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Visitor Reviews - Camping Het Rietveen

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Camping Het Rietveen
Noordeinde 130
1121al Landsmeer
Amsterdam
Netherlands   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0031 20 4821468

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Pitches: 80
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 9 Reviews
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Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Beltie 4 reviews from this member

This site is all about location. Its lakeside situation and laid back atmosphere overlooking Het Twiske nature reserve is lovely, and it's the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. All of the city's attractions, however, are only twenty minutes away by the frequent bus service which runs until midnight. Alternatively it's easily reached by bike.

The cyclng potential is huge, with literally miles of cycle paths within the reserve and well marked routes throughout the surrounding area and beyond.

There is no denying that the facilities are basic, but they are well kept and functional. There is always plenty of hot water, including in the CDP!

We didn't spend a lot of time in Landsmeer itself, but it looked very pleasant indeed.

We would certainly use the site again if visiting Amsterdam.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paul+julie 52 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site over easter and loved the laid back feel to it. There is no reception and no wifi. Just find a pitch and set up and the lady Calls later for your money. We paid 27 euro per night. I think this is the all year round price. Most pitches have lake view. Electric hook up and water tap between 2 or 3 pitches. Hot showers controllable and plenty of water. Amsterdam is an easy off road ride about 4 miles, 25 mins at wrinkly speed. Free ferry across the harbour runs every 5 mins to central station. Also cycled to The Hague and around the nature reserve adjacent to site. This has a beach and lots of picnic areas. The pub in Landsmeer serve decent pub grub and the italian takeaway is good. The cafe Kiko near site has free wifi but was closed mon to wed.

We would definitely visit this site again.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rainbowfamily 11 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a week in August 2014 visiting Amsterdam and surrounding areas. It was a very pleasant site and what just what I was hoping for.

There are many other Amsterdam campsites some of which were memorably pleasant when I stayed some years ago as a single young person. However returning now with children in tow I wanted somewhere a little more family-orientated rather than aimed young travellers intent on getting stoned and staying up into the early hours drinking and socialising! Het Rietveen with its 'No Drugs' policy was exactly as I hoped, full of mainly Dutch families and quiet by 11pm.

The campsite is on the very attractive lakeshore just opposite the Het Twiske nature reserve / recreation area. The prime pitches front onto the lake but long channels have been dug to allow other campers to moor boats next to their tents so plenty of people have a waterfront view of a kind. We enjoyed watching the ducks and swans and our children swam in the lake on a couple of occasions.

There are about 70? pitches but it was pretty busy the whole time we were there with a 'FULL' sign outside the gate all apart from the first day. Although the pitches were large enough, when surrounded by a lot of caravans it did feel a bit crowded at times - not much space for children to run around and play independently. Definitely do book ahead in the summer months - the owner leaves out a little yellow pitch markers to reserve certain pitches for named visitors - although I must add that although we did book ahead, there didn't seem to be a yellow marker for us so we just took a free space - so perhaps wise to follow up your online booking with a personal email to confirm your intended arrival. Coming straight off the overnight Harwich ferry as many British visitors will do, we arrived by 9am and found that it gave us a better choice of pitch than we might have had later in the day.

I would strongly recommend that visitors to this site bring bikes with them (we didn't and regretted it!) - Het Twiske is made for cycling and indeed can be reached much more easily by a ten minute bike path than by car for which the only access is 20 minutes drive away (and parking is charged). You can also apparently cycle along paths into Amsterdam which would save money on the very regular and efficient but not cheap buses into Amsterdam Central Station. At 10 return for adults and 3 return for 4-11 year olds the cost of travelling into town by bus does mount up.

The site felt very friendly and safe - don't be alarmed by the idea of no reception as this is all part of its laid back charm. The owner lives very close by and comes round a couple of times a day.

There is no wifi on site so do your internet research before arriving and bring some good maps with you as it will help you visit local villages etc without resorting to always travelling on the boring and crowded main roads. Local cycling maps are available from the info centre on Het Twiske - we found other local info hard to come by, though there is a noticeboard (all in Dutch!) outside the campsite toilets.

There were five toilets per sex and a total of four unisex showers plus two washing up sinks and a laundry one - with free and plentiful hot water they were busy all day but never too much so. All fairly clean but basic with no toilet paper or soap provided in the loos which was a bit of a pain until you got into the swing of having to take it with you!

The location, just 10 minutes pleasant walk from shops, restaurants and services in the quiet and pleasant town of Lansdmeer, was good. Two very good supermarkets, Jumbo and Deen, in town (both with a shelf of veggie alternatives, soya burgers etc) made cooking at camp very easy and we saved a lot of money by doing so.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Asfc70 18 reviews from this member

The site is very will situated on the edge of a lake. It is within walking distance of some lovely pubs in Landsmeer, where the staff are extremely welcoming, De Driesprong in particular, we were made to feel like guests of honour. A couple of supermarkets and other shops are also within a five minute drive. Het Twiske, across the lake, by Bike is a must. Kayak and Boat hire available and there is a small beach and Pavillion restaurant/bar. Zaanse Schans is a 20 minute drive away, and Enkuissen just under an hour, with a brilliant open air museum of the olden days.

Het Rietveen is a lovely site with a laid back atmosphere, Toilet and shower block is suffice. Not many English campers, mainly Dutch and German. Be prepared for the Mosquitos.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tripper99 15 reviews from this member

This is a nice small site about 5 miles north of Amsterdam. It is easy to get to and well signposted once off the motorway. Access from Purmerend (to the north) is very fiddly and a sat nav is very useful. There is no reception and the owner comes to you. If the site is busy she is around a few times a day.

There are about 60, grass only, pitches in quite a small area. The site has many trees and is by a large lake. Across the water is the nature reserve 'Het Twiske' which is geared up for walkers and cyclists. There are car parks around the perimeter.

The toilet facilities, on site, are very basic, but clean. There is always lots of hot water for showers and washing up.

For a caravan and 2 adults we paid Euro 25 per night which we thought expensive. The bus, 4 an hour, is a short walk away and it goes into Amsterdam Central Station. Buy the ticket on the bus Euro 10 return per person. Landsmeer is a 15 minute walk away it has everything you will want here. There is no Wi-Fi on site, but the nearby library has free internet access.

We stayed 11 nights here and found it to be in good position for visiting many of the nearby picturesque villages e. G. Marken, Edam etc.

We would be happy to come here again.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grapefruitmoon 23 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a few nights so that we could visit Amsterdam. There are regular buses to central Amsterdam. The site was convenient and easy to reach from the ferry port at Imuigen.

Landsmeer itself is a pleasant town with very friendly people, shops, a good supermarket, and cafes. There is a large lake with park areas around. The campsite, just being a short walk to the centre of the town, is quiet and secluded.

The toilets and showers at the campsite are basic but clean. The site is quiet and our kids had nothing to do but (carefully!) kick a ball about and watch the swans.

The water/showers at the campsite are free which is unusual in Holland and the campsite rates were very reasonable for this area also.

Lovely lady who appears every afternoon to collect fees. Very trusting.

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