Blaarmeersen

from £17.00 to £27.95 Per unit

Overview

Lakeside setting, in a sports and recreation centre on the outskirts of Ghent

Apart from being a very well located en-route site, this is great for families of all ages and anyone wanting to visit some of Belgium’s most popular places, many of which are less than an hour’s drive away. Historic Ghent is a short bus ride from the site and there is loads to do in and around the adjacent leisure centre and lake.

Run by Danny Lamont for the city of Ghent, English spoken.

Location

The site is spread around the lake in the city of Ghent’s leisure complex. Ghent centre three miles, E40 motorway three miles, E17 motorway nine miles, Bruges 32 miles, Brussels 37 miles, Zeebrugge 40 miles, Calais 95 miles.

Pitches

The pitches are in paddocks of ten; open, shaded and part-shaded; most with electricity (up to 50m cable may be needed), some hardstanding pitches.

Information

Low Season
A quiet site; an ideal base to visit Ghent and Brussels and as a stopover to most of Europe. The site hosts a rugby tournament on 25-27 March 2016. It will also be extremely busy with football supporters on the weekend of Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June, 2016 due to a football tournament taking place.

High Season
Busy with visitors from all over Europe, especially during the Ghent festival on the weekend of Friday 15 to Sunday 24 July, 2016.

Worth noting
- 2016 1.5-31.8 maximum unit length 7m

- BBQs permitted (must be off the ground) - Dogs welcome

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities

Parking near reception; step to reception; Small step to bar and to shop; Adapted cubicles, including one with shower with seat and grab rails; washbasin with low level mirror and grab rails and one with raised wc with grab rails. Flat terrain with pathways and main routes, tarmac.

Facilities

Blaarmeersen has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Swimming lake

    Swimming lake

  • Bar/cafeterias

    Bar/cafeterias

  • Supermarket

    Supermarket

  • Multisports court

    Multisports court

  • BMX track

    BMX track

  • Diving, windsurfing, canoeing (with own equipment)

    Diving, windsurfing, canoeing (with own equipment)

  • Modern washblocks

    Modern washblocks

  • Wi-Fi on pitches (free)

    Wi-Fi on pitches (free)

  • Lake beach

    Lake beach

  • Snacks and take-away

    Snacks and take-away

  • Play areas and adventure park

    Play areas and adventure park

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Large sports centre adjacent including new climbing hall

    Large sports centre adjacent including new climbing hall

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

Reviews

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3.7

Arrival to site was good and just off the main road so easy to find and well signposted.

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Arrival to site was good and just off the main road so easy to find and well signposted. Staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. It was fairly easy to locate our pitch and as seems to be standard abroad we had our own secluded area with trees around it and was lovely and quiet. Drinking water was located close by also. The bus stops outside of the front gate and then a short tram ride sees you into Ghent itself. Transport runs til late. Its a great base for seeing Brussels with this being a train journey away. Toilet blocks were a bit dated and could do with a clean but the showers were in better condition. The onsite shop was a welcome feature selling local goods and early evening a beer kiosk opens. We aren't the sporty type but there was certainly plenty on site if that takes your fancy. Its a great site and located not too far from Dunkirk, slightly pricey compared to others but would definitely come here again.

  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3
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2.3

We visited Gent on the bus from a convienent bus stop near the site.

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We visited Gent on the bus from a convienent bus stop near the site.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 2
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3.3

Good site and nice secluded pitch.

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Good site and nice secluded pitch. Would have been perfect apart from the toilets were very dirty. Also, the nearest block of toilets and showers were closed the whole time we were there.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

Ideal for families as the lake would keep most children happy if the weather is good.

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Ideal for families as the lake would keep most children happy if the weather is good. Also a small lake for under 6 year olds plus climbing frames, water slides etc. all overseen by life guards. There were 2 cafe / bars by the lake and one on the main site which served OK food and a good range of beer. The toilet blocks were a bit dated and could have done with a good clean and the shower floors became very dirty from the sand on peoples footwear. Our pitch was the disappointment for us as, although a good size, it was very noisy compared to most we've stayed at so far. We asked to move but were given the "not possible" answer so endured the noise from the dual carriage way about 100 meters away behind the trees. We were also next to the "facilities" block where the recycling bins were located and people demonstrated their skills in making as much noise as possible, at all times of the day, when disposing of bottles. The waste collection commenced at 7-8am every day and they left their engines running for up to 15 minutes while they, we suspect, had a coffee. We were also warned that some pitches needed over 25 metres of hook up cable but reception would loan you an extension cable for a 30 euro deposit. There is a bus stop just outside the main gate with easy access to Gent and beyond or a good cycle path network with the possibility of hiring bikes. I think if we'd had a quieter pitch the site would have been OK but I'd recommend having a look at the plan and Google Earth before booking

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 4

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

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