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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 42 Reviews
              8/10 from 42 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Catbrown 5 reviews from this member

JUST RETURNED FROM A TEN DAY STAY ON A COMFORT BASIS 100SQM PITCH. HAD A LOT OF RAIN, BUT A MIXTURE OF SAND AND SOIL MEANT THE PITCH DRAINED WELL. WASH AND TOILET FACILITIES KEPT CLEAN AT ALL TIMES DESPITE BEING BUSY, ALSO VERY MODERN.

SUPERMARKET WELL STOCKED BUT PRICEY, VISIT THE C1000 IN WASSANAAR CLOSE BY FOR BETTER PRICES.

EATERIES ON SITE WERE NOT CHEAP EITHER SO WE DIDN'T TRY THEM.

THE TIKI POOL GOT VERY CROWDED AND EVEN THOUGH OUR DAUGHTER COULD SWIM SHE WAS MADE TO WEAR ARMBANDS BECAUSE SHE WAS UNDER 1. 2MT TALL.

IT SEEMED AS THOUGH THE PRIORITY WAS THE CHUTES AS THESE ARE EVERYWHERE, GOOD IF THAT'S YOUR THING.

THE THEME PARK HAD A VARIETY OF RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL AGES AND PROVIDED PLENTY OF FUN FOR US ALL.

WASSENAAR IS A LOVELY LITTLE TOWN WITH SHOPS AND A FEW RESTAURANTS. THE TOWN OF LEIDEN IS 20 MINS AWAY AND WELL WORTH A VISIT AS IS THE BEACH JUST UP THE ROAD.

TO SUM UP, A FAMILY FRIENDLY SITE WITH GOOD FACILITIES AND PLENTY OF PITCH OPTIONS. THOSE LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET WILL NOT BE SUITED TO DUINRELL. WE ENJOYED OUR STAY HERE AND WILL VISIT AGAIN.

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rhsc01 7 reviews from this member

This site is great for the family holiday.

It is within easy reach of the ferry from either Hull or Newcastle. Some of the pitch areas are tight to get big units into but once on you pitch there is plenty of room.

The toilet facilities are clean and there is plenty of hot water in the showers all day.

There is loads of good rides and a nice big play park for the kids (we have 2 boys 8&5).

We were lucky and got fantastic weather (no rain just lots of sun around 30 Degrees) but this park would still be ok in not so good weather as it is fairly sheltered by trees.

There is a lovely beach about 4K from the site which is well worth going to if the weather permits.

The staff are helpful and the shop on site is a little pricey but it is to be expected. There is a C1000 supermarket in Wassenaar itself which is better prices. The takeaway on site a complete rip off though and I suggest eating in unless you are loaded (20 euro for 2 burgers, chicken nuggets and 2 lots of chips)

Anyway this is one I will hopefully get a chance to revisit next year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lizgiz 3 reviews from this member

We liked this site, although given the challenging weather, 5 days was probably too long. First, the campsite. We booked direct with the park (4 nights in non electric pitch, euros 129), found the site easily as there were plenty of road signs, camped in the natural camping ground which was lovely, secluded pitches in pine woods leading onto sandy dunes then the beach. There was very heavy rain while we were there, but the sandy ground drained quickly. We had a very windy night when quite big branches broke off the surrounding trees. The showers (free)and toilets were brand new and perfectly clean all the time. We didn't find the washing up place, just used the sinks in the shower rooms. No plugs are provided in the sinks. There are good recycling facilities. This part of the site is far enough away from the rides to be very quiet at night.

Next the things to do. Usually we prefer back to nature style camping, so this was a big change. The children (7 & 9) loved the freedom to go off around the funfair by themselves. There were plenty of rides to keep them happy, some too scary, some too babyish but a good range. There were very short queues for a couple of rides, otherwise it was straight on without waiting. There were enough coffee stalls and snack places to keep the parents happy too. The site hires out bikes, trolleys and 4-wheeled bike things for the kids, there were plenty of these whizzing about. The funfair kept our kids amused for 3 days, then they'd had enough. The indoor pool was really hot, with cramped changing cubicles. Loads of fast flumes and rides, mostly with 10 or 15 min queues. The lazy river was packed with bodies and there was very little open pool space for ordinary swimming. Maybe it all seemed crowded because the outdoor pool was closed, probably because of the terrible weather. Kids enjoyed the pool for 3 days. The local beach (20-30 min bike ride away) is huge, sandy, with a few good cafes. Water rather murky and the surrounding area a bit industrial-looking. Fab place for a bracing walk. The local village has all the supermarkets and cafes you need. The shops on the site were more expensive than in the village, and we didn't think the quality of the food in the 2 cafes that we used on the site was very impressive at all.

We all agreed we'd really enjoyed this trip, but the weather was so terrible, we decided to find a similar place in the south of europe next time.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Steve McV 21 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a few days on our way back to the ferry from Italy. It will probably be used by us for this purpose again, but I could recommend a longer stay as there is so much to do.

