Hotels in Amsterdam are usually overpriced, understandably so as space is limited and tourist numbers keep rising each year. Quality hostels get booked up fast leaving many regular visitors at the mercy of supply and demand prices. Luckily there’s another option and, after my fourth stay, I can confidently say they always have space (no need to book) and the prices and facilities continue to impress…

Camping Zeeburg is 10 minutes’ walk to the number 7 and 14 tram line (great graffiti work under the bridge on the way) then a 20 minute tram ride to Dam square. They offer tent pitches, caravan spaces, furnished wagonettes and eco cabins suitable for four persons.

Below are the 2016 prices for tents and extras per night.

 

 Low SeasonMid SeasonHigh Season

Tent


€3

€4

€5

Per person


€5

€6

€7

Child (5 - 12 yrs)


€2.50

€3.50

€4

Car


€5

€6

€6

Dog


€2

€3

€3

Motorbike


€2.50

€3

€3

 

As you can see it’s not far off the cost of a low standard hostel bed. I’ve been to my fair share of campsites in Europe, and Zeeburg is one to shout about. They have a friendly laid back feel while still keeping everything in order, welcoming backpackers, families, couples and solo travellers from all over the world and providing them numerous facilities for a comfortable stay.

On a pleasant day you’ll awaken to the breath taking waterside views and have a choice of freshly made pastries in the Camps well stocked minimart for breakfast. The centre of Amsterdam is within easy to reach, with Camp Zeeburg only 30 minutes from Dam Square using public transport. You can also rent bikes from Zeeburg for a more local travel experience, or you could spend the whole day relaxing on site. Camping Zeeburg has free Wi-Fi with pretty good range, kayak rental and a café-restaurant serving good quality food cheaper than city centre options. Toilets, showers and washing facilities are kept clean, they even have a communal kitchen area with its own herb garden, oh and did I mention they have goats too!

So if you’re looking for cheap accommodation and don’t mind being away from the crowds, camping in Amsterdam is a great alternative to staying in hotels and hostels. I can highly recommend Camping Zeeburg, I’ll be back year on year.

Getting to Camping Zeeburg…

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How to get to Camping Zeeburg