun experience. Was the first time glamping for us and we were very warmly welcomed. Super breakfast, very extensive. Very nice garden with a lot of nice sitting areas. Definitely recommend!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good contact. Easy to get to and very sweet which made us feel comfortable.

Tips for new guests?
There can be quite a bit of grass sticking to your shoes, so don't bring too good shoes.

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Chris

Tell us about your experience
It's a place where magic can happen. A house with character and history, a Beautiful wild garden full of lovely spots, a fireplace, an outside shower, all you need for a perfect camping experience. And a charming Lady of the House :)

September 2021

Rob

August 2021

Kim

Tell us about your experience
We had a very nice stay with Esther in the garden!
Esther informed us about an organized SUP afternoon nearby, which was the icing on the cake of the weekend for us! :)

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Nicky

Tell us about your experience
A very nice camp space! Esther shares her (very spacious) garden with campers. There is enough space to have privacy in this beautiful garden. Esther's house is truly beautiful! There is also a very sweet dog, Tito, who sometimes comes to greet you at your camping spot. All in all, this was my favorite campspace of our trip and I'll hopefully be back!

How was the contact with the host?
Super: Esther responds quickly. Once you have arrived you will be given a guided tour. Esther also has information in the common room about nice places in the area; nice if you want to discover the area!

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Evelien

Tell us about your experience
We stayed with our family and our dog in the tipi tent and loved it! Good beds, lovely garden, ... the camping hour and the outdoor shower were also tried and found to be super good! Esther lives in a fantastic old but charming house and you can also use the old living room, bathroom, toilet! Super handy in bad weather! Everything is available.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is a sweet, funny hostess who welcomed us very warmly. Her dog Tito is also a treasure! Esther gives you great tips and addresses to do, to eat, ... we tried her breakfast for the guests: that is definitely recommended.

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Luana

Tell us about your experience
We loved every second of our stay at Esters! The house and garden around is stunning and have everything you need!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with the host was perfect, very responsive, kind and uncomplicated.

Tips for new guests?
If you can, then use the shower outside, its beautiful and wakes you up in the morning! ;-)

August 2021

Christel

Tell us about your experience
We had 3 very nice days at Esther's campsite. She really lives in a beautiful and special house and the garden is really great. Lots of space, a lovely campfire place and a very sweet dog. Opposite is a very extensive supermarket with a fresh bakery, ideal for a fresh breakfast. The only downside is that the house is right next to the municipal landfill and which is of course open in the morning on weekdays and produces some noise. You will certainly not be bothered by the weekend.

There are many beer breweries and many large cities in the area, so there is something for everyone. Definitely recommended to stay in the garden of Doktor Rombauts!

How was the contact with the host?
Esther was very relaxed, responded very quickly to messages and came to have a nice chat at the campfire in the evening. A luxury is also that there is a living room for guests, ideal for when the weather is bad.

Tips for new guests?
Highly recommended! Lots of space and personal atmosphere. Tips: get meat for the bbq at Magda's (the supermarket) and roast it at the campfire

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Host Esther has responded

Thank you for the nice review! Nice to get a visit from such a beautiful car (and ditto company ;-)). I'm glad you decided to stay an extra night. Tito thanks you for the parmesan shavings!

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Els

Tell us about your experience
We stayed with Esther for 3 nights with our camper and it was lovely! What a peace and space we experienced. And sat by the campfire for 1 evening with the fellow guests. Esther is a sweet and committed woman and wants the best for her guests. In addition to the very beautiful garden with spacious camping pitches, the warm outdoor shower was a pleasant surprise. We would love to come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Super!

Tips for new guests?
The Palm brewery in Steenhuffel is highly recommended! We had a lovely lunch there!

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Host Esther has responded

Els and Floris, thank you for the nice words and the nice conversations! I learned a lot from it and will think about it often! I wish you many more beautiful trips with your campervan.

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Lynn

Tell us about your experience
In one word: delicious! The garden has everything to completely relax: a quiet place for your tent/camper, beautiful fruit trees, a swimming pool, an outdoor bed, ... In the evening you can sit cozy by the campfire. Highly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is a super friendly host! We received the information clearly in advance. The day itself we had a nice chat with her. She (and her sweet dog Tito) made us feel very welcome!

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to try the outdoor shower!

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Valerie

Tell us about your experience
What a great place if you are looking for peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Behind the beautiful house is a large, beautiful garden where we could find a quiet spot. Everything you need is available, you can even take a shower in the characteristic bathroom. We really enjoyed it (despite the rain)!

How was the contact with the host?
Super! A spontaneous, sweet host who is ready for you. This place is really recommended.

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Jorre

Tell us about your experience
Very nice and cozy. Recommended

How was the contact with the host?
Certainly a cool one, has also come to sit at the fire.

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Rita

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Rita
28-07-2021 19:13:59

Our first experience with Campspace and it immediately hit the bull's eye!
A very friendly and helpful lady and a spacious domain!
Super cool, to redo

How was the contact with the host?
wonderful, even looked for a solution to our demand for bicycle rental.
A daily chat was good.

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Annemarie

Tell us about your experience
What a dream place! Doctor Rombouts will often be in my thoughts. The garden and the house are a romantic opulence that you don't expect when you go camping. A gift.

How was the contact with the host?
Esther is very relaxed and hospitable. She perfectly takes care of everything that is needed.

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Host Esther has responded

What a lovely review, thank you Annemarie! You were nice guests. Thank you for the many tips.

