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  • Harskamperdennen Campsite

    Campsite open from 1st April to 1st October 2022

    Welcome to the Harskamperdennen Campsite, nestled in the heart of nature in the middle of the Pine Forest since 1961. Enjoy a stay a stone’s throw from the Hoge Veluwe and Veluwezoom National Parks. Discover our various pitches for tents, caravans, mobile homes or vans.

    Looking to delve into the heart of nature without giving up life’s little comforts? All of our accommodation is fully-equipped and perfect for a hassle-free holiday!

    THE HIGHILGHTS

    The Harskamperdennen Campsite is fully pedestrianised, and bicycle-friendly, ideal for family holidays in total peace of mind and suited to lovers of the quiet life!

    Everything has been perfectly thought-out for kids, who will love our trampoline zone, sandpits, water park, water playgrounds and various other outdoor play facilities!

    Our campsite is dog-friendly so come and camp out on any of our pitches specially reserved for your four-legged friends.

    The open campfire space means you can enjoy friendly moments between campsite guests!

    Camp out beneath the pines…in this unique natural setting!

    Ideally located just an hour or so from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in the Veluwe region, at the heart of the Dutch province of Gueldre, the wonderfully preserved Harskamperdennen campsite has retained all of its authenticity. A simply perfect destination for holidays combining discovery and a blissful return to nature.

    The history of the Campsite

    The Harskamper Pines were planted back in 1850 to act as a wind-break and stop the advancing sands. Just a few minutes from the campsite, an area of quicksand called the Kootwijkerzand was conserved and is the largest area of quicksand in the whole of Western Europe! It gives visitors an idea of what the Veluwe looked like over a century ago due to over-cultivation.

    At the end of the 1950s, the government asked the Forestry Commission to design a “model site” for residential leisure activities. In 1961, the doors were opened for the first time and today, more than fifty years later, people are still coming in their droves to camp here.

    A part of the Harskamperdennen campsite has the status of a natural campsite. This part of the site is a member of the De Groene Koepel Foundation. This Foundation set out a number of criteria which must be respected by a site to be authorised to claim the status of a natural campsite. These notably include being located on a natural site, respect of nature and other campers, peace and tranquillity, private sanitation installations and a separate entrance.

    View the map of the campsite

     

    Access:

    By car

    • From Amsterdam take the A1 – junction 17 – and then the N310 towards Houtvester van Het Hoffweg in Kootwijk
    • From Rotterdam, take the A20 and then A1 – junction 17 – and then the N310 towards Houtvester van Het Hoffweg in Kootwijk
    • From Brussels, take the E19 and A27
    • From Essen, take the A3 and then A12 – junction 26 – and then the N310 towards Houtvester van Het Hoffweg in Kootwijk

    Cyclists

    • Junction 70 just 150 metres from the campsite

    Public Transportation

    • Via the Ede/Wageningen train station, take bus line 107 (towards Putten) and alight at the Hoog Buurloseweg stop. If you are travelling via Arnhem station, take bus line 105 (towards Barneveld).