For schools and larger groups the bivouac building is the ideal place to stay.
The building, situated in a peaceful area, is organised to be able to receive up to 50 people. You can find the sports provisions and the playground in the immediate vicinity.
Tip: on request, you can get together around a real campfire!
Pets are not allowed, for hygienic reasons.
The bivouac consists of:
- large living room with movable furniture
- separate fully-equipped kitchen
- 2 wash areas with showers and toilets
- 2 dormitories and 4 separate bedrooms for accompanying staff
In the Zilver classes (nature classes) one or two classes (max. 50 participants) study the themes of the forest, water and sand during a school week at Zilvermeer. You stay in the bivouac building.
The students don't just learn a bit about nature, they 'experience' it. This experience-led approach is one of the strengths of Zilvermeer and the De Goren Ecocentre (see below), which is very closely involved with these Zilver classes.
Nature education in the De Goren Ecocentre
You could summarise the aims of the De Goren Ecocentre as being to make nature accessible again for everyone. Through various activities, nature is brought closer to people (and vice versa).
At De Goren we regularly put on new themed exhibitions, which constantly excel through a somewhat unusual approach
As well as themed exhibitions there are ongoing group activities for children and adults, nature walks and so on.
Planned large events
Regular events are organised in Zilvermeer. We always try to keep any disruption this might cause to other visitors or our guests at a minimum. In 2013 Pennenzakkenrock and Trezart (the international street art festival) might turn into quite a noisy affair, so please take this into account and, if necessary, book for a different period.
Pennenzakkenrock: Thursday 27 June 2013, with setting up about 1 week beforehand and taking down until 30 June.
Trezart: weekend of 14-15 September 2013, with setting up about 1 week beforehand and taking down until 20 September.
Library – Free Internet
The Zilvermeer park has its own library with a wide range of comics for the young and old, children’s books and novels. Membership is free, each lent book costs only ten eurocents per lending period. Borrowers are allowed to borrow five books and/or ten comics, for a 15-day lending period, which can be renewed once for another fifteen days. For more information, see the Zilvermeer library rules.
The library is located near the activity desk in the administrative building. During opening hours you can also surf the internet for free in the library; see the rules for more information. To surf the internet with your own laptop in the camping site’s sanitary buildings, the camping site reception will give you a password.
|Opening hours library 2013:|
|30/03-14/04 + 27/04-20/05 + 01/07-31/08|
Monday, Wednesday: 10 am - midday
|15/04-26/04 + 21/05-30/06 + september|
Friday: 3 pm - 5 pm
Reception desk Residential recreation
All information on staying at the Zilvermeer recreation park.
tel.: 014 82 95 00
fax: 014 82 95 31
De Goren Eco centre
Nature education in and around the Zilvermeer.
tel.: 014 81 66 07
fax: 014 81 74 25