New in 2023: breakfast delivery service
Nothing better than waking up and having breakfast with freshly baked buns, right? This year, we have a new sandwich service, in collaboration with our local bakery 'Echte Bakker Timmer'. You can choose from a wide range of sandwiches, such as croissants, kaiser rolls, tiger buns and much more. Fancy something sweet? You can also order pastries, cakes and chocolate!
- WIFI has been upgraded with more antenna masts and new equipment.
- We are trying to generate more and more of our own energy by investing in solar panels.
- It is now also possible to rent a rental chalet for 4 people and bring the dog along.
- Pitch 95 has become a large comfort pitch on a field with rental chalets
- The pitches with private sanitary units 14 and 15 have been enlarged by placing posts instead of bushes
- The private sanitary units 145 - 154 have electric water heaters instead of geysers
Camping with the May holidays!
Camping during the May holiday in Drenthe in 2023? At our campsite, we provide a whole range of fun activities for children or the whole family. Curious about these activities? Check out the recreational programmes here. There are also many fun activities in the immediate vicinity. Check out our top 10 activities for children.
Glamping with children in Drenthe
Glamping is a term that has gained more and more popularity in recent years. Glamping is a combination of the word 'glamour' and 'camping'. It stands for camping, but with the luxury that you get when you stay in a hotel. At Camping de Berken in Gasselte (Drenthe), you can fully enjoy nature with all the comforts of home!
Renting accommodation with a dog
Taking the dog on holiday is much more fun! Read all about renting accommodation with your dog here
Camping close to the Hunebed Highway
Hunebedden are a typical Drenthe sight. Rent a camping pitch, studio or chalet at De Berken camp site and experience history up close!
Summer holidays? Go camping in Drenthe!
Summer holidays are almost upon us. Have you already booked a holiday or are you still in doubt about your destination? We can't say it often enough: celebrate your summer holidays with us at Camping De Berken in Drenthe!
Camping with the dog
Do you have a dog and are going on holiday? A holiday abroad involves a lot of arranging. If you choose not to take the dog with you, a boarding or babysitting address is necessary. If you do take the dog with you, you will soon have to think about the right vaccinations and procedures, especially when you go abroad. Also, a long (car) journey can be uncomfortable for the dog. Fortunately, many campsites in the Netherlands now allow you to bring your four-legged friend along! Like at campsite de Berken in Gasselte in Drenthe.
Can you bring your dog to the campsite?
Many campsites allow you to bring your dog along. This is often clearly indicated, because sometimes it differs per site whether a dog is allowed or not. At our campsite, dogs are welcome everywhere. Outside the campsite there is space to let your dog out and on the campsite itself he should always be on a leash. In addition, we take extra account of the possible presence of pets in our Berken-Studios and rental chalets with dog.
Check availability online now!
Would you like to know the availability of a pitch or accommodation? You can now see this for yourself at the various camping and rental options! Enter the dates and a map with the available numbers will appear below! Check availability now
New for the 2022 season
In 2022 we will continue to renew our facilities. We will do everything we can to remain at the forefront of the quality of all our facilities, rental accommodation and private sanitary facilities.
See below the most important renewals for the season 2022:
Theprivate sanitary facilities at numbers 21 - 24 will be provided with new private sanitary cabins.
The shower system with passes will be cancelled and replaced by a free system.
the rental chalets 128 and 129 will be replaced by new chalets and will also get new outdoor sets.
The electricity system (for the campers) will be provided with new meters with 10 amp. It remains possible to purchase 16 amp. at a charge. The rate is exclusive of the use of electricity € 0.40 per KwH.
Curious about the other innovations? Click on more info!
Come and camp at Camping de Berken for Easter
Time flies and before you know it, we'll all be enjoying our Easter breakfast together. What could be more enjoyable than having that Easter breakfast at Camping de Berken? Come and enjoy Easter camping in Drenthe at our campsite!
Camping on the Hondsrug: what is there to do? Our top 4 activities
Will you be camping at Camping de Berken? You will find yourself in the middle of the Hondsrug between cities like Groningen, Emmen and Assen. An ideal location, because there is more than enough to do in this area. Just like at our campsite. For everyone who wants to do something outside the campsite on a regular basis, we have put together a top 4 of activities:
Come camp at Camping de Berken on Ascension Day or Whitsun Day!
Can't wait for the summer to visit the campsite again? Then come and enjoy camping or renting something on Ascension Day and/or Whitsun Day at Camping de Berken!
Luxury rental properties in Drenthe
A private spot in the beautiful nature of Drenthe; it is a long-cherished dream of many. You too can experience this dream, by making use of the many rental possibilities of Camping de Berken. Whether you are looking for the luxury of a chalet or the camping feeling of a tent - at our picturesque location you will find complete relaxation. Below we tell you more about the rental options.
By choosing our child-friendly campsite in Drenthe, you are choosing an adventurous holiday in your own country. On the campsite itself, children will find endless opportunities to have fun. There are lovely playgrounds and we have a fantastic crafts loft. We would also like to draw your attention to our recreational programme, which is not the same every day. In addition, of course, there is plenty to do outside the campsite. If there is one province where children will not be bored, it is Drenthe. This is our Top 10.
