Blaarmeersen

from £20.55 to £33.80 Per unit

Overview

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

  • Campsites that are perfect for a short getaway

    Great site for short breaks

  • Campsites with great activities and/or entertainment

    Great site for activities & entertainment

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

Apart from being a very well located en-route, city 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.

Owned and managed by Farys 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 3 miles, E40 motorway 3 miles, E17 motorway 9 miles, Bruges 32 miles, Brussels 37 miles, Zeebrugge 40 miles, Calais 95 miles.

Local transport (2018): Bus stop 200m from the site's entrance to Ghent city centre and train station. Trains to Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels.

Pitches

The pitches are in paddocks of ten; open, shaded and part-shaded; most with 10A electricity (up to 50m cable may be needed), some hardstanding pitches.

Information

Low Season
An ideal base to visit Ghent and Brussels and as a stopover to most of Europe. The site hosts a rugby tournament over Easter weekend. No reservations for 21-23 June 2019 as there is an annual football tournament taking place during this weekend and the site will be extremely busy and noisy with football supporters.

High Season
Busy with visitors from all over Europe, especially during the Ghent festival 19-28 July 2019 (no reservations).

Worth noting
- 2019: 1.5-31.8 maximum unit length 7m (longer unit on request)

- BBQs permitted (must be off the ground)

- Dogs welcome

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2300

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.

  • Bar, cafeteria, snacks and take-away

    Bar, cafeteria, snacks and take-away

  • Washing machines and dryers

    Washing machines and dryers

  • Dog walking area

    Dog walking area

  • Windsurfing, canoeing (with own equipment)

    Windsurfing, canoeing (with own equipment)

  • Mini market with bread available

    Mini market with bread available

  • Wi-fi on pitches (free)

    Wi-fi on pitches (free)

  • Municipal leisure area adjacent to site including swimming lake with beach and waterslide, fishing, adventure park, multisports court, tennis courts, outdoor fitness area, cycle hire

    Municipal leisure area adjacent to site including swimming lake with beach and waterslide, fishing, adventure park, multisports court, tennis courts, outdoor fitness area, cycle hire

Reviews

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4.3

The site is large but divided up into smaller areas which makes it more pleasant.

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The site is large but divided up into smaller areas which makes it more pleasant. Sanitary blocks aren't quite 5* but are ok, certainly for a short stay. We arrived too early having come off the overnight ferry at Zeebrugge but staff were very welcoming. Advised us to park in the large car park just outside the gate, from where we could catch the bus into town. Ghent is a beautiful old city and we spent 2 days there. We didn't eat at the site restaurant but it looked fine, and we enjoyed a drink on the terrace after our sightseeing. There's also a good shop.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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2

Very disappointed with this site, had expected better standards.

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Very disappointed with this site, had expected better standards. Pitches unkempt, many toilets out of order, hard to find one working with a lock on the door. Showers dirty. Wouldn't stay here again.

  • Location: Lake
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 2
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4.7

Warm welcome at reception where we were given lots of local info ranging from nearest...

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Warm welcome at reception where we were given lots of local info ranging from nearest supermarket to Ghent tourist maps. Showers were spotless but design meant water didn't drain effectively - hence mark. Lovely walks around park - with great play areas for children. Bus into Ghent stops at gate and runs until 11pm. Would definitely return. Just remember those long leads as some electric points a distance away from certain pitches (as pointed out in site info).

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

Showers broken, cold, locked up after 11 anyway.

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Showers broken, cold, locked up after 11 anyway. Couldn't go to the beach as dogs weren't allowed so not family friendly. When we arrived, we were allocated a dark damp spot with no sun (it was dead quiet) and electricity points were untraceable but this was our problem apparently. We resolved it ourselves by moving as the site suggested we buy a cable fit for purpose- never had a problem before anywhere! Don't think we will go again

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

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.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

More information on pricing can be found here.