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Visitor Reviews - Vakantie Duinrell

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Vakantie Duinrell
2242 Jp
Wassenaar
Netherlands   (Browse area)

Tel: 0031(0)705155258
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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 44 Reviews
                8/10 from 44 Reviews

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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
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Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  44 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thehoggmeister 9 reviews from this member

The site is easy to find with clear signage off the main motorway. During our visit there were drainage works on some of the routes to it which was a bit tight with the caravan (two inches either side between parked cars and a works lorry).

This was our first stop off on our Dutch trip and we were not impressed by the standard of pitch. We had an all service pitch which was poor. The grass was about six inches long and the pitch itself was a rutted sandy mess. The tap on our pitch seemed to be used by all around us and it was only a push button on so we could not connect the water. We found the pitches cramped and people trying to take up more space than they were entitled to with huge awning annexes and windbreaks.

This was in the Romatisch Camp. I walked round the other areas and they were all in a similar condition. I don't think they are ever empty in the summer.

The access to the camping pitches is very tight so be careful. It is confusing where to go on arrival and we eventually worked out that you entered the main car park where the attendants showed us to the bus parking area to park. You then walk back to the main reception to book in before taking the caravan to the pitch. The signs are not clear.

The facilities on the site itself are excellent. The toilet blocks are immaculate and the on site theme park is also very clean and tidy. This is mainly suited to younger children from five to ten years old. My six year old loved it and the large swing park. The site is too big to let children go off on their own as they would probably get lost.

The eating places are expensive although there is an Aldi close by for cheaper alternative. The site can be noisy at night due to the sheer number of people staying there. We also found it far too busy with kids on go carts/bikes nearly taking you out every time we walked around.

The Tiki pool is good but extremely busy. It is good value at the discounted rate for campers but the pool is heavily chlorined so wear goggles. My daughter loved the wave pool and the lazy river.

This was fine for a two night stay and it made us really appreciate our next site in Delft which was fantastic and much more relaxed.

This site is like a busy Haven site in the UK.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Emlyn 1 review from this member

Our first trip abroad with the caravan and we loved it! Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland was easy and a real pleasure. I really wouldn't bother paying extra for an overnight crossing unless you have very small children who might be tricky to entertain for 7 hours. Driving on 'wrong' side of road was no where near as bad as we had expected and finding the site was no problem.

We were happy with our pitch although we wouldn't have liked it so much in a tent as the weather even in August was very wet and tent pitches did seem to flood. (Strangely it was lovely and warm just very wet in the mornings it seemed) Our tenting neighbours had to cut their holiday short after their pitch got so wet the whole tent was ankle deep in water!

The site was just brilliant. Facilities were all clean and well designed. Showers were a pleasure to use. Watch out for the bizarre piped music, very entertaining!

Theme park was excellent, our children 15 and 8 loved it. Dont miss the little kiddies train, think its called the Trollen Express (?) very cute inside and again very bizarre music! Tiki pool also fantastic for children and far far cleaner than the UK equivalents.

On site shop we found to be reasonable and to stock a good range, catering was VERY pricey though. Site is literally just across a road from Wassenar, a small but pretty town that has two small supermarkets. Good access to everything you could really want to see that end of the Netherlands although other people we spoke to on site never left as they were apprehensive about the driving but they still had a full week just enjoying the site. The art museum in Rotterdam (museum van bojimans beuningen is free on a Wednesday so great to absorb a bit of culture on the cheap!) Dont miss the Witch Scales at Oudewater its a tiny museum where you can be weighed on their ancient scales and you are issued with a certificate to prove you aren't a witch!

Overall we would whole heartedly recommend Duinrell and our children adored it and are desperate to go back and its not often a site works so well for 15 year olds and 8 year olds.

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.

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