Hotel room in nature: experience it in Drenthe!
Do you like the luxury of a hotel but also the peace and quiet of nature? Then choosing your holiday destination is undoubtedly a difficult puzzle every year. Fortunately, Camping de Berken now offers the solution in the form of the Berkenstudio. This is a kind of luxury hotel room, but in the middle of the green nature of Drenthe. In this article we tell you all about it!
Campsite in Drenthe with sanitary facilities on walking distance
Many people have a love-hate relationship with camping. There is nothing like spending time in the open air, but the endless search for a toilet facility in the dead of night is often not to their liking. Fortunately, this is not the case at De Berken, because our campsite in Drenthe offers modern sanitary facilities within walking distance of all camping pitches.
Everything for the children and a little for yourself
If the children are happy, our holiday is a success". For many parents of young children, this is an important criterion when choosing their holiday destination. Logical, of course, because what is better than to see your children enjoying themselves on holiday. But don't count yourself out! As parents, how do you ensure that you enjoy yourself as much as possible?
What does a good family campsite have to fulfil?
When you go on holiday and want to go camping, you look for a campsite that appeals to the whole family. Campsites come in all shapes and sizes and a campsite that is suitable for toddlers is not necessarily suitable for older children. The trick is therefore to find a family campsite that has enough to offer both young and old. These are the criteria that such a family campsite must fulfil:
4 advantages of camping in Drenthe
Nowadays, there are more options than ever when it comes to going on holiday. From adventurous treks abroad to stays in luxurious hotels and from glamping at tropical locations to camping in Drenthe. Although the latter option sounds less exciting, it is not all that bad. Why? We will explain below. Camping in Drenthe offers many advantages:
Stay in a hikers cabin in Drenthe
Finding the desired holiday destination is not always easy. The simplicity of camping, for example, does not appeal to everyone, while the hustle and bustle of a hotel certainly has its drawbacks. Do you also find it difficult to choose between the above options? Then consider the golden mean: a stay in an authentic hiker's hut in Drenthe!
5 tips for child-friendly camping in Drenthe
For children, camping is a treat: playing outside with other children all day long. And the presence of an animation team means you can relax as a parent. But how do you choose the best child-friendly campsite in Drenthe?
This is what makes Drenthe special for children
Drenthe means peace, space and enjoying healthy forest air. As adults, we have more than enough of that; after all, holiday time is meant for de-stressing. But whether peace and quiet captivate your children is very much the question. Children want to romp around and have something to discover. They want to have adventures.
What do children love about camping?
The camping season is over and the children are back at school, with a week of autumn holidays as a welcome break. Perhaps you are taking them into the woods to look for mushrooms, an amusement park is on the programme, or you have other plans. Going camping' is probably not one of them, because apart from the campsites with mostly regular guests, most seasonal campsites are already closed.
Why go to a quiet campsite?
You are busy enough with the hectic pace of everyday life. Work commitments, private obligations and other environmental influences all demand your attention. Once in a while, it is time to escape from this hustle and bustle. You then consciously choose a quiet holiday and, of course, this is most easily found at a quiet camp site.
On expedition in Drenthe
Spring. Who does not long for it? Especially after all the wet and stormy weather of the past few days, it is high time for some sunshine and milder conditions. The season of small and large holiday and camping trade fairs has already begun, which means that we are already more or less in the spring mood - weather or no weather.
What are the best activities for children at a campsite?
On and around a campsite like Camping de Berken there is plenty to do. Especially for children, who can play to their heart's content in the green surroundings and have endless fun. Can you use a little inspiration? Below, we have listed the best activities for children at and around our campsite:
Camping still gains ground
We can look back on a beautiful and busy season with changing weather. By the way, it is always nice to experience that children don't care about that. They go on adventures anyway, weather or no weather. And if it is too much for them, many campsites also offer indoor activities. We have our indoor playground and craft loft for that and they make good use of it.
Little people love Drenthe
Little people love Drenthe. As an exception, we are not referring to the many children who enjoy an unforgettable camping holiday on and around our campsite. No, in this case we are referring to the 'Funnel Beaker People', small people from a distant past who left unique historical traces in Drenthe.
Want to cook? Nothing nicer than cooking in the open air
Are you still looking for a gift for Saint Nicholas or Christmas? And preferably a gift that the whole family can enjoy, for example during the next camping holiday in Drenthe? Then a skottelbraai or cobb might be something for you. Both outdoor cooking appliances are a versatile and above all safe alternative to the barbecue.
Discovering Drenthe for two? This is our Top 10
Lovely, such a camping holiday in Drenthe. And at Camping De Berken, we make our guests feel so comfortable that you hardly want to leave the grounds. But, to be honest, that's a bit of a waste. After all, there is so much to discover and experience in Drenthe. Looking for fun trips for just the two of you? Take advantage of our personal Top 10.