The popularity of glamping in the netherlands increased. It’s a unique way to combine the luxury and comfort of a traditional hotel stay with an outdoor camping experience.

What is glamping?

Glamping is a more glamorous form of camping, with resort-style services and amenities in a natural setting. This is often where mother nature and modern luxury meet.

Glamping is gaining popularity all over the world, including in the Netherlands.

Little hassle

One of the most laborious tasks you have to accomplish during your camping vacation is setting up your sleeping area. And one of the most miserable tasks is packing your tent at the end. With glamping, you don’t have to set up or pack anything. You don’t need to pitch a tent in the dark when you arrive at night, and you don’t need to pack a huge tent into a small bag at the end of the vacation. Glamping means you can arrive and leave at your own pace, stress-free.



Unlike camping, with glamping you don’t have to sleep on cold, hard ground. You can sleep in a warm and cozy bed. Say goodbye to back or hip pain you may experience from sleeping outside for a week. Whether you like the dunes or the Katwijk coast, glamping means sleeping in a comfortable bed and getting a good night’s sleep.

The best of both worlds

Glamping means you can have all the facilities of a traditional holiday while being able to take part in the outdoor activities that come with camping. For example, you can have a refrigerator and electricity, while having an open fire to grill your dinner or roast marshmallows. You can hike and get caught in the rain, but return to a warm cabin with cool, dry clothes. You can step out of your cozy bedroom and look up to see only the night sky. Having the facilities of classic accommodation and the authentic character of a camping holiday is a huge selling point.

Well secured

Protect your loved ones and valuables during your glamping vacation. Most glamping accommodations have efficient locks, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your valuables in a tent or locking them in your car.

Affordable family experience



Glamping and staycations are increasingly popular with families. Going abroad for summer holidays with the whole family can be very expensive; flights, accommodation, travel money and experiences all add up. As a result, a family vacation abroad this summer is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many people. Glamping offers you a viable alternative to traveling abroad with less travel time, reduced travel costs and often cheaper activities during your stay.

Photo opportunities

Both in the Netherlands and abroad, it cannot be denied that there are beautiful pieces of nature to discover. By glamping you are often in the middle of these large nature reserves. Whether you’re a hobbyist with an aperture or an SLR camera, you can be sure to capture some great sights on your vacation. Thanks to modern phones, most people can take great photos in an instant and capture precious family memories.

Ideal for parties

Many festivals now offer glamping as an option. Music lovers are often put off by the thought of staying in a crowded campsite, with loud and disruptive drunken revelers – or knowing they won’t be able to wash or shower for five days. Glamping offers festival goers the opportunity to stay in their own living space in a quieter part of the campsite. Every morning you can take a shower and a cup of tea before heading out with your best friends to see some of your favorite bands. This is why glamping is a great option to consider if you want to attend a festival in comfort, luxury and style.

In the middle of nature

The opportunity to be in nature is often the most compelling reason to choose a glamping holiday. With so much technology integrated into our lives, from smartphones to smart homes, many travelers are choosing to reconnect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

A stay in a resort or a hotel cannot be compared to a stay in nature. Glamping and being outdoors gives you a sense of freedom you won’t find on other vacations. Also, while glamping, you won’t find huge spiders or huge bugs sharing your sleeping bag with you!

Glamping at leisure park De Leistert



With so many stimuli in daily life, glamping holidays or on the camping on Ascension Day are ideal for relaxing and completely unwinding. There are many ways to comfortably spend the night at Recreatiepark Leistert! They offer high quality bungalows, but also a beautiful campsite. At the Leistert campsite you can enjoy the outdoor life on a camping pitch or in one of the accommodations. There are great facilities to be found and the park is super child friendly.