Seascout Center Kagerplassen (also known as Boterhuiseiland)
Sea scout center “Kagerplassen” is located at the “Boterhuiseiland” which is basically an island in the old canalized river of the “Zijl”.
This Sea scout center is normally the base of the fleet for approximately 20 Sea scout groups home based in the different cities and villages in the surrounding province.
The island measures about 2.5 hectare from which 1.5 hectare is suitable for camping.
The island can be found at the north side of the city of Leiden.
Up north from the island there are the lakes “Kagerplassen” as well as “Braassemermeer” and “Westeinderplassen” which can be easily reached with a sailing boat with a standing mast.
The cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam are nice places to visit as well.
The island can be reached by boat, car, bicycle, public (dead end) road (which limited access, as far as weight is concerned).
The postal address is: Zijldijk 4, postal code 2362 AE, City Warmond (municipality of Teylingen)
WGS 84: E 004o 31.350 N 052o 11.233, this the center of our island.
X-Y coordinates of the isle as found in Googles maps: E 4.52300 N 52.18722
Pleas bear in mind, the island can only be reached by boat.
On the campsite we can locate up to 7 scouting groups at a time for their regular camp.
We assume that all visiting groups do have their own boats with them since we are located on an island and we have no ferry service available. Empty berths can be used to anchor the boats of the visiting groups.
Some Sea scout groups might have a part of their sailing boats (“Lelievlet”, special designed sailing boat for sea scouts) on hire, information about the possibility is available at reservation.
The camping site is basically grass, surrounded by grove and some trees which gives ample protection against wind.
Since our island is like a little “polder” a small watermill will control the water level and keeping the camping site dry.
The camping site has its own sanitary building with running cold, drinkable, water of standard quality which is regular tested for quality. Currently there are no shower facilities available
There is limited electricity available (230 Volts 4 Amps) as well as limited Wi-Fi.
Campfires are only possible using our special fireplaces, any other way is not allowed.
Wood for the campfires are only limited available.
The water at the west side of the island has normally very limited ship movements and therefore perfectly suited for swimming and water games.
Shops are only 1.5 kilometer away and medical facilities are largely available in the city of Leiden.
An emergency telephone is available if needed.