Closer to Nature
Heerlijk wandelen of fietsen in de natuur vanuit de camping

Hiking, biking and other (water) sports

Camping close to golf club Gaasterland

Around the campsite there are many opportunities to play sports, bike or take a walk.

De Waps is located on many cyclist’s crossroads and, being centrally located, it forms a great departure point for hikers. And you can do many more sports around the Waps! At a two kms distance, there is golf club Gaasterland for example.

Needless to say, Friesland is the perfect location for all different kinds of water sports : ‘t Mirnse Klif (a 5 minute drive) has been partially designed for kite surfers.

The other part is intended for family recreation. You can rent boats, swim or surf in the surrounding villages near the Frisian lakes (Balk, Lemmer, Oudega, Elahuizen and Sloten). These villages are all located within a few minutes from De Waps by car.

Lake IJssel: beaches and swimming

A stone’s throw away

Campsite de Waps is located a stone’s throw away from the beaches of Lake IJssel, like De Hege Gerzen and ‘t Mirnser Klif.

These children friendly family beaches offer a few facilities like a snack bar and terrace, toilets and a playground for the children.

De Hege Gerzen (Oudemirdum) is toegankelijk tegen kleine vergoeding (gratis parkeren). De Hege Gerzen (Oudemirdum) is accessible for a small fee (free parking space). ‘t Mirnser Klif is popular amongst kite surfers. A section has been assigned to these athletes.

The rest of the beach is intended for families with children. ‘t Mirsner Klif (Mirns) is freely accessible (parking space is also free) and offers a convivial family beach with shallow water, sandy beaches and a large grass field.

Frisian villages and culture

Rich culture of Friesland

Gaasterland flaunts a rich history, that can be found in the historical villages in the surroundings of De Waps: Sloten, Hindeloopen, Stavoren and Workum.

Visit for example the museum of Jopie Huisman (Workum) where you can admire the collected works of this Frisian artist and illustrator.

Have you ever seen the Woman of Stavoren looking out over the water while the boats come in and out of the harbour?

Or go back in time to the 16th century with a visit to the historical village of Sloten. One of the eleven villages of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour) with its characteristic mill, beautiful facades and original pavement.

Sloten is the place to be to have a little stroll, to relax and to linger on a terrace next to the water. Sloten’s famous Rembrandt Mill is open almost daily for visits.