Camp Zeeburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Travelers to Amsterdam who are hoping to get a true flavor of the city should consider spending a few nights camping in Camp Zeeburg. This camping spot, which promotes itself as upholding all the openness and tolerance for which Amsterdam is known, and the reason why it remains such a popular tourist destination, affords out of towners the opportunity to stay fifteen minutes from the center of the city in tents, recreational vehicles or in cabins built on the property. Situated on a small island, it allows visitors the surprising opportunity to commune with nature while sleeping just minutes away from one of the most exciting cities in Europe, or even the world.
Though it is a true camping experience, this site offers visitors all the modern amenities that one would expect to find in a fine hotel. Guests can swim in the onsite pool, play ping-pong with friends, and get access to late night snacks through onsite vending machines. Not only that, but internet wi-fi may be accessed for a small fee, enabling you to keep in touch with friends and family from your tent under the stars. No matter what outdoor activities you enjoy, you will find something to do with their hiking trails, kayak rental and other fun outdoor options.
Even if you do not consider yourself a fan of the outdoors, the proximity to the city of Amsterdam will still make this an attractive location for your stay. Many find that it is less expensive than the surrounding hotels, and the fun of staying outdoors in an unfamiliar place can add to the excitement of your travels. Their website offers a wealth of information for first time visitors, and can even help those who are visiting from far away get a sense of where they are located and unaffiliated activities in the surrounding area.