Camping de Berken is a true family business. In 1960, Jaap & Lammie Heijn started the “Theehuis Heijn” next door. However, since 1967 they have been running the campsite from a home on the campsite grounds. Daughter Bea and her husband Jan van der Weide joined the team in 1979. The company was run by this foursome until 1989. In that year daughter Agnes and her husband Henk Kaptein joined the team.
Until 2010 the above-mentioned people further developed Camping de Berken and made it into what it is now, a modern and high-quality company (ANWB rating of 4 stars) that still pays ample attention to the individual camper.
In 2011 the team was strengthened with Jos van der Weide, the son of Bea & Jan and thus the 3rd generation of the family!
Jos was trained in the real estate world, but after some adventures decided that there are sufficient challenges in the field of recreation as well.
Let’s return to the old “Theehuis Heijn” now; after having been leased out for 44 years this catering establishment is now back under full control of the family. Agnes and Henk are running this business, whereas Jan, Bea and Jos van der Weide are mainly focused on the campsite.
It is said that youth is the future. Well, that certainly applies to the staff at Camping de Berken when you look at our history! But no matter what the future will bring,
Camping de Berken will remain an intimate, friendly campsite. For you this means that there will always be time for a friendly chat, for example.
Why is it that we still find so much pleasure in our work? “Because your holiday is very important to you!”
We hope to see you soon at Camping de Berken!
Bea, Jan, Agnes, Henk and Jos