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Camping supplies shop

Hi!

We're going to be in Amersfoort for a few days before heading to the Lowlands festival, and I was wondering whether anyone could be so kind as to suggest a shop selling cheap camping gear, please? What we mainly need are sleeping bags and wellington boots, just in case it rains! We'd only be using these things for the festival, as we have no space in our luggage to take them back home with us, this is why we're not interested in expensive gear. It would also be great if anybody could suggest a charity we could then donate this stuff to afterward, as I think it would be a shame to throw them away.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Camping supplies shop

Well there are no real budget chains, but all chains cater for several budgets including cheap stuff. See e.g.

bever.nl/index.cfm/…120

for a good shop in Amersfoort.

Ask around, or google, for 'kringloopwinkel' (vintage/recycling shop) for donating it afterwards.

Have fun in your flight to the Paradise ;-),

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Camping supplies shop

Thank you :)

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3. Re: Camping supplies shop

HEMA sells sleeping bags for as little as € 10

http://www.hema.nl/winkel/vrije-tijd-kantoor/vakantie-onderweg/kamperen/1-persoons-slaapzak-(41390024)

HEMA usually also sells rain boots.

Check https://www.hema.nl/winkels/winkel-zoeken… for HEMA stores in Amersfoort.

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4. Re: Camping supplies shop

That's awesome thanks!

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5. Re: Camping supplies shop

Last year volunteers gathered all the camping gear (tents, sleeping bags etc) that people had left behind, and brought it all to refugees in Calais, France. nos.nl/op3/artikel/2054170-lowlandstenten-kr… (Open in Google Chrome for automatic translations.)

I can't find anything on the Lowlands website about similar plans for 2016. Maybe on the Facebook page... Or send them an email.

I believe the French authorities bulldozered the so-called Jungle (unofficial refugee camp) in Calais. But surely there is a good purpose still for all the camping gear that gets left behind.

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6. Re: Camping supplies shop

That would have been perfect, I'll check on that, thanks :)

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7. Re: Camping supplies shop

Action also sells decent quality cheap sleeping bags and other camping gear.

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8. Re: Camping supplies shop

I agree, check out Action. Very cheap! You can find them in every town.

http://www.action.nl/winkels/

Edited: 5:09 am, August 11, 2016
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Action is indeed a cheap option. The thing with Action is that the articles they sell are different from week to week. The Action store I visited yesterday had loads of camping gear a few weeks ago and none at all yesterday. Should have bought the inflatable matras when I first saw it....

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10. Re: Camping supplies shop

If you happen to be in the Amsterdam area, you could head to the Decathlon sports hyperstore at Amsterdam Arena. They have a huge selection of camping gear for reallylow prices, much better than specialized high end camping stores.

http://www.decathlon.nl/kampeerwinkel.html

They also have a branch near Eindhoven.

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