Duinrell

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Easter Holiday at Duinrell

Duinrell is more than a campsite. Firstly, it's enormous and boasts a theme park, plus an indoor and outdoor waterpark. The site is much bigger than we would normally go for but it is split up into smaller sections, so it doesn't feel as big as it is. Not all areas were open in April and our section was not full but you feel that you would still have enough space to relax, even in high season. We were in the Romantisch Kamp section, which we would ask for again if we revisit. It was nicely laid out in little cul-de-sacs with plenty of grass for the children to run about on. It's also well located as in it's near enough to the Plaza and the park, yet you still feel away from it all. The theme park is excellent and free (albeit included in the site fees). It has plenty for all ages. The indoor waterpark (Tiki Pool) has 16 waterslides and again, has something for all ages. The new outdoor complex is due to open in July 19 and the pictures look good. I'd just be a little worried of visiting in July or August because 970 pitches means almost 1,000 cars driving around and 4,000 people, and that's not including the day visitors to the park. I feel the roads would be very busy with cars, bikes and pedestrians, and the queuing times for the rides could be significant. That said, the site seemed very well managed and if we return to the area, we will go back to Duinrell. In my opinion, Easter is a great time to visit. Keukenhof Gardens is open from March until May and it is a 'must see'. The colour is quite breathtaking. Apart from Keukenhof, all the flowers were in full bloom so the whole experience was enhanced. Wassenaar is the local village and well worth a wonder round. The beach is a 45 minute walk / 20 minute cycle and can be reached via off-road paths. We enjoyed visiting nearby Leiden and Delft. Amsterdam was an easy day trip (approx. 45 minutes drive) and Kinderdijk is well worth the 45 minute drive to see the windmills. In summary, Duinrell offers so much for families of all ages. To justify the extra expense (compared with other sites in the area), it's advised to use the facilities as much as possible so please bear that in mind when booking. It's well located, well run and we can thoroughly reccommend it.
Caravanner from Cheshire

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Back Again. Happy Again.

Just a few nights this year and we weren't disappointed. Because it was early September we couldn't get on the Eiland so plumped for the Romantisch Kamp. Pitch was spacious and as last year a little bit unkempt; I think the turnover is so quick and the site so large that they have trouble fitting in the mowing operations. We had our own service point but again it was a push button tap you had to hold so mains connections don't work. WC facilities never crowded and always clean if not spotless. Tikibad great (again) park great (again) Wassenaar lovely (again). Proximity to Ijmuiden, Rotterdam and Hook of Holland ferry ports perfect and the departure time is very relaxed so you can clear up, pack and hitch then have a few hours grabbing a last go on the dodgems or mad mill before driving off. Would return.
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Great place

I cannot really add to what has already been written and honestly stated. My wife, daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights at the end of the season and it was still rather busy at the park and pool in the evening. But, as has already been written, it is well placed for families and shopping and the odd evening out. You also have the facility of eating in at the "Place". We didnt purely down to the current state of the exchange rate and the Euro being so strong against the £. I would have no hesitation in recommending this site and its facilities and staff they are all great. We may even return next year, which is something we dont do that often.
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Third time at Duinrell

This was our third trip but our first booked through the CC and our first during the summer months. It was cheaper to book the ferry and site through CC this time. Our pitch was located on the Romantischkamp area and was fine for our needs. It's close to the Plaza with the supermarket and bar and restaurants. The pitch boundaries aren't clearly marked so care needs to be taken to make sure you aren't encroaching on the next pitch when you set up. The electricity supply was fairly generous (I would guess it was a 10A supply). The shared tap is a push button one so you cant rig up your water supply. The same with the waste, it is a shared hole so you can't put your own permanent pipe down there. The pitches here are grass on good draining, sandy soil. We took our own bikes and used them to get around to Leiden, Den Haag and to Sheveningen, all no more than 40 minutes away. The dedicated cycle paths are flat and safe so cycling is a pleasure rather than taking your life in your own hands like it is here. Leave the car parked up and get around by bike. Parking in the towns isn't brilliant and it can be very expensive so it makes sense. If you don't want to take your own bike you can hire one from the site. You can even rent small motor scooters to use on the cycle paths. The town of Wassenaar is straight over the road from the site with a small selection of shops and restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. We have eaten at La Scala Italian, Legends Chinese restaurant and the Harput Turkish place and would recommend them all. In addition we've had coffee and cakes and lunches at several other cafes (Bagel Alley, Broeders etc.) and found them all to be lovely. Wassenaar is quite an upmarket town with just a handful of exclusive shops. If you go out a bit further to Den Haag or Leiden you can have a shopping day in the bigger stores with familiar names such as H&M, Footlocker, etc. The Saturday market in Leiden is fantastic to browse around. The cafes along the canals are great to sit outside and watch the world go by. We took two 13 year old girls and they spent all their days on the funfair and their evenings in the pool. They made friends with a group of Dutch and German boys so we hardly saw them at all. If I was to complain about anything it would be the cleaning arrangements in the shower blocks. The gents is cleaned from about 10am, during which time men are directed to use the ladies block for toilets and showers then an hour later the ladies are cleaned and only the gents can be used. It may not bother other people but I don't like to have a man in the next cubicle when I'm showering.

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I love Duinrell

This August is the 10th time we've visited Duinrell but was the first time we brought our own van, we usually hire one of the statics. I have given Duinrell a five star rating because we love coming here, in the past I've brought all my now grown up children and we still come with my now 14 year old. The park offers so much, the village is lovely with some great eating places. We have never had cause to complain when hiring the statics but there was just a couple of things we didn't find great about bringing our own van. First of all was the lack of organisation of siting the vans/tents/trailertents. We were just given a pitch number and sent on our way but when we got there people were just parked wherever they liked, some were parked side on, others parked at the far left of the pitch others at the far right which left us with about a 2 foot gap between the front of our awning and the back of our neighbours motorhome. Anyway luckily the motor home went after 2 nights and was replaced by a tent which gave us more room and a better view. Another issue was the lack of drainage, I am in no way blaming the park for the bad weather we experienced of course but it rained really hard a couple of times and every time it rained the water came up through the ground sheet in the awning and became a bit of a mud bath. Maybe hard standings would prevent this problem? I must stress though we thought these minor inconveniences and on the whole I would still recommend the park to families, we would still go again and we did have a fabulous time.
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Site not the best but overall excellent

We stayed at this site for the last week of August 2015 and had a brilliant time.  We booked a Comfort Extra pitch and on arrival were directed straight to it by the helpful receptionist.  On arrival we found the pitch was largely bare sand where you'd have the van and awning (understandable at this time of the season on a site admitting tents) but where the grass was, it hadn't been cut and had quite a few nettles growing.  The dedicated water tap was shared with the next pitch but the connection wasn't a standard UK type so the mains connection wouldn't have worked in any case (also the tap was a push in type which was a bit awkward).  Biggest potential problem was the 6A electrics and 1300W limit; we blew the electric twice on arrival but, strangely, our 2kW kettle only caused one other trip all week! The sanitary facilities are spacious, never crowded and were always clean.  So overall the camping facilities are not perfect but good enough. If you have kids, though, the pool and park are phenomenal.  I'll not give any detail here - there are plenty reviews out there for you to see what's on offer, but will say that there was a good mix mix for all ages and tastes.   On top of these, you have the location - good for the beach (though we didn't sample this), Wassenaar (lovely little town), easy access to Amsterdam and the Hague.  Both were impressive and worth the visit.
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