Camping in Amsterdam - The Best Campsites at a Glance

A crackling campfire, the starry sky and a steaming bowl of ravioli. Camping is cheap and fun. We reveal our top 5 campsites in Amsterdam and explain what you should consider.

Camping in Amsterdam

Camping in Amsterdam - A great alternative to hostel and hotel

Our main criteria for the perfect campsite are cleanliness, friendly staff and a fast connection to the city center.

Tip - Our favorite is the campsite Zeeburg

Clean showers, nice staff and only 20 minutes to the center. Camping Zeeburg is an excellent base for an unforgettable city trip to Amsterdam.

Of course, there are also some disadvantages: Camping is only really fun in summer and spring and most campsites are a bit outside. But because of the super public transport connections this is not a problem.

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On our map we have marked our favorite campsites for you. Click on a link in the list below to see detailed info on location, opening hours and prices.

Our top 5 campsites in Amsterdam

  • Camping Zeeburg - Very popular and close to the center. From a simple tent to a comfortable log cabin - the campsite in Zeeburg is equipped like a small village on the water. All info below.
  • Camping Vliegenbos - Quiet, central and super well maintained. This campsite in the trendy north of Amsterdam is a real insider tip. All info below.
  • Camping De Badehoeve - Wake up and enjoy the view of the sea. De Badehoeve attracts with many activities. But it is a bit further to the center of Amsterdam. All info below.
  • Gaasper Camping Amsterdam - The fantastic location in the Gasaperpark and a great connection to the city center make this campsite a perfect choice for a city trip with tent or camper. All info below.
  • Amsterdam City Camp - Very close to the center, but only for campers. Our tip if you are traveling with a camper and want to stay only 1 - 2 nights. All info below.

One last tip on our own behalf. If you're still not sure what to do in Amsterdam, check out our free city map and top attractions for Amsterdam.

Your Tour Recommendations

Camping Zeeburg - Great Location on the Waterfront

Beautiful location on the water and yet close to the center. The Zeeburg campsite is perfect for camping in Amsterdam. We explain where to find the campsite and how to get from there to the center.

Camping Zeeburg in Amsterdam

Central and yet quiet - Camping Zeeburg - Photo: © Camping Zeeburg

The campsite in Zeeburg is equipped like a small village on the dike: supermarket, bike rental and a kitchen for communal use. In addition, there is a playground with a petting zoo and free Wi-Fi throughout the site.

When you're not exploring the center of Amsterdam, stop by the cozy café-restaurant. They serve delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner at fair prices. In the evening you can relax at the bar with music, billiards and darts.

Camping Zeeburg in Amsterdam

Café-restaurant with a nice outdoor area - Photo: © Camping Zeeburg

From a simple tent to a comfortable cabin for glamping

In addition to the cheap tent sites (from 8 €) you can rent a construction trailer from ($35) or a comfortable log cabin (from $75) for up to four people. The latter is more like glamping.

Tip - Cabin with lake view for a reasonable price

With our partner booking.com you will find a wide selection of accommodation at Camping Zeeburg. If you book with free cancellation, you are completely flexible in case your travel plans change. Here you can find an overview with special offers.

The fastest and most environmentally friendly option is the bike. At the reception you can rent one of the typical Dutch bikes. The way to the city center is super easy.

How do I get from Camping Zeeburg to the city center and back?

The tram also takes you directly to the center in 10 - 20 minutes: Line 14 direction Amsterdam-South and Rokin (get on at the stop "Flevopark"). Line 26 direction Central Station (get on at the stop "IJburg").

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Camping Vliegenbos Amsterdam - Cheap & Comfortable

Quiet, very central and super maintained. The campsite Vliegenbos is located in the north of Amsterdam and is a real insider tip.

Camping Vliegenbos in Amsterdam

Camping Vliegenbos in Amsterdam Noord - Photo: © Camping Vliegenbos

Clean sanitary facilities and mega friendly staff. To keep a campsite in a big city in such order is a real feat. Therefore: Compliments to the crew!

If you are traveling with a tent, you can choose a place on the large meadow. Campers and caravans are also welcome. For large groups there is a newly renovated group accommodation for up to 24 people. Here you can find an overview of all accommodations.

How do I get from Camping Vliegenbos to the city center?

In good weather, the bicycle is also the best option here. You can cycle to the Buiksloterweg ferry terminal in just a few minutes. The free ferry takes you to the central station. And you are right in the center of Amsterdam. Here is the route on Google Maps.

A little more comfortable and almost as fast is the metro line 52. In only 14 minutes you are at the main station. The metro leaves every 6 minutes. You can find the timetable and the route here.

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Camping de Badehoeve - A Campsite by the Sea

Wake up in the morning and enjoy the view of the IJ Sea. Camping De Badehoeve is located directly on the water. Relax in nature or go exploring in the city of Amsterdam.

