Den Driesch (REF : H10)

Heunsbergerweg 1, BN Valkenburg aan de Geul, 6301, The Netherlands

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire

Facilities on site ...

  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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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

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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.

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Postcode:
6301
Region:
The Netherlands
Distance to Calais: (kms)
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GPS:
Lat 50.85971 / Lon 5.831483
Michelin map no.
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Maastricht
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms

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A truly relaxing holiday

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.

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What a gem!

Was booked onto the site for 3 nights but loved the location and town of Valkenburg so much that we extended our stay by a couple of nights. The site is quite small but the pitches are fine - be aware that there are different standards of pitch, some of them looked quite tight space wise but as mentioned ours was fine and even included a hammock on each pitch. Toilet and shower block is fine, very clean although a bit of a pain to have to buy a token for the shower which is a bit on the weak side but OK. Nearby is a small park with toboggan, chair lift and crazy golf and a small them park for younger children. As already mentioned in other reviews, a token for free swimming at the local leisure centre can be got from reception, our kids used that pool most days and loved it. Valkenburg seems to be a centre for cycling with lots of routes. Similarly lots of walking routes although not easy to find out about the routes so probably worth doing some research beforehand. Lots of restaurants and bars in town, had some great meals during our stay.

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Lovely small friendly site

We visited in August 2018 and really enjoyed our stay. It's tricky to get onto the site as it's up a very narrow and steep road, but it's worth it. You have to buy tokens for the showers, which were 0.70 Euro for a token which gave you a 5 minute shower. The showers were nice and clean. You can get a free pass for the local swimming pool from the site office. The swimming pool is indoors and worth a visit, it has a pool for swimming and a shallow pool and a very warm pool with a jacuzi, small lazy river and water slide. There is a lot more to do in the area than we expected, so we will be back.

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Second visit to this lovely site

This was our second visit to this site so we knew what to expect re steep hill which looks worse than it is as long as you approach from the right direction and time your arrival til the leaving units are all safely away. The pitches are unusual but very nice with mono block hard standings for some. The special pitches have a lovely hammock on grass part. Beware that some pitches have a ramp at approach which could damage underside of unit. Views are terrific and the walk in to the town is very easy down a set of steps. Valkenberg is vibrant with loads of bars restaurants and coffe shops. Good supermarket and bakeries etc. We took train for visit to Maastericht which only takes 10 mins. No swimming pool but free access to a local indoor pool. Showers by token costing 70 cents. Great site with friendly staff. Andy
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Great view

The site is situated at the top of a steep hill, overlooking the castle ruins and the town of Valkenberg. Very friendly reception staff, excellent English spoken. Very clean toilet block, pay for showers. Spacious, level, gravel/grass, hedged pitches with great views. We were visiting in May, early in the season and pleasant stay in quiet site. A bit pricier than most- 43.40 euros a night for 2 people in a small motorhome, no awning, no dogs. Valkenberg is a very pretty, neat, attractive town with open squares and lots of restaurants. We visited the Velvet Caves (where the tour was in Dutch only and no 21st century audio guides, but still lots to look at!) and the caste ruins.

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