Ref: NL6021

Camping de Ikeleane

Netherlands, Friesland, Bakkeveen

+31 516 541 283
1 April - 31 October.

Alan Rogers Review

Camping de Ikeleane (Frisian for Oak Lane) has a rural setting, 14 km. southeast of the pleasant town of Drachten. This is a much loved part of Friesland, where forests alternate with dunes and heathland. De Ikeleane is a good base for exploring this Frisian countryside on foot or bicycle (bicycle and go-kart hire on site) and has wonderful views over the countryside. This is a well equipped site with 200 pitches, 79 for touring, all with 6/10A electricity, and 67 with water and drainage. Children will enjoy the football and volleyball pitches and the indoor play barn. The entertainment team organises a variety of activities, including ballooning, cycling and volleyball matches. Campers have free access to the public swimming pool at Bakkeveen.

Rental accommodation here includes a number of new luxurious chalets. Alternatively, a number of traditional wooden caravans are available. Drachten merits a visit. Formerly important for its peat industry, the town has an attractive centre and is probably best known for its pioneering traffic scheme, whereby the removal of almost all traffic lights and signs has led to a significant reduction in accidents.


Three toilet blocks with open style washbasins, controllable hot showers (card operated), family showers, baby room and facilities for disabled visitors. Bar, restaurant (small meals) and snack bar. Washing machine. Motorhome services. Play barn. Football. Volleyball. Bicycle and go-kart hire. Entertainment and activities. WiFi. New luxury chalets and caravans to rent. Twin-axle caravans are not accepted.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kids
  • Nature
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable


From A7 Heerenveen-Groningen motorway, take exit 30 and follow N381 towards Oosterwolde. After 500 m. turn left to Ureterp and follow this road (N917) to Bakkeveen. In the village bear right to Wijnjewoude. Campsite is 1 km. to the left.
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
53.071158 6.242742
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N53 4 16 W6 14 33