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- Kid-friendly woodland site less than half an hour's drive from Utrecht
- Bowling, fossil field, pools, survival course, nature pond and BMXing
- Miniature golf, sandy playground, football lessons and restaurant
You might not think of hills when you call to mind the Netherlands, famed for its flat lands... but you're missing a top Dutch trick if you've never contemplated clambering up hills here.
For spanning the province of Utrecht and part of North Holland, is the Utrecht Hill Ridge, 50 kilometres of sandhills from the Lower Rhine valley to Lake Gooi. It's the landscape surrounding the smashing family site of Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos, in the West Netherlands near Doom in the Utecht province, a spacious, scenic and green woodland park among the forests, moorlands and large estates of the Utrecht ridge.
As this is Holland, it may not be a huge surprise to learn that a popular way to tackle the ridge is by bike… hire commuter bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes from the site team to go pedally forth into the sandhill surroundings, or get truly stuck into Dutch cycling and puff along to Utrecht, 16 kilometres away along the (mainly flat, of course) Arnhemse Bovenweg.
Het Grote Bos is a spectacular site for families, with leisurely pursuits for offspring of all ages. Mini archaeologists and naturalists can peer at the specimens in the fossil field and nature pond, before quizzing perplexed adults (you) about what exactly it is they've unearthed or spotted. There's also a survival course to test their nerves at and a spacious sandy playground with a sandpit, climbing frame and tyre swing.
There are loads of outdoor sports on site too, including miniature golf, bowling, tennis and BMXing on the purpose-built track. Football lessons are also available: you may have heard that the Dutch aren't too shabby at football either…
The heated seasonal pool has enough room for guests galore to splash around in, and comes with a separate paddling pool and stacks of water toys – just in case the kids feel they aren't being occupied enough.
Finally, even fussy sorts should be satisfied with the foodie options: a restaurant and snack bar open seven days a week in school holidays; a supermarket open during peak season, and freshly baked bread available every morning.
Open from 25/05/2020 to 02/11/2020
Open from 25/05/2020 to 02/11/2020
Tourist board rating
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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 site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 02/11.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 02/11.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).
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Electric grass touring pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
Pitch size: Max 10.0m width x 10.0m depth (32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Excellent facilities also very much in natural environment, lots of …
Super site, plenty of room to pitch, all clean and …
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Gas cylinders available
Lake and/or mountain
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Touring and motorhomes
Fully serviced pitches
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
The city of Utrecht, under half an hour's drive or about an hour's bike ride away, has cultural attractions and events of all sorts: it's been named in the top 10 of the world's most underrated destinations.
And… you'll probably want to get out by wheels around the Utrecht Hill Ridge. Take a bike or mountain bike around its hilly and forested landscape, to ride around the wildlife haven of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, or weave around the region's villages, like De Bilt, Zeist, Austerlitz, Elst and Rhenen.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Local city tax of €1.21 (£1.08) per person per night at least age 13 is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos? The city of Utrecht, under half an hour's drive or about an hour's bike ride away, has cultural attractions and events of all sorts: it's been named in the top 10 of … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos? From £26.81 (for 2 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability