The iconic airstream is our favorite caravan. Designed by Wally Byam, it makes heads turn and kids smile. They pop-up in movies and fashion magazines and more and more on cool campings around aroud Europe. Last year we spotted several Airstream rentals in Rome, a whole "village" of these great aluminium classics in the lovely village of Bloemendaal (NL) some 40 minutes from Amsterdam and one in Klein-Delfgauw, a tiny hamlet close to Delft. While we move on we'll report on these and other aluminium beauties in this blog. See you soon again!
De Lakens is a paradise for kids, youngsters and adults alike. It has a superb location in the dunes just north of the bohemian village of Bloemendaal which is known for its ultra hip beachclubs such as Woodstock'69, San Blas, Bloomingdale Beach and de Republiek. De Lakens offers 6 fully equipped and modernized Airstream rentals, but also an old American schoolbus, safari tents and "laidbackshacks". They're fully booked for the 2020 Formula1 race in Zandvoort....but then who wants a crowded weekend in paradise!
A 10min bike ride from downtown Delft you'll find yourself immersed in the countryside of the Biesland, a pretty combination of meadows, forests and small lakes. Klein- Delfgauw is a hamlet not bigger than 10 farmhouses, a nice cafe restaurant (cafe du Midi) and the Uylenburg, a farmhouse to bed and breakfast conversion. Spend a night in this deluxe Airstream surrounded by nature. A special place with a view of the meadows and the horses and -if lucky- you wake up with sun rays on your face.
The vintage Airstream trailer has been completely renovated, boosts a shower, toilet, air conditioning, underfloor heating, small kitchen, seating, terrace and a great view.
Camping Belrepayre Airstream is the brainchild of Perry and Coline, an French/Irish couple who used to be circus artists and have found a new love in running a vintage camping. Fond of retro, old cars and nature-lovers by heart they have in the last 30 years built Belrepayre Airstream into a unique place. They love their airstreams so much, that they've lived in one for over 30 years, and right now in one measuring 10 meters.
The village of Manses is tucked away in the Ariège, part of the Midi-Pyrénées. It is close to Mirepoix which holds the international puppet festival beginning of August and a 45min drive to Unesco listed Carcassonne.
How about combining two cravings? City-tripping Rome and staying in a deluxe Airstreamer! Camping Village Flaminio is located on the edge of the city center of Rome. Cool pool, hip restaurant. They rent 2 Airstreams that each sleep 2 people. Large bathroom with separate shower cabin. Fully fitted kitchen. The 2 aluminium Model 604 caravans are situated in the middle of the camping close to the pool and bar. Rent both with friends or family and off to the Colosseum you go.
The first Airstream park in Italy is just 30 minutes away from St Mark's Square. Hop op the boat in Punta Sabbioni and minutes later you're in Venice! The 6 Airstream rentals are in pole position rights at the beach. A truly wonderful place surrounded by trees and flowering bushes. There are no boundaries among the pitches, so the space feels wide as the view from the panoramic windows of your Airstream. The absence of parking and cars means that your kids are free to run around so they and you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Che bella la vita!
Jena Camping (Airstream Hotel) is situated at the foot of the Jenzig mountain, a 20min stroll to the pretty city centre of Jena. It is an ideal place to explore the surrounding Thuringia area and for day trips to Weimar, Erfurt or along the Saale valley to Rudolstadt. Wine-lovers will like the vineyards around Naumburg, while hikers will find a 100 km long network of hiking paths in the mountains high above the Saale valley and kids the nearby Jenaer Ostbad. Jena Camping rents 4 different Airstreams, all of them at least 50 years old and imported directly from the US. The vintage Airstream rentals are equipped with a European axle and drawbar, so you can also rent the car for your own dream trip. This is cult caravanning!