Freshly baked croissants for breakfast, endless fun at the fair and a water park perfect for the young and the brave – these are my main memories from our recent stay at Duinrell Holiday Park in the Netherlands. It’s a place where family fun is at the heart of everything and the combination of simple camping accommodation with the wide variety of facilities and entertainment is a recipe for holiday success.
A few weeks ago, we travelled to Wassenaar, near the coast in the Netherlands, 45 minutes south east of Amsterdam. We were joined by our friends Martin, Katie and their daughters – I’d heard lots about Duinrell, from various friends who’ve been, and for ages I’d been saying to Katie: “There’s this place that we MUST go to – it looks right up our street.” I just knew that it would be the perfect place for a joint family holiday.
Set in a nature reserve near tree-lined streets with beautiful homes, Duinrell has camping areas, lots of mobile homes and Duinaglows (cute chalets) so whatever your budget is, they have something for you. We stayed in a Canvas Holidays Select 3-bed Superior mobile home which was cosy for two families but luckily we know our friends very well, so we didn’t mind being in close quarters together! Our mobile home had a living/kitchen area, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bunkbed room, plus a shower room and a little patio area with seating and a gas BBQ.