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De Lente van Drenthe

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The lake, 't Gasselterveld

General

  • In a forest three kilometres from the town of Gasselte
  • Close to walking and cycle trails and a swimming lake with beach
  • Home to the largest waterpark in the Netherlands

Forest forays in the north-east Netherlands… among the mountain bike and cycling of the country's Drenthe province and its hundreds of kilometres of trails? If this sounds tiptop, book a break at De Lente van Drenthe.

This family-friendly countryside site is three kilometres from the town of Gasselte, on the edge of the Gieten-Borger forest and its several walking and mountain bike trails. A lake with a beach and a swimming area is a short walk away too; golf, an amusement park, and a national park with more walking and cycle trails are also nearby.

Guided walks, crafts, shows and games for kids are among the activities arranged at De Lente van Drenthe in summer by the recreation team. There's a heated outdoor pool on site too, and a paddling pool, playground, pétanque court, tennis court, football pitch and games room.

In 2018, the clever folks here installed a fab new addition to proceedings: the largest waterpark in the Netherlands, no less. Settle in on site for three nights or more (always a good plan) and you'll be rewarded with free access to the waterpark along with all the other fun bits to do.

Amenities include a launderette, washing-up area and heated washrooms with toilets, showers and baby bathroom.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

A charge of €0.60 (£0.51) applies for the use of the shower.


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9.1

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Lots for children to do Nice part of the world ...26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots for children to do
    Nice part of the world
    Good clean shower and toilet facilities

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Family friendly, clean site with great sporting facilities nearby26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very close to a beautiful lake with sandy beaches and free use of the water obstacle course. Friendly staff. Clean loo block. Fantastic, family friendly cycle routes through the woods and surrounding fields.

    Disliked: 

    Location of recycling bins which would have been better placed by the toilet block.

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Brilliant site for sport, water, forest and countryside13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    5* large, comfortable pitches.
    5* clean facilities e.g. shower, toilets
    5* lakes with beach and activity adventure Park. For any family with sporty kids this is a no-brainer. The site has trampolines with airbag, water park (free for guests staying 3 days or more) safe lakes, football, volleyball etc.
    5* staff. Always helpful and friendly.
    5* location. Next to Forest and lakes. It 3km very pleasant bike ride to nearest town with bakery, cafe, restaurants, petrol and two supermarkets. Rural location with neolithic Hunebed, beautiful countryside and brilliant cycling. Only 2.5-3 hours from Hook of Holland port.

    Disliked: 

    3* Cafe/snack bar. Very limited choice (all fried) and not great service.
    3* Shop. Very limited stock.
    No restaurant or bar available on site when we stayed.

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Superb campsite, great facilities, lots of activities for the children ...02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Superb campsite, great facilities, lots of activities for the children to do with the added bonus of the waterpark as part of the price. Reception staff were always friendly and helpful. Lots of pitches and liked the fact there was a water tap for each pitch rather than having to lug water containers to our tent.

    Disliked: 

    Minor dislike but the cleaning of the showers and toilets always happened at 8am, the busiest time for the facilities being used. This was somewhat an inconvenience and perhaps could of been carried out later in the day.

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This was my third year at this site and it ...11/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    This was my third year at this site and it is excellent. It is quiet with plenty to see and do in the area. The staff are very helpful (especially as I am a non Dutch speaker) and the site is very clean. I find it to be a perfect place to relax and unwind in a beautiful location.

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A great campsite.02/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great facilities very clean and tidy. The onsite 'snack' shop served great cooked food. Lots to do on site with two swimming pools, table tennis, tennis courts and with a water park within walking distance. Lovely stay and would most certainly return in the future.

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We will come again but next time actually in the middle of the season16/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very much liked the general layout and the showe block.

    Disliked: 

    The roads need work a few potholes, also the Wifi and the TV point did not work. Reported to the staff and they were very accepting. Furthermore some defined paths would be good instead of just the road. We understandably that we came right at the very start of the season but there was hardly anything open.

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Swimming pool, space for the kids to play12/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Swimming pool, space for the kids to play

    Disliked: 

    Toilet blocks- not enough family space

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Toller Campingplatz11/06/2019

Reviewer's country: GermanyAlice S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toller Aquapark, saubere Sanitäranlagen, schöner kleiner Pool auf dem Platz.

    Disliked: 

    Bei den Duschen kann man die Temperatur gar nicht regulieren, für die Kinder war das Wasser zu heiß.
    WLAN hat leider gar nicht funktioniert

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Features

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Houtvester Jansenweg 2, Gasselte, Drenthe, The Netherlands, 9462 TB
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9769°N 6.7567°E

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Local attractions

The Drenthe province is the best known in the Netherlands for its cycling options and hundreds of kilometres of trails through towns and villages, canals, forest and heath. Right next to the site are the trails of the Gieten Borger forest; more, along with horse riding, are at the Drentsche Aa National Park 15 kilometres away.

It's only a few kilometres from the site to the Drouwenerzand amusement park and its rides, rollercoasters, trampolines and loads of indoor play. Options further away include the Drents Museum (25 kilometres), the Assen TT Circuit (30 kilometres) and – most Dutch indeed – the International Clog Museum (40 kilometres).

The nearest swimming and beach is at the recreational lake of Hemelriek, 300 metres away on the forest's edge between Gasselte and Rene. A golf course is four kilometres from the site.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

De Lente van Drenthe cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. De Lente van Drenthe will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €1.20 (£1.02) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
A charge of €0.60 (£0.51) applies for the use of the shower.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 14/04 and 24/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 04/04 and 26/09.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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