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UrbanCampsite features 14 unique artworks set on the desert-like landscape of Centrumeiland, one of several artificial islands built in the new city district of IJburg in the east of Amsterdam.

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12 amazingly quirky pods for campers - CNN.com

Every year, UrbanCampsite Amsterdam invites 12 designers to create art installations in an unlikely place in Amsterdam. Here's the catch -- each installation has its own bed that campers can rent for the night. This one, called the Superfire Camp, has its own outdoor fire pit surrounded by a red lounger and a hot tub. Inside the cabin/sea beacon is a circular bed that sleeps two.

Want to experience the great outdoors but dislike the idea of having to assemble that overly complex tent with your friends? Wouldn't it be so much easier to...

UrbanCampsite Amsterdam is an outdoor exhibition with art installations that visitors can camp in (with a reservation). Photo via UrbanCampsite Amsterdam Facebook page.

Art-Sleep-Experience Open-air Exhibition of Artworks 2015 / Urban Campsite Amsterdam - This outdoor exhibition where outdoor camping meets art was an enormous success. The exhibition attracted many national and international guests on a daily basis and was widely covered by the (international) media. This year, initiators Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis return with UrbanCampsite. In June, July and August UrbanCampsite settles in the newest part of Amsterdam, the Centrumeiland of…

<p>The communal area of UrbanCampsite has a herb garden, open kitchen and fire pit. Nine first-year students from the International Business School of Amsterdam have designed the area, which they called "Kwiezien". The purpose of their project is to encourage interaction between the campers and they have built the space entirely our of recycled materials. In the event of bad weather, a roof can be pulled over the space, and any rainwater is collected for the herb garden.</p> <p>These…