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- Spacious family-friendly site a kilometre from Appelscha
- On the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold National Park
- Lots of playground kit, kids' club and pool with water play area
Some folk head off on hols in search of peace and quiet; others like to fill their downtime with energetic antics. Whichever camp you place yourself in (or if you gracefully straddle both), you’ll be right at home at Camping Alkenhaer, a friendly Friesland site a kilometre from the centre of Appelscha.
This is a place that cunningly plonks itself at the centre of the Venn diagram of forest times and family adventures. In search of a restful corner to read/sunbathe/crack open a beer? There’s heaps of space to spread out around the gardens, and plenty of trees to ensure you can always find a quiet spot when you want to sneak off for a snooze in the shade.
Guests with something rather more active on their wish list can run about on the sports field, bounce on the air trampoline or splash about at the outdoor pool and water play area. There’s also a whole heap of playground kit spread around the site, niftily placed for parents to multitask keeping a beady eye on their offspring and putting their feet up. More small-person entertainment is sorted in the summer hols, when a programme of daytime and evening activities is laid on.
Appelscha is a short five-minute bike ride away from Camping Alkenhaer if you’d like to head out for eats (and bikes to hire for the jaunt if you’ve not brought your own wheels). An even easier option is to stick around on site for a meal at the cosy restaurant, or on its outdoor terrace if the sun decrees it so.
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Wir hatten ein schönes Wochenende, die Mitarbeiter alle freundlich
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Dutch hols are made for bike rides: bring your wheels or hire on site for outings to local villages (Veenhuizen and Dwingeloo are fine choices), or to pedal your way around the Drents-Friese Wold National Park, a few minutes away. Many kilometres of walking trails cross the 6,000-hectare park too if you’d prefer to do your exploring on foot – the sand dunes here are particularly scenic.
For more fresh air, take a trip to the Fochteloërveen nature reserve (15 minutes’ drive) – climb the lookout tower for birdwatching and some ace views over the surrounds. Not all the local landscapes are native though: the residents of the Taman Indonesia animal park (half an hour’s drive) are from the more exotic end of the spectrum.
Rides galore for small sorts await at the Duinen Zathe amusement park (five minutes’ drive); for something on a larger scale plot a course to Drouwenerzand theme park (35 minutes). And if anyone’s showing signs of bad behaviour, a cautionary trip to the National Prison Museum (20 minutes) might be just the ticket for curbing that naughty streak.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1:30 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Camping Alkenhaer cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Camping Alkenhaer on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£90.31) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Pitches: a €30.00 (£25.60) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Local city tax of €1.10 (£0.97) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Local eco tax of €0.45 (£0.40) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Camping Alkenhaer have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Camping Alkenhaer dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping Alkenhaer? Dutch hols are made for bike rides: bring your wheels or hire on site for outings to local villages (Veenhuizen and Dwingeloo are fine choices), or to pedal your way around the … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Camping Alkenhaer?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1:30 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 11:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 11 a.m.