When you’re in Giethoorn, you should experience camping. Camping is fun because it allows you to connect with your loved ones while you’re in nature. Aside from that, camping has a lot of positive effects on our physical and mental health. Here in Giethoorn, they know the real value of nature, and they make sure that they get to spend time with it every day. Therefore, there are quite a number of camping grounds in the village where you can either set up tents, rent cabins or caravans, etc. 

the best giethoorn camping sites

Herom Recreation

Cornelisgracht 42, 8355 CH

Enjoy the outdoors at Herom Recreation. If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy plenty of activities, this is where you should go. Set up your camping pods in the middle of nature and when you’re all settled, go and try out some activities. If you want some time on the water, hop on the dragon boat and sail away. On the other hand, if you want to be more active, you can play some laser tag. 

Try to get a hole-in-one by playing some glow-in-the-dark golf, or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can go on a climbing course. 

Camping d’Hof

Binnenpad 137, 8355 BW

The area sits adjacent to the lake Bovenwiede and National Park Weerribben-Wieden. There are cabins for rent here, but you can also go camping at one of their tent fields. The area has plenty of cycling and walking routes. You can also go sailing and canoeing here, and some windsurfing as well. From the campsite, you can just walk to get to restaurants, shops, and museums. 

Camping ’t Achterhuus

Dominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 42, 8355 CE

This is another beautiful camping site in Giethoorn that features a mooring place for small boats. There are plenty of cabins and places to stay here. There is also a restaurant close to the site. It’s a great camping area for a quick stop, especially for motorhomes and caravans. You can also set up your tents here!

Camping de Stouwe

Middenbuurt 11, 8355 BN

Located between the south and the north of the village, you can come here with your tent, camper, or caravan. Enjoy other activities, such as hiking, fishing, boating, and cycling. Moreover, there are plenty of natural reserves where you can relax and be close to nature. 

Onder de Heerenburg

Kanaaldjiik 1, 8355 VH

A cosy camping site, the Onder de Heerenburg is surrounded by nature reserves on the Beukers-Steenwijk canal. It is also near the National Park. The campsite has spacious pitches for campers, caravans, or tents. Pets are allowed here as long as they’re on a leash. 

Camping Sloothaak V.O.F.

Binnenpad 141a, 8355 BW

Perfect for families, this spacious campsite has a lot to offer. From water activities to cycling, there’s a lot to do here. You can rent the annual pitches per season. There’s also a cafe-restaurant here. 


Kanaaldjiik 17, 8355 VJ

Enjoy peace and nature at this camping site. In 2012, this was chosen as the second Best Camper Place in The Netherlands by the NKC. Here you will be presented with 40 spacious paved camper pitches and excellent sanitary facilities. There is also free WiFi here just in case you need to connect to the online world. Pets are welcome here. 


Binnenpad 49, 8355 BR

The camping site is located on the shore of Bowenwijde lake. It has holiday homes and chalets for four to 12 people spread over four headlands, and each with its own jetty. Some lodges include an electric boat that you can use for shopping and other activities. 

Go camping in Giethoorn today and experience the reason Dutch are in love with the activity. 

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