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General

  • 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.

Please note

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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8

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Excellent stop over. Check when open. 14/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pretty and peaceful. Quiet after the summer season. Good dog walking. Friendly. Be aware bistro closed after five except high season

    Disliked: 

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

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Pleasant site, firiendly staff, available elsewhere less rules / cost. 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anthony M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Keen, enthusiastic owners. Flat level pitches and good facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave car in an unguarded carpark off site. Drink prices ( 1 large beer, one small beer and a coke E9.90 !)

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:
- Carpark: Since we are in a very quiet and safe area of the Netherlands, the unguarded carpark on our small size camping is pretty safe. The last 14 years (since we've been here) nothing has ever happened overhere.

- 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.
You paid €9,20 for a Radler 0,3 €2,90, Coke €2,00 and 0,5L Beer €4,30

Enjoy the rest of your trip! And the beautiful weather! Kind regards, Ramona

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Features

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

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Openderweg 26, Opende, Groningen, The Netherlands, 9865 XE
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 53.1644°N 6.2227°E

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.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.

Payment

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.

Tax

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 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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Facilities/activities including washing machines, dyers are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
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 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
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.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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