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Visitor Reviews - Vakantie Duinrell

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Vakantie Duinrell
2242 Jp
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 35 Reviews
              8/10 from 35 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Crankup 5 reviews from this member

6 of us booked directly with Duinrell. Worth doing as their statics are better than the Eurocamp/Suncamp/Thomson Al Fresco ones and not so squashed in either. They are mainly situated at the rear of the site amongst the woods, very similar to CenterParc. Also we had 3 hours per day (yes 3 not 2) for the TikiBad Pool Complex included. Book via the others and this is an extra. The site is massive and busy but it didn't feel too bad. The queues on the most popular rides were 15mins. If you don't mind getting wet on the log ride, then that queue was down to a consistent 5 mins. Pool complex was great fun. Lockers are via a pin code which was novel and easy. The supermarket on site was expensive but convenient. Aldi is an easy walk into Wassenar for some savings. There is an excellent Italian ice cream parlour in Wassenar where cones are a Euro - bargain, and matching queues but worth it. We used a restaurant further down one night which took Visa cc. Also bought train tickets at Leiden with Visa too no problems and used it at Duinrell. Reception staff gave wrong instructions for bus/train but we worked it out for ourselves. We had a day out in Amsterdam - everyone used the free wifi on the train, another novelty. Wifi on Duinrell site is pricey and was told not to bother, so we didn't.

All in all a successful trip, loads to do on site - I'd say it sat in between Butlins and Centerparc, a bit of both.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ryandlo 7 reviews from this member

Butlins in Holland!

I had really high hopes for this site as everyone I spoke to who had been raved about it but I was a little disappointed or maybe it was just not what I was expecting.

I think you either love or hate this place, my kids aged 9 and 11 loved it recon it's the best park a they've been too and we did 6 in Europe this year but for us it want my cup of tea, 3 or 4 nights was enough.

So firstly the site is huge and it has its own indoor water slide park and theme park.

The pitches are a bit cramped and awkward to get onto we nearly took our half a hedge trying to motormove the caravan in but it was a bit easier on the other end of the pitch but the reception didn't tell us to go that way.

We were under an acorn tree so quite a bit of shade and all night and day we had acrons dropping into the caravan and seagulls pooing all over.

When we first drive in around 3pm we are shocked by how busy it was and how many people we're roaming about only to find out that the site lets the public in for the day to use the pool and theme park, this not only makes it busy and hectic but if your staying on site you don't get any privileges, you have to pay 4 euro to use the indoor pool for 2 hours and kiss under 12 have to be supervised. It's jam packed and red hot in there, slides are good but I'd prefer to be on outdoor slides and queueing 45mins for a slide inside when it's 25 degrees is not my idea of fun. Kids love the park and we soon works out that we could take them in Ans make sure they were ok then we would come back our and leave them for an hour or so.

There is a small outdoor pool but it didn't open until he afternoon and if you went on that you can't swap in between indoor and outdoor it's one or the other. We never used the outdoor pool. The pool was open 10-10pm each day.

The theme park is good it has about 10 rides and 2 roller coasters, one goes upside down and the kids love it. The theme park is included in the price we got here for 10am when it opened so we hardly queued. There are tons of rides and the kids love exploring.

The theme park closed at 6pm and I think rally opening a little later for residents at least would be better.

The on site supermarket is well stocked and has almost everything but the one in town about 10 minute walk is cheaper.

The toilets were not the best dirty on a night and closed for cleaning at 8am in the morning what's that all about it's the busiest time?

Showers dripped out.

We went to two beaches while there, drove to one about 11km called schevenign which was lovely apparently the most famous beach in Holland and had loads of nice cool bars on the promenade with music playing

We also went to the more local beach wassenaar which we cycled to and it took us 20mins which was equally as nice just a little smaller, lots of places for food and drink but take cash out MasterCard or Visa cards didn't work, tbh we struggled in quite a few supermarkets but cash points were ok.

Overall a great site for kids but not parents.

If they would make it a bit cleaner and tidier and freshen it up with some paint get rid of the general public and sort the outdoor pool out so its more accessible then I think it would be much better.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Karee5 5 reviews from this member

We have stayed at Duinrell twice before in a mobile home(during May half term) and love the place so decided to camp for three nights on our way back from a week in Germany. We were allocated a pitch in Eikenveld, a bit of a pain getting to the pitch avoiding bikers, walkers, go karts and other vehicles as often single track! Our pitch was very shady with three trees overhanging which turned out to be a nightmare. It started raining the first night and didn't stop for the next 30 hours which our camper has handled with no problems before but the trees seemed to gather bucket loads of water and then throw it at the camper with great force every twenty minutes or so along with acorns and other debris. After 24 hours of this the camper could no longer cope and we developed several leaks so with everything soaking we had to pack up and go home a day early. We now have a stain on the awning which I can only presume to be tree sap. On the plus side the facilities are clean and plenty available, the rides are great fun and so is the pool, we had planned to hire go karts for our boys as they had great fun on these on previous visits but were unable to this time due to the weather. Not sure we'd go in August again as it was very busy and I would definitely prebook a pitch to ensure we weren't situated under evil trees!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Canvasbob 9 reviews from this member

The beauty of getting to Wassenaar from the Hook of Holland is that its literally a 45 min drive and that was morning rush hour through The Hague, very well sign posted and getting into the site was trouble free as you are separated from the day visitors to the amusement park which does not open till 10, the pitches are all flat and nicely spaced in the wooded areas.

