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General

  • Peaceful park among the green outdoors of the Kempen
  • Popular region for getting into nature by foot, bike or car
  • Popular and 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.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act 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.

A charge of €0.25 (£0.22) applies for the use of shower.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Fab 15/10/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (basic)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location and facilities

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    Nothing

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A great site with clean facilities. Would stay again. 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The bathroom areas was very clean. Lots of different area to pitch up in. Loved the two play parks which were very close to the site.

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay extra for hot water, wish it was all included within the price per night.

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Toilets were very clean 19/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marie J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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    Toilets were very clean

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    Nothing

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Good night halt on the way to Hook of Holland Ferry. 10/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to pitch caravan, great facilities, helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Very little shade for touring caravans and having to pay for hot water.

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Very helpful and friendly staff. Great bar and riverside walks. ... 08/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gareth D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (basic)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very helpful and friendly staff. Great bar and riverside walks. Kasterlee, the nearby village has Aldi supermarket, helpful tourist information and bike rental shop. Stunning shower and toilet facilities. Clean and well ordered site.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of food options at the bar or basic food items. No trees in the campsite to provide shade from the hot sun. Noisy late night deliveries to a neighbouring establishment.

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Great site in a nice spot, good for all 31/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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    Easy to find and nicely laid out site. Lots of space and the hook ups are fine. Showers and loos look nearly new and work of an easy pre-paid card, change given when you leave (if there is any, not with my kids!)
    Swimming river with pontoon nice and very safe (4' deep) and ok for kayaking.
    We only had a stop off so only impressions but the village looks lovely as does the bar up the road.

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Already booked for return journey at end of July ! 08/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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    Everything, large flat pitch with all facilities. Staff excellent and very helpful.

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Friendly staff, facilities, local amenities 11/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joe Q. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (basic)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff, facilities, local amenities

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Very nice site 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean and friendly site, fully serviced pitches

    Disliked: 

    No shop but there is a Lidl up the road

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Great site in beautiful location. Very clean. 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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    The site was easy to find from the motorway. The owners were very friendly. The showers were very clean and close by. We would recommend the site and definitely return.

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    Nothing

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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

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Houtum 39, Kasterlee, Antwerp, Belgium, 2460
  • Timezone Europe/Brussels CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 51.2334°N 4.9781°E

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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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Camping Houtum cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Pitches: a €40.00 (£35.70) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.80 (£0.70) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
A charge of €0.25 (£0.22) applies for the use of shower.
Facilities/activities including the indoor playground are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
Pitches: a €40.00 (£35.70) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/02 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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