Experience Euro 2020 at these campsites! – part 1

January, 31 2020

The forthcoming European Cup football championships (12 June – 12 July 2020) will for the first time in history be held not in just one or two countries. No, next year will be a real European party with football matches in no fewer than twelve countries. And as June and July are wonderful months to go on holiday, we have the perfect combination for you: football and camping!

Where’s the best place to go to shout about your country’s victory? We’ve checked this out for you! You can read all about the participating cities in this blog and about the best campsites close to the stadiums. If you can’t get hold of tickets, follow the matches on giant screens at the campsite or head for the local pub. In Part 1 we will take a look at London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Munich and Copenhagen.

London

London is of course indispensable as a match venue during the forthcoming European Cup. Wembley, one of the most famous temples to football in the world, can accommodate 90,000 fans. Most of the Euro 2020 matches will be played here. It all starts with three group matches, but what’s even better is that one of the last sixteen matches, the final itself and both semi-finals will be played here. If you really want to make the most of the European Cup, London is The Place To Be.

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Have fun watching football together in the pub!

Motorists are increasingly being discouraged from driving in London. Luckily public transport is very well organised, including at the campsites around the capital, Lee Valley Camp. & Car Park, Lee Valley Camp Site and Chertsey C. & C. Club Site for example. The bus stops right by the entrance to the first two campsites and will take you to the railway station in no time. From there you can travel quickly and easily to the stadium or to the centre. You can easily walk to the nearby railway station from Chertsey.

Which matches can you see here?

    • Sunday 14 June 2020 at 14:00 England – Croatia
    • Friday 19 June 2020 at 20:00 England – to be announced
    • Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 20:00 Czech Republic – England
    • Saturday 27 June 2020 at 20:00 to be announcedto be announced
    • Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 20:00 to be announcedto be announced
    • Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 20:00 to be announcedto be announced
    • Sunday 12 July 2020 at 20:00 to be announcedto be announced

Glasgow

Scotland is just as football crazy as England. The biggest fans of this game undoubtedly come from Glasgow. This city is home to two of the country’s biggest clubs: Celtic and Rangers. However, the European Cup will not be played in either of these stadiums. Instead, Hampden Park (with a capacity of almost 52,000 spectators) will be the place for three group matches and one of the last sixteen matches. This stadium is located in the south of Glasgow.

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A match is even better when accompanied by a drink and a snack.

The Scots are famous for their hospitality. Come and experience it on the outskirts of Glasgow. How about Witches Craig Caravan ParkTrossachs Holiday Park of Lomond Woods Holiday Park? These campsites are all less than one hour’s drive from Hampden Park. But you’re not far from the centre of Glasgow either, where you can soak up the atmosphere in one of the bars.

Which matches can you see here?

    • Monday 15 June 2020 at 14:00 t.b.a. – Czech Republic
    • Friday 19 June 2020 at 17:00 Croatia – Czech Republic
    • Tuesday 23 June at 20:00 Croatia – t.b.a.
    • Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 20:00 t.b.a. – t.b.a.

Amsterdam

The Johan Cruijff ArenA will be the setting for three group matches and a last sixteen match. Coincidentally the Dutch team will play all its group matches in Amsterdam. The ArenA stadium can hold no fewer than 55,000 spectators. This number of fans will guarantee a great atmosphere during the matches! And rest assured, there will be giant screens around the stadium to make it one big football festival. It’s also going to be delightfully busy in the ‘brown cafes’; the local pubs in the capital city.

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Have you been able to get a ticket? Lucky you!

Of course you can also enjoy this sporting spectacle from a lovely campsite. Gaasper Camping Amsterdam (3 miles), Camping Zeeburg (5,5 miles) and Camping Vliegenbos (7 miles) are all within cycling distance of the stadium. Keep an eye on our blog to see the campsites where you can all watch together on a giant screen! If you’re not a football fan, read our tips for trips out in Amsterdam.

Which matches can you see here?

    • Sunday 14 June 2020 at 20:00 Netherlands – Ukraine
    • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 20:00 Netherlands – Austria
    • Monday 22 June 2020 at 17:00 t.b.a. – Netherlands
    • Saturday 27 June 2020 at 17:00 t.b.a. – t.b.a.

Munich

Germany and the Netherlands: classic rivals in football. After several disappointing years for Germany’s neighbouring country, the ‘Orange’ team and ‘Die Mannschaft’ will once again be present at Euro 2020. And a country such as Germany, where football is so important, will of course be playing host. The Allianz Arena in Munich is the place where three group matches and one quarter final are planned. More than 75,000 spectators who will fill the place will generate plenty of noise.

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Thousands of fans in one stadium; that will result in plenty of magical moments.

A quiet campsite close to Munich is the perfect base for visiting the city. Campsites such as Campsite München-Obermenzing (12 miles) Campsite Ampersee (17 miles) and Campingplatz Wolfrathausen (30 miles) are convenient for the city and the stadium. You’re guaranteed to get to the stadium in under 45 minutes, or even quicker to the city centre. No shortage of Biergartens where you can watch the football and enjoy a drink.

Which matches can you see here?

    • Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 20:00 France – Germany
    • Saturday 20 June 2020 at 17:00 Portugal – Germany
    • Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 20:00 t.b.a. – Germany
    • Friday 3 July 2020 at 20:00 t.b.a. – t.b.a.

Copenhagen

Euro 2020 matches will also be played in Denmark – in the Telia Parken in Copenhagen, to be precise. With a capacity of 38,000 supporters, this is the smallest stadium of the whole competition. Three group matches and a last sixteen match are on the programme at this compact stadium.

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Watching the football by yourself in your own motorhome or caravan is also exciting!

Camping in Denmark is generally a pleasant experience. Danish campsites are known for their spacious pitches, clean toilet facilities and friendly owners. DCU-Copenhagen Camp (14 miles), Tangloppen Camping (16 miles) and Hundige Strand Familiecamping (20 miles) are all excellent campsites to enjoy some relaxation and a game of football. And good news for those lucky campers who have tickets: these campsites are not far from the stadium.

Which matches can you see here?

    • Saturday 13 June 2020 at 17:00 Denmark – Finland
    • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 17:00 Denmark – Belgium
    • Monday 22 June 2020 at 20:00 Russia – Denmark
    • Monday 29 June 2020 at 17:00 t.b.a. – t.b.a.

Part 2 will soon be online!

We will be telling you about the best campsites in (and around) four other host cities: Dublin, Budapest, Bilbao and Rome in the next part. Keep an eye on our blog. If you have any tips about which campsites are the best to watch the football at, we’d love to hear from you!

Jeroen Timmermans
  • Author: Jeroen Timmermans
  • From Calais to Cannes, and from Nantes to Nancy: Jeroen has definitely done his fair share of exploring in France. With his parents and his brother, he spent weeks at the most beautiful campsites in a trailer tent. Then, the family travelled around the rest of Europe in a motorhome. Now he loves his cultural city breaks. He particularly loves funiculars and cable cars.

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