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Atmospheric small campsite for epicureans and Alpaca lovers

4.93 (15 reviews) Verified Paasloo, OV, Netherlands

About this campspace #s004700

Your host

Yvonne

On the edge of Weerribben-Wieden National Park, located on an idyllic country road. This is where our small-scale pearl of a campsite is located, in the middle of nature. A place for bon vivants where conviviality and relaxation are central and where holiday happiness begins. The place where you come to stay if you are looking for a personal and atmospheric stay, away from the crowd. Whether you come alone, with your family or with relatives, with friends or colleagues, this is the place to get away from it all. A place where everyone is welcome and where you can be yourself. Looking for a catered adventure? Our attractive and comfortably furnished Bell tents are ready for you. Would you rather go out with your own (roof) tent, van, camper, caravan or folding trailer? Choose one of the spacious camping spots between the wooded banks and enjoy! Do you already feel itchy?

About us!
We are Justin and Yvonne, two enthusiastic adventurers who share a great passion: travel! Discovering new things, meeting people, going out into nature, kayaking or hiking… That gives us energy. From long journeys to city trips and camping weekends in our own country: as soon as we see the opportunity, we go on an adventure!

When corona came into play in 2020, Yvonne stopped her work in the event branch. But when one door closes, a new one always opens. This is how the idea arose to look for a place together where we can go on an adventure with other bon vivants. It became ''De Houtwal'', a cozy spot in nature that we would like to enjoy together with you.

You can see Yvonne fluttering around the campsite every day. Justin has a full-time job, but as soon as his workday is over or the weekend arrives, you'll see him touring the lawnmower or walking around with a bow and arrow. You will regularly see us organizing a fun activity together.

Are you coming to stay and make our campsite even more fun?

Space for

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

Facilities

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

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Rent an E-Chopper and take a nice trip through the Weerribben-Wieden National Park or go on an adventure in the Klimbos around the corner!
  • TIP Discover the area from the water. Paddle through the narrow ditches of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park and surround yourself with the high reeds.
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering

Sustainability practices

  • Solar panels
  • Organic cleaning products
  • Water-saving measures

Your host, Yvonne

4.93 (15 reviews)

Reviews

Tina

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful, cozy campsite with attention to details. The campsite's app is also very useful for arranging breakfast, activities and looking up information.


The glamping tent is very attractively furnished and equipped with everything.

How was the contact with the host?
Yvonne is very friendly, nothing is too much! You feel right at home!

Tips for new guests?
This fine campsite is often chosen by families with young children. If you are a couple looking for a quiet camping site, this might not be your thing.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

It is very nice to read that you liked the Bell tent so much and that you have used the app. Thank you for your detailed review Tina!

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Karen

Tell us about your experience
We hebben superhard genoten van ons verblijf op de camping! De kampeerplaatsen zijn ruim, de camping is heel mooi en gezellig ingericht. Ook de loungebar is fantastisch ingericht waardoor kamperen extra gemakkelijk wordt. Het sanitair is heel netjes en ook voldoende ruim. 

We zijn helemaal fan van deze camping en komen graag nog eens langs! 😉

How was the contact with the host?
We hadden een heel aangenaam contact met Yvonne. Yvonne was steeds bereid om vragen te beantwoorden en een leuk babbeltje te doen. Ze doet haar job met het hart op de juiste plaats!

Tips for new guests?
Zeker deelnemen aan de muziekbingo wanneer die georganiseerd wordt 😉.

May 2022

Host Yvonne has responded

So nice to hear that you enjoyed and made so much use of the camping lounge. What a super sweet picture with Niño too 💓 He will miss his new girlfriend 😉 Thank you for this beautiful review and see you next time!

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Ellen

Tell us about your experience
Cozy, friendly and super hospitable. Yvonne and Jasper are busy all day to please the guests. Everything has been thought out and worked out in detail. The alpacas are interspersed with flamingos. You will be happy here anyway! We took part in a music bingo and it was a lot of fun for young and old. The bell tent for five people is very spacious and really easy to get along with. Top!

How was the contact with the host?
Super fast contact and responses! Even checking the number of meters compared to the Alpacas because of someone with a lung condition, they did with great ease!

Tips for new guests?
Are you looking for a nice relaxing stay where you can't get the hipser vibe but just be open and relaxed? Then go to the Houtwal!

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Thank you for this nice review and for your enthusiasm during the music bingo! Greetings Justin (almost coming close to Jasper ;)) and Yvonne

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This guest

Tell us about your experience
Camping de Houtwal is a paradise in the Netherlands. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail. It is a cosy, small-scale campsite with a summery atmosphere. Numerous activities are provided for young and old. The bell tents were really nice and wonderful to sleep in. We would stay a few nights. We ended up staying 1 night, because we were looking for a different kind of holiday with a little more peace, nature and privacy. It is definitely recommended for holidaymakers who love mutual fun, attention for the children and a summer holiday feeling in the Netherlands.

