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- Kid-friendly lakeside site surrounded by cycling and walking trails
- Theme parks, zoos, museums and watersports all within an hour’s drive
- Sandy beach, fishing, bike hire, lakeside bistro and ping pong
It's not just the spectacular lake views, the fishing, swimming, and sandy lake beach with sunbathing area and water playground that’ll have you and your offspring mightily excited with a stay at Camping de Watermolen... It’s also only 10 kilometres from here to another splendid spot for water-based action at Leekstermeer – the Drenthe region’s largest lake, no less – for sailing and canoeing, and a short drive to several amusement parks, theme parks, leisure pools and animal-themed attractions.
When you're not stretched out on the sands or helping tiddlies stay afloat in the lake, laze around on site instead: there's plenty of grassy space to bask upon while keeping an eye on the kids at the playground and outdoor ping pong tables. An activity folder has also been created by the Watermolen team to help you navigate the area’s attractions with ease.
On-site sustenance comes in the form of a scenic terrace bistro overlooking the lake, serving full meals and woodfired pizzas at weekends in high season, and drinks and ice creams at other times. If you prefer to prepare your own feasts, barbecues and firepits are allowed, and you can pick up wood, gas and barbecue kits at reception, as well as rent firepits and barbecues if you haven’t brought your own.
Also at reception is a small shop selling essentials, newspapers and hot rolls.
Open from 13/04/2019 to 15/09/2019
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Facilities/activities including washing machines, dyers are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
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Electric grass pitch (comfort)
Max. persons: 5 x
Pitch size: Max 10.0m width x 11.0m depth (32.8ft width x 36.1ft depth) Calculated area: 110.0m² (1184.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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From the manager...
It was nice to have you as our guests. Have fun on the rest of your holiday and maybe we will see you back some other time! Kind regards, Ramona
Pleasant site, firiendly staff, available elsewhere less rules / cost.
Anthony M. Confirmed
From the manager...
Thank you for your stay and for your review Anthony (and your wife)... It was lovely to meet you.
Just a response about the things you were less happy with:
- Drink prices: I am very sorry you think it was too high. I don't know what the prices in the UK are on average, but we can not have the same prices, so sorry. The prices of the drinks on our camping are based on the average prices in The Netherlands.
Enjoy the rest of your trip! And the beautiful weather! Kind regards, Ramona
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
Check out the activity folder for a guide to the walking and cycling routes available both directly from and near the site. The Abel Tasman route is a particularly popular cycling trail, and there’s a splendid forest footpath that runs behind Watermolen for peaceful strolls with the family. Longer walks of anywhere between five and 15 kilometres begin directly on site as well as from a path that begins at the nearby Doezumertocht canal.
Water babies can continue their adventures over at Leekstermeer lake, 10 kilometres from base, where sailing and canoeing are the primary pursuits. More canoe routes also lie around the nearby villages of Visvliet and Niezijl Lauwerzijl if you fancy checking out the area from its fably scenic waterways.
Family-friendly attractions of all sorts are plentiful around here too: it’s 40 minutes’ drive to AquaZoo Friesland, where you can see pelicans, polar bears and penguins among plenty of other mammalian, reptilian and aquatic critters. A recreation pool and miniature golf course are around 13 kilometres away, and several theme parks and museums (including one dedicated entirely to toys) are all well within an hour’s drive.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
Camping de Watermolen cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping de Watermolen will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Pitches: a €10.00 (£8.92) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.49) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash