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Camping De Papaver

Camping De Papaver

Netherlands, Groningen, Sellingen

0599 324 274
11 April - 1 October.

Ref: NL6105

Alan Rogers Review

De Papaver is located in a large nature reserve near the village of Sellingen, north of the city of Emmen. It is an oasis of calm and tranquillity and is an ideal base for a cycling or walking holiday. There are 130 good sized touring pitches, most of which have 4/6A electrical connections. De Papaver is situated on a peninsula and is surrounded by a 50-hectare lake. There are a number of sandy beaches around the lake and these are good for swimming, canoeing and windsurfing. During school holidays, a large number of activities are organised for children, including campfires, building rafts, tree climbing and canoeing.

There is a keen environmental approach to the management of this site. Lighting and water usage, for example, are reduced and only environmentally friendly cleaning products are used. Parking is not allowed on pitches and the site is traffic free. Loud music is forbidden and after 10 pm. silence is strictly observed. A special tent field for nature campers is available at the far end of the site.


Two sanitary buildings with family shower rooms. Facilities for disabled campers. Shop with fresh bread daily. Restaurant and takeaway. Swimming pool with jet stream. Lake and sandy beach. Sauna and wellness centre (Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room). Games room. Canoes, pedaloes and cycles to rent. Free hand-carts for moving luggage, and go-karts. Activities and entertainment. New tents to rent. WiFi (free in reception area).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Restaurant
  • Shop on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Takeaway Food
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable



Head towards Hoogeveen on A28. Then, take A37 and N34 to Emmen. Bypass Emmen (on eastern side) and drive to Ter Apel (N391). In Ter Apel, follow signs to Sellingen and follow the campsite signs.

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