Come and enjoy a restful holiday at our green campsite near Apeldoorn, in the heart of the Veluwe National Park. Visitors of all ages feel at home at our well-kept, family friendly campsite in Vaassen. The site offers 160 spacious, well-maintained pitches, as well as accommodations, including touring caravans, motorhomes and a holiday cottage. We are accredited by the Royal Dutch Touring Club and were named ‘The most beautiful green campsite’ of 2019. Come and experience De Helfterkamp, Apeldoorn and the Veluwe National Park for yourself!
Walks, cycle routes and bike hire
In the area surrounding the campsite you will find over a dozen walks and cycle routes, which take you e.g. to the royal ‘Loo’ palace museum. The cycle route to Apeldoorn is a popular activity, as are the wildlife watching tours. You can rent a bike at the camping site. Prefer a mountain bike? There are plenty of trails in the area. We’d be happy to tell you more.
Wildlife spotting near Apeldoorn
You can see deer, foxes and other wildlife around De Helfterkamp and Apeldoorn in the Veluwe National Park. The Veluwe is known for its beautiful woodland, heather and sand plains, as well as friendly villages. Look out for ‘The Big Five’, the wildlife of the Veluwe. There are several wildlife watching tours. For more information, stop by our campsite shop. We’d love to help.
Surrounded by nature
With 14 hectares of woodland and fields De Helfterkamp is an oasis of green. There is a petting zoo with farm animals, and a stream that runs through and around our campsite. The shallow beck is a great place to paddle for the kids or even fish. Well behaved dogs are welcome to join you on your camping pitch or in the holiday cottage. There is an off-lead area just around the corner and great walks nearby.
The most beautiful green campsite – Royal Dutch Touring Club
The Royal Dutch Touring Club has named De Helfterkamp ‘The most beautiful green camping site’ of Holland in 2019. This is a great honour as the award was based on visitor votes, and because sustainability and the environment were important factors.