Camping Sites in Amsterdam

There are over 2,000 spots to camp in the Netherlands, and here are the top 5 camping sites in Amsterdam city trip, which are close to the city centre. Ideal, as Amsterdam is famous for its numerous museums, historical buildings, canal tours and attractions like the quant attic church museum hidden in one of the canal houses.

The city’s most popular destinations are centred around the arts (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum), culture (Anne Frank House, Dam Square), and flowers (Bloemenmarkt, Tulip Museum). Buy a GVB Public Transport Ticket, discover Amsterdam at your own pace, and enjoy unlimited travel for 1 to 7 days on all trams, buses, ferries and the metro (day and night) for the number of days that best suit your schedule.

However, those who know better come to Amsterdam to go camping and be one with nature.

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1. Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam

Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam is only 15 minutes by bicycle from downtown Amsterdam, with a tram passing every 5 minutes.

This camping site has facilities for each family member to enjoy. The children love the petting zoo, while parents want the downtime away from the busy city.

Within the camping grounds are a supermarket and café-restaurant to ensure campers and families are supplied with all they need. Camping is never fun with hungry children around. Camping Zeeburg’s café-restaurant is like a cosy living room, serving delicious vegetarian meals and drinks on the terrace. It also prepares exciting menus and programmes for the family.

In addition, this Amsterdam campsite offers complete motorhome service, bike rentals, canoe rentals, and free Wi-Fi.

And yes, dogs are allowed.


To check price and availability, click here.


Camping options

  • Tents: The tent area is surrounded by colourful tents. Campers from France, Germany, and Italy often prefer this cosy and refreshing area. In addition, campers love booking near the water. The tent area has an open kitchen, herb garden, barbecue spots, and several pitches where campers can put up their tent for free.
  • Party tents and larger tents are not allowed.
  • Wagonettes: There are several wagonettes for groups of different numbers. This camp area is uniquely Zeeburg in style. Some campers who stayed in a wagonette still enjoyed pitching their tents outdoors.
  • Cabins: The campsite offers cabins of different sizes, including Eco-Cabins and IJ-Pod Cabins.
  • Campers and Caravans: A wide parking area is available for trailers and caravans.

2. Camping Vliegenbos Amsterdam

Camping Vliegenbos is uniquely located in the middle of Amsterdam’s oldest forest in the city. It is only a 15-minute walk away from the historic city centre. The facilities and camping areas are in the Waterland area, surrounded by meadows and exciting Dutch towns.

Camping Vliegenbos has a laundromat, restaurant, terrace, and camping shop near the reception area.

In this 25-hectare forest site, campers can visit nearby city attractions, such as the canals, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Bloemenmarkt, and the Jordaan neighbourhood.

To check the price and availability of Camping Vliegenbos, click here.

Camping Options

  • Tents: The tent area is suited for the forest, allowing visitors to be one with nature and experience living outdoors. In addition, the tents are not far from a hot shower area and covered outdoor communal kitchens.
  • Cabins: All the cabins can be reserved only with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Campers and caravans: The main entrance area camping is for campers and caravans to park, with a lot more inside, next to the tent fields. Most pitches have electrical plugs. Dogs are only allowed at the camper and caravan fields.


3. Camping de Badhoeve

Camping de Badhoeve is between the Kinselmeer (Kinsel Lake) and the Amsterdam IJmeer (IJ Lake), known for water sports, bird watching and fishing. Cycling to nearby lakes from the camping site and traditional Dutch villages like Marken and Volendam is easy.

Camping Badhoeve is a family camping, suitable for young and old. Pets are also welcome. It is only 10 minutes away from the city centre of Amsterdam.

There is a reception area, café-restaurant, and kitchen for guests to use and enjoy. Tents, trailers and caravans on and by the water. Those coming with their tents may set them up on the grass.

4. Mini Camping ‘t Uilenstekkie

Camping ‘t Uilenstekkie (“the Owl’s nest”) is a natural mini campsite near downtown Amsterdam known for meadows and narrow waterways. It is within easy reach by bicycle or public transport. Children love camping here to see the animals. The campsite is situated in the heart of the countryside with cows and horses everywhere. Typical and picturesque Dutch villages are close by, such as Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, Volendam, and Marken. Several small beaches are all easily reachable by bike. It is a “cosy campsite with amicable staff,” reviewed a satisfied guest. The campsite has “a communal room for when it’s wet. Facilities, showers and toilets are clean and in good order.”

5. Camping Amsterdam Gaasper

Gaasper Camping Amsterdam is located in nature and yet only 15 minutes from the bustling city centre of Amsterdam. It is equipped with free Wi-Fi throughout the campsite, a cosy bar, table tennis, and Gaasper Bistro, an atmospheric restaurant known for its delicious pizza. A camping shop sells snacks, toiletries, medicines, and camping essentials, including sleeping bags and mattress plugs.

According to reviews, “The campsite is well organised, and all were friendly” and “Staff are friendly, helpful, the facilities are clean and well maintained.”

Camping is always the best way to bond with friends and family. However, if you prefer to go alone, the experience is perfect for reconnecting with nature and discovering your inner self.


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