As the last reviewer said, the weather in August 2010 was foul. The first pitch we were allocated was in the woods at the furthest part of the site from the entrance. It was a complete mudbath.

We complained & were allowed to choose a pitch closer to the theme park without extra charge (I suspect as the local school kids were back & the season was clearly winding down).

The pitches are sandy & there was evidence of bad flooding especially in the pre-erected Eurocamp type tents around us. We had one terrible storm with the neighbours gazeebo flying away & their tent destroyed while they were out.

Bring an awning tie down kit. The site has a lot of activities to offer, a theme park with a good range of rides for all tastes, woodland with archery & a ropes course as well as the beach.

The theme park is included in your camp site fees & closes in the early evening so there is no noise from that at night. Your pass also entitles you to access to the Tiki Pool waterpark with a good range of water slides from the mild to the terrifying.

When we were there this was a massive draw for campers & was always busy, perhaps because of the weather? There are a number of eating places from burger stalls to a large takeaway, cafeteria & a restaurant (only open Saturday nights in late August). All seemed to serve similar cafeteria style food fried with chips. I did have to complain at being served a 'rare' Pork steak in the cafeteria. The girl on the grill couldn't understand why the sight of blood oozing from a piece of Pork would offend!

There is a supermarket & a variety of evening entertainment (camp staff miming to Grease when we were there) all under one roof in the centre of the campsite.

A great location, lots to do even in bad weather & a stones throw from the North Sea ferry ports. We will certainly be back.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Vampess 3 reviews from this member

We stayed on this campsite with eurocamp there was myself OH and our two boys aged 14 and 15 years old.

When we arrived after the sat nav got us lost, we had a nice welcome from the staff on the reception who also spoke very good english.

We were placed in Romantich Kamp in what they said was a large pitch. Oh no it was not and it had no grass was uneven and just a mucky mess. When asked to move were told they had no other spots for us. So we made the most of the pitch everyone seems to have the same problems.

We were also placed under a tree so lost some sun and when it rained it sounded awful.

If you are looking for a quiet break this camp is not the site for you. My boys loved it we didn't see them much as they made many friends and were off on bikes in the theme park and off playing in the pool.

The theme park and pool were very clean and very nice sometimes a little busy but nothing that did your head in to much.

The toilets and showers were hot and clean there was a cleaner in there all the time which was good to see. Nothing like clean showers for me.

The shop on site was really well stocked little overpriced but there was a supermarket about a 15 minute walk into a small town which was very nice.

The only bad points about this site was that we ended up with a group of maybe 6 young guys and girls from germany. Who were playing music all night and smoking lots of pot which we could smell all the time. I did see the reception and eurocamp reps about this and nothing was done this was the only thing that put a dampen on things.

I will be going back to this site as I think it is well worth the money and very good fun.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ninanewtent 3 reviews from this member

Duinrell ! Campsite and 'Theme Park' Something for Kids of All ages, from rides for little tots and a ball pool to Big rollercoaster's for Teens ! Rides very good and the best tip is go at 10 am when the park first opens to avoid the queques. A very international site with of course lots of Dutch but lots of German campers and other nationalities too.

We stayed on Lindenveld a larger pitch (glad as some of the smaller ones looked cramped) with electric hook up, near fresh water and shower facilities. Showers very busy at peak times on a morning so (as we did) simply shower a bit earlier or later,showers clean and toilets as well but the odd queue there but it is a very large site and we often had to queue for washing up facilities also, but this is peak season as school holiday time.

Pitch itself was in a wooded area with plenty of shade, sandy underfoot and a bit grass less but again peak holiday time so to be expected.

Only a very short walk to the theme park so very handy.Short walk to Wassenaar the lovely little town, this has an abundance of Shops & Restaurants, a good c100 supermarket and an Aldi. Favourite Restaurant La Bamba Argentinean Steak Restaurant, go more than once and receive a discounted bill. We found supermarkets about the same price as over here but some good cheap wine & beer in Aldi! We didn't use supermarket or restaurant in Duinrell itself nor pub so cannot comment on those.

Very handy for days out to super clean beaches at Wassenaar itself and Katwijk near Gouda for Cheese market on a Thursday mornings, Delft where you can visit potteries and Leiden lovely canals and museums etc also great roads/motorway allowing easy access to Amsterdam, we parked in an underground car park that wasn't quite finished! Amsterdam a bit of an eye opener for the kids lol. Maurodam a miniature village at The Hague as great afternoon for the kids too ;o) All in All had a great holiday and good easy ferry crossing from hull to rotterdam.

Everyone in Holland cycles and you can cycle to the beach over the dunes so take your bikes as steep to hire if you are a family.Very family friendly site and the Dutch are lovely friendly Folk. Would recommend!

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