History

We prefer to look towards the future, but we would like to tell you something about our past through this page!

An unchanged goal

Kampeerdorp de Zandstuve started out as a campsite with only a few spots available for rent in between Juniper berries in the woods. Nowadays, we have grown into a professional recreation company that offers 300 touristic camping spots and 100 glamping accommodations. Since the founding year of 1968, we have had one goal in mind: Give guests a holiday that they will never forget. With a staff of more than a 100 employees, we work hard to achieve our goal of letting our guests relax and enjoy during their stay.

The history of Kampeerdorp de Zandstuve

1968 Campsite de Zandstuve has been founded by Albert Eshuis. It started with only a few camping spots in between de Juniper berries in the woods.

1994 Our mascot Cobus the owl sets up his nest at de Zandstuve.

1996 De Zandstuve has been awarded with the “millieubarometer” quality mark (now the Golden GreenKey)

1999 The start of adding a theme to the campsite with Cobus, Berk, Bella, the Watergorgels, Stiefje, Steef en Stuif. The start of our Stuuftheatre in a circus tent while producing the first CD.

2003 Cobus’ Speelkasteel and Bella’s Smulhoek have been built.

2004 De first musical produced starring Cobus, Berk, Bella and Buur.

2006 De Zandstuve has been crowned to Eurotop campsite (now the ANWB Best campsite)

2007 Gerdinand and Mariska Eshuis take over the family company. They change the name to Kampeerdorp de Zandstuve. Our indoor- and outdoor swimming pools have been renewed.

2008 The first glamping accommodations have been added.

2010 Berks Bostheater has been build with 400 seats.

2011 Nominated for the “ANWB Campsite of the year 2011” in the category best rent accomodation.

2014 Winner of the “Kids Vakantieaanbieder of the year” in the category camping. Kampeerdorp de Zandstuve says his goodbyes to the last year-round guests.

2016 The Crazy Cone waterslide has been build. We also launched our teenager recreation program called CHILZ! De Zandstuve wins the Golden Zoover Award for most popular camping in 2016.

2017 We have built our luxurious, innovative and sustainable sanitary utilities called ‘Buur’. Eight sustainable accommodations have been built in type ‘Rheezerlodge DeLuxe’.

2018 Kampeerdorp de Zandstuve has been awarded both the Campsite of the year 2018 and Glamping of the year 2018 by KidsVakantiegids. De Zandstuve has also been awarded with the orange Zoover Award.