Vacation 2009: recommended campings for the vechtdalroute
We visited 8 campings in our 3-week cycling trip
following the “vechtdalroute” (Vechtetalroute in German). Especially in the
German part of the route, campings are often hard to find. 5 out of 8
campings were quite good, so here’s a list of them as thanks for the nice
- Natuurcamping de roos in Beerze (NL).
Dead next to the Vecht river, great surroundings. You can take a swim in
the Vecht. Toilets were reasonable. Camping shop (vegetarian) that has
fresh bread in the morning and pizza in the evening: handy. And cool beer.
- Minicamping de kleine weide in
Ane/Anerveen (NL). Really small, but good toilets and a swing and sandbox.
And there’s a bakery 2 minutes walk from the camping for fresh bread in the
morning. Good camping for resting a while. And Gramsbergen is nearby:
there’s an information center about the Vecht there which gives a good background
on the Vecht river and surroundings.
- Natuurcamping olde kottink is a
not-too-big camping. Beautiful surroundings and adequate showers and
toilets. Very well-kept. And you can order bread in the morning. Good
location for making a side-trip to the Nordhorn zoo.
- Camping Quendorfer See (Schüttorf,
DE). Quite a new camping. Everything looked so well-maintained… almost
scary. And, oh glory: the toilets and showers! New! Sparkling! Special
area for kids (great)! Again, you could order bread in the morning. And
cool beer at the end of the day. Dead next to the “Quendorder See”, which
means a lake with a beach where we spend an enjoyable day. And Schüttorf
is OK for visiting (do climb the tower). And Bad Bentheim’s castle is 12 km
cycling away. Only drawback: it was close to a highway (Autobahn) so
there was some noice, especially at night. Not that I really noticed,
- Camping Ferienhof Wenker (Schöppingen,
DE). Small camping site where they also rent out rooms. Good toilets and
shower (assuming they’ve fixed the shower’s temperature by now). And they
have a free Wärmekabine: an infrared kind of sauna. Nice. One drawback:
by the time you get there, the small kitten Moritz will have grown and
won’t be as cute as when we got there :-) If you’re looking for a
campingplatz near the origin of the Vecht: recommended. We made a trip
without luggage to the origin and back from the camping. And there’s a
station 18km away (“Metelen land”) that takes you either to Münster or
Enschede, so if you’re coming or going by train: that’s ok.