Visited this site end of August with some very poor weather and lots of rain !
The site is really a large village with lots of houses / bungalows etc and some camping areas (mainly seasonals) and some visitor pitches. Its a little remote in the middle of a large forest and about 10 miles from the nearest town. The general area is (we understand) re-claimed land and therefore everywhere is pretty modern including the nearby towns.
We arrived at reception and where immediately asked 'did we know it was a naturist site' err yes that's why we booked !
We found the site to be modern and generally well kept. The people on site are mainly residents or seasonals and therefore holiday visitors are low in numbers.
We pitched on the Vijver area opposite the lake (fishing is a bit poor !). The site is non-car except for loading / un-loading but this seems to be not the case for lots of the residents. Our pitch had regular cars passing on the road behind. The car park & refuse point is a modest walk from the Vijver area but a long walk from some of the other camping areas - be warned as bikes recommended ! Suggest you get the site map before booking a pitch.
We failed to see / find any other english visitor during our 2 week stay.
We would not put off anyone visiting as there is nothing really negative. The spar is a bit pricey and was a bit low on stock but very handy and good for daily fresh bread or milk etc.
It is a little different from the club type of site or full blown campsites.
We spent 15 euros on 'sep' key in 2 weeks. Rubbish is e2 for a large bag. We would advise that most common credit cards could not be used for purchasing lots of things - cash withdraw only at machines. The Dutch use maestro or 'chipnikk' cash cards.
It took us 2 hours steady drive to / from Europort Rotterdam for the ferry. There is a very large car parking area at the entrance ideal for early / late arrivals to assist with ferry times.
Been to Flevo Natuur many times in the past but this was our 1st visit for 8 years and our 1st time with a caravan. There have been many changes since our last visit.
On arrival the English speaking reception staff were very friendly and helpful although the information booklet is only available in Dutch. At present there is no wi-fi on the site although the receptionist said they were looking into it.
We had a serviced pitch which included cable TV hookup. Because they don't insist on breathable groundsheets some of the pitches are in a bare state and don't look too nice (The Dutch leave their 'vans there for weeks at a time).
The toilet/shower blocks are all new since our last visit and very nice and kept clean. You pay for your shower with a SEP key (more of that in a minute). The indoor pool is very good although because of it's size can get busy and the new sauna block is excellent).
The shop has just been taken over and is now a Spar. Has the basics (at a price). We went into Nijkerk and shopped at the Boni supermarket. The bar is ok and the restaurant seems ok although we never used it this time.
Entry to the site is with the SEP key (25 euro deposit). You also use this for the showers (can be expensive but you soon learn to wet yourself, remove the key, soap yourself, put the key back in etc). The laundrette costs 5 euro for a machine (SEP key) and to dispose of your rubbish cost 1.95 euros a time.
The local cycle paths are excellent and we took advantage of the excellent weather many times.
All in all we had a very enjoyable time and will be going again next year (hopefully).
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