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Primitive camping with a surprising twist

4.58 (33 reviews) Verified Langerak, South Holland, Netherlands

About this campspace #s000620

Your host

Alexander

** Winter Facilities: campfire, hot water, hot shower, shelter, covered kitchen **

Our region might best be described as "textbook Holland" it is characterised by meadows with cows, farms, rivers, dykes, ditches, willows, storks and sleepy villages. UNESCO world heritage Kinderdijk (the famous windmills) is just around the corner as well as a number of picturesque small cities and villages.

Our place is next to the River Lek. We have a truly spacious garden, an orchard and a modest bit of woodland so enough room for some privacy if you want. Bicycles can be parked in the shed which can also be used for cooking on a wood stove or enjoying a drink.

The river is suited for swimming and the nearest 'beach' is a mere three minute walk. If you wish and you know how to master a Canadian canoe on a current you may use our canoe also.

You can order various beverages and food like cold beer, wine, freshly baked bread, espresso etc. as the nearest supermarket is quite a walk. We also offer buckets of iced water for cooling down your own drinks (free) if you wish.

We're currently establishing a sleeping accommodation in the woodshed which will provide room for at least two adults. You may also spread your sleeping bag on the straw next to this glamporious addition for the most rustic sleeping experience ever.

Space for

  • Trailer or caravan
  • Tent
  • Caravan
  • Vans
  • Motorhome
  • Cabin

Facilities

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

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Prepare your meal on our wood fired stove or use our would fired oven for a pizza. We can also serve meals and breakfast f you wish.
  • TIP World heritage Kinderdijk is nearby.
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing

Your host, Alexander

4.58 (33 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

My name is Alexander a.k.a. Lex, living in the countryside, small house big plot with a garden, orchard, woodland; from rather civilised to rather jungle. Which tells something about myself too getting muddy from working in the garden upto being fuzzy about food.
I run a platform of webshops for food and drinks (needless to say: fine food and..) take care of my mother, living in a tiny house in the garden and lots of other things.
Apart from camping with a tent or mobile anything you can stay in the prehistoric caravan and in the shed. Where we also have other facilities.
Strive to be remembered for hospitality.

Reviews

Dennis

Tell us about your experience
Great place, was a nice stay. The underground was a challenge, but an adventure because of it. Wonderful shower, facilities and appropriate contact with Lex.

How was the contact with the host?
Totally fine. Present but not too.

Tips for new guests?
Don't forget your boots in wet weather!

November 2021 · Translated from dutch

Josselyn

Tell us about your experience
Alexander (Lex) place is simply gorgeous. the campsite is located on their property and it's very private. they also offer an outside shed where you have a sink, a private bathroom, and a shower (hot water included). The property is located by the river and just 5 min from a little "river beach" that is perfect for sunbathing and reading. Lex is very mindful of your space and privacy, which was very much appreciated, and he always made sure I had everything I needed. I would definitely stay there again! 100% recommended

How was the contact with the host?
Host interaction was perfect, and he promptly replied to all my messages

October 2021

Yuri

Tell us about your experience
Lovely spacious place in a beautiful location. The owners are lovely, lovely people with a story. The facilities are present and neat, but don't expect a 5 star campsite. It's clean and does the things it's supposed to do. We really enjoyed it and will definitely come back again (with a special beer for the owner).

How was the contact with the host?
Good. Responds promptly and neatly.

Tips for new guests?
Come here to experience space and freedom. Expect primitive, because the location lends itself to that.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Johan

Tell us about your experience
What a lovely place! "A surprising twist" is an appropriate recommendation on all fronts for this beautiful and surprising place.
At the time of our arrival, the orchard was partly the setting of an "Italian-looking" family party.
Friendly and cosy. Our host Alex left his family for a while and led us through his different domains. The barn that also houses the outdoor kitchen, shower and toilet, a vintage caravan hidden behind campfire wood, camping spots in the orchard, and hidden spots between bushes, willows and reeds for those seeking tranquility.
It was clear that a nature lover was standing in front of us who can serve his guests with various and surprising places
Sustainability, creativity in the reuse of materials, attention to the outdoors radiates from everywhere.
We came for rest and chose a place afterwards between the willow bushes. Here we wouldn't bother anyone with our bonfire.
The next morning we were also surprised with a delicious fresh croissant.
We will definitely come back here. Johan and Wilma

How was the contact with the host?
Alex is a very hospitable person, who is ready for questions and thinks in solutions. If you are interested in what he does, he will tell you with enthusiasm about the further plans for this beautiful camping spot.

