Camp under the Atomium: 'Slow travel campsite' opens on Sunday

Camp under the Atomium: 'Slow travel campsite' opens on Sunday
Credit: Camping 58 Facebook page

The ecological campsite Camping 58 is welcoming its first guests on Sunday after it was able to acquire the necessary permit to open. The ‘slow travel campsite’ in Laeken is located on a site with a building that has been vacant for years, following a City of Brussels call for projects to temporarily occupy the site.

“We now have a permit for tourist accommodation, which means that we can receive the first guests from Sunday,” Bram De Ridder, one of the initiators of Camping 58, told Bruzz.

Camping 58 on Avenue du Gros Tilleul opens its doors for cycling and walking holidaymakers, as only tents are allowed - no campervans and mobile homes. The campsite doesn’t require a reservation and guests can show up at the site itself when they are looking for a relaxing stay away from home.

“We have room for thirty tents. According to the fire service, this means that up to one hundred and twenty guests can stay,” De Ridder said. “We receive four to five requests every day, but there are no reservations for Sunday yet.”

The campsite has an outdoor kitchen and showers and toilets on site, while campers can also play petanque, volleyball and table tennis. A night at Camping 58 costs €9 per night, with an additional €6 per adult. You can also opt for a rented tent for €15.

The campsite will keep its doors open until 15 October, after which the building on the site will be turned into a roller skating rink.

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