Camping De Badehoeve Amsterdam

Here you can camp right by the sea - photo: © Camping De Badehoeve

In the high season, however, it can get very crowded. Then there is a real camping feeling and there can be a long queue in front of the showers. De Badehoeve is very family friendly and pets are also welcome.

Swimming, windsurfing and bicycle tours - due to the many outdoor activities and the idyllic location, this campsite is also suitable for a longer stay.

Good facilities and friendly service

At Camping De Badehoeve you can expect free Wi-Fi, a small camping store and a large playground for children. The beautiful restaurant with bar and lake view is a popular meeting place for guests.

Camping De Badehoeve Amsterdam

De Badehoeve is perfectly suitable for families - Photo: © Camping De Badehoeve

The campsite offers pitches for campers, caravans and tents. During the high season you should definitely book in advance.

How do I get from Camping De Badehoeve to the city center?

The tour by bike takes about 40 minutes (about 12 km). Picturesque villages and the beautiful dike landscape make the bike tour an experience. Shortly before you reach your destination, you have to take the free ferry to the city center. Here is the route on Google Maps.

A bit more complicated but still doable is the trip by bus and train. The journey to Amsterdam Central Station takes about 50 minutes:

  • From the campsite, a short walk will take you to the Durgerdam, Uitdammerdijk stop.
  • Get on bus no. 10 there and get off at the Buikslotermeerplein stop.
  • Then again a short walk to the Noord Station stop.
  • From there by Metro 52 directly to the main station.

Den Fahrplan und die Route findest du hier. Eine weitere Möglichkeit ist natürlich das eigene Auto. Falls du dich dafür entscheidest, solltest du unseren Überblick zum Thema Parken in Amsterdam lesen.

You can find the timetable and the route here. Another option is, of course, to use your own car. If you decide to do so, you should read our overview about parking in Amsterdam.

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Gaasper Camping - Lightning Fast to the City Center

The excellent access to the city center of Amsterdam makes Gaasper Camping an ideal choice for a city trip with tent or camper. Find out everything about prices, facilities and location.

Gaasper Camping Amsterdam

Gaasper Camping - Quiet and yet central - Photo: © Gaasper Camping

Quiet location at the Gasaperpark and even a small lake with beach around the corner. Camping Gaasper is our secret tip if you want to discover Amsterdam on a budget.

Friendly staff and sophisticated facilities

Whether you want to charge your cell phone or need a tip for the next ice cream parlor - the friendly staff is always there to help and advise.

Sanitary facilities are always clean, but sometimes poorly heated in cool temperatures. Hot water costs extra. But that's just the way it is with camping.

Well-stocked capming store and pizza restaurant

If you don't want to cook yourself, you can stop at the cozy restaurant with a terrace. In the camping store you can get everything from apple juice to toothpaste. Free wifi and bike rental are also available.

Restaurant, Gaasper Camping Amsterdam

Restaurant with inviting terrace - Photo: - Foto: © Gaasper Camping

Our conclusion: Whether families with children, backpackers or permanent campers - this campground is for everyone. Even if you want to meet people and exchange experiences, you are exactly right here. At Gaasper Camping you will always find a great mix. A tent site including one person costs in the high season from $12.50.

How do I get to the city center from Gaasper Camping?

Our favorite is again the bicycle. The ride on well-maintained bike paths takes only about 30 minutes. You can rent a bike at the reception. Here is the route on Google Maps.

After a short walk you reach the metro stop Gaasperplas (Metro 53). The train runs every 10 minutes until midnight. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Here you can find the timetable. If it gets even later, you can take the night bus.

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Amsterdam City Camp - Caravan Site

Please note: Unfortunately City Camp has been closed as apartments are being built at this location. We will update this page as soon as we can recommend an alternative RV park.

This is a very good RV park on the railing of the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam Noord. Admittedly: The place is not exactly beautiful. A gravel site surrounded by old port facilities.

Amsterdam City Camp

Motorhome parking - Photo: © Google street view

For us, the Amsterdam City Camp is still a recommendation. Especially at night you have a fantastic view over the harbor and the skyline of Amsterdam. The functional equipment and the excellent location make this place an excellent starting point for your trip to the city.

Wifi, electricity and supply and disposal are included in the price. During the day there is usually staff present. Otherwise, check-in and check-out works via a vending machine and a barrier. Please note that there are no showers or toilet blocks at Amsterdam City Camp. In total you pay about $28 in high season.

How do I get from Amsterdam City Camp to the center?

After a short walk through the old harbor you arrive at the free ferry. Get on at the Buiksloterweg stop. The ferry will take you directly to the main station in a few minutes.

By bike, you can get to the ferry terminal a little faster. Here is the route on Google Maps.

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