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy this beautiful and creatively designed natural camping site. Relax and let whatever comes :-)

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Cameron

August 2021

Nicky

Tell us about your experience
The campsite is in a nice spot with lots of greenery and space. The amenities are fine. However, the communication beforehand left a lot to be desired. Little to no response to my messages, as the owner was on vacation. The day itself I received a message that the key to the caravan would be lost and that there was no solution.... Since we were already on the road, we drove on anyway. Arriving there, the replacement indicated that he knew nothing about a key, but that there had been double-booked. In the end we slept with three people in the two-person caravan, which was obviously not very comfortable. I have never heard from the owner since our stay.
It's a nice place, but with the very annoying and difficult state of affairs I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

How was the contact with the host?
Bad

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Rogier

Tell us about your experience
Went here as a group of friends and part of a scouting for a midweek and loved every hour of it. The surroundings are beautiful and this applies to both nature and architecture, in addition, the location of this camping site is ideal because you are far enough away from the crowds to relax, but you are not driving half an hour to the closest village to be found. Although we initially had the idea that there was not much to do in the area, we were pleasantly surprised by the many activities that are possible. The camping site itself was neatly tidy on arrival and facilities neatly clean. Everything went very relaxed, which created a lot of freedom (and this is secretly nicer than when a list of rules is pushed under your nose). Fixed places were not really the case here, so you can choose your favorite place within the site and decorate it yourself. All in all, one of the best camping spots we've come across so far, where you're free to do your own thing and definitely recommended to the younger camper.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with Alexander went well, although he was also enjoying his holiday at the same time, everything was well prepared and arranged with temporary replacements where we could go with our questions. He can always be reached online and usually responds within every hour via Campspace.
Dear Alexander, on behalf of the group of friends from Sprundel, thank you very much for making this great camping experience possible.

Tips for new guests?
The water is very close by and if you like activities on or by the water, it is definitely recommended to take advantage of this. In addition, it is recommended for campers who also like to sit on the terrace to go to cafe De Dam, both in the afternoon and in the evening, a very nice and beautiful location. Furthermore, we can certainly recommend a regular walking tour, we have not regretted it.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Sanne

Tell us about your experience
I was looking for a place in the green to update and relax. Mission completely accomplished with Alex in the small caravan. Rest when you want it, claim when you seek it. Beautiful green location with excellent facilities and a wonderful shower.

How was the contact with the host?
Alex gives an uncomplicated welcome, no strict rules, gives you all the freedom you want, offers good company if you are looking for it and serves a delicious breakfast.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Matthijs

Tell us about your experience
Wonderfully primitive camped between the willow groves. Very friendly host, very pleasant atmosphere. The sanitary facilities are limited, but more than sufficient for us.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Silke

Tell us about your experience
The campsite is in a very beautiful spot. The three of us camped between the willow trees. This gave nice privacy.
The communal kitchen was a very cozy place for us where we could play a game in the evening with others who were also on the campsite.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with the host was good. He often came to say hello and start a conversation and if there were anything unclear, we could always contact him.

Tips for new guests?
Spend an evening cooking on the wood stove! The wood stove is in the shared kitchen. It is quite an experience to cook on it but it is a lot of fun! Keep in mind that you will probably eat a little later that night! ;)

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Isabelle

Tell us about your experience
The site is very beautiful and there are picnic tables, a fridge and a kettle which is very welcome. But we were woken up at 6am and bothered until midnight because of the noise from the farm next door. The kitchen and the toilets are certainly original, but it is not very clean and there is a lot of mess. So I was disappointed.

July 2021

arjan

Tell us about your experience
nice place to relax for a few days! and nice environment too!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact went great. I'm glad you can go your own way.

Tips for new guests?
go and discover the polder!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Marieke

Tell us about your experience
What a beautiful spot on the Lek, we had the site to ourselves; view over the sheep and cows of farmer Bram, who comes back later in this story. A tour of the site and then the question 'would you like something to drink'. And so began a special afternoon and evening with Alexander and Astrid. What a story, fun, a tasty chicken from the green egg followed by homemade plum liqueur (or was it pears?). At 01.00 we were in our bed. On the day of departure, farmer Bram came by to pull us up the dike; our 30 year old camper couldn't make it on its own. After having bought some delicious types of cheese from farmer Bram, we could continue our journey with a full gearbox. Thank you Alexander and Astrid for your hospitality, we will not soon forget this experience!

How was the contact with the host?
Contact was very good, Alexander responds immediately to emails and also at the campsite he is always nearby if you need him.

Tips for new guests?
Do not drive down with a heavy camper, you will no longer come up or have a chance of sinking into the ground.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

edo

Tell us about your experience
Super nice place, nice reception, close to the river,
In the evening nice and quiet, fire in front of the door, peace and space, .... perfect!

