You can read all about our family holiday at Duinrell in Holland on previous posts. We had booked via Eurocamp and stayed in their Avant caravan. We were unsure about this holiday purely because of our last experience with Eurocamp and the caravan from hell. However, choosing the Avant caravan was a great decision and we didn’t regret it.
Duinrell Campsite in Holland
There is a theme park included in your holiday cost and water park on site. However, the water park is an extra cost (4 euros for 2 hours – 2016 prices) Campsite is pretty large, its clean and well kept. Caravans are not too close together and pitches are a decent size. Once you are in the park you don’t have to show your passes (we took our own passport size pictures to save spending money while there). This means you can access the play areas even once the park has closed, which is great for little ones.
Theme park rides
There are plenty of rides for young and old. Our boys went on a number of rides and they were 5 and 22 months at the time of our holiday. Their favourite rides were the little train ride and the frog roller coaster. We didn’t get to spend all day in the park as it started to rain really hard. However, you could easily spend a whole day in the park and have enough to do. The queues weren’t very long however, it was October when we visited.
There are a number of places to eat in the park and you can also get to the Duinrell Plaza from the Theme Park. This is where the buffet restaurant is (see below).
We headed up for a few hours on the Saturday afternoon of our holiday. It was very busy, a little too busy for my liking. The changing rooms were also very busy, and family changing rooms had no locks. Your ticket to get in is also used in your lockers. We had to change lockers a few times, before we found one that worked.
The baby pool was pretty tiny, and there wasn’t really much for Big K to do either. However we spent a good hour in the pool, before heading back to the changing rooms to get dried off. There are plenty of slides which are great for older kids and an outdoor pool when the weather permits. Any child under 120cm must wear armbands or a floatation aid. I think this would be a great place if our boys were a little older.
There are lots of bikes on site. Most of the bikes have no handlebar breaks which means you have to pedal backwards to stop. This does take some getting use to. We paid roughly 50 euros per bike for a weeks rental which is a pretty good deal. You also get a lock with the bike. There are also trailers, e-bikes, bikes with child seats, go karts, and kids bikes available to hire. If you need a map of the area you can buy a map from the bike rental place. We paid 6 euros and the map was great, you could follow all the cycle paths in South Holland using it.
We ate every night in the buffet restaurant. It was just under 20 euros per adult for an all you can eat meal. You then paid for your drinks afterwards. It is advisable to book a table on Fridays and weekends as it gets very busy, however the rest of the week was pretty quiet. This may be different during peak times.
Food was really nice however, Little K had the same food for nearly the whole week. The kids buffet is pretty rubbish with little choice. One thing that really disappointed me was the fact they mixed all the different food together on the kids buffet, which meant Little K couldn’t eat anything as they had mixed food with cheese in with the chicken nuggets which meant it was contaminated as he is dairy free.
There is also the main restaurant which looked like the same sort of foods available in the buffet restaurant. Although we never used this restaurant so cannot comment.
You can also find the following facilities available
- Bowling open after 4pm daily
- Shop (sells fresh bakery every morning and well stocked)
- Lighthouse lounge
- Outdoor activities
If you are looking for a fun filled family holiday that wont break the bank then Duinrell is just the place for you. Easy to get to from the UK if you are driving or flying.
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.
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