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festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: March 12th, 2019, 10:53 pm
by Piak

Animecon was festival camping in het zuiderpark aan het proberen te regelen.
Mijn vraag is hoe het daarmee voor staat.
En om up-to-date te blijven deze post.

bron: Location tab op de animecon site, onder accommodation:

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 11:36 am
by Matijs
Hi Piak,

Arranging the camping is alas not as simple as we thought. We were about to give up on the camping, but last week we got some alternative ideas from the city of Rotterdam that we are now pursuing.

So at the moment we are not yet sure. We are working on it but it will probably take us another couple of weeks (two or three) before we know for sure.

We definitely want there to be a camping so we are doing what we can.

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 3:27 pm
by Piak
any updates yet? because i need to make reservations.

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 4:03 pm
by Matijs
Yes and no.

We finally managed to arrange a location for the camping in the parc, but we are now waiting for the final permission. This proofs quite hard to arrange in the week of Eastern. :(

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: April 23rd, 2019, 9:19 am
by Matijs
Thankfully we now have a contact who is really helping us. We're working our ass off to get this organized and they realize that time is precious.

I'll keep you up to date here.

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: May 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am
by DrZoidDusty
Hey hey

How are the plans for a campsite going.
Is there any info yet?


Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: May 6th, 2019, 11:41 am
by Matijs
We just got a message telling... we will get an indication of an OK on Wednesday. :( On the other hand: they are keeping us informed now.

We are preparing every else: rules, options, prices, etc... and as soon as we have the go-ahead we'll start selling camping spots.

There will be a fixed number of spots for tents starting at 70,- euro for a 2 person tent for the whole weekend, including the use showers and toilets at the location, tourist tax and the hiring of security.

As a large part of the camping location is covered by concrete we will also offer for rent small huts for up to 4 people. We're still looking what those will cost, but they will still be a lot cheaper than a hotel.

Lastly nearby parking is free and it the location is within walking distance of Metro station Slinge and even shorter walking distance of Ahoy.

In other words: we are really busy with the camping and are mostly ready with the planning. We do apologize for this being so late, but unfortunately the party we asked to arrange it a year ago didn't get it to work. Not surprising as it has taken us a lot of effort to get so far.

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: May 9th, 2019, 10:06 am
by Electrochris
I own a Over-lander car with rooftop tent, I would like to use that one, so concrete is not a issue at all. (its even better for me).
Could my specific case be allowed as well?

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: May 9th, 2019, 11:35 am
by Matijs
Yeah we planned to allow campers as well. I just didn't mention it because it was a long post as it was.

Yesterday we got some additional questions from the department that has to grant us a permit. We have answered them and as fat as we can see non f them is a show-stopper, though it may limit the number of tents allowed. :(

Re: festival camping in zuiderpark

Posted: May 14th, 2019, 5:04 pm
by Matijs

Finally we got all the OK's, made the detailed plans, etc... but one party we didn't expect to have to pay demands a lot of money.

I am trying to talk the amount down, but if tomorrow they don't listen we cannot offer the camping spots for a reasonable price.

So after all this work it looks like we are about to fail again in our third attempt to get a camping organized.

My apologies.

We got a call, we're working something out.