Welcome to Campsite De Helfterkamp

Visitors of all ages feel at home at our well-kept, family friendly campsite in the heart of the Veluwe National Park. Our peaceful and comfortable campsite offers 160 spacious pitches and well-maintained camping spaces, as well as several types of accommodation. Dogs are welcome on your pitch or in the holiday cottage. You can expect warm, country-style hospitality, a friendly atmosphere and a sense of home coming. In addition, we have all the facilities needed for a great holiday, for those in search of family fun, as well as rest and relaxation.

Bare feet in the green grass, birdsong in the air, kids playing happily, the joy of experiencing the peace and quiet of the woodland surroundings together: that’s De Helfterkamp! Pop by any time to have a look around or get in touch for more information or a tour of the site. We’re here to help you have a wonderful holiday.

Bart en Kirsten Looijmans & Team De Helfterkamp

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The Royal Dutch Touring Club has named De Helfterkamp ‘The most beautiful green camping site of 2019’. Such an honour and a reward! Bart and Kirsten accepted the award of behalf of the whole team at the start of 2019. The campsite is situated amongst fields and woodland, next to a stream in the heart of the Veluwe National Park. Much attention is paid to green space, sustainability and hospitality.


‘Zoover’ rates our campsite at 9.6 and calls it ‘phenomenal’. This is based on over 175 reviews written by visitors of De Helfterkamp. It’s something we’re very proud of!

We score 9+ ratings in all categories: child friendliness, cleanliness, value for money, location and bathroom facilities.

In 2018 we were awarded no less than 4 stars, and for 2019 we are accredited by the Royal Dutch Touring Club as well as Charme Camping. Something to be proud of! The Royal Dutch Touring Club writes, “Camping site De Helfterkamp is a small, charming, quiet family campsite in Vaassen in the Veluwe. The friendly atmosphere attracts especially families with young children as well as mature couples.”

‘Charme Camping’ rate our campsite at 4 stars for 2018. A great accreditation for our quiet, well-kept camping site, where we love to live and work with all our hearts. We’ve also been named ‘Charme Camping’ in 2019 by the Royal Dutch Touring Club. ‘Charme Campings’ are campsites that offer something special in terms of location, peace and quiet and hospitality.

What are campsite visitors say

De Helfterkamp’s Story

Originally the Helfterkamp was part of the estate of Castle Cannenburgh. During WWII the Germans took possession of the estate and leased plots of the land. After the war the estate became government property. They enabled the tenants to buy plots of land. At that time the plot was referred to as ‘De Hester’. Once it was fenced off it became known as ‘De Hesterkamp’. A spelling error in the land registry turned it into ‘Helfterkamp’. Although it might not have been a mistake. After all, ‘hester’ is another word for a young sow! In 2012 Bart and Kirsten became the proud owners of De Helfterkamp. They moved their family from the south of Holland to Vaassen in the Veluwe, to embark on a new hospitality venture and start the next chapter of the Helfterkamp’s story.

Accreditations we are proud of

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