If you live in the UK deciding to take your first camping trip on the mainland can be a bit daunting. We are writing to tell you not to be worried about it! As a part of our summer road trip this year, in which we visited le Bug Show and some city breaks, we camped and explored the amazing city of Amsterdam. We had already been to Amsterdam once before but that was in a hotel so this time we decided to see a different view point and camp in one of the cities best campsites.
Camping Zeeburg, as you can guess, is in the Zeeburg province of Holland’s capital city on an island on the IJmeer Lake towards the east of the city. The city is open to campers, caravans, tents, backpackers, and people who wish to stay in the eco-cabins and wagonettes that are on-site. We were in our 1969 Baywindow so we got given a large pitch to make our home in for a few nights. The wagonettes and eco-cabins did look amazing though. Lined up against the shores of the lake and painted in bright colours they could not be more inviting! The only downside to these is that they are not dog friendly so you’d have to leave your furry friend at home. The tent pitches are non-uniformed so you just find a square of grass and pitch up. This can make it a little crowded at times but the atmosphere was brilliant.
With some great facilities on-site your stay is comfortable and relaxing. The toilet and showers and decent enough to get you freshened up for a new day of exploring, just remember to buy your shower tokens. The site has a number of open kitchen areas which you can share ingredients and recipes with people from all over the world. The bar and restaurant at the campsite is a really enjoyable place to be. The food is cheap and tasty and it has a large selection of local beers for sale. The veranda and beer gardens allow you to enjoy the Dutch sunshine until the moon comes up. Then you can enjoy the star light sky. A local shop keeps you well stocked up of the essentials and not-so-essentials!
The site also has canoe, kayak, stand-up-paddle boards and bicycles for hire so you can explore the area in number of ways! Or you can buy public transport tickets and use Amsterdam’s very good tram system.
This campsite is a joy to be at. The area is really interesting with houseboats surrounding the area and views across the lake toward the city. If you need a place to stay in Amsterdam then look no further.