We were invited by Karsten to their factory in Zwaag, Holland as a thank you for starting the Karsten Tent Club. We decided to drive, catching the ferry Dover to Dunkirk and proceeded on the 3 ½ drive to Northern Holland – Arriving in Zwaag at the Hart B&B, close to midnight we were met by Danny Hazewindus from Karsten.
The next day, having hired bikes from the B&B to ride the 10 minutes to Hoorn, the neighboring town, we were impressed by how stunning this town was. Beautiful harbour, lots of canals and a busy feel to the modern high street.
Having met Danny for lunch, we made our way to the Karsten Travel Store, where we stunned by just how big this camping ‘shop’ was. Having toured the shop and the Karsten Factory – we then were shown the Karsten Tent Display – Simply Fantastic to see them in all their glory – colours, sizes and different combination.
In the late afternoon we were introduced to Mr. Karsten himself, who took us for a ride on the lake in his boat, to let us view the area from the water. We then had dinner with the Management team of Karsten in the most wonderful harbour house (Pictured).
It was a great trip, and we were really please to meet the Karsten Team – We came away with a boot full of the latest stock range from the Karsten Travel Store - 'Human Comfort' Camping Equipment & Accessories for us to try!