The Netherlands is one of the most fervent camping and caravanning nations in Europe, so it’s not really a surprise that the Amsterdam Area is home to a multitude of campsites that cater to a wide range of vacationers – young backpackers, families with kids and retired couples. Campsites are an affordable and charming alternative to hotels and youth hostels, yet still mean you can be in the heart of the city in as little as 10 to 15 minutes via public transport.