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Watersportcamping Heeg
1 acre
Water sports mecca right on the shore in the Netherland's beautiful lake district
Friesland, in the Netherland's northwest, has lakes. Lots and lots of lakes. When the Frisian peasants dug their boggy wetlands for peat fuel, the scars left on this flat landscape caused countless rivers and waterways to form. Well the farmer's loss is the holidaymakers gain as today, Friesland is the centre for Dutch watersports. Surprisingly little known outside of the Netherlands, the Dutch lake district attracts scores of eager aquatic adventurers from the rest of the country, keen to savour this blissfully tranquil region with only around 160 people per square km. The region's many charming towns and villages are interlinked by canals and it is on the outskirts of one such lovely lakeside settlement, Heeg, that we find another watersport oasis. While Watersportcamping Heeg won't be winning any prizes in the imaginative naming stakes, the site can't be bettered for location. Right on the shores of a vast, sparkling lake, the site accommodates around 150 touring pitches on nearly 25 acres of pristine grass. Take a few steps to the shore and you have your choice of water-based pursuits to enjoy from falcon sailboat hire and kite surfing, to sloop lessons or just a good old fashioned swim. This is a mecca for water sports fans, with a chilled out beach party vibe throughout, (helped in no small measure by the buzzy beach bar and 'Dutchtubs' for hire). And then there is Heeg itself. Just a leisurely 5 minute stroll from site, this most quintessential of Dutch villages is utterly idyllic. Why not enjoy a traditional treat of smoked eel on the banks of the Heegermeer lake? Or visit nearby Ijlst, the home of the singularly Frisian sport of fierljeppen – that's... er... canal vaulting to you and me. The annual summer celebration of this traditional pastime is not to be missed, if only for the facial expressions of the hapless vaulters.
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Hosted by Watersport C.Joined in September 2018
From the host
Our guest praise our campsite especially because of its magnificent location. In the middle of the Frisian lake district, adjacent to the water with our own beach but also within walking distance of the quaint little village Heeg. The level of hospitability on our campsite is very high (even if we say so ourselves) and there is a pleasant, creative and international vibe. The vast range of watersport facilities on offer are ideal for adventurous guests.
Nearby attractions
Friesland may be the most pure, strong willed and authentic province of the Netherlands. Nature is as you would expect it in the Netherlands; flat open countryside with lots and lots of waterways and lakes. The land is bordered by dykes because the level of the water is higher than the land. There is lots of culture to explore, they have their own language, their own local dishes and many typical Frisian sports like Skutsjesilen, firljeppen and kaetsen. Surrounded by quaint villages and small cities, while Amsterdam is only a 75 minute drive
Food and drink
At only a 5 minute walk from our campsite you are in the centre of the quaint village of Heeg where you can find many different places to eat and drink. You’ll find a map filled with secret hotspots at our reception. As an example we suggest Omke Jan in Woudsend, a village only 3 km from our campsite. The restaurant is based in an authentic typical Frisian farmhouse which was redecorated recently by Piet Hein Eek, probably one of the most well-known Dutch designers at the moment. The food is locally sourced and bio-friendly. But for us the most special place to eat is on top of our own dyke overlooking the water while enjoying one of the most beautiful summersets. Cooking over your own fire while enjoying a glass of “lemonade”.

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