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Visitor Reviews - Vakantie Duinrell

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Vakantie Duinrell
2242 Jp
Wassenaar
Netherlands   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0031(0)705155258
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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
                8/10 from 43 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
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Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  43 in total, now showing 19 to 24                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nicksy 12 reviews from this member

Just returned from Camping and Caravan Club Rally here. Spent 6 nights on this site and it was a fantastic experience.

The site itself is huge. There are shower/toilet blocks dotted around with plenty of facilities and always being cleaned.

There is a good supermarket on site, along with a restaurant and bar. The restaurant do an all-you-can-eat buffet for about 19Euro, arrive early and eat well.

The town is walking distance and very pleasant. As you enter the first tiangle-shaped area, the Italian restaurant on the left is lovely. Venture further into the town - if you see a Chinese restaurant called 'Legends' - stay out! It is awful.

Site pool - the only disappointment for me was there was no pool solely for campers, the free outdoor pool and the Tikibad waterpark can all be accessed by paying visitors to the theme park. However, the outdoor pool was nice and not that crowded.

Tikibad water park - Ace. Don't underestimate the speed of these slides, they are fantastic.

Theme park - superb. Free to use by campers again and again and some real quality rides, the queues were ok too.

Beach - there is a beach a short drive/cycle away - very clean and some nice snack bars on entrance, well worth a visit.

I would definitely go back here to hit the attractions for a few days and then move on, but don't think I would do another week there. Highly recommended for a crazy time and the kids (old and young) will love it.

I scored this holiday highly on value for money, but I did pay 'Rally' prices. Still - definitely one to put on your list of places to go.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: MCS12 2 reviews from this member

This site was filthy.

Please note, my comments relate to the campsite and its facilities, not the theme park or the Tiki pool which are both excellent.

We booked our pitch (for 3 nights) through Carefree. When we arrived at our allocated pitch we were greeted by a used disposable nappy and other litter including paper bags and soil / mud as there was no grass on the pitch.

When we reported the state of our pitch to the reception staff on day 1 their response was 'is that all you want to say?'.

The nappy and other litter had not been removed by Duinrell staff when we left 4 days later.

The unhelpful attitude of the staff was made worse when they directed us to a fresh water refill point, in a space only big enough for a small family car, which was in fact only a waste point. Unknown to us (and presumably them) our pitch had a fresh water tap.

The toilet block appeared to be cleaned in the middle of the day. Notwithstanding this there was nearly almost always soiled toilet bowls and floors covered with toilet paper.

Admittedly the site was busy, but poor hygiene is not excusable.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Exessexmum 10 reviews from this member

We visited Duinrell at Easter, staying in a Eurocamp static. Initially the check in experience was somewhat fraught as there was a massive queue and only two reps checking people in, I'd say it took about 40 minutes.

Our van was very clean and just down the road from the Plaza. The statics are in rows and fairly closely packed in, luckily ours was set apart slightly on a row end.

The site itself is very big but clean and well looked after. There is a supermarket that is pricey, but comparable with other campsite shops. There is entertainment but we didn't go, so can't comment.

There is a large theme park which you have free entry to. Get there before it opens and let the kids go in the large adventure playground while you wait for the rides to open! There are several big rollercoasters, a log flume, ferris wheel and loads of other rides. Well worth visiting a number of times. The queues weren't too bad, although there were lots of large school parties visiting on most days.

The waterpark on site is also huge and although not free is subsidised if you stay on site. 3. 50 Euros for 2 hours per person. Excellent park, be careful when you go as it does get very busy. The lifeguards are very strict, if you have a child below a certain height (about 1. 3m or so) they will ask if they can swim 25m unaided. If they can't then they have to have armbands to even go in the pool with an adult. We had to buy some for my 8 year old as she can only swim about 10m even to play in the shallows.

The town of Wassenaar is just outside the gates of the park, so worth a stroll in the evening. There is an icecream parlour that is very good and seemed to get a lot of trade from the park.

Generally we thought the park was good, but the clientèle not so. There are a large amount of British tour operators using the site -Canvas, Thomson, Eurocamp, Keycamp and sadly the site seemed to attract a certain fraternity who were intent on getting drunk all night and making a huge amount of noise. The security were very hot on making your you had your passes to get in and out of the site, but didn't seem to patrol at night to check on noise.

I'd imagine the areas for touring caravans, which were well away from the statics probably weren't as noisy, although they were right next to the theme park so probably more noisy during the way.

