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We go glamping in style with our children at Holidaypark Duinhoeve in the Netherlands

What is it?

Holidaypark Duinhoeve (Recreatiepark Duinhoeve) is a relaxing and peaceful holiday park with chalets, lodges, holiday homes, glamping lodges, tents and camping options.

It has playgrounds/play areas, swimming pools and a café. There is children’s entertainment at peak times.

Watch our video of Duinhoeve here and read our full review and tips below.

Where is it?

It is in the middle of Holland, an hour south of Amsterdam, in north Brabant near Udenhout, a short walk from Loonse en Drunese Dunes and a 10-minute drive to Efteling Theme Park Resort.

Is it family-friendly?

Yes, this is a good holiday park for families with younger children especially.

Our accommodation.

We stayed in a seven-person glamping lodge. It was fabulous – crafted with beautiful wooden frames and interior, all covered with canvas.

Our glamping lodge at Duinhoeve holiday park in Holland/The Netherlands

Our glamping lodge at Duinhoeve

A big 48 square metres, it has an open-plan kitchen-diner and lounge area with an L-shaped sofa and tv. The kitchen has a hob, microwave combi oven, fridge, freezer, kettle and coffee maker, along with plates, bowls, cutlery and utensils.

Glamping lodge living area/lounge at Duinhoeve holiday park in Holland/The Netherlands

The first bedroom has a double bed, the second has bunk beds and a single bed. Then there is a bedstead – a separate space up a ladder, filled with a double mattress.

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Three-person bedroom at a glamping lodge at Duinhoeve Holiday Park in Holland

There is one bathroom with a big double shower (no bath).

The children were really happy with the lodge – there is even an extra little space which little ones can use as a small den or play room, with a little doorway – or it would make a fabulous storage area.

And there is a large undercover decking/veranda area outside at the front with a big picnic bench and separate garden furniture sofas.

Glamping lodge kitchen diner at Duinhoeve holiday park in Holland/The Netherlands

We loved staying in this glamping lodge, it felt almost new and very clean.

Food and drink

We bought supplies from a local supermarket, plus a few bits from home and mainly ate at the accommodation or made picnics.

But there is a restaurant on site with outdoor and indoor seating area.

Restaurant cafe at Duinhoeve holiday park in Holland/The Netherlands

On-site restaurant

Plus there is a restaurant called Landgoed Bosch en Duin, with a play area, a five-minute walk away where we stopped off one day for Dutch specialities poffertjes (small round Dutch pancakes) and apple pie.

Nearby

*It is a five-minute walk from the site through woodland to stunning sand dunes – our children felt like we were in a desert.

the Dunes of Loon in Drunen National Park

Dunes of Loon

In fact, the Dunes of Loon in Drunen National Park, which formed 10,000 years ago, is sometimes called the Dutch Desert or Brabant Sahara. It is the largest sand drift area in western Europe.

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*It is a 10-minute drive to Efteling – Holland’s biggest theme park, read our review of it here and watch our video below.

*The medieval city of Den Bosch is 25 minutes away.

The cathedral city of Den Bosch

Den Bosch

It has a cathedral, museums, lots of shops and cafes, we sampled the city’s speciality – Bossche Bollen – a Danish pastry reminiscent of a huge round chocolate éclair or profiterole but much nicer.

Bosche Bollen, yum

*Beekse Bergen Safari Park is half an hour away by car.

Our highlights

*This holiday park has three play areas including a nice playground near to our glamping lodge and one next to the swimming pools, with a giant bouncing pillow trampoline.

A play area at Duinhoeve Holiday Park in Holland

*The swimming pools

The main pool is solar heated and 1.4m deep throughout. It is on the small side but we all enjoyed it – it was a great temperature, not too cold and we were all glad of it as temperatures reached 33 degrees during our stay.

toddler pool at Duinhoeve Holiday Park in Holland

The small children’s pool is shallow and has a pirate ship with two slides – perfect for toddlers and little ones.

*The surrounding area

Being next to the Dunes of Doon desert was a great bonus plus there are some good walks and cycle routes.

*Accommodation

The fabulous glamping lodge we stayed in felt roomy and fresh and the children loved it.

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More information

*Dogs are allowed if you are camping, they are not allowed in any of the rental accommodation options apart from rental tents upon request.

Address: Oude Bosschebaan 4,5071 RR Udenhout

For more information or to book click here.

Read the full review of our trip here: Deserts, fairytales and glamping – a family trip to Efteling and the Brabant region of Holland.

We travelled to Holland by mini-cruise from England, read our review and top tips here: We review a mini-cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam with DFDS ferry operator

The first part of our rip was in Amsterdam, read about it here: Is Amsterdam child-friendly? We take a family trip to the beautiful capital of the Netherlands to find out

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*Disclaimer – we were guests of Duinhoeve Holidaypark for the purposes of this review. All views are our own.

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