As with all good camp sites this had very clean wash facilities, super friendly staff whose English puts us Brits to shame, a well stocked supermarket as well as a great pub, restaurants and take away area.

What makes camping at Dunerell special was the amusement park (which you’ll struggle to hear) this had something for all ages from the simple chair swing to the scary Mosquito ride and the bobsleigh as well as the rowing boats, massive play area and general great Euro park theme. Our kids (13, 11 & 8) were up and out to get in the park before the general public and had a great time doing all the rides whilst still quiet and this entry is included in your campsite cost.

Added to that there is the Tikibad, an indoor water park with some of the best mix of slides, fun rubber ring slides, lazy river, wave pool and some tall scary slides for the brave, 2hrs entry each into this was also included in the site price and it stayed open till ten at night so the kids were well and truly worn out.

We would also recommend renting from the on site bike store as they had little bikes, trikes, big bikes, tandems, bike trailers and go karts and you could easily cycle into Wassenaar to go to the C1000 supermarket or find the best ice cream parlour in Europe – you’ll easily find it due to the queue outside. Amsterdam is less than an hour’s drive north and we found one of the Park & ride areas and were able to spend the day in this great city walking around the canals and seeing all the sites. All in all a great campsite with a great amusement park next door in a great country – we’re planning to return in 2016.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Campervan1974 3 reviews from this member

We stayed for two weeks at duinrell in our own tent on a pitch with electricity and water. The pitch was on the Eiland.

Overall as parents it was a reasonably pleasant stay. The weather could have been better.

It rained for three quarters of the two weeks.

We went to the theme park and tikibad quite a few times which was good.

We took bikes with us and the children made lots of friends.

The playground in the park was accessible most of the time. It was very good.

They also rented go karts one day.

Toilet block was spotless. Showers free and hot.

The plaza takeaway pizzas were ok.

There is an Aldi in town and there is a supermarket called C1000. Also a nice bakers in the main shopping street Langstraat. I did not use the WiFi on site.

Our main gripe was that when staying on the eiland the theme park music started at 9am every day.

The park did not open until 10am. I complained. They stated that it was due to the winter clock that the music started at 9am. I asked twice for them to start the music at 10am and they did not do anything about it. Also the leaf blowers started at 8am. Apart from the bad weather and the early morning noise the stay was good.

Went to Amsterdam twice.

Cycled to voorschoten train station – 25 mins away on dedicated cycle paths.

45 min by train to Amsterdam central. Change at Leiden.

It costs 19 euros return per adult and 2. 5 euros return per child.

You can buy the tickets from a ticket machine at the station.

I selected “Buy Separate Tickets” – this allows you to buy single use OV-Chipkaarts.

I bought the adult tickets first using Mastercard.

Then bought Railrunner tickets for the children separately with coins.

You can pay with either MasterCard/visa or coin.

You cannot pay with euro banknotes at voorschoten.

We could not pay with plastic at many places at all in Holland.

The only places we could use plastic were – tourist office Amsterdam, van gogh museum, vapiano restaurant (good food and cheap), voorschoten train station, kinderdijk, the Chinese in wassenaar.

You could not use plastic at Duinrell or any supermarkets or shops in wassenaar.

The beach is good.

For interest -- We were not affected by mosquitoes at all. There were a few wasps but not really a problem. There were jackdaws and seagulls so you had to practice good rubbish management.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Garsoo 5 reviews from this member

We decided to visit this site on a friends recommendation. They had visited before to stay in a static caravan.

The site is huge which we must admit put us off initially. Although we have stayed at Haven sites in the UK off season we wanted something different from our holiday abroad and were concerned that this was what we were in for. We were very wrong.

Although the site is huge it is so well laid out that you can choose to camp in quieter areas if you wish. We had a large pitch in the Romantische camp and found it to be really peaceful. Initially some of the tight bends in the roads leading to the pitch were hard to negotiate but worth the effort.

The facilities were immaculate. Classical music was played in the toilets every day. We never had to queue for the showers which were free.

The amusement park and Tiki pool was an added bonus for us but some campers seemed to stay on site for their whole two week stay. There is certainly plenty to keep you occupied. We preferred to go out most days to explore the local towns and beach by bike. The routes are second to none. There is a fantastic cycle path which takes you along the coast through the dunes.

Amsterdam is only 30 minutes drive away. We used the park and ride from the Olympic Stadium to get us into the centre and found it really easy.

We would definitely consider returning to Duinrell.

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