Camping Het Horstmannsbos
In a unique location in the forest, near the Drouwenerzand nature reserve, you will find camping Het Horstmannsbos. The campsite is located in beautiful Gasselte, in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The campsite is located on the Hondsrug between the towns of Gieten and Borger. At Camping Het Horstmannsbos you can really relax and unwind.
Experiences at camping Het Horstmannsbos
Dogs are allowed at camping Het Horstmannsbos, so the whole family can enjoy a well-deserved holiday!
During the summer holidays there is an animation team at the campsite. During these activities, the team tries to incorporate nature as much as possible. For example, building huts in the forest or looking for small animals in the sand.
The surroundings of the campsite
Whether you love nature or prefer other activities, there is plenty to do outside the campsite.
Drouwenerzand nature reserve
Camping Het Horstmannsbos borders directly on the Drouwenerzand nature reserve. This area of woodland, heath and sand drifts is managed by the Drentse Landschap. Juniper bushes are characteristic of the area. Together with the sand blue, grass bell, wild thyme and prickly broom, these plants are very striking. Juniper, wild thyme and prickly pear are on the Dutch Red List of threatened plant species. There is also a lot to discover in the animal world here. Various protected animals live here.
In addition to Drouwenerzand, Hondsrug is also close to camping Het Horstmannsbos. Hondsrug is a hilly area in Drenthe and Groningen that stretches from Emmen to the city of Groningen. It is part of a larger area of sand ridges and river valleys in Drenthe and Groningen, also known as the Hondsrug system. The Hondsrug, together with part of the surrounding area, forms the only geopark in the Netherlands.
The area consists of coniferous and deciduous forests, lakes, meadows, villages, streams, shifting sands, heaths and fields. In this area, five nature areas have been designated as Natura 2000 sites: (Zuidlaardermeer, Drentsche Aa, Bargerveen, Drouwenerzand and Elperstroom). These areas are home to various rare plant and animal species such as the Stemless Cowslip, the Blue Gentian, the Fragrant Nightshade, the Great Crested Newt and the Red-backed Shrike.