Welcome to Camping de Witte Buizerd

Camping De Witte Buizerd is located in Drenthe, just against the border of Groningen, in the village of Drouwenerveen.

A small-scale campsite, where peace and enjoyment of nature are paramount

Since August 2022, we, Don, Lindy and Demy, have owned Camping de Witte Buizerd. A dream come true and we hope everyone who comes here will enjoy our beautiful campsite.

There are many nutrient-rich trees and shrubs on our property. Think plums, raspberries, cherries, apples, pears and much more to discover. You can stay overnight in your own tent, caravan or motorhome. But there are also options to rent a retro caravan or to stay in the holiday flat.

There is a camping field where you can freely choose a spot, here you will also find some electricity points. The sanitary area is in the barn at the beginning of the campsite.

If you go more for back to basics, we have a number of off-the-grid spots, these spots are hidden in the greenery and have their own fire pit. You can use the compost toilets and outdoor shower.

Photo of Lindy, Don and Demy

As you can already read, there is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy our grounds but also the beautiful surroundings. There is plenty to do nearby because of its central location. For example, you can enjoy hiking, cycling or canoeing. The following places are definitely worth a visit:

  • Borger – visit the largest hunebed.
  • Stadskanaal – for a bit of shopping.
  • The Hondsrug – wonderful hiking area.
  • Boomkroonpad – hiking atop the treetops.
  • Het Nije Hemelriek – one of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands, great for hiking, but in summer you can swim here.

You will find various maps and brochures of the area with us.

A small-scale campsite, where peace and enjoyment of nature are paramount

Since August 2022, we, Don, Lindy and Demy, have owned Camping de Witte Buizerd. A dream come true and we hope everyone who comes here will enjoy our beautiful campsite.

There are many nutrient-rich trees and shrubs on our property. Think plums, raspberries, cherries, apples, pears and much more to discover. You can stay overnight in your own tent, caravan or motorhome. But there are also options to rent a retro caravan or to stay in the holiday flat.

There is a camping field where you can freely choose a spot, here you will also find some electricity points. The sanitary area is in the barn at the beginning of the campsite.

If you go more for back to basics, we have a number of off-the-grid spots, these spots are hidden in the greenery and have their own fire pit. You can use the compost toilets and outdoor shower.

Photo of Lindy, Don and Demy

Instead of camping, book our beautiful holiday apartment, fully equipped. As you can already read, there is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy our grounds but also the beautiful surroundings. There is plenty to do nearby because of its central location. For example, you can enjoy hiking, cycling or canoeing. The following places are definitely worth a visit:

  • Borger – visit the largest hunebed.
  • Stadskanaal – for a bit of shopping.
  • The Hondsrug – wonderful hiking area.
  • Boomkroonpad – hiking atop the treetops.
  • Het Nije Hemelriek – 1 of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands, great for hiking, but in summer you can swim here.

You will find various maps and brochures of the area with us.

Camping site

The camping field hosts our 2 caravans and has ample space for several tents and caravans.
There are also several power points here.
Attached to the small barn is a place to do your dishes and the large barn houses the sanitary facilities.

Off the Grid

The spots that are off-the-grid are a bit further on our property. These are lovely places that are more in the greenery. Each off-the-grid spot has a fire pit and is surrounded by greenery. There is no electricity in these places.

There are two composting toilets and an outdoor shower. Water bags for showering can be borrowed from us, if you want to recharge something, you can just do so at our barn.

Retro caravans

Chateau

Retro Caravan

Knaus

Retro Caravan

You can stay in our retro caravans with 2 people. Each caravan has a deck with awning so you can sit outside in all weathers. Both caravans have a small cooker, sink, small fridge, benches with table and a double bed (Chateau caravan 195×140. Knaus caravan 195×130). You can use the sanitary facilities in the barn.

Rates

Camping spot

11,-p.p.p.n.
  • ordinary place/off the grid

Retro caravan

45,-p.n.
  • cleaning fee € 15
Retrocaravans
  • Suitable for 2 persons
  • Minimum stay is 2 nights
  • Surcharge dog € 5,- p.n.
General surcharges
  • Tourist tax: € 1.30 p.p.p.n.
  • Children up to 3 years: free
  • Children 3 to 12 years: €7 p.p.p.n.

Surroundings

What is there to do?

