This camping ground is located a little outside of the city, but easily reachable by public transport. It’s just a short walking distance away from ‘t Oor, a well frequented bus station in the middle of nowhere. Camping Waterhout is located very close to a lake where a couple of watersport facilities are available. As a family-run place, Waterhout is a place where a lot is done to make you feel well. The Fokkens even have a small pub where the one or other camper comes to at the evening. Ask them for discount cards for nearby attractions such as Lelystad’s Aviodrome or Walibi World Theme park. Facilities are clean, perhaps the only negative thing to say is that the shower building is closed for some time during the night. Toilets are open 24h, but bring your own toilet paper.
I can recommend this place to everybody who is on a camping tour. It’s quiet enough to make you feel comfortable and close enough to civilization.
I've stayed there during a week of the Leeuwarden Open Dagen in 2006. The camping is located on the southern side of the lake, 1-2km from the main city (for me it was a plus). I've paid 9EUR/night for a tent. The facilities are good: toilets, showers (0.50EUR/few minutes of water) - what I appreciated was that the shower cabins were quite big and locked, this let me avoid leaving the photo backpack in the tent, which I try to never do (this doesn't mean that the area didn't feel safe! - just the contrary). There is a small bar where you can have a beer or a glass of Coke in the evening - cheaper than in the city!. Just at the exit from the camping there is a small, nice beach. Close to the camping there is a bus station and McDonalds + 2 restaurants. The staff is very friendly, they speak good English. Will go there again :)
I was a bit afraid before staying at the camping at this time - this was a week of the football World Cup and I don't quite like all the madness, screaming in the middle of the night etc. I have to admit that they managed to keep all the "more funky" types together in one place, at some distance from the reasonable people. Big kudos for that!
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