We'd mostly agree with all the reviews above except to say that you would definitely have plenty to do in a week here. We stayed 5 nights in autumn and will definitely return knowing there are still plenty of day trips to Spa and Liege in Belgium as well as Aachen(40 mins direct from Valkenburg station) to do. We didn't even have time to fit in the crazy golf 2 min walk from the site. The town of Valkenburg is very welcoming with lots of inside/outside restaurants to choose from and with a real buzz. If you walk along Oosterweg 10-15 min walk from the site) there are 2-3 forest path walks, with a castle or 2 to pass through as well as an atmospheric pub and cafe serving Vlaai ( type of flan). The campsite is perfectly located, ( up a hill but it kept us fit) and 3 mins by car to a fab spa with lots of indoor and outdoor pools- Thermae 2000. Check the days to go though as some are without swimwear!! Lastly the pitches are ok, not the biggest but well laid out and we have had very peaceful evenings. The shop is decent at the campsite. A final tip would be to use the toilets behind the shop as they are more modern than the others which we used at first.
Den Driesch (REF : H10)
Heunsbergerweg 1, BN Valkenburg aan de Geul, 6301, The NetherlandsView on map
Why stay here ...
This small, friendly site on the outskirts of Valkenbury is in a unique position at the top of a hill, which looks out over the historic town and its castle ruins. The staff are welcoming and helpful, and natural shade is provided to the level pitches by lush, green trees. You can enjoy the excellent pool complex adjacent to the site, complemented by a fitness centre and spa facilities.
Den Driesch is perfect for outdoor explorations, particularly mountain biking. Staff can recommend routes, one of which goes underground through nearby caves. A steep walk or chairlift ride takes visitors into the quaint town of Valkenburg, with its open squares and lively bars and restaurants. The Velvet Caves are another notable landmark, while further afield Maastricht and Aachen are accessible by train.
Around & About
Valkenburg, Maastricht, Aachen, Liege, Health Resort Thermae 2000, Golf Courses, Caves, Dry Ski Slope, Zoo.
Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM
Is there a set arrival day? No
Following N959 into Valkenberg, after 1km the road becomes Berkelplein. Follow this road continuing straight over the roundabout continue to follow the road round this will change to Oosterweg. Cross the junction where the road will become Reinaldstraat, continue until the road becomes Generindestraat. Turn right onto Kon.Julianalann following the road up Koninginneweg. At the end of the road turn left up Wilhelminalaan road. Follow this road until this road becomes Daalhernerweg. After 250m there will be a road to your right with the campsite signposted. Follow this road called Heunsbergweg , the campsite is at the end of the road.
- The Netherlands
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 50.85971 / Lon 5.831483
- Michelin map no.
- Buses go to: Maastricht
- Daily public transport within 2 kms
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