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Recreatiepark De Oude Maas

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General

  • Spacious campsite overlooking the Oude Maas river
  • Next to a marine centre and yacht harbour
  • A short drive to Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

You won't get many of these types of sites on a Netherlands – or anywhere – break. South Holland's Recreation Park De Oude Maas is a modern site with direct access to and rather spesh views over Barendrecht's Oude Maas river – and is right next to a marine centre and yacht harbour to see how the other half live. (Go on, gnash your teeth and wail how one day all these yachts will be yours, all yours.)

It's in splendid locale too for setting off around the area, so use the park as a base for South Holland sightseeing (both Rotterdam and Kinderdijk are a mere short drive away), for fishing or boating on the river, or hiring a bike to cycle along the endless local bike routes; this is the Netherlands after all… Several international events take place nearby: ask the friendly Recreation Park De Oude Maas team for details of anything on when you arrive.

Site facilities include a playground, a reception with information point, and a mini market stocked with daily essentials. There's also a laundry room with coin-operated washing machines and dryers, and a large amenities block with showers, toilets, disabled facilities and baby changing.

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6.7

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67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely, clean site, friendly staff, just be aware of the extra charges 31/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mr S R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    * The setting alongside the water
    * The cleanliness and tidiness of the site
    * Efficiently run and water / electric on the pitch
    * A good size pitch by European standards and privacy with hedges
    * Easily accessible
    * Dog poo bins with free bags!
    * Free Wifi

    Disliked: 

    * Ladies sanitary block closed over winter, so had to share men's toilet and shower block!
    * Price quoted by 'Pitchup.com' was about £30 short of the price I was charged
    * Need to pay a £35 pound deposit for the barrier key, and as we left the site before 9am when the reception opened, we had to wait till our return to UK to send on IBAN bank numbers for a refund.

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Avoid if possible 07/10/2017

Reviewer's country: France Nicole S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The bathrooms are nice and you can rent really good bikes for cheap. The first two employees we dealt with were so kind, and helpful. It's well lit and well taken care of.

    Disliked: 

    We got caught in a very bad storm and some of our clothes were soaking, we asked if we could hang them up in the laundry room. The two employees we dealt with were incredibly rude. I saw clothes hanging there everyday but because I wasn't going to pay 8 euros to do a load of laundry she said I couldn't use it and she also argued people didn't want to see clothes hanging in the room... that's what a laundry room is for!?? Plus we had maybe 5 items of clothing. She argued with me saying it was not expensive to use her laundry and that's what "Normal people" do. I finally said "I am paying for
    Land on your campground and I am asking for help, please help me". She finally allowed us to and it was no problem for anyone. Both her and her colleague are the reason we will never come back and the reason we won't recommend. So sorry, but that was very rude.

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Peaceful, easy to navigate site with nice scenery and clean facilities 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Stephanie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery camping right by the river.
    Easy and cheap to hire bicycles and take in the local area.
    Basic but clean facilities.
    Good if you want to 'get away from it all' - quiet area with few nearby amenities

    Disliked: 

    Couldn't find anywhere to get drinking water.
    Couldn't access the WiFi.
    No hair dryers in the bathroom - if you are camping without electricity, this is a shame
    We initially picked the wrong spot to camp and were intimidated by an elderly resident of the site. Instead of simply informing us we were in the wrong place, the man stood taking photos of us and only when we asked what he was doing, did he (aggressively) tell us we were in the wrong place. Of course, it was a mistake and we moved immediately. Reception did not seem to mind that we made this mistake but perhaps the residents could be a little more neighbourly...

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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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Achterzeedijk 1A, Barendrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands, 2991 SB
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 51.8325°N 4.5538°E

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Local attractions

Recreation Park De Oude Maas has direct access to the Oude Maas river, a tidal distributary of the Rhine with recreation and nature spotting opps along its banks. There's direct access to the harbour next door: as suggested, do go and gnash your teeth about how the other half live...

Have a bike ride to nearby Kinderdijk: it might be a mere village, but it has a mighty 19 windmills (the biggest group of old windmills in all the Netherlands) and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. You might recognise them when you see them: the windmill cluster is one of the best-known sights in the country.

Also famed in the local area are the town of Gouda (yes, the cheesy place), the old city of Dordrecht, dating back to the 13th century, and the excellent city of Rotterdam, one of the biggest port cities in the world.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Recreatiepark De Oude Maas 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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €1 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.

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

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 7am.
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
Group bookings of 12 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 15 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 5pm between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €1 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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