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Camping De Paal
De Paaldreef 14
Bergeijk
Netherlands   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0031 0497 57 19 77

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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 1 Reviews
              9/10 from 1 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thehoggmeister 9 reviews from this member

This site is brilliant if you have kids 10 and under. It is by far the best family site we have stayed on in Europe. It has over 500 touring pitches which are arranged in fields of about 20. Each field has its own kids play equipment of swings, sand pit and slides. The vans are parked accross the pitch round the edges so there is space for kids to play.

It is easy to reach with about a 2 hour drive from Amsterdam or Rotterdam. It is situated in a lovely area with really nice market towns of Eersel and Berjeick close by.

The pitches are large and we had a pitch with its own private bathroom behind. This was equivalent in standard to a 5 star hotel. All pitches have their own water, waste and TV connection. Power is 6 amp so watch what electrical items you are using. We normally set the water heater to the lowest wattage and don't use everything at once. You can pay extra for a connection up to 16A. All pitches are grass and as is typical of most Dutch sites they are a bit sandy. I would recommend bringing a plastic groundsheet for under the awning carpet as the pitches do tend to get a bit worn and flattened down. You will have plenty of space to spread out.

The facilities for children are great. A huge 40000 square metre sand dune area with tunnels, forts, beams, rivers, volleyball and pirate ship has to be seen to be believed. There is also a massive inflatable pillow for bouncing on.

The swimming pool indoor aquadrolics is brilliant for younger kids. There is an outdoor pool with a play whale and family slide. This is rubber coated and ideal for kids. There is also a large proper swimming pool and two flumes.

There is a huge central adventure playground which is thankfully overlooked by the restaurant/bar. There is other play equipment dotted about the site. The site also has its own outdoor theatre and puts on daily shows. The animation team are really good and there is always activities for kids to do. This is mainly in Dutch but they make sure English speaking kids are included.

The bar/restaurant/take away/shop complex is good. The shop is as cheap if not cheaper than local supermarkets which is great. It is also well stocked.

The toilet blocks are some of the best you will ever see on a campsite with block 3 being the best I have seen. They have showers, baths, family rooms with small showers and variations in between. You can also get your own private bathroom in a toilet block or as we did have it behind your pitch.

The staff are all really friendly and helpful. The site is predominantly Dutch campers and we were one of 3 british vans on site during the summer. In high season you can officially only arrive on a Wednesday and Saturday but if you contact the site directly they will do their best to accomodate any arrival date.

The Dutch know how to do relaxing family camping. Although the site is huge it never felt busy or noisy. Familys are well behaved and we saw no rowdy behaviour as would be expected on a British site with similar facilities. Due to most campers habing younger kids it was almost silent by 2130 every night.

The site is relatively expensive and works out at £45 to £60 a night in high season. It is more than worth the price tag for the relaxing family holiday you will get. I can't recommend this site highly enough and they make sure everything is done to make it good. If you are there when they do splashball with the local fire brigade make sure you don't miss it.

We have booked for next year already. Please note that the site doesn't take credit cards at all. You have to pay by bank transfer or book through the Caravan Club where you can make card payments. If you book direct then you get to pick your pitch. Some pitches are open and others under trees so your personal preference will be accomodated.


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