Bostel Amsterdamse Bos
From now, all of our accommodation have heating (inclusive or optional).
Our campground & hostel is ideally located on the verge of Amsterdam, only about 30 minutes from the fantastic city center. It’s a beautiful location for a city campground, in the middle of the vivid heart of Holland. Yet this is a quiet, peaceful forest where you can relax or enjoy nature by having a nice walk around or doing some swimming, biking or canoeing.
Our hiker’s cabins are basic, small wooden houses, suitable for two, four or five persons. They are equipped with either two singles (the two-person cabins) or two bunk beds (the four-person cabins). The five-person cabins have two bunk beds and one single bed. Besides that, the cabins are fitted out with a table and chairs and one electric socket (two ampere). Heating is optional.
Our camping chalets are well isolated chalets with four bunk beds, so they’re suitable for a maximum of eight persons. There’s also cupboards, a table and chairs. There is one electric socket (two ampere) and heating is also possible (optional).
Our very new Chalets Florida (from November 2011) are the stars of our campsite. These are chalets, suitable for four-to-six people, and come complete with kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms (two with two bunk beds and one with two single beds). These non-smoking chalets have central heating. Your home away from home!
At the campsite you will find free parking, bed linen and towels for rent plus free maps and guides.
Also in our beautiful green grounds you will find a big kitchen; please note there is no fridge. You can buy your ingredients at our minimarket!
The huge common room is open 24/7, where you can chill out and meet your fellow travellers or surf the web with your laptop/phone and our free Wi-Fi (there is a WiFi hotspot at the common kitchen/dining room/meeting point)
All of our sanitary buildings are new and heated and we also have washing/drying machines available. The hot showers work with tokens that you can buy at reception.
Our accommodation are supplied with free pillows and blankets; bed linen/towels can be rented or bring your own.
Our campsite is easily reached by public transport with the metro (15 minutes’ walk away) and the bus. There’s also a night bus every night!!
Please note that pets are not allowed in the accommodation. Please read our Things to Note below before booking.
For bookings with arrival and departure between 1st of December 2017 and 1st March 2018, heating is free!
It's ideally situated on the outskirts of Amsterdam City (30 minutes from downtown) between the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam yet in a peaceful forest where you can relax, have a nice walk, or do some swimming, biking or canoeing.
We are easily reachable by metro and bus. The bus will bring you during weekends to the metro and you can walk from there in about 15 minutes. Schiphol Airport is just 20 minutes' drive away. The campsite is also served by night buses every night (N70 or N72).
The campsite is equipped with a communal kitchen and a large dining room which are great places to meet other travelers. We provide washing facilities and there's showers available for a small charge. Shower tokens are sold in the reception. All of our accommodations have heating optional at €5 per night.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hot Showers
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Not Included
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
No pets allowed in our rental accommodations.
Check-in: after 3pm.
Check-out: before 10am.
Arriving after opening hours of the reception is for the private accommodations no problem: if you arrive you'll find a note on the reception window saying where you can find your accommodation. The accommodation will be open and the key will be on the inside of the door. The next morning (at 9h00) you can come to the reception for a proper check-in.
Please note: this property has a strict child policy. Children from 0 to 1 year are welcome to stay at the property. For children from 2 year old, we must contact directly the property.
Important! If you book a bed in a shared dormitory you have to arrive within reception hours.
You will need to hand in an official document or deposit for the key.
If you pay with credit card there will be an extra charge of 5%
The hot showers work with tokens that you can buy at reception.
Our accommodation are supplied with free pillows and blankets, bed linen/ towels can be rented or bring your own.
From October to April, reception hours are limited.
For all bookings during the New Year’s Eve period (27th Dec - 3rd Jan), payment will be charged to your credit card on December 1st. If the payment fails, your booking will be cancelled. As a Christmas gift, heating is free during this period. Payment shall not be refunded in cases of cancellation, no matter how far in advance.
For bookings with arrival and departure between the 1st December 2017 and 1st March 2018, heating is free!
Please note that we are a 35-minute journey by public transport outside of Amsterdam.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
These are some possibilities to reach us from Amsterdam Centraal Station:
By metro/sneltram 51: Get off at Spinnerij and from there it's a 15-minute walk. Please print the map above if you want to do this.
Or take metro/sneltram 51, get off at Brink and take bus 199 in the direction of Airport/Schiphol). It will stop in front of the campsite.
By bus 172 from Central Station: Take it in the direction of Kudelstaart and change at Amstelveen Bus Station. From here take bus 171 and get off at Bovenkerk, Schinkeldijkje. From there it's 10 minutes' walk. Please print the map above if you want to do this.
Please note that buses 171, 172 and 199 are not included in the GVB tickets (only included in the disposable OV chipcard).
From the airport (Schiphol):
Just take bus 199 in the direction of Amsterdam Zuid. It takes about 20 minutes. The bus stop is right in front of the campsite (name of bus stop: Camping Amsterdamse Bos)
Coming by Car:
On the A9 exit number 6 (Aalsmeer). At roundabout 1, follow the direction of Amsterdamse Bos. At the next roundabout go to the right and the third roundabout go to the left. Then take the second traffic light to the left.
GPS address (if our own address is not recognised): town 'Aalsmeer' and street 'Schinkeldijkje'.
Located 35 minutes from Amsterdam city center, inr a beautiful park area, the world's largest flower auction and
Please note there is a 30 minutes public transport ride to Amsterdam city centre. Our campsite is easily reached by public transport with metro line 51; it is on 15 minutes walking distance (see the map in the photos). If you don't feel like walking you can also take bus 199 from metro station Brink, which will bring you to the front of the campsite