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Scout Rick About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
Behind a large fence there is a very large garden hidden. (And a beautiful house!) First we met Pixie, the house cat, who showed us where the toilet was. Our camper fitted perfectly in the driveway, but we were allowed to sleep in a tipy tent with Esther on the property! Actually, we first lingered in the common room for a while, because we were chatting with Esther about wonderful travels and well, life. You can grab a coffee and there is a fridge with all kinds of tasty drinks and beers of course. Everything has been thought of! You can even get a marshmallow package from Esther. I find that very thoughtful. We also saw that you can order breakfast from her!

In addition, there is also a very large collection with really the best games. It is nice to have this space at your disposal and it is nice to meet other guests here. Though that won't happen very often. Esther ensures that there are max. 2 groups. The toilet and shower are functional and, according to today's times, may be a bit "outdated". But we secretly fell in love with the pink bathroom and even took a bath.

Esther has a gigantic garden full of flowers, shrubs and plants. This really makes it a beautiful oasis! And in the middle of the oasis is the tipy tent. You have a lot of privacy and a beautiful view over the field. This makes you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. The environment is also very beautiful. If you turn left into the street and continue you will come to a large forest where you can walk beautifully. For example on the path with decking. If you turn right you will enter the village. Be sure to ask Esther where it is best to eat or order food. Although she also made a list of all the nice places in the area. We would have loved to have had a coffee at Esther's favorite shop! For the next time!

In addition to the facilities, such as the communal area and the garden, there is even more. There is a beautiful fire place where you can roast those marshmallows and sit in front of a fire until late. You can also find wood and other supplies at Esther. Or take a look at the supermarket across the street. But there is also a swimming pool and a lovely outdoor bed where you can relax.

And then of course the tipy tent! We already said how beautiful you look, but the tent itself is also very beautiful. Esther has decorated it really great. Very atmospheric and romantic. Lights, lights everywhere! We're really crazy about that. But also a nice couch where you can sit and a lot of reading material, such as the Flow and a few funny books. There are towels and washcloths. And there is a clothes rack and closet area. Does it all fit in a tipy? Certainly! And you certainly don't feel like it's full. The many rugs that come with it also make it a lot of fun!

We may not have even mentioned the most important thing: Tito. The dark brown labrador who is quite inclusive. You will be welcomed immediately and who knows, maybe he will show you his favorite hug or ball. How wonderful to play with Tito on the large lawn! We absolutely enjoyed it.

Thank you Esther for the pleasant meeting and the wonderful overnight stay! We would be happy to visit you again.

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Host Esther has responded

What a beautiful description you made about your stay! It gives me great pleasure that you experienced this exactly as I intended it :-) This makes a person completely warm! Hope to see you again sometime!

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Natalie

Tell us about your experience
Warm welcome by Esther. Lots of cool, personal tips. Spacious and well-maintained tent. Recommended.

How was the contact with the host?
Very smooth and cordial contact!

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Host Esther has responded

Thank you for the nice words, Natalie!

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Niels

Tell us about your experience
Very nice and sweet host! The ideal first use of campspace!

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Raf

Tell us about your experience
More than a great place! Very nice, cozy and spacious garden to stay in. Smooth contact with the host in short, definitely worth repeating! Contact with the host was smooth, open and accessible.

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Kristine

Tell us about your experience
Our first motorhome experience was an instant hit. Especially because the first place to stay with Esther in her beautiful garden was wonderful.
Not only was the camp site very beautiful, but Esther is also a wonderful hostess. A friendly young lady who does everything to make the stay as pleasant as possible.
Her sweet dog Tito finished it off completely ;-)

Furthermore, it is a great base for making beautiful bike rides and walks.
Highly recommended! We are fans and will definitely go back.

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Freek

Tell us about your experience
Very friendly and helpful hostess. Communication was fast and smooth. Very nice garden that is easily accessible for a car with caravan. Special villa with sanitary facilities and interior space. Nice base for walks. Tip: Lippelobos is definitely worth the effort.

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Rules

Please think of the neighbors in terms of sound πŸ˜‰
Please clean up your own mess.
Entrance to the garden through a gate of 2m70 width.

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: 4:00 pm–To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed–11:00 am

Cozy spot for a tent or van between the flowers

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

Glamping tent

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

Fairytale place in the bush

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

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Cozy spot for a tent or van between the flowers

Tent Caravan Van Motorhome
Photos
8
Max. people
4Γ—
Pitches
3

Come and sleep in the middle of the flowers!
The grounds consist of a large lawn with fire pit, a grove, some fruit trees and an outdoor shower.
There are tables and chairs available.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Sportsgear
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Shower (cold water)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 20
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
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 365

from € 12.00 per night

Glamping tent

Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)
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13
Max. people
5Γ—
Pitches
1

The luxury of coming home to an already furnished tent? Blissfully sleeping in a real bed, while still having the experience of camping? Enjoy the garden and experience the instant holiday feeling in our glamping tent!
Bed linen + towels included. Book a minimum of 2 nights.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Sportsgear
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Shower (cold water)

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
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 € 85.00 per night

Fairytale place in the bush

Tent
Photos
5
Max. people
4Γ—
Pitches
3

Come and sleep in our new forest!
The grounds also consist of a large lawn with a fire pit, a grove, some fruit trees and an outdoor shower.
Tables and chairs are available.
Attention: in the summer there may be mosquitoes in the bush in the evenings.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Sportsgear
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Shower (cold water)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
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 € 12.00 per night

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