How was the contact with the host?
Contact with the host was pleasant and fast.

Tips for new guests?
The area is very nice walking. It is a 2 hour walk from Steenwijk station, which is definitely worth it.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Thank you for these nice words and honest feedback!

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Leonie

Tell us about your experience
What a cozy campsite! Nice hosts, activities and the campsite is clean and nicely decorated. And don't forget the alpacas! †

How was the contact with the host?
Good! Very enthusiastic and pays attention to her guests.

Tips for new guests?
Plan enough time, because there is also a lot to do in the area!

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Thank you for your nice review Leonie! Nice that you were there! Greetings Justin & Yvonne

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Caroline

Tell us about your experience
A wonderfully cozy campsite in a wonderfully beautiful environment, with everything really taken care of down to the last detail. It was super fun too!

How was the contact with the host?
Yvonne and Justin really put their heart and soul into this place, the alpacas and the guests.

Tips for new guests?
Make sure to go there!

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

jeroen

Tell us about your experience
I went from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning and it was a really great experience. On arrival very nice and friendly received and got a nice spot.

In addition, all the amenities that come with it are very nice, such as the large communal tent where a kettle, 2 burner burners, coffee maker, toaster and possibly everything you need to cook / eat that you can use. But also toys for children, books that you can borrow and the most important of all board games / games that you can play together.

The sanitary facilities were also always clean and fresh, which is of course also nice!

The alpacas were fantastic too, especially since they tried to escape every time I was there (had managed a few times before I got there).

What I also thought was ideal was that there were flyers with activities, walking routes etc. in the reception area.
In addition to these flyers, you can also order fresh bread every morning via a flyer (didn't use it myself). But also Evening meal, they will deliver these.

Every Sunday morning they organize bow and arrow shooting for the whole group, which creates a nice atmosphere.

Even though I was there for a short time, I certainly had a good time!

How was the contact with the host?
Contact was very nice, responded quickly to the messages here on campspace and during my stay it was very nice that you could always have a chat or ask Yvonnen and Justin questions.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Wow what an extensive and nice review Jeroen! Thank you!

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Suzie

Tell us about your experience
Camping in the tents provided was great! Everything you need is at the campsite! Yvonne was very friendly and helpful and the set up is just wonderful. The alpacas are close by and are super cute. We rented a canoe nearby at the National Park which was beautiful, and also tried out the Adventure park down the road, which was surprisingly difficult!

How was the contact with the host?
Yvonne responded very quickly to everything and was always nearby if we had a question.

Tips for new guests?
Bring warm clothes for the night as there is no heating in the tents.

September 2021

David Jim

Tell us about your experience
Everything was super arranged! The sanitary facilities were clean, all necessities arranged. You don't have to take anything with you when you stay in a bell tent like us. Which by the way looks great! Very nice bed, a fridge that cools excellently. Just the whole thing. Our stay was very peaceful and super relaxed. An absolute must for everyone. Especially with the alpacas walking around!

How was the contact with the host?
The hosts were very nice, open and accessible and helpful. Usually one of them could be found on the camping site, cleaning or having a chat with one of the guests. They are ready with all kinds of great tips and would like to hear how everyone's stay is.

Tips for new guests?
It is even possible to order breakfast and/or dinner through cooperation with a nearby restaurant!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lars

Tell us about your experience
Nice campsite, had a nice time.
Recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Friendly and very accessible, almost everything is possible in consultation.

Tips for new guests?
A day in Sneek and a bite to eat 'at Sem'.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

What a lovely photo! Thanks for this happy review :)

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Mandy

Tell us about your experience
We thought it was a great campsite. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail. Very atmospheric, wonderfully cozy. Very friendly owners. Not forgetting the alpacas. Lovely to look at.
Definitely worth repeating for us

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect. Very friendly

Tips for new guests?
Pay attention in the area if you don't have a car. Just on the bus times. It drives limited.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Thank you for this nice review Mandy! And this picture looks so relaxed and cozy 😍

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Kirsten

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed the Boho bell tent at mini camping de Houtwal. You can tell that Yvonne and Justin are true travelers because everything has been thought of. The bed is very comfortable and the atmosphere is great.

How was the contact with the host?
We had great contact with Yvonne before our stay and we had a lot of fun chatting during our stay. Yvonne and Justin are very open and take the time for everyone.

Tips for new guests?
I recommend that guests bring earplugs and a sleeping mask. It can be a bit noisy on the pitch (even after 11pm) and it gets very light in the tent. Handy to take with you so for a good night's sleep!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Yvonne has responded

Thanks for the detailed review Kirsten! Good to hear how you experienced our mini camping.

