Camping Houtum

From €15 For 1 night, 6 adults 9.3 22 reviews
Large pitches (added by manager 08 Jun 2017)
Café (added by manager 08 jun 2017)
Outside area (added by manager 08 jun 2017)
Play area (added by manager 19 jun 2017)

  • Peaceful park among the green outdoors of the Kempen
  • Popular region to access outdoor activities by foot, bike or car
  • Sociable bar and café, with regular summer events
What a pretty part of Belgium this is – in the green Kempen, the north-eastern Belgium (and south-eastern Netherlands) region making up a popular place to retreat for remote breaks among scenic landscapes of pine forest, wetlands, moors and sandy heath. Among the Kempen and in the Antwerp province near the small town of Kasterlee is Camping Houtum, a spacious, popular but peaceful place just under an hour's drive from Antwerp. It's a family-friendly and dog-friendly site, with bike and walking paths all around these nature-filled and quiet parts. The site has a sand volleyball area, a playground and a pétanque court to keep you occupied – and might you desire drinkies too? As any self-respecting barfly will know, a truly good bar (or restaurant) can be measured by whether it's popular with locals as well as holidaymakers: the lively bar-restaurant at Camping Houtum most certainly fits the boozy and foodie bill, as many a local drops in here for tipples and vittles. Make your way to the bar in the afternoon or evening for a bite to eat, a mojito, a natter with locals or other guests, or a beery afternoon with your book – or head to the site's Café de Congé for indoor and outdoor games, more nattering options and snacks and drinks. Regular events in high season include billiards evenings and nights for cards, bingo, dancing and barbecues. Camping Houtum is an excellently-maintained site, family run since 1975. It's well laid out in green surroundings with spacious pitches, and well-kept amenities including showers and toilets.

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Touring caravan pitches 60
Motorhome pitches 60
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Caravans for hire 3
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Facilities/activities including the indoor playground are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • The SEP (shower) card has credit worth €10 on it, allowing guests to use the showers for approximately 33 minutes. Any extra credit used will be charged at check-out.

Languages spoken

Dutch

English

French

German

Open from Fri, 23 Jun 2023 to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

lovely campsite not too far from Antwerpen but far enough to be…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Chiara P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: lovely campsite not too far from Antwerpen but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. Cleanest campsite facilities we have been in and lovely little cafe, just a shame it wasn't dog friendly.

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Great site for anyone with or without kids

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Kylie R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: Very clean and tidy throughout the whole site. The staff were amazing so friendly and always had time for you. They were very interested were we came from and gave us great advice about the local area.

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A nice , clean, friendly and well organised campsite.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jonathan D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Nice, clean and well organised campsite with friendly and helpful staff. Very close to a great theme park.

Disliked: For tent dwellers, the campsite advertised that the car can be parked by the unit, however this was not the case. We had to park our car about 30 metres away, which isn’t too bad but still not ideal.

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Nice clean campground, we just stayed one night. Very friendly and helpful…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Nice clean campground, we just stayed one night. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice little café area warm showers. We would come again.

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Well maintained site with good facilities and friendly, helpful staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: Clean, modern facilities. Friendly, helpful staff. Information available for walks, bike rides etc.

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The campsite was very clean with lovely clean showers, and modern ameneties,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: The campsite was very clean with lovely clean showers, and modern ameneties, i would especialy like to thank the young Dutch lady on reception as she was extremely helpfull and always happy ,she made the camping experiance even better.

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A real find

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Jamie H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: The welcome we received from the young lady on reception was beyond helpful, she was warm friendly and even helped plan future parts of our trip. The bathrooms were warm and clean. Although we didn’t take advantage of the fresh bread service this was a great touch. Loved the location the whole area is nice, clean and such a nice place to venture around.

Disliked: I found the prepaid shower cards a bit over kill and the rate of which the money is charged at is very quick. the pitches were well spaced but no path to walk on which on pitch field so not good if wet in the morning.

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Excellent stopover wish we had longer to explore

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Diana N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: Excellent welcome receptionist very helpful. Pitch was on grass. A little soggy due to alot of rain. All facilities were pristine. Great walks and cycle rides. Abundance of restaurants.

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Very good site lots of activities, good walking areas.

Overall 10/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Tjeerd d. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch

Liked: Excellent service of check in staff

Disliked: Electric hook up needed to run my cable through access road.

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The pumpkins were amazing!…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The pumpkins were amazing!

Disliked: The pitch was advertised as being able to park next to the tent, but this was not the case. The tent camping area is a car free zone. You can park very close to the camping area, but have to walk around a fence to go between tent and car. This became a bit frustrating in the heavy rain.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Pétanque

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Camping Houtum

Houtum 39

Kasterlee

Antwerp

Belgium

2460

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Brussels CEST (GMT+02:00)

GPS

51.23341°N
4.97814°W

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Around the Kempen, dozens of activities and options for days out are available within 50 kilometres – at most – of the site. There's paintballing and laser quest; mooching around flea markets; dips in public pools; family farms; spas and saunas; indoor skiing; amusement parks; a casino and a couple of dozen museums… Among all that lot, the closest attractions and activities are the indoor play centre and miniature golf course a few minutes' drive away in Kasterlee; the Bobbejaanland amusement park and the laser quest and paintballing centre of lasergames, both at Lichtaart, and the rather fab National Playing Card Museum, within about 20 minutes' drive at Turnhout. You also must have an amble around Antwerp if you're staying in the region: the province capital just under an hour's drive away has plenty to see and do, such the glittering diamond district (coo sweetly/ beseechingly at your other half) and the 14th-century cathedral displaying four paintings by Rubens.
  • Does Camping Houtum have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Houtum dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Houtum? Around the Kempen, dozens of activities and options for days out are available within 50 kilometres – at most – of the site. There's paintballing and laser quest; mooching around flea markets; … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Houtum?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Houtum? From £12.81 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.