Campsite in Friesland, Gaasterland

Real camping with tent, caravan or camper

Campsite in Friesland

Real camping with tent, caravan or camper

Closer to Nature

For those of you having a camper, a caravan or a tent, De Waps offers large places with lots of intimacy and privacy. We keep your wishes in mind: a spot in the sun or in the shade, close to the playground or close to the forest.

At De Waps, we always succeed in finding the right spot for you

De Waps is also famous for its experience in authentic camping, which means that we don’t organise bingo evenings, there won’t be mobile homes that influence the atmosphere, neither will you find towers of beer crates. It is not by accident that De Waps has been awarded the label ‘charming campsite’ designated by the ANWB.


For those of you having a tent, we offer a number of special places. These are places on top of little hills which are typical for the region of Friesland, called ‘terpen’ in Dutch. From a terp, you have a magnificent view on the fields of the Fonteinwei.

Rustic environment

Close to nature

Campsite de Waps is located in a rural area on the edge of the Fontein forest. You can spot squirrels, woodpeckers and occasionally even an owl. If you get up early, you can frequently spot deer crossing the fields alongside the camping.

A bit further ahead, you will find the hills that are incorporated in the sloping landscape, in between forests, acres and meadows. You’ll spot numerous birds on the horizon, while the sun changes into a metallic pink in the reflection of the Ijssel Lake.

Next to the camping you find the forest pond in the ‘back garden’ of the Waps and after a 5 minute walk, you arrive at the dragonfly reserve De Wyldemerk. In this freely accessible nature reserve owned by Staatsbosbeheer you’ll find a hidden treasure of flora and fauna.

Other than dragonflies and damselflies, there are also goats and cows and rare plats and flowers to be found in the Wyldemerk. A visit not to be missed!

Experience and discover

At and around Campsite de Waps, children can discover and experience loads of new things. The youngest children can take a walk on the Kabouterpad (the Gnome’s Path) with a real gnome’s hat, or they can look for owl’s pellets near the lake.

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In the area within cycling distance are the sandy beaches of the IJsselmeer for which young and old can experience and play.

Every day during high season, the Waps’ animation team are ready to play fun games with your children.

In the morning or in the early evening your children are welcome to play dodgeball, play hide and seek, build huts, do a treasure hunt or be creative. If the weather’s bad, we’ll move inside to the lounge next to the reception.

Walking & Cycling

After an overnight stay at Camping de Waps, near the lovely Oudemirdum, you get on your bike. Straight through the Fonteinbos you first cycle to the Wyldemerk. Long ago, an annual fair was held here, hence the name.

Sand extraction has created a large puddle, which is connected to De Luts (part of the Eleven Cities Route.) Shallow swallows nest in the sand embankment and part of the is classified as a Dragonfly Reserve. Along the dike of the IJsselmeer you cycle to the cozy Oudemirdum where you definitely have to get off. You will pass the Fontein, a church from 1790.

Walking route:

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