Camp 2 | Campsite het Vliegenbos
Het Vliegenbos is one of three city camp sites in Amsterdam. It sits on a long strip of grass overlooked by a large chunk of forest just across the city centre. Although the camp site is many decades old it is quite unknown by the general public. Since a few years Erik van der Linden and his team are investing their time and energy to transform het Vliegenbos into a welcoming place with room for artistic and sustainable experiments. Last year they collaborated with Urban Campsite and more is to come.
Mid June camping boss Erik received me with open arms. ‘An artist and sustainable artist too? Just what I am looking for’. I can stay a week before my holiday and four weeks starting mid August. The whole season I can park my BedMobile backstage whenever I am away. In exchange I’ll gather my local network of creative friends and concoct a plan to integrate the camp site in Amsterdam-Noord and come up with off season activities.