Hiking

Photo beautiful wetlandsDe Witte Buizerd lies between Hondsrug and Hunzedal, two areas with several beautiful hiking routes. 3 km from here is the Drouwenerzand, recently a geological monument and a fantastic hiking area. Right on the doorstep here is the catchment area of the Hunze foothills with the picturesque Bronneger. Following that, upstream is the Hunze Valley with the Breevenen water catchment area recommended for a lovely day’s walk. If you head a little further north-east, you’ll find yourself in Groningen’s Westerwolde; here, too, there are plenty of walking routes through varied countryside. Take a look at the Forestry Commission website

For our guests, we have hiking routes and maps to borrow.

Photo cycling familyCycling region hunebeds

54 hunebeds can be found in the Netherlands. Of these, most are in Drenthe. These originally ancient tombs are real attractions. The hunebed stones arrived in the Netherlands during an ice age. They came along with a glacier and when it melted, the hunebed stones were left behind. The stones come all the way from Finland and Sweden. The following route takes you past all the hunebeds and is very suitable for cycling with children. However, you should bear in mind that the route is quite long and you will need several days for it. Of course, if that is not for your children, you can always choose to cycle only part of the route. A tour of all hunebeds Distance: 292 km Time: several days Difficulty: medium-difficult Route: Meppel – Havelte – Appelscha – Steenbergen – Assen – Rolde – Balloërveld – Noordlaren – Zuidlaren – Annen – Gieten – Gasselte – Borger – Exloo – Valthe – Odoorn – Emmen

  • From Meppel, cycle towards Havelte.
  • You then cycle through the Appelscha forestry towards the Fochteloërveen.
  • Straight through that nature reserve you then cycle past Assen towards Rolde in a curve. You then cycle through the Balloërveld towards Noordlaren.
  • From Noordlaren, it goes south again and via Zuidlaren, Annen, Gieten and Gasselte you cycle to Borger.
  • You then head towards Odoorn via Exloo and Valthe.
  • The last part of the route takes you past the hunebeds around and in Emmen.
  • Emmen is the end point of the route. Optionally, you can cycle back to Meppel from here, which is about 65 kilometres longer.

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© Het Drentse Landschap / Hans Dekker

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© Het Drentse Landschap / Hans Dekker

So when you cycle this route, you pass all the hunebeds in the Netherlands. To best plan and prepare for the trip, it is best to buy a route book, which contains maps, accommodation options and lots of information about the hunebeds. Next to the Hunebedcentrum in Borger, you can find the largest hunebed in the Netherlands. For more cycling routes in Drenthe, check out the site Eindje om in Drenthe.nl

Aerial view of LOFARLOFAR

‘The eyes of the earth’ is called LOFAR. It is the world’s largest radio telescope. LOFAR is an international project, but the central part is located in east of the Hondsrug in the transition area to the Veenkoloniën, a few kilometres from Camping de Witte Buizerd. The LOFAR area is a nature reserve in development, and a paradise for birds.

Photo children at 25degrees North
At the neighbours

Our neighbours, recreation company 25Graden North, offers numerous adventure, play and sports activities for children and adults.

Horseback riding

Manege Gasselte and manege Les Chevaux in Buinen offer outdoor horse rides especially for holidaymakers.

Golf

There are golf courses in Gasselternijveen, Ees and Exloo for visitors.

With kids

Underwater photo of child swimming in pool

Tasting culture and history

(a small sample of what’s on offer)Photo of Hunnebed

  • The Drents Museum in Assen is a wonderful museum with an interesting permanent collection (including the Girl of Yde) and great changing exhibitions. Highly recommended!
  • Remembrance centre Camp Westerbork shows the history of this camp in WWII
  • The Veenpark in Barger-Compascuum shows how people lived in the time of the peat cutters
  • The Veenkoloniaal museum in Veendam showcases the history of ‘brown gold’, as the peat was called, and peat-colonial shipping
  • Museum village Orvelte provides a fine picture of the Drenthe of old with its Saxon farms, blacksmith shop and sawmill
  • Groningen and the Groninger Museum are easily accessible by car or bus from here

Contact

Telephone

+31649202522

Email

campingdewittebuizerd@gmail.com

Address

Zuideind 21 9525TJ Drouwenerveen

Check-in and out times

Check-in between 14:00 and 22:00 Check-out between 8:30 and 11:30 Any customised check-in and check-out times by arrangement.

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