Amsterdam

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Glyn and Debbie, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Glyn and Debbie

    Glyn and Debbie Funster

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    434
    Location:
    Manchester
    Hi all, we are going to holland in september looking for somewhere to stay in Amsterdam, any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,414
    Likes Received:
    25,064
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    I've looked a few times and found only one described as "lively" to the NE of the city almost hiding under a motorway ( or something like that ), didn't look too attractive so we've never done it by MH.

    Looks like you may have to go in by public transport.
     
  3. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,108
    Likes Received:
    16,285
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    There is an Aire on the harbour at Almere Haven that is a beautiful spot, cafes and bars all around. The bus station is a 2 minute walk away and the bus takes less than 30 mins into the Dam Square.
     
  4. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    2,669
    Location:
    Englishman in Mid Wales
    Plenty of hotels easy walk from the main train station:thumb::Wink::BigGrin:
     
  5. bigmillie

    bigmillie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    Camberley Surrey
  6. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,184
    Likes Received:
    7,545
    Location:
    Dumfries
    Hi we stayed in Amsterdam with mh 2 years ago, the site we stayed on was http://www.campingzeeburg.nl/ although not a site you would use for a two week holiday it was fine. The mh/caravan pitches had hook up and free wifi.

    The site was really busy with tents and loads of youths on the tent feild as it was July when we went also loads of families and couples, there was no trouble or noise and security was very good they had someone on the gate and if you didnt have your pass you had no chance of getting in. It was about 5mins walk to the tram and about 15mins by tram to city. They had a wee shop selling fresh bread and groceries also had a small bar on site didn't use it so cant comment. Also had a hire shop for boats and bikes.

    If you need anymore info on it just ask

    Gerry
     
  7. LisaGreen

    LisaGreen Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Netherlands
    There's a Dutch site that lists most of the dedicated camper places. Here's a link to the only one that is listed there for Amsterdam (Osdorp): http://www.camperclubnederland.nl/joomla/index.php?option=com_sobi2&catid=8&Itemid=60&lang=nl Click on the link/place name at the top for more details.

    As suggested above, you may be better off finding a campsite in the area. Nowadays lots of them have separate places for campers (including special rates), with electricity and wifi.

    If you need to know more just ask and I'll try and find out.

    Lisa
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,414
    Likes Received:
    25,064
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    You're the only one that homed in on "stay" not "camp" or "park".

    Now who is right ?
     
  9. Glyn and Debbie

    Glyn and Debbie Funster

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    434
    Location:
    Manchester
    Sorry should have said we are going in the MH.:Doh:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    essex
    Just a point. The "drugs tourism" in Amsterdam is now over. Those who imbibe, cannot go and sit in the "cannabis cafe's" and get stoned, it is now strictly only for Dutch residents. the red light district and the bars are still doing a roaring trade, and the area is still stunning.
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,399
    Likes Received:
    34,384
    Location:
    kent
    I thought that didn't apply in Amsterdam yet?

    Not worth going if it's right:BigGrin:
     
  12. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,702
    Likes Received:
    3,207
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    I have stayed at Zeeburg several times. A smallish pleasant site on a little island, short walk to Flevopark tram stop and straight into the centre.
    Gaasper is pretty good, adjacent water park, big pitches but quite a way from the city. It is on the metro line so quite quick to get in.
    Vliegenbos is a long thin site with the shower block right up one end. A longish walk takes you to the free ferry across the Ij which docks at the back of Centraal station. There is also a supermarket on the walk which is useful as they are like rocking horse poo in Amsterdam.
    There is also Amsterdamse Bos in a quite good park which is a way out again but on a bus route to the city centre.

    All these sites are fine, I have stayed at all of them at different times.
    There used to be a really handy site close to the city centre at the old olympic stadium, unfortunately closed years ago when the site was developed for housing.

    There are also many cheap places to stay but designed for youngsters and pretty basic to say the least.
    Fascinating city :thumb:
     
  13. lindylou

    lindylou Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    218
    Location:
    York
    We were going to go to Amsterdam at the end of our springtime europe trip. However we got chatting to a Dutch couple in Cochem and they advised us not to stay on any of the sites close to Amsterdam, but to stay on the extreme outskirts and take a train in. We didn't bother at all in the end as the weather was so bad.
    Lin
     

Share This Page