How was the contact with the host?
Lex responds quickly to messages.
Very friendly welcome with extensive tour and story.
And very attentive, Lex surprised us by bringing special beers for us.
Super awesome!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Aaron

Tell us about your experience
Such a great place to stay. So relaxed. Being able to build your own campfire right in front of your stay to me was the highlight of our stay. Host was child. Campspace was very peaceful.

How was the contact with the host?
good.

Tips for new guests?
none

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Johannes

Tell us about your experience
Again it was a beautiful stay. This natural garden makes me calm the second I set my van down. A place to release stress with wonderful interesting hosts.

Tips for new guests?
Come there!

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lidie

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place also with a small one :) kindly received and seen everything :)
In addition to waking up the sheep and picking cherries at a farm further on :) plenty to do but also a wonderful place to do nothing :)

How was the contact with the host?
We had a very friendly conversation with them and showed us around the campsite :)

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

CHRISTIAN

Tell us about your experience
The communication with the host was excellent

Really a great stay. Very nice location, next to the river lek. Alex is a superb host.

Our motorboat tour on the Lek was great fun!

June 2021

CHRISTIAN

Tell us about your experience
The communication with the host was excellent. Really a great stay. Very nice location, next to the river lek. Alex is a superb host. Our motorboat tour on the Lek was great fun!

June 2021

anita

Tell us about your experience
the welcome was very nice and friendly. we stayed with Lex and Astrid from Friday to Sunday afternoon, and it felt like a real holiday. In the morning a morning breakfast from the host and in the evening a glass of wine by the fire in front of your own tent. Fall asleep while the frogs next to you, in the field, sing a serenade. It was Great thanks! tip...nice swimming in the lek.from the campsite, left, about 100 meters away

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Marieke

Tell us about your experience
Contact was great! Great place and very welcoming owner. A walk to the next village on a beautiful nature trail is recommended.

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Mildred

Tell us about your experience
We were given a short tour of the site and were allowed to pick a spot ourselves.
We thought it was a nice place to stand. Sunny spots and lots of trees for some shade. At the back of the train are some small private places where you can pitch a tent. There were chickens roaming the campground and there were two cats. Lex and Astrid are always present so you can ask them questions and especially Lex likes a chat. It was also very nice that Lex cooked for us. And the breakfast the next morning was very tasty with freshly baked bread rolls and delicious cheese.

We went cycling along the Lek and through the nice villages in the area, saw many windmills and encountered nice terraces. Due to the beautiful weather it was very busy on the dike, especially many motorcyclists, but everyone took each other into account.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lotte

Tell us about your experience
Our Campspace adventure in Alexander's caravan was wonderful! We made a campfire and sat outside until late. There were some other guests with whom we had a nice chat while at the same time having enough privacy. Alexander helped us where needed and was a lovely host. Waking up to the sound of birds, cows and sheep, followed by a fully catered breakfast with coffee at the picnic table in the sun. It was great and definitely worth repeating!

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Javier

Tell us about your experience
We spent two days of total peace in the little caravan. It is a private setting with perfectly cut grass and views of sheep and cows. Lex and his wife have been very kind and attentive, we will definitely visit him again.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lenka

Tell us about your experience
It is a nice camping to stay for a couple of days. The Biesbosch is a really beautiful natural park, however not reachable by foot. The host was friendly. The accommodation was not super clean, but I liked the simplicity of it.

May 2021

Johannes

Tell us about your experience
We had a really lovely few days with Alex and his wife. In his "man cave", as he calls it, besides beers, there were also tasty salads and toast on the table. So we were received very nicely and were able to stand with our van directly on the waterfront and light a small fire for the BBQ at the bus. We will definitely come back for the fun and the beautiful rural environment with lots of water and tranquility.

February 2021 · Translated from dutch

Erica

Tell us about your experience
The reception by Lex was most cordial. Together with him I selected the best pitch for my bus camper, because the ground is very clayey and sometimes someone gets stuck. With his directions it was no problem for my small (5m) bus camper, but for a bigger one?
Lex is very hospitable, has set up a room with a kettle, coffee maker, wood-burning stove and a fridge that you can unpack, he likes to open a bottle of wine with you and have a chat.
It was a lovely place to stand; On weekdays, however, heavy freight traffic drives over the dike early in the morning and the neighbor is working on his farm from early in the morning until late at night.
Wonderful environment for cycling! We recommend taking the ferry to Schoonhoven via Nieuwpoort, then cycling via Bergambacht to Vlist and back. It is also beautiful to cycle along the Lekdijk and the sunsets are beautiful while sitting on the dike. Had a great 3 days here!

