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Visitor Reviews - Camping De Molenhoek

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Camping De Molenhoek
Molenweg 69a
4493
Kamperland
Netherlands   (Browse area)
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Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lgmagib 7 reviews from this member

Hi all well we stayed at this site for our two week holidays in August. And this site was brilliant; its a fairly large site with the vast majority of the site being statics, but statics that are used in the Dutch way for the season so they are like second homes, but due to the way the site is landscaped there is never a feeling of being overwhelmed.

There are 4 touring fields, but I can only really talk about the one we were on which was a good size took 13 units around the edge of the field, the field was surrounded on all four sides by hedges of about 6 foot which make for a nice sheltered site, the units are around the edge of the field so there is plenty of room for the kids to play with each other. Of the other field 1 was a similar lay out to our, 1 was much smaller, but more open with a kids climbing frame in the middle,the other seemed to be used for overnighters or people without EHU. Our field was near to the toilet/shower/washing machine block which suited us with the kids(9&6) being able to take themselves when necessary and also do the dishes. Toilets and showers where kept immaculately clean being cleaned twice a day. The toilet block we used (and the other one on the site also appeared to be) was unisex with individual toilets and showers all under the same roof. There where 3 main rooms for showers and sinks each with communal sinks and also individual cubicles with sinks in. Showers are run by tokens which are available from the shop and reception for 50 cents. These last for 7 minutes and the showers are really good - just like home, you can adjust the temperature of the water and the height of the shower head, there is loads of room in the cubicle to put clothes without them getting wet.

The site has a large outdoor pool area with a great sized pool for swimming and two small toddler sized pool, there where plenty of loungers around the pool for everyone who wanted one. There is a kids entertainment group which runs every morning and afternoon and does morning exercises with the younger kids followed by craft stuff and the afternoon seemed to be aimed for the older kids there were pool games organised. There is a full evening entertainment of one kind or another every night, we did not go to this as the kids were usually in bed by the start time of 9pm, but including Bingo, Poker etc, none of these created any noise that affected us.

The staff on the site are all really helpful and all speak English which is great as my dutch is none existent. The owners are really friendly and helpful an example of this is my bike (my own) got a puncture and whilst hubby was fixing I went down to the reception office to get a token (4 euro) for the washing machine (two of these available washing powder is dispensed automatically, and two tumble driers which take 10, 20 and 50 cents, 10 cents gives you 15 mins of drying) and mentioned that we had been planning to get the ferry across to Veere but I had a puncture, the owner immediately offered me use of one of their rental bikes at no charge so that we could still make the ferry. There is NO shop on site that sells basics, but with the town being so close and with so many shops this isn't a problem. There is a restuarant - we didn't use it so can't comment on the food. And a takeaway, this sells chips and lots of other fried food, we tended to only buy the chips which are really good value and really nice.

The site is situated 3 mins by bike from the small town of Kamperland, this is the largest town on this island and therefore has a good selection of shops, there is a big C1000 supermarket on the main road which is really good value for money. There are two other general stores which specialise in either meat and cheese or fish. There is a Rabobank and a brewery, the local beer Emelisse is really good. Tours of the brewery are also available during some months of the summer.

This area is really good for cycling with cycle maps available from reception for 5 euros. The map covers the whole of Walcheren and North Beveland, so the island the site is on and big one underneath it. The site is about 15 mins away by bike from a really good beach, lots of lovely clean sand and lots of space, the beach is about 3 km long and the lower end if cordoned off for wind surfers and kite surfers. The water considering its the North Sea is not that cold and amazingly clean. Inland from the beach at the bottom of the island about 25 mins away is Veerse Meer, this is the place to go if you are into watersports, there was boating, khyaking, waterskiing, waterskiing on what looked like a ski lift around some of the lake. If you or your family like watersports than this is the place to go.

Going further afield the town of Middelburg is just an amazing old town with so much to look at. There is a market on a Thursday and this is a good day to visit. A must if your kids are small enough is a visit to Miniature Walcheren, and miniature display of the island of Walcheren, it's a great day out for the kids and and the adults. Going the opposite direction is the town of Zierikzee this is often described as the town forgotten by time, it is a real old style Dutch town, small cobbled streets, amazing houses with the typical dutch stepped gable, and a number of old 18th century original windmills that still work, seeing one of these got started by the young lady on her own impressed us no end.

This is an area to explore and this is definitely the site to base yourselves at.


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