Overall we liked the facilities of the site, but wouldn't return.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Russkar 4 reviews from this member

This was our first trip abroad with the caravan and started well with a crossing from Harwich to Hook of Holland. Would recommend booking a cabin, as this made the journey far more pleasant.

The site was easy to find, about 45 mins from the Hook of Holland. Booking in was ok- you have to park in the car park and walk to reception. It's not clearly sign posted where you need to park and what you need to do.

Our pitch was on grass, it was average size, but easy enough to pitch on. We have previously stayed in Caravan Club Sites, so were a little surprised at the slightly unkempt nature of grass and hedges, but it was not a problem at all, just an observation.

Toilet Block was large, clean and well maintained.

Our children (14, 12) enjoyed the Theme Park, which is FREE for campsite residents. We didn't use the swimming pool as there was too much else to do.

The C1000 supermarket in Wasenaar was excellent. You need to be careful where you park in the daytime as it was a display badge area. The evenings were fine to park outside the shop. It was within walking distance of the campsite though.

We used public transport quite a lot. A bus to Den Haag can be caught at the park entrance. The train service is good, but a little expensive. However we found that all the cities we visited had a good Park and Ride service that was very reasonably priced. (Rotterdam and Amsterdam).

Places that we would recommend are Escher Museum, Den Haag, Anne Frank's House, Amsterdam (book online before you go to avoid queues) and Gouda (Cheese Market on Thursdays) and Rotterdam.

Overall, we loved our first experience abroad. We were very happy with the campsite, Wasenaar is lovely. We stayed for two weeks and would definitely go back, but think it could also be used as a stop off enroute to somewhere else.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Kwen 7 reviews from this member

We stayed the first week of the Easter holidays in a eurocamp static as it was cheaper than taking our van!

The site was very clean, lots af facilities several restaurants on site and a takeaway where the service was very slow 20mins wait for 2 portions of chips! Supermarket well stocked but pricey. Hire of bikes and go karts, adult bike was 9euro per day. The bike ride along the coast was lovely. A good mix of rides in the park to suit all ages. The swimming pool was very good but very busy on our three visits. Wi-fi is available but not free on site.

Having a nosey at the touring pitches most seemed quite tight with very little space between pitches/vans, this was partly due to some vans being pitched sideways and others backing in.

The security barrier staff were very relaxed as we didn't have to show our pass cards at all as we walked in so anyone could wander around.

The town was lovely lots more shops/eateries than I had expected the supermarket was very good and many things cheaper than they are at home.

We found public transport expensive child prices only go to 11 years so paying 30 euro's for 4 of us to go to Leiden return on the bus when its only 10mins up the road by car was a bit much! Using the car was easy and we had no problems parking anywhere we went to.

'Corpus' is a new journey through the human body which only opened in March at Leiden it was great aimed at older children/adults with an audio tour and 4D effects we really enjoyed it.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thehoggmeister 9 reviews from this member

The site is easy to find with clear signage off the main motorway. During our visit there were drainage works on some of the routes to it which was a bit tight with the caravan (two inches either side between parked cars and a works lorry).

This was our first stop off on our Dutch trip and we were not impressed by the standard of pitch. We had an all service pitch which was poor. The grass was about six inches long and the pitch itself was a rutted sandy mess. The tap on our pitch seemed to be used by all around us and it was only a push button on so we could not connect the water. We found the pitches cramped and people trying to take up more space than they were entitled to with huge awning annexes and windbreaks.

This was in the Romatisch Camp. I walked round the other areas and they were all in a similar condition. I don't think they are ever empty in the summer.

The access to the camping pitches is very tight so be careful. It is confusing where to go on arrival and we eventually worked out that you entered the main car park where the attendants showed us to the bus parking area to park. You then walk back to the main reception to book in before taking the caravan to the pitch. The signs are not clear.

The facilities on the site itself are excellent. The toilet blocks are immaculate and the on site theme park is also very clean and tidy. This is mainly suited to younger children from five to ten years old. My six year old loved it and the large swing park. The site is too big to let children go off on their own as they would probably get lost.

The eating places are expensive although there is an Aldi close by for cheaper alternative. The site can be noisy at night due to the sheer number of people staying there. We also found it far too busy with kids on go carts/bikes nearly taking you out every time we walked around.

The Tiki pool is good but extremely busy. It is good value at the discounted rate for campers but the pool is heavily chlorined so wear goggles. My daughter loved the wave pool and the lazy river.

This was fine for a two night stay and it made us really appreciate our next site in Delft which was fantastic and much more relaxed.

This site is like a busy Haven site in the UK.

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