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Tent on the dike

4.75 (12 reviews) Verified Varik, Gelderland, Netherlands #s005287

About this campspace

Are you walking or cycling (or on horseback)? Welcome! Our camping spot is intended for slow travellers.

Camping next to our food forest. Look around in our vegetable garden. Walking to the pond behind our land.
Stroll through the beautiful Stiftsche Uiterwaarden or cycle to the De Steendert nature reserve. all possible.
There are a number of beehives on our land. You can choose where you stand, so it won't bother you much.

Booking on the day itself is fine!
We only welcome walkers, cyclists or people on horseback. Are you coming by car? Then search a little further.

Do you want a campfire or seasonal vegetables? Please indicate it when booking.

Perfect for...

Hikers and cyclists

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Your host

Corine Go to map

Amenities

  • Drinking water

  • Dishwashing sink

  • Kitchen

  • Dining table

  • Electric kettle

  • Fire basket

About this campspace

Are you walking or cycling (or on horseback)? Welcome! Our camping spot is intended for slow travellers.

Camping next to our food forest. Look around in our vegetable garden. Walking to the pond behind our land.
Stroll through the beautiful Stiftsche Uiterwaarden or cycle to the De Steendert nature reserve. all possible.
There are a number of beehives on our land. You can choose where you stand, so it won't bother you much.

Booking on the day itself is fine!
We only welcome walkers, cyclists or people on horseback. Are you coming by car? Then search a little further.

Do you want a campfire or seasonal vegetables? Please indicate it when booking.

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

  • Dishwashing sink

  • Kitchen

    Simple outdoor kitchen
  • Dining table

    Picnic bench
  • Electric kettle

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

  • Firewood available

    Indicate when booking, then I can prepare it.

Sanitation

  • Toilet

Electricity

  • Phone charging station

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

In case of rain

  • Covered kitchen

  • Rain shelter

Views

  • Sunrise view

  • Sunset view

Seating area

  • Outdoor seating area

  • Indoor seating area

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

Your host, Corine

4.75 (12 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 50%

Response time: fast

Tips

  • Just walk to the thick tower and enjoy the view over the Waal.

  • A round of the floodplains and something to drink or eat at the Dijkhuis.

  • On Friday morning there is a market in our village. There are farm shops at about 3 km. I can tell you where.

  • The terrace or a bar meal at the Dijkhuis.

  • The Dijkhuis, restaurant, bistro and chip shop is one kilometer away from each other.

Reviews

Karla

Tell us about your experience
Nice place to camp. Quiet and secluded. For €5 you get a whole wheelbarrow full of wood to burn. There was also a cover so you can shelter in bad weather.

How was the contact with the host?
Good. Everything was clear and Corine was friendly.

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Volkan

Tell us about your experience
It is a well-hidden, huge back yard surrounded with epic beauty: farm lands, woods, fruit trees, vegetables, bees, chickens, etc. I pitched a tent there with my 5yo. The bike routes to the venue we came from was also a blessing. The camp fire at night was a blast. Strongly recommended!

How was the contact with the host?
Corina was a very kind, approachable host. She was responsive to messages too. She helped us a lot. I am very thankful.

Tips for new guests?
Make sure to check out the hidden forest behind the tenting terrain. Don't forget to bring food to cook on the fire basket.

July 2023

Host Corine has responded

Hi Volkan. It was nice having you and your son as guests. I hope all was well with son when you came home.

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Jonas

Tell us about your experience
The stay was very nice and relaxing. Relaxing around the campfire in the evening and being woken up by the chirping of birds in the morning were definitely the highlights.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and caring.

Tips for new guests?
Definitely book wood for the campfire.

March 2023 · Translated from german

Host Corine has responded

Hi Jonas. Thank you! Hope you had a good holiday and spend great days in Amsterdam!

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Matthew

Tell us about your experience
easily arranged. good contact. Corine and her family are wonderful hosts, and the garden is quiet and safe, and lots of space. great vegetables fresh from Corine's garden. I would go back in a heartbeat. (not sure if that expression works in Dutch)👍🏽

How was the contact with the host?
Very good.

Tips for new guests?
buy a pack of fresh vegetables from Corine's garden.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Hi Matthew. Thank you for being our guest! We are also less rushed by encounters with cyclists like you. Sincerely!

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laura

Tell us about your experience
There was contact from the moment of booking. They answer my questions quickly and on the day of arrival I received a message that an envelope with more information could be found in the letterbox. The piece of land where I was allowed to stay was really fantastic. A nicely laid out fire pit, coziness of the chickens and sheep in the adjacent meadow. Even in the back of the forest I came across a family of foxes with little foxes! Very funny!
It was nice that there was a good toilet, I could charge my phone and there was also a kettle.
All in all a very nice place.

How was the contact with the host?
Good, clear, helpful and fast

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy!

