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Private mini campsite at a unique location

4.69 (13 reviews) Verified DOEL, Flanders, Belgium

About this campspace #s004040

Your host

Kevin

A place to sleep between nature and industry, in a village with an exceptional story. Electricity is available centrally on the site (for example to charge your bicycle battery or other things). There is 1 shared toilet and tap water from the garden hose. Buses can be placed in a limited area near the old canteen building, preferably no vehicles on the field

Space for

  • Tent
  • Vans

Facilities

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

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Visit this unique village, marked by decades of struggle to survive.
  • TIP cycle through the beautiful polder landscape between the nature reserves.
  • Biking
  • Hiking

Sustainability practices

We are transforming the place with local people into a food forest. There will also be a natural beekeeper. With your stay you contribute to make this place beautiful and natural!

Your host, Kevin

4.69 (13 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

As a native of Doel, I would like to introduce you to the ravaged scheldt village of Doel and its rich history

Reviews

Ronny

Tell us about your experience
The camping pitch has the same atmosphere as in the center of Doel, graffiti on the sanitary building. Unique location with a view of the cooling towers.

How was the contact with the host?
Kevin is very passionate about the future of Doel. Provides sufficient tourist tips.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Mees

Tell us about your experience
The coolest experience ever had I think.

You don't go to this campground for luxury. You should only go here if you are looking for a bizarre experience in one of the most bizarre villages in Europe. The place itself is beautiful, surreal and therefore very special. You are in the middle of the village with a special view of the nuclear power plant.

How was the contact with the host?
Very well. Kevin was very clear, and gave very cool tips.

Tips for new guests?
Kevin has very good tips!

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Ben

Tell us about your experience
Alles dik in orde. Leuke locatie.

How was the contact with the host?
Niets op aan te merken.

September 2021

Scout Megan About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
The place where nature and industry come together. Doel is a place where you have the sound and the view of the harbor on one side and the nuclear power plant in the backyard on the other. About 23 years ago, the intention was to expand the port towards Doel. This would make Doel unlivable and many inhabitants left. With the arrival of the nuclear power plant, even more inhabitants left, until only about 18 inhabitants remained! Doel has stood still in time ever since. Nature has been given free rein and has taken over the idyllic village. A true mecca for urbexers and fans of graffiti. On the former football field and tennis court, the extremely friendly host Kevin, together with his wife and some residents of Doel, have renamed the site into a camping site and a starting food forest. From their grounds you have an unobstructed view of the nuclear power plant aka Wolkenfabriek. The camping site is a particularly beautiful place with a fantastic contrast between industry and nature, where you can also clearly see how nature has managed to take over the place in recent years and has managed to survive. Simply beautiful! The former changing room now houses a toilet and washbasin and the camping site is supplied with electricity.

A place that you really have to see and experience with your own eyes!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Kevin has responded

Thanks for the nice review!

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Jean-Philippe

August 2021

Yarne

Tell us about your experience
Top location, super quiet, beautiful surroundings with a unique view. Be sure to take a walk in the village with its known difficult history. Basic facilities available (water, electricity, toilet), so you don't need more to disconnect from the 'civilized world'...

How was the contact with the host?
Kevin is very friendly and is immediately ready for help. He is easily accessible.

Tips for new guests?
Bring your BBQ, some games, some friends and enjoy a unique evening.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Jan

Tell us about your experience
Been camping with a group of former leaders. Perfect for when you need little luxury. Toilet water and electricity available. Kevin also provides wood, Fire Bowl and Triple Picker. Ideal for bbq in peace. Beautiful location with a unique story.

How was the contact with the host?
Super

Tips for new guests?
Ask kevin for a tour of target and fun locations nearby.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lex

Tell us about your experience
Mini campsite in a unique location for campers who do not appreciate a shower with hot water, a clean toilet, a decent washing facility and do not care about litter lying around on the site. During our 10-day cycling trip through NL and BE, this was by far the most expensive and least comfortable campsite. All in all a special experience.

How was the contact with the host?
The reception by and contact with manager Kevin was most friendly.

Tips for new guests?
There is no sign to the campsite. You enter the site via an unpaved and muddy path on the east side of the former school on the Engelssteenstraat in Doel.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Carla

Tell us about your experience
Unique place! You are standing on a large natural site with a view of the Port of Antwerp and the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant. Or you choose a field surrounded by tall poplars. Fire bowl present and you will be left alone after a nice conversation if you wish. Doel is an almost deserted village, largely bought up by the Port. But the residents are fighting to stay. Cycling through the Hedwigpolder with information point about the adjustments there. A special experience. Kevin, thank you for your hospitality and greetings from Ruigoord ;-)

How was the contact with the host?
Good, hospitable reception and a pleasant conversation. Then Kevin left us alone in complete freedom.

Tips for new guests?
Arrive before 6 p.m., then you will still enter Doel. The driveway to the camping area is the first dirt track after the former school. Keep driving and you will arrive at a large open field. You will find Kevin at the canteen or in his allotments.

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Griet

Tell us about your experience
Very satisfied with the reception. Very kind. Great experience. Great view and cozy campsite. Tip: Go Read about the story of Doel. Visit target. Cozy sitting by the campfire and BBQ. Great weekend!

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Inti

Tell us about your experience
We could call on arrival, since he was not there and that was very clear and friendly! Found a lovely quiet spot! Tip: Take a sail against the sun.

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Tim

May 2021 · Translated from

Katleen

Tell us about your experience
The contact with the host was perfect. A really great experience!

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

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Rules

Please keep to the rules that apply in the village. No entry into vacant buildings, there is a gathering ban after 9 pm.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

Campsite

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

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Campsite

Tent Vans
Photos
6
Max. people
10 ×
Pitches
2

Please let me know when booking if you are coming by car / bicycle / van / caravan / tent, so I can take that into account. I would also like to hear what the plans are during your visit. We like to keep it pleasant and quiet for local residents.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 5
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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