Blaarmeersen

from £20.20 to £33.10 Per unit

Overview

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

 7 nights for the price of 6 - Valid Low Season

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 over Easter weekend. It will also be extremely busy with football supporters on the weekend of Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July 2017 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 14 to Sunday 23 July, 2017.

Worth noting
- 2017 1.5-31.8 maximum unit length 7m

- 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.

  • 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

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
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4.3

Excellent location. We cycled into Gent Centre on cycle paths really lovely place.

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Excellent location. We cycled into Gent Centre on cycle paths really lovely place. The lake and the amenities around it were superb, just wished we'd had kids with us to enjoy all the play things, water slides and parks etc. There is also 2 cafe/bars around the lake. There is excellent train links from Gent Sint Pietres station with frequent and direct trains to places such as Brugge, Ypres and Brussels, again you can cycle to the station which is closer than the city centre and either leave your bike parked or take on the train (take the exit off the river cycle path called Euro(something) and go back on yourself down the other side of the river to Kon Fabiolalaan. Follow this road to the train station, there is bike parking at the end of this road near the station, don't forget your bike locks or a big but very busy bike park at the rear of the station. There was extensive modernisation taking place when we were there.There is also a bus service from the site if you don't have a bike. I'll definitely come back. We had superb weather so that obviously helped. On the site there is a small well stocked shop with fresh bread each morning and a restaurant. We didn't get to use the restaurant so can't comment but plenty of others were using it.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 5
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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

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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