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  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
  • Volkswagen Camper Huren - Campervan rental
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How to campervan in Europe


Looking for budget campervan hire in The Netherlands? Camperfans rents out easy-to-drive Volkswagen campervans, fully equipped, for every European road trip!

 

Finding campsites and RV parks
The easiest way to find campsites along your trip is by visiting one of the following websites:

ACSI (Auto Camper Service International) is Europe's leading campsite specialist. Comes also with a great free app.

A complete and easy to use camping finder is Camping.info. All official European campsites (no minimum size or preconditions) can be found on this webpage.

RV parks can be found on park4night.com. Probably the best RV park finder for Europe, with almost 24.000 referenced locations.

Note: You need to have internet access on your mobile device in order to use these websites while en route.

Campsite Guide
We can also provide you with camping guides (English version), at no additional costs. Learn more!

Drinking water
On every campsite free drinkable (tap) water is available and - good to know - Europe's tap water is safe to drink.

Store food
A foldable (food) crate is part of Camperfans’ inventory. Store your food in your camper at night to prevent local wildlife from sharing in your rations. The electric cool box in the campervan is big enough to keep your picnic food and drinks cold on your journey. Extra cool elements can be refrozen on most camping sites.

Supermarket
We recommend a visit to the supermarket before you’re heading off or settling down at a campsite or RV park. Rely on basic foods when cooking at the campsite, think of buying storable items like these:

- ‘Firm’ fruits and vegetables like:bananas, apples, carrots, tomatoes and cucumber.
- Garlic
- Rice
- Milk
- Juice
- Beans/lentils
- Coffee
- Tea
- Pasta
- Crackers
- Muesli
- Eggs
- (Olive) oil
- Butter
- Chocolate butter
- Peanut butter
- Nuts
- Crisps
- Wine
- (Local) Dried sausage and (hard) cheese (can be kept outside the fridge for some time. Every region has its own variety.

Rick Steves: More tips and tricks for healthy and happy travels. 

Camping gas - refill
Campingaz is the most common camping gas brand in Europe. Cartridges for the Campingaz stove (Gaz 904) can be found here.

In the former eastern block camping gas cartridges have a different connection. So either make sure you have enough Campingaz cartridges or bring a EN417-system which is common in eastern Europe. Camperfans can supply this system if necessary.

Camping gas - app
Propane supplier Primagaz has developed a very useful app for Android and Apple that checks the content of (Campingaz) gas cylinders based on the tank's sound. Great camping tool!

Clothes
Bring yourself some warm clothes if you want to camp in the mountains or in Europe's northern parts (Scandinavian countries, or high in the Pyrenees or Alps). In the evening/night it can be cold there.

Although there aren’t any mosquitoes in Europe that transmit diseases, they can be a real nuisance on campsite evenings. Wear trousers and long sleeves after sunset, and keep your feet covered and use mosquito repellent. You don’t need special camping clothes or shoes. Keep it simple, overpacking is (very) easy.

Don’t forget:

- Sun glasses (for safe driving)
- Driving license (+ IDP)
- Passport
- Credit (& debit) Card
- Note pad and pen

Laundry facility
Most campsites have a laundry facility with modern coin-operated washers and dryers available. Coins are available at the reception for approximately € 5,- (detergent often included).

Reservations
Making a reservation for campsites in Europe isn’t really necessary. There is always a possibility to squeeze in one more campervan for a couple of nights, when you are not in the middle of a tourist hotspot.

Small ‘charming’ campsites or sites on crowded beaches (France Rivièra, Lake Garda in Italy or the Spanish East Coast) are busy in high season (June, July and August), and require advanced reservation.

Tip 1: Call the campsite of your choice on the day of arrival (English usually isn't a problem for the staff). If that campsite is fully booked, choice another one in the region. Don't get jumpy, there is always a campsite nearby.

Tip 2: Don't be tempted by requests to book in advance too soon.

Wi-fi
Most campsites have public Wi-fi, but performance varies and signal strength can be weak.

Tip 1: Turn off “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only” in settings on your device (in Play Store, Microsoft or App Store).

Tip 2: Download and save Google maps on Wi-fi to use the maps offline while driving.

Warning: European banks don’t recommend public Wi-fi for internet banking. Although costly, use a safe mobile internet connection (3G/4G) for online banking.

3G/4G
Data roaming is expensive. It can be useful to buy a prepaid SIM-card that covers Europe.

Recommended: We can assist you in finding the best SIM-card and provider. There are several international providers' stores located within walking range of Camperfans (link)

Tent fire precautions
Camp safely. Follow these common-sense rules:

- Do not place hot appliances near walls, roof or curtains of your tent.
- Always observe the safety instructions for the appliances.
- Never allow children to play near the appliances.
- Keep the tent exit clear.
- Make sure you know the fire precaution arrangements on the campsite.

Gas burners precautions
The supplied gas burner is really powerful, please take car! 

Money
You can pay by debit- or creditcard (Visa/MasterCard) in every supermarket or gas station. Bakeries and groceries, small shops and on markets might not have electronic payment facilities.

Most campsites too, but be prepared to pay cash. Normally campers fill out some forms, show their passports at the reception and pay at the end of their stay. If you have to pay in advance, leave the campsite. It is probably too big and commercial.

ATM-machines are in every major town and are usually located in or outside a bank. They may also have secure doors that can only be opened from outside by swiping the bank card against a wall-mounted scanner. ATM-machines in shops is coming up lately. Check this ATM-locator.

Currency
Check your currency rate at themoneyconverter.com

Electricity
Campsites supply electricity, campers can hook up to electrical points which are all over the camp ground. When the camper is not connected to a 230 Volt (European standard) power supply, the fridge and house lights will run off the 12v batteries in the vehicle.

We supply a gas light, for bright light and (slight) heating for outdoor use only. Inside the vans there are several house lights.

Suggestion: Charge your electrical devices and batteries in your car. A splitter is included in the European Road kit. 

Rent a bike
Would you like to take a bike with you on your European road trip? Of course you can arrange that in Amsterdam and Camperfans can help your and offers a bike carrier for free (link options) on all our vans!

Tip: Save yourself the hassle of extra travelling load and rent a bike when you need one. At Europe’s cycle-friendly areas a bicycle, trekking bike or mountain bike can easily be rented. 

Rent a surf board
Save yourself the hassle of extra travelling load: Surf boards can be rented at surf schools or shops on all suitable beaches. 

Tent placement (for users of the extra dome tent)
Although the Camperfans camper berths our big enough for 3 people, an extra dome tent can be rented.

You won't be very comfortable when all the occupants and gear slide into one corner of the tent throughout the night. Nor will it feel good in your blood-rushed skull if you sleep with your feet elevated above your head. Pitch your tent on a level surface and arrange your stuff to keep you from sliding around all night.

Source: Angler (Including more comfortable camp tips) 




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