Amsterdam's avant-garde glamping hubAmsterdam, Netherlands
Indulge in an unusual sleepover at Amsterdam's pop-up Urban Campsite. In its third incarnation, this weird and wonderful take on tenting has sprouted at Amsterdam's Science Park. This year's event (on until 1 September) explores the "the art of tech living", while past iterations include the "art-sleep-experience" set on an artificial island, and a far simpler event at the Vliegenbos campsite back in 2013. Take your pick of 14 unique sleeping quarters, from a dumpster dubbed Dakloos (homeless) complete with sliding roof, to Tubalow (sewer-cum-bungalow), and even a Leonardo da Vinci-inspired tent covered in giant pick-up-sticks.
Relax in your own biodegradable B&B Foam Home, or live out your space exploration fantasies in Universe 9, a 360-degree rotating research ship. For a night in the slow lane opt for the Slow Camper – a refurbished 70s-era electric van and turn your world upside down in the Big Box.
Fly KLM to Amsterdam from most major cities. The Science Park is then accessible via train, bus or tram or a 15-minute bike ride from Amstel or Muiderpoort stations.
- Beds (bring your own toiletries and towels)
- On-site kitchen, campfire and pizza oven
- Communal bathrooms
From US$95 for two people per night.