Would you like to stay overnight at another campsite during your visit? Besides Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve, we have two more campsites in Ommen: Scouting campsite Eerde and Zeesserveld. Both are very suitable for an overnight stay. Scouting campsite Eerde is managed by its owners, whereas Zeesserveld is managed by the camp staff of Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve. An overnight stay at Zeesserveld is free of charge for scouts camping at Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve. It is an ideal campsite for troops that enjoy multi-day hiking.
Scouting campsite Eerde
This campsite is situated south of Ommen, along the way to Den Ham; a wonderful country estate next to the small river de Regge. Eerde has a couple of campsites, all with very limited facilities.
The campsite of Zeesserveld is nothing more and nothing less than a field in the forest. There are no facilities at all. The campsite is no property of Scouting Nederland. Zeesserveld is situated at coordinate 227100-502300. We recommend using the topographic map 22C (1:25000) or 22W (1:50000) of the Topografische Dienst Kadaster.
The Forestry Commission rents the campsite -under strict conditions- to Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve only. We expect all camping guests to treat the campsite properly, so we can keep offering this overnight service for many more years to come. The maximum number of people that is allowed to stay overnight is 25.
If you would like to stay overnight, book Zeesserveld at the reception of Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve. Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve will inform the Forestry Commission and camping De Besthmenerberg accordingly.
The following rules apply to campsite Zeesserveld. Note that these rules are additional to the common rules of Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve. The Forestry Commission and the neighbouring camping De Besthmenerberg (Mr. v.d. Elst) highly request you to comply with the below rules.
The golden rules of Zeesserveld:
- Inform camping De Besthmenerberg immediately at arrival.
- Close the gateway (tree trunk) at all times, entering and leaving the campsite.
- Respect flora and fauna, you need to stay on the paths. The Forestry is public property and accessible to everyone.
- You are allowed to use your car, but only to bring and pick-up goods at quiet moments (when walking audience is limited). Park your car near the campsite and place the parking card of Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve in sight. Always drive very slowly.
- Campfires are not allowed. Cooking on fire is prohibited, use a gas burner instead.
- Do not enter the property of the neighbouring campsite. Only use the facilities at Zeesserveld. Water can be obtained at the nearby building (washing accommodation). We are allowed to use the toilets. However, showers and other facilities are not to be used by us.
- If you want to place signs –how to find the campsite- bear in mind that you are only allowed to use single signs. Place the sign on a pole and place this in the ground or on a rope around a tree. Do not use nails, drawing-pins and paint. Remove all signs after arrival.
- Do not use the wood of the Forestry, that is awaiting for transport. Do not close down/block the paths to your campsite; it needs to be accessible for fire fighters in case of a forest-fire.
- Rubbish needs to be put and transported in refuse bags. Leave the campsite clean.
- The campsite must be silent after 22:30 hours.
The forest ranger of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Arkes, is willing –if a meeting is arranged in time- to guide you through this wonderful area. More information is available at the reception of Gilwell Ada’s Hoeve.