A pretty setting in the beautiful nature of Drenthe, with lots of cycling and hiking opportunities;
Excellent and clean (sanitary) facilities
Comfort pitches with private bathroom
Extensive (indoor) playgrounds for children up to age 10

Comfortable campsite

in natural Drenthe

Camping de Berken is a comfortable 4 star campsite with an intimate character in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The campsite is located in the town of Gasselte, at the heart of the Hondsrug sand ridge between the charming cities of Groningen, Assen and Emmen. Surrounded on all sides by nature, our campsite borders the unique nature reserve ‘Het Drouwenerzand’. This area of Drenthe is great for camping! Whether you come with your caravan, campervan, pop-up camper or tent, you’ll always find your favourite spot at Camping de Berken. Don’t have your own camping equipment? You can hire your own hiker’s cabin, Berken studio or a fully equipped Rental chalet! The Dutch travellers’ association ANWB has given our camping in Drenthe a 4-star rating!

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camping at de Berken


Beautiful nature in the area

With many cycling and walking opportunities

Camping de Berken is surrounded by the typical nature and culture of Drenthe. In the vicinity you’ll find, for instance, moors, forests, fens, dolmens, sand drifts and picturesque villages. The excellent network of bike paths makes this region of Drenthe ideal for exploring by bike. The campsite connects seamlessly to this bike path network.

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Combine your visit to Into Nature with a stay at Camping de Berken

Are you or would you like to go to the fourth edition of the art exhibition Into Nature in Borger-Odoorn? Then take a quick look at our packages! Camping de Berken is the ideal place for an overnight stay near Into Nature. Our nature campsite is located next to the beautiful Drouwenerzand, where part of the exhibition takes place.

Combine your visit to the exhibition with a stay at our campsite and enjoy! Would you like to book the package? Then call the campsite: 0599 564 255.

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Booking for 2024 is possible again!

It is possible to book for 2024 from 1 July 2023!

Please note:

For comfort pitches, Comfort pitches XL and Comfort pitches with private sanitary facilities applies:

Until 1 January 2024, it is only possible to book a minimum of 4 nights in April and a minimum of 7 days for the rest of the year.

From 1 January 2024 it is possible to book shorter stays!

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New in 2023: breakfast delivery service

Nothing better than waking up and having breakfast with freshly baked buns, right? This year, we have a new sandwich service, in collaboration with our local bakery 'Echte Bakker Timmer'. You can choose from a wide range of sandwiches, such as croissants, kaiser rolls, tiger buns and much more. Fancy something sweet? You can also order pastries, cakes and chocolate!

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New: 6-person family chalets with family box

We provide the 6-bed chalets with a handy family box with family games. You can also hire a high chair and a cot for free in 2023. The children's bedrooms will be pimped up, especially in a children's theme. Everything to enhance the experience for the whole family! Will we see you in one of these fun family chalets, which are specially designed for families with children! See you at Camping de Berken.

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