Has anyone used the Amsterdam City Camp?

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  1. Kirsten

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    Greetings all.
    We want to go and see the International Gardening Photography of the Year exhibition- half of it is showing at Kew Gardens and the other half is at Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam centre. We are looking for a short break- hotels and flights very expensive so was wondering if anyone has been to this camp- the net says you can't book it so that might be an issue as there is not much alternative parking; but it looks cheap and is very near the centre- just a free ferry ride away.
    We will be taking bikes so can get to the exhibition if the ferry takes pushbikes.

    Have been to Holland in the van before -but years ago when we were new to motor homing; so think we will be ok getting there - but again any advice gratefully received. The City Camp seems a new idea?

    Exhibition is on from April to September- if anyone has any tips for best/quietest time to go we will be very grateful.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35476291 is the link if there are any other garden lovers/photography buff who may have missed it.

    Cheers !
    kirsten
     
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    We were there end of last year, perfect for getting into Amsterdam, easy to find, secure, electric, water and dump point, cost us €22 including WiFi per night. Free ferry to the centre is only 10 minutes walk away and runs every 30 minutes.

    It's not a great location with views, it's what it is, which is a convenient place to stop for Amsterdam.

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    Hi Kirsten,
    We stayed last year on the site, very good for ease of access into Amsterdam and no problems with getting the bikes on the ferry, in fact you feel out of place without a bike. The site access is easy to use and there is a chap that is on site most of the time if you should encounter any problems. The area its self is on the site of the old shipyards and nice to have a walk around the old buildings which are now used as small workshops and art outlets. Enjoy your stay there as this is Amsterdam after all(y)
     
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    Thank you all so much!! Will feel much more confident turning up now, and I will look at the camper contact link in future[ and later today when I have escaped the gardening... not that anything here looks in slightest like the photos at the exhibition- sigh!!]
     
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    Yeah we stayed there 6 months ago perfect for Amsterdam City Centre and free ferries across as well also very secure.
     
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    We have used it twice and both times they had plenty of spaces so shouldn't think it will be a problem. The ticket is for 24hours so depending on when you want to leave you can work it out so your not paying for an extra day.
     
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    Yeah we have been there , can't fault it for visiting amsterdam
     
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    Are the ferries running all night?
     
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    I'm sure they do, I think it's every 15 minutes until a certain time then every 30 minutes until certain time then every hour. I may be wrong it has been known in the past, I know we got the ferry back about 23:00
     
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    Thank you everyone .. I have booked a Friday off work and booked le tunnel- was much cheaper than I expected [£146 huzzah] So long weekend in June here we come [?go/] not taken van on the shuttle before - was always twice the ferry fare. But lots more crossing times and we will eat on train in van . Now only worry will be the roads On Route as last time we went it was a pothole with the odd bit of road around it. xxx K
     
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    Or you could try Camping Zeeburg, one of our all time favourites with good access to the centre by bike or tram. The site has water on 3 sides but take care to avoid the low bridge, easily avoided. Toby Trux.
     
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    Hope you have a loo on your van as this site has no loo or shower and not sure if you can pay cash. Just fired an e mail to them asking about paying cash as it seems manless and what time last ferry into town is.
     
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    That looks a better choice for me or anyone with a van with no loo. Two nights in August starts at £58.
     
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    Thanks again- will look at Zeeburg as well but yes we are fully independent re washing and showering and toilet. City camp has grey waste and I assume black, a lot depends on the distance I have to bike. And had a VERY bad experience with low bridge [on one way street ] in Italy once. Still scarred.. xx
     
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    We have stayed at Zeeburg also and although I liked the site I would say unless you need site facilities then there's no point paying extra plus if I remember correctly you had to pay for showers and hot water for dishes at Zeeburg.
     
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    Shower gets me. I go to Trier camp site and have to pay for the shower yet Cochem what i would say is a better tourist trap the showers are free. Saying that is was only a couple of €'s so no great deal breaker but i like an all in price when asking/quoted.
     
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    Google says 5.5km to Zeeburg and 3.5 to City Camp. Zeeburg is also in a night but route.
     
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    Not quite answered but i am presuming Ferry runs all night from this and pay by plastic only.

     
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    Last year we stayed at Delfste Houte in Delft and got the train up to Amsterdam. Nice site in parkland, lovely town.
     
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