The caravan has been a popular camping vehicle for many years. The first caravan to bear any resemblance to today's version was conceived, built and put into service in England before the Second World War. But only decades later, with increasing prosperity and leisure, the general public embraced the caravan as a place to stay on holiday at home or abroad. The Netherlands, together with Sweden, is at the forefront of this. With more than 400.000 large mobile homes or lighter touring caravans on the doorstep, on the campsite or in the garage, a caravan remains attractive for holidaymakers.
The advantage of a caravan over a motorhome is the investment. Due to the lack of a company car as a basis, a caravan is more accessible for a smaller budget. Nevertheless, a caravan also requires a considerable bloodletting to own it. In addition, there are additional costs such as storage and maintenance that, together with the purchase, are not always in proportion to the number of times that the caravan is actually used for a holiday. Renting a caravan is a better solution in that case. There are no worries about maintenance and storage and the purchase does not weigh heavily on the holiday budget. A caravan can be from a caravan rental company specialized in this or from a private person who offers his or her caravan for rent for the period when it is not used himself. Advertisements from these caravan rental companies can be found on CampersCaravans.nl, the largest platform full of caravans for rent, both new ones and second-hand caravans for rent or caravans from private individuals.