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Scout Inge About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful to spend a night in the beautiful garden of Corine and Bartjan. Because the garden is so large and surrounded by extensive nature, it really resembles wild camping. Yet it is fully equipped, such as a toilet, running water (incl. jerry can), several places to make a fire, chairs, benches and a table. Everything grows in the garden and you can stroll around among the plants and fruit trees. There is a vegetable garden with mint and various herbs that we were allowed to pick. A rooster, chickens and bees are kept in the back of the garden. You can even try archery there (please consult). A little further you walk between the trees with water on both sides. You have your own entrance to the garden and because of its size you have a lot of privacy. Corine and Bartjan are lovely hosts. They are very helpful and radiate tremendous calm. Their dog may pass by once; this one is very sweet and won't do anything without permission. Corine came by with fresh eggs, that was very nice! There is a wheelbarrow with enough wood, firelighters and matches to make a nice fire in the evening. There is also a barbecue. At the beginning of the garden is the green dike. In the area you can enjoy walking and cycling.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Hi Inge, glad to hear you enjoyed it. We like to share our beautiful place. Who knows see you soon!

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Max

Tell us about your experience
Very nice location with a view of a stork's nest. It lacked nothing and we were received very friendly!

March 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Glad you had a good time, Max. The storks have started breeding, I saw today.

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Dick

Tell us about your experience
Lovely 2 nights camping on a private field! With enough wood for campfire!

How was the contact with the host?
Host is very nice and accessible. You also have your own entrance afterwards, which makes it wonderfully private.

Tips for new guests?
The water point is a short walk away, so bring a bottle or something for your water.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Hi Dick. Glad you had a good time.

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Mia

Tell us about your experience
There were 4 of us and we stayed for 2 nights. It was a really lovely spot and Corine and her husband were fantastic.

It was really nice to have the place for ourselves, and we even got a vegetable box straight from their own garden. We felt right in nature, which was a welcome change from Amsterdam.

The only shame were all the mosquitoes, but this was due to the unusually heavy rain in the weeks before, and they usually stayed only during dusk, and the campfire helped keep them away.

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect!

Tips for new guests?
Mosquito repellent!

August 2021

Host Corine has responded

Thank you. You were nice guests!

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Sascha

Tell us about your experience
Inspiring and special to be alone, it feels like wild camping.
Very beautiful garden, where everything grows and blooms

How was the contact with the host?
Nice, short spoken, but nice contact

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Glad you had a good time Sasha.

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Natascha

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place to stay overnight.
Really among the wild flowers.
We were allowed to pitch our tent wherever we wanted and then relax after a long walk.
Enjoy the campfire with the song of many birds in the background.
In the morning we relaxed baked our sandwiches at the campfire, before we continued walking.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice!
Received a quick response to our booking (as we booked quite late), so that we could determine our route.
On arrival everything was clearly explained and we were given a jerry can with water.
Put wood for the campfire in a wheelbarrow and got tips for a nice route.
Very nice place!
Thank you Corine and Bart Jan for your hospitality

Tips for new guests?
Enjoy…

Oh and check in advance whether the ferry sails to Heerewaarden.
Fortunately Corine informed us before our arrival that it was not sailing on our day.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Jan

Tell us about your experience
The elongated garden was inviting, between the fruit trees, vegetable garden, chickens and beehives it was a self-sufficient world.

How was the contact with the host?
The reception was very warm and friendly. I enjoyed the stay in complete freedom and tranquility, I would like to come back again.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Corine has responded

Glad you had a good time, Jan. Always very welcome.

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Birds

  • Orchard

  • Vegetable garden

What you can find in the area
  • River or stream

  • Urban area

  • Orchard

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Cycling

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    Wine or beer tasting

At this campspace

  • Birds

  • Orchard

  • Vegetable garden

    I have a large vegetable garden + a food grove and a piece of orchard.
  • Flower garden

    Yes of course, also for my bees.

What you can find in the area

  • River or stream

    Lovely walk in the floodplains and I can tell you where you can swim safely.
  • Urban area

    The nearest shops are in Tiel or Geldermalsen. So shopping on the go is convenient. Or a vegetable package of the season from my garden.
  • Orchard

    We are in between. It is, after all, the Betuwe.
  • Forest

    Behind the camping spot is a bush. And in the floodplains there are also areas with many trees.
  • Meadow or plain

    There is a sheep pasture next to the camping site.
  • Wetlands

    Floodplain on the other side of the dike.
  • Cows

    In the floodplains.
  • Sheep

    Next to the camping spot
  • Horses or ponies

    In the floodplains.
  • Birds

    A lot, above your head.

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

  • Cycling

  • Wine or beer tasting

    Wijngaard de Kruithof in Ophemert, and Distillery Lubberhuizen in Varik
  • Swimming

    I can tell you where it can be done safely.
  • Sightseeing

    The thick tower in Varik is open on Sunday afternoons in the summer.
  • Visiting nearby towns

    Tiel, Buren or Geldermalsen.
  • Making a campfire

  • Sports like pingpong or volleyball

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Wildlife observation

    Foxes, deer, storks among others.

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Self-grown food

  • Food products from locals in the region

  • Solar panels

  • Green power

  • Heat pump

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

Additional info

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

Only intended for backpackers and bike campers, so do not come by car.
To avoid misunderstandings, we ask you to indicate with your booking request whether you are coming on foot or by bike.

Enjoy and relax. Keep it calm and ask if you need anything.

Check in between 4 and 8 pm. We would like to welcome you and show you everything.
Please let us know what time you will arrive on the day itself.

Check out before 11am.


Checking in and out

Check-in between: 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 8:00 am–11:00 am

Closing periods

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