“Staying at Buitenplaats Beekhuizen for just one night made me feel like I went on a long relaxing holiday. Surrounded by beautiful Dutch nature, I found the peace and quietness I needed so badly.”
It’s hard to define Buitenplaats Beekhuizen in the Netherlands. It’s not a holiday park like others nor a regular camping, I guess you can say it’s unique in it’s own way. The park offers two kinds of accommodation: The Pods and the Lodge tents. We had the honor to stay in one of their Pods: pretty minimalistic cabins in a Scandinavian style. Staying at Buitenplaats Beekhuizen means back to basics, surrounded by nature – but with modern comfort.
The campsite is very spacious and if you’re lucky the only thing you will see from your window are trees, trees and more trees. What occurred to me as quite strange is that they ask for your age while making a booking. The reason for this is that they like to put people of the same age together. That might sound strange, but it’s actually really convenient and smart. Families with little kids go on field number one, near the playground. Families with teenagers go on field number two, with a big wide open field in the middle for playing games like soccer or badminton. Couples without children or elderly get placed on field number three, for complete peace and quietness.
During our stay in the Pod we enjoyed some old-fashioned games, talked all night and drank loads of wine. The next day we explored the surroundings. The park is located right on the border of the Veluwe so there are lots of walking routes to take. The cold weather didn’t bother us, in fact it made everything more cosy (and the Pods have a small heater, so don’t worry about being cold!).
Buitenplaats Beekhuizen is not only a good place to stay in summer or autumn, but it’s also perfect for wintercamping. Imagine this place covered in snow!