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De Lente van Drenthe

9.4

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General

  • In a forest three kilometres from the town of Gasselte
  • Close to walking and cycle trails and a swimming lake with beach
  • Home to the largest waterpark in the Netherlands

Forest forays in the north-east Netherlands… among the mountain bike and cycling of the country's Drenthe province and its hundreds of kilometres of trails? If this sounds tiptop, book a break at De Lente van Drenthe.

This family-friendly countryside site is three kilometres from the town of Gasselte, on the edge of the Gieten-Borger forest and its several walking and mountain bike trails. A lake with a beach and a swimming area is a short walk away too; golf, an amusement park, and a national park with more walking and cycle trails are also nearby.

Guided walks, crafts, shows and games for kids are among the activities arranged at De Lente van Drenthe in summer by the recreation team. There's a heated outdoor pool on site too, and a paddling pool, playground, pétanque court, tennis court, football pitch and games room.

In 2018, the clever folks here installed a fab new addition to proceedings: the largest waterpark in the Netherlands, no less. Settle in on site for three nights or more (always a good plan) and you'll be rewarded with free access to the waterpark along with all the other fun bits to do.

Amenities include a launderette, washing-up area and heated washrooms with toilets, showers and baby bathroom.


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9.4

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Lots for children to do Nice part of the world …26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lots for children to do
    Nice part of the world
    Good clean shower and toilet facilities

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Family friendly, clean site with great sporting facilities nearby26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very close to a beautiful lake with sandy beaches and free use of the water obstacle course. Friendly staff. Clean loo block. Fantastic, family friendly cycle routes through the woods and surrounding fields.

    Disliked: 

    Location of recycling bins which would have been better placed by the toilet block.

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Brilliant site for sport, water, forest and countryside13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    5* large, comfortable pitches.
    5* clean facilities e.g. shower, toilets
    5* lakes with beach and activity adventure Park. For any family with sporty kids this is a no-brainer. The site has trampolines with airbag, water park (free for guests staying 3 days or more) safe lakes, football, volleyball etc.
    5* staff. Always helpful and friendly.
    5* location. Next to Forest and lakes. It 3km very pleasant bike ride to nearest town with bakery, cafe, restaurants, petrol and two supermarkets. Rural location with neolithic Hunebed, beautiful countryside and brilliant cycling. Only 2.5-3 hours from Hook of Holland port.

    Disliked: 

    3* Cafe/snack bar. Very limited choice (all fried) and not great service.
    3* Shop. Very limited stock.
    No restaurant or bar available on site when we stayed.

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Superb campsite, great facilities, lots of activities for the children …02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Superb campsite, great facilities, lots of activities for the children to do with the added bonus of the waterpark as part of the price. Reception staff were always friendly and helpful. Lots of pitches and liked the fact there was a water tap for each pitch rather than having to lug water containers to our tent.

    Disliked: 

    Minor dislike but the cleaning of the showers and toilets always happened at 8am, the busiest time for the facilities being used. This was somewhat an inconvenience and perhaps could of been carried out later in the day.

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This was my third year at this site and it …11/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    This was my third year at this site and it is excellent. It is quiet with plenty to see and do in the area. The staff are very helpful (especially as I am a non Dutch speaker) and the site is very clean. I find it to be a perfect place to relax and unwind in a beautiful location.

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A great campsite.02/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great facilities very clean and tidy. The onsite 'snack' shop served great cooked food. Lots to do on site with two swimming pools, table tennis, tennis courts and with a water park within walking distance. Lovely stay and would most certainly return in the future.

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Toller Campingplatz11/06/2019

Reviewer's country: GermanyAlice S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toller Aquapark, saubere Sanitäranlagen, schöner kleiner Pool auf dem Platz.

    Disliked: 

    Bei den Duschen kann man die Temperatur gar nicht regulieren, für die Kinder war das Wasser zu heiß.
    WLAN hat leider gar nicht funktioniert

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Features

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Houtvester Jansenweg 2, Gasselte, Drenthe, The Netherlands, 9462 TB
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 52.9769°N 6.7567°E

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Local attractions

The Drenthe province is the best known in the Netherlands for its cycling options and hundreds of kilometres of trails through towns and villages, canals, forest and heath. Right next to the site are the trails of the Gieten Borger forest; more, along with