When you go camping for the first time, you will notice that one camping site is not the other camping site. This is especially the case if you decide to pitch your tent in one of the larger, luxury campsites in the Netherlands and Belgium. If you report to the reception and want to check in, you will see that there are different types of camping pitches. Which camping pitch is best for you depends on what kind of camping holiday you want to take.
Camping – Which species are most common?
In general, three types of camping pitches can be found around campsites:
– Tourist pitches
– Annual pitches
– Seasonal pitches
We will briefly explain the difference between these places (insofar as this is not clear) and give advice on what to look for when booking a place.
It is most likely that you will rent a tourist site. This is a camping pitch that can be rented for a few days or weeks. Since most people go camping for only a few days or a few weeks, this is the most popular type of camping spot. Campsites will therefore mainly consist of tourist sites.
You can think of renting a tourist location as renting a hotel room. This means that if you book such a place in advance, you often have to pay in advance. In addition, you will not get the amount back if you decide to cancel your camping holiday. However, you are entitled to a refund of the tourist tax. You can also prevent this by taking out cancellation insurance.
A seasonal pitch is, as the name suggests, a place that can be rented for an entire season (three months). This option can best be compared to temporary rental and it is therefore more important to do good research into the facilities and rules of the campsite.
A seasonal pitch is a camping pitch that you rent for one season. The camping equipment must be removed at the end of the season. When choosing a seasonal pitch, you will first pay attention to location and facilities. Campsites also have rules and conditions that can have a major impact on your holiday pleasure.
An annual pitch can best be compared to renting a room or apartment. However, there are a number of differences, the most important of which is that there is no rental protection for a long stay on recreational land. This means that you have to read the contract that you sign carefully to avoid the contract being terminated by the campsite manager.
It is therefore important to choose a reliable campsite before you invest in your hideaway. For example, a mobile home is not simply moved. Fortunately, campsites that are affiliated with the ANWB can be trusted in this area, so you can rest assured that the contract will not simply be terminated without a valid reason.
The choice to stay on a campsite for a year is therefore a decision that you do not make overnight, because there are many hooks and eyes. For the avid campers, however, it is a dream come true as a few days of camping is not challenging enough for them.