10 October 2022
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Award winners announced at Kampeer & Caravan Jaarbeurs show in the Netherlands

The winners of two prestigious awards were announced During the first day of the completely renovated Kampeer & Caravan Jaarbeurs exhibition held from 5 to 9th October in the Netherlands: the ANWB ‘Camper and Caravan of the year’ award and the Kampeer Sustainability Award. Adria, Bürstner, the Dutch motorhome company Ventje and Karsten Tenten were among the winners. 

Every year the ANWB organizes the Camper and Caravan of the year award. In addition to a professional jury of independent trade journalists, a public jury is also involved. 

In the ANWB election, the title ANWB Camper of the Year went to the Bürstner Lyseo Galery TD 649 G. This is a semi-integrated camper, produced in Germany, with an inflatable bedroom on the roof. 

In the Caravan of the Year election, the ANWB title went to the completely redesigned Adria Altea, from Slovenia. 

The Kampeer Sustainability Award, which was awarded for the first time this year, was won by the Dutch motorhome manufacturer Ventje. With the best motorhome product and in the ‘camping general’ category, Karsten Tenten took the honors, with family tents made from material that contains recycled jeans.

ANWB election Camper and Caravan of the year 2023
A striking feature of the ‘Camper of the Year’ is the inflatable bedroom on the roof of the Bürstner Lyseo Gallery, which is ready for use within 90 seconds. This is ensured by a built-in compressor on board the winning semi-integrated motorhome. As a result, the seating and sleeping areas are completely separated from each other and the rear of the motorhome is arranged over the full width as a bathroom with shower. With this, Bürstner is building a two-person motorhome with an enormous amount of space. The complete Adria Altea caravan series triumphed in the ANWB Caravan of the Year 2023 election. Striking are the lightweight AL-KO Varia X chassis, the polyester outer walls and the weight-saving, innovative construction of furniture and cabinets. Large windows and roof hatches provide a striking amount of daylight and the jury also mentions the felt-like,

Kampeer Sustainability Award awarded for the first time
The Kampeer Sustainability Award was awarded on the first day of the fair for the first time in the history of the Kampeer & Caravan Jaarbeurs. There are two categories: the most sustainable innovative camper product and the most sustainable innovative camping product. The professional jury made a shortlist for both categories, after which the public could also cast a vote. The winner of the most sustainable camper product is Ventje, a Dutch start-up of young enthusiastic campers who provide their campervans with a completely sustainable and circular interior: the company uses FSC certified wood for the furniture and sheep wool for the insulation. The floor is produced CO2-neutrally. “If Ventje will also build the interiors in electrically powered campervans, this will be a completely sustainable development,” according to the jury report.

The most sustainable camping product also comes from a Dutch company: Karsten Tenten from Zwaag in Noord-Holland. The prize went to the Blueline tents, which are available as a two- and four-person tent.

Karsten produces tents in its own energy-neutral workshop in the Netherlands. The jury praised the enormous environmental effects: for example, by using the sustainable tent fabric, 50,000 liters of water are saved per tent. In addition, there are no CO2 emissions during production in the Karsten workshop and cutting waste from the cockpit groundsheet is also reused. The zippers are also made of recycled plastic. The production in the Netherlands and Belgium also saves a lot of CO2 emissions in the field of transport. “It’s unbelievable that 640 million jeans are thrown away in Europe every year,” said the jury. “Karsten shows the potential of circular entrepreneurship in which jeans, in combination with high-quality cotton, are given a second (outdoor) life.” Both winners can be seen on the Sustainability Square, where the other nominees can also be seen. The ANWB Camper and Caravan of the Year can also be viewed from the inside and outside during the fair.

Marloes van den Berg, Chief Sustainability Officer of Jaarbeurs congratulates the winners: “We are pleased that we have awarded the Kampeer Sustainability Award for the first time. This initiative contributes perfectly to the sustainable movement we are currently making at Jaarbeurs. Not only do we want to organize our trade fairs and events as sustainably as possible operationally, we also think it is important that we help our partners to boost and accelerate sustainability. The Kampeer Sustainability Award is a good example of this.”