Rustic camping on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug for backpack and bicycle campers

5.00 (6 reviews) Verified Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands

About this campspace #s004728

Your host

Mette en Paulus

Camping in our backyard, only for backpackers and bike campers. With your own tent you are right on the edge of the forest and on the edge of a quiet area in the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Very quietly situated on a dead end dirt road just 1 km from the center of Doorn. Enjoy a nice walk in the area and in the evening a cozy campfire. In the morning you will be awakened by the many bird sounds. And, if you're lucky, there's a deer by your tent. There is plenty of room, but we don't want more than 1 family (max 2 adults + 3 k) or booking (max 4 adults) at the same time. The facilities are basic: dry toilet and cold water, except for the wood-fired Finnish sauna, which we can heat up for a small fee. You will receive (seat) towels from us. The shower is a spring water garden shower, which is only heated when the sun is shining. Public transport (bus) at 300m. Our campspace is close to stage 11 of the Trekvogelpad. Free WIFI. Tips: Huis Doorn, Arboretum, Kaapse Bossen, Wijk bij Duurstede, Henschotermeer, Rosarium Doorn

Space for

  • Tents

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Pets allowed
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove) / BBQ
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub/sauna

Things to do in the area

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

Your host, Mette en Paulus

5.00 (6 reviews)

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

Reviews

Hannah

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

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Tomas

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

June 2021

Hannah

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

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Peter

Welcoming and friendly. Beautiful surroundings. Beautiful cycle paths over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and along country estates.

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Kim

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

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Emma

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

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Rules

Only intended for backpack hikers and bicycle campers, so do not come by car. No pets and no radio. Silence from 10 pm.

Checking in and out

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

The moersbij

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

Start your adventure

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

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Shower
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Hot tub/sauna

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 2
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from €4.00 per night

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