The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the north west of Europe. Yet with such a diversity of natural beauty on offer, you’d hardly know it. The Dutch coastline is a haven of wide, clean, sandy beaches, great for family picnics by the sea. Head inland and you’ll discover province after province of strikingly scenic countryside to explore. Hire a bike and cycle through the magnificent National parks of the Hoge Veluwe and the Grote Peel. Want to go shopping or soak up some culture? Then it’s just a short drive away from the campsite.
Amsterdam is the most famous of the Dutch cities and is the capital of the Netherlands. It has some of the finest art museums in the world, endless intriguing historical sights and plenty of possibilities for serious retail therapy. Although Amsterdam is very popular, there are lots of other fantastic cities for an enjoyable day out. Delft, Leiden, Haarlem, Utrecht and Den Bosch are all exceptionally beautiful and filled with interesting things to see. Going on holiday with the kids? Then you’ll be spoilt for choice where to take them! With several world class amusement parks, wildlife parks and excellent zoos, there’s something fun to do for all the family.
Looking for the perfect combination of culture, sight-seeing and fun for all the family? In a modern, vibrant and friendly place, with some stunningly beautiful countryside? Then a camping holiday in The Netherlands sounds like a match made in heaven!
The beautiful countryside of Drenthe, Friesland, Limburg, Gelderland and North Brabant
The Netherlands has a huge diversity of beautiful countryside, perfect for biking, hiking or a leisurely drive. Enjoy the tranquility of Friesland’s vast nature reserves and wonderful waters. Delight yourself in Drenthe with the stunning Dwingelderveld National Park , the largest wet heathland of Western-Europe. Climb the dunes in Zeeland and stroll along its broad, unspoiled beaches. Cycle through the lush green heartlands of the magnificent Grote Peel in North Brabant, and the Hoge Veluwe National park in Gelderland. Daredevils venture into the deep caves of Limburg and then unwind in the ancient thermal springs.
Cultural highlights in Amsterdam,, Delft, Leiden, Haarlem, Utrecht and Den Bosch
The Netherlands really spoils you when it comes to historical and cultural sights. With the wonderful Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Noord Brabant’s Museum and the Mauritshuis, art lovers can delight in the realism of the old masters Vermeer and Rembrandt., the bold colours of van Gogh and the sheer fantasy of Hieronymus Bosch. The Maritime museum in Amsterdam takes you back to the Dutch glory years of the golden age and ardent historians can get a glimpse of how Jewish diarist Anne Frank went into hiding during WWII.
Camping by the sea in The Netherlands
Camping by the coast is a delightful experience in The Netherlands. There’s a diversity of excellent beaches here. From the broad, clean beaches of Kijkduin and Scheveningen, the hip and lively sands of Zandvoort, to the dune filled shores of Zeeland. Looking for unspoiled nature and tranquility? Then spend a day out on the wonderful West Frisian Wadden Islands. There are several campsites near these areas. Some of them just a short stroll from the sea.
Great trips for all the family from your campsite
The Netherlands is a relatively small country, which means a day out at an amusement or wildlife park is never too far away. The Efteling is one of Europe’s largest amusement parks, where fairytales come to life. You don’t have to go to Africa to see the big 5. At Safaripark Beekse Bergen you can see them by boat, bus or your own car. Sea life lovers should visit the Dolfinarium. Toverland and Plopsaland are great amusement parks for the really little ones.