Day trip

With the camper along the Hanseatic cities - part 1

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If you want to tour the Hanseatic cities with your campervan, you will need a place to spend the night. You might consider a longer stay near a Hanseatic city, so that you can enjoy the culture and nature that such a historic place has to offer. On this page we give you an overview of places to stay that you can find on a tour of the Hanseatic cities. Nine Hanseatic towns in the Netherlands and as a bonus also four Hanseatic towns just across the border in Germany!


Rheincamping Meerbusch is located over five kilometers from Neuss. This well-maintained campsite offers many facilities, such as a campsite shop with both food and camping equipment, a snack bar and a sandwich service. You can also have a drink in the Tropicana Beach ball after a relaxing game of volleyball or soccer. In addition, there are all kinds of sporting activities possible in the area. For example, there are hiking, boating, fishing and golf opportunities. Hanseatic city Neuss itself offers a variety of fascinating museums, attractive shopping streets and has interesting architecture, both classic and modern.

"Neuss: discover its beautiful architecture"

If you travel from the Netherlands towards the Ruhr area, you should definitely visit the German Hanseatic city of Wesel. There is something for everyone here: both the shopaholic and the tourist culture goer will find what they are looking for. The LVR Niederrheinmuseum presents the history of this Hanseatic city in detail. For overnight stays you can go to the nearby campsite Reisemobilstellplatz Römerwardt, equipped with rental bikes, sandwiches, snacks, electricity and other facilities. Römerwardt is particularly suitable for short stays.

Near the historic town of Doesburg is the large family campground IJsselstrand. The campground has a marina, a large playground and even an indoor pool. You can not only go there with your own camper or caravan, but also in a mobile home. Camping on the waterfront is also an option. Doesburg itself is well worth a visit with its graceful architecture and more than 150 historic monuments. And also in the field of food and drink you will not lack anything. The town has surprisingly attractive and tasteful restaurants and cafes.

Near the famous city Zwolle, you will find Camperpark Hofvliet Zwolle. Just ten minutes' walk away from this campsite are tourist attractions such as the old Sint-Michaël Church and Museum de Fundatie. The owners of Hofvliet live next to the camper park and always have answers to any questions. Things like internet, electricity and water are provided and washing machines are available. The surface of the Hofvliet is paved. Reservations are usually not necessary, but you may always inquire.

Museum de Fundatie

Deventer is an atmospheric Hanseatic city, situated right on the river IJssel. The green, small-scale '[Stadscamping Deventer]( ")' of the Hanseatic city is located directly on the IJssel, which gives the campsite a beautiful view. With the ferry you cross over to the historic center. On 'De Brink' you will find numerous cafes and restaurants. Around it numerous narrow, charming streets with unique stores. For cyclists, hikers and nature lovers it is also a good place to be. In addition to cycling and walking along the IJssel River, National Park Sallandse Heuvelrug is nearby. The nature reserve consists of vast forests and shimmering purple heaths. City Camping Deventer offers tranquility, a friendly, informal atmosphere and a good wifi connection.

The lovely town of Hattem is a favorite subject for artists. Not only is the town itself beautiful, but the nature around Hattem has much to offer as well. For example, the adjacent Landgoed Molecaten is a green campsite full of natural beauty. This campsite is surrounded by forest and richly overgrown with old oaks and beeches. These thick, leafy trees provide sheltered camping spots in the summer. You can take long bike rides across the Veluwe and joint hiking trips are organized. The campsite is particularly suitable for children and in the summer vacations entertainment (animation) is organized for them. If you travel without a caravan or camper, you can stay in a wooden vacation bungalow for a fee.

The former pilgrimage site Hasselt is a charming Hanseatic town and borders on the nature-rich IJssel Delta and National Park Weerribben-Wieden. This makes it a wonderful place to unwind. In Hasselt you will find the old city canals with Amsterdam allure, with names like Heerengracht, Baangracht and Prinsengracht. You can park your camper at Jachthaven De Molenwaard, for example, with paved spots on the water. There is also a larger camping area and hiker's huts are available.

This inspiration trip was developed in cooperation with ACSI Freelife Magazine, the nine Hanseatic towns in eastern Netherlands and four Hanseatic towns in Germany.

More inspiration? Read part 2