March 2021 · Translated from dutch

Charlotte

Tell us about your experience
Want to relax for a weekend? Then I recommend spending the night in Alexander's vintage caravan! After a warm welcome we were given an extensive tour of the site after which we could settle down in the caravan. The atmosphere on site is very relaxed and warm.
In addition to the fact that the caravan looks super nice, it is also fully equipped. A nice veranda with chairs, a fridge, a nice bed, a heating element in case it gets cold and enough space for playing fun board games. Furthermore, the other facilities such as toilet and shower are clean and convenient to use. Everything on the site has been cleverly thought through by Alexander with an eye on the wishes of his guests. In addition to all these facilities, we were also spoiled with a delicious breakfast in the morning.
A visit to the Alexander site is recommended if you are looking for a relaxing weekend and if you want to immerse yourself in traditional Dutch sores. A walk over the Nieuwpoort city walls and a tour through nice villages such as Otterland and Molengraaf is highly recommended. As well as a visit to the well-known Kinderdijk. All in all! Top location for a relaxing weekend!

March 2021 · Translated from dutch

Roos

Tell us about your experience
We had a wonderful holiday! The campsite is located in a nice area with a lot to do and the beach within walking distance is very nice. The sanitary facilities are basic, but fine for a few nights.

August 2020 · Translated from dutch

Brigit

Tell us about your experience
Alexander, the owner, briefly showed where we could shower and where we could get a cold drink, but it was mostly freedom and joy. The whole weekend he turned out to be very hospitable. Also about checking in and out (we arrived earlier and stayed longer) he was not difficult at all. You were allowed to pick a spot in the orchard yourself. We chose sheep, cows and horses as neighbors and at night we were kept out of sleep by the frogs. Glad we were allowed to make a campfire. There was more than enough wood. Of course the bottle of bubbles made the evening complete at the campfire. The next day we decided to cycle spontaneously along the Lek. Alexander had two extra bicycles and he has the bicycle tires pumped up for us. The area sometimes looks a bit French. At least there is a lot of nature. When we came back from cycling, a cold drink was waiting for us again. We will definitely camp here again

Bobby

Tell us about your experience
Do you know that feeling of the neighbours drill resounds in your brain? Escape the city stress in Langerak. Come for the beautiful nature, the animals and an absence of Mr. Albert Heijn. Stay for the hospitality, the wonderful jokes of the host and the great breakfast. We have had two wonderful days in the wooden house in the garden. Campfires, walking, sitting in the garden: you don't need more. An absolute must!

Raisa

Tell us about your experience
This Campspace was great! Beautiful grounds and a relaxed atmosphere. Delicious breakfast (and coffee!). Next to the river Lek with a beach at a few minutes walk, so nice possibility to swim and cool off. Sleep at night with the calming sound of birds, cows, sheep, and the trees that rustle. The caravan was a bit too hot to sleep in during the heatwave (in combination with many mosquitoes), so we set up our own tent to spend the nights. Lex is a super nice host who doesn't bother about anything and cooks deliciously. Really recommended!

Bianca

Tell us about your experience
From the moment we approached the dyke we immediately felt relaxed; what a beautiful surrounding! While enjoying our welcome drink our host told us very enthusiastically about his Campspace and his own camping experiences. Afterwards, we took a tour through the wide and green garden. This Campspace has a few options; set up your own tent, spend the night in a already set-up tipi, caravan or wooden mancave. We decided to set up our own tent, which was hard to choose because there are so many beautiful spots. We picked a spot all the way in the back surrounded by trees and next to a little creek. From this spot you have a beautiful view overlooking the fields. The rest of the day we started a fire and cooking some delicious food. There are plenty of options to cook, from open fire to brick oven. Also, the host loves to cook so we let them surprise us. Until late in the evening we enjoyed the coziness. The next morning we went for a run; so many beautiful paths towards cute little villages. The well deserved shower overlooks the garden, how nice?! Afterwards, we enjoyed breakfast in the sun and in the afternoon we even went canoeing on the nearby river de Lek. In short; we really enjoyed our time here and had some good laughs. We will definitely come back!

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Rules

Campfires are allowed. You may also opt for the caravan or the fo'c'sle if you do not wish to pitch a tent. For these the charge is €19 p.p./night (breakfast included).
The tourist tax is €2 p.p./night

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Primitive camping with a surprising twist

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Spend the night in a vintage caravan

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Luxury from the past

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Large caravan with a permanent 'master bed' and a sitting space that can be turned into a comfortable bed in a jiffy. Sleeps four easily and it also features a heating system, stove and sink.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • RV Hookup
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 3
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
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  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
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  • RV Hookup
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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Spend the night in our 'Bazipzeehok'

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  • RV Sanitation
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  • Toilet
  • RV Hookup
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 3
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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