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Veerle

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic place! Very nicely decorated, thought of every detail, very friendly and helpful. A top spot!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Kim

Tell us about your experience
What a fantastic place this is! When you walk into the terrain, you immediately become happy with all the details. The Bell tents are so nicely decorated. You don't put up with each other, you just have the space and the toilet block is very clean. There is plenty to do in the area (supping, boating, visiting Giethoorn, hiking...) and the alpaca meadow is of course fantastic.

How was the contact with the host?
The online contact was super fast and personal. We also had a nice chat with the hosts during our stay.

Tips for new guests?
Yvonne gave us the golden tip to bring a sleeping mask because it gets light in the tent early in the summer. So do it!

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Luis Fernando

Tell us about your experience
Staying at Yvonne’s was nothing short of magical. She and her partner are dedicated, passionate hosts that embody the campspace spirit. After a day of work, there was nothing left to do as we arrived to ‘De Houtwal’. We set up in our elegant, luxurious ‘Boho’ tent. We sat back and slept more than I had any day of the week. The bed was so comfortable and the atmosphere so beautifully designed. Murphy, Paco and Niño, the alpacas, were playing like children in their little pool. Yvonne’s place is in constant improvement, but it’s only icing on the cake. There’s space for campers, for people who need a little quiet. There’s space for young people to pitch their tents. There’s space for families and friends around the fire. There’s space for relaxation and play. The bathrooms are fancy, the showers are clean and the surroundings are beautiful. There’s also plenty of nice walks to go around and food to get delivered if you are feeling lazy. We’ll have to come back to see what other magic Yvonne has created.

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Rules

Night rest: Between 11pm and 8am it is time to rest and we ask our guests to keep noise to a minimum. This way fellow campers who want to get their night's rest can do so undisturbed.

Open Fire: There are a number of fire pits to use.

Sound: making soft sounds and/or making music is allowed, but do take each other into account and respect each other's well-deserved holiday feeling.

Pets: Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the Bell tents. Pets are allowed on the camping pitches and must be kept on a leash at all times and not cause any nuisance. Placing a run is not allowed. Please walk dogs outside the campsite and not near our home or that of the neighbors.

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–6:00 pm
Check-out between: 10:30 am–11:00 am

Caribbean Bedstead

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Camping spot at a wild flower garden

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Camping pitch for a tent, bus camper or small (retro) caravan

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

Tropical Bell tent for 5 people

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su

Tropical, Boho or Indian Bell tent for 2 people

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Tropical, Boho or Indian Bell tent for 4 people

Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su

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Camping spot at a wild flower garden

Tent Caravan Van Motorhome
Photos
4
Max. people
Pitches
8

The camping spots on this field overlook the wildflower garden and a patch of woodland. Put down your car with roof tent, camper van, hut or tent, extend your awning and let the holiday begin! The pitches on this field are suitable for camper vans and caravans up to 6.5 meters.

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 21
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
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 € 24.80 per night

Caribbean Bedstead

Other
Photos
6
Max. people
Pitches
1

A little Dutch, but mainly Caribbean. Imagine yourself with a visit to this tropical cozy cabin in the Caribbean and go slow! The box bed is suitable for 2 people and is equipped with a made bed and a tropical terrace with hammock.

  • Drinking water
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Phone charge

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 7
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa
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 € 59.00 per night

Camping pitch for a tent, bus camper or small (retro) caravan

Tent Caravan Van
Photos
2
Max. people
Pitches
5

This cozy midfield between the wooded banks has room for small camper vans, tents and small (retro) caravans with an awning. Your place is equipped with 6 amps. In addition to camping pitches, there are Bell tents that can be rented.

  • Drinking water
  • Pets allowed
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 21
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 € 24.80 per night

Tropical Bell tent for 5 people

Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)
Photos
5
Max. people
Pitches
1

Relax together in the 5 person Tropical Bell on the alpaca meadow and get to know alpacas Niño, Paco & Murphy. Plop down in the chairs in front of the tent or play a game in the camping lounge. Tired? The beds made by us are ready for you!

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 3
Maximum number of nights: 7
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 129.00 per night

Tropical, Boho or Indian Bell tent for 2 people

Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)
Photos
4
Max. people
Pitches
5

Relax together in the 2-person Tropical, Indian or Boho Bell on the alpaca meadow and get to know alpacas Niño, Paco & Murphy. Sit in the chairs in front of the tent or play a game in the camping lounge. Tired? The beds made by us are ready for you!

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 7
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
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 € 76.00 per night

Tropical, Boho or Indian Bell tent for 4 people

Equipped tent (Tipi, safaritent, bell tent)
Photos
4
Max. people
Pitches
2

Relax together in the 4-person Tropical Bell or 4-person Boho Bell on the alpaca meadow and get to know alpacas Niño, Paco & Murphy. Sit in the chairs in front of the tent or play a game in the camping lounge. Tired? The beds made by us are ready for you!

  • Drinking water
  • RV Sanitation
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 7
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Departure allowed on: Mo, Wed, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 114.00 per night

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