Camping memling Bruge

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  1. Spidey

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    I have booked 2 nights here for our first ever Europe trip in July/August. I not sure whether to go for the 26ft x 32 ft grass pitch or the 18ft x 26ft hard standing. Our van is 6 metre long. The worry is the grass pitches could be muddy if rainy weather, but would we be cramped in a hard standing? They have made the hard standings bigger than stated on their web site.
     
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    Hi Spidey

    I think I would go for the hard standing, should have plenty of room and not knowing how good the grass is you are taking a risk booking that, after saying that the site should direct you away from the grass if it is too soft.

    No point getting stuck first time abroad, although it would guarantee some memories.

    OOPS just re read it July August, go for the grass.
     
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    Thank you, not sure why i can't visualise the space o_O

    Maybe grass would be better :)
     
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    We stayed there last year and found the hardstanding to be a bit tight .I would opt for the grass pitch
     
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    We stayed last August . Very very waterlogged on the grass pitches. If it's just 2 nights I'd go for go for standing as you probably aren't going to spend much time on the site, by the time you have explored the city and canals. It is a very large camp site divided into areas so I magine the maximum in an an area would be about 8. As it was so boggy we were even limited to which way we could park and what spaces we could use.
    That said great site, immaculate shower facilities, great cafe and take away (amazing chips) and very helpful staff.

    IGNORE THIS - referees to Ghent, not bruges, sorry
     
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    Ignore al that I was thinking about the site in Ghent - Also stayed last year. Actually Bruge showers even better. Fairly small site, everyone is quite close. Very limited satellite reception due to trees. We were on grass it was fine. Very easy cycle into bruges
     
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    Go for Ghent, any day. I know that people like Memling, and maybe we were unlucky, but we wouldn't stay there again. We stayed in August 2013 and it was choc-a-bloc and, in our view, dirty. It seemed to be being run by students during their vacations. Ghent was much nicer (in our view).
     
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    We are thinking of moving onto Ghent afterwards, where did you stay?
     
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    Campsite blaarmeersen €30.10 per night - as described above . A very big site so may be quite busy in peak season. We went end of August and half full.
    Ghent much much nicer than bruges which is pretty but tourist rip off ville.
    Ghent just as beautiful but more normal population
    Bruges prices ridiculous - we were charge an extra 2 € for Mayonaise with our frites!
    I would return to Ghent any time, but would avoid bruges completely
     
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    We were at Memling in December and used a grass pitch :). Have to say they have a lovely shower block. The bus into the town centre can be caught around the corner, they give you all the info when you book in. Enjoy, Bruges is lovely (y)
     
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    We used Memling last March, magnificent new shower block, clean, well maintained and the edge of our grass site was granite chippings so you could park so that when stepping down out of MoHo you stepped directly onto them.
     
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    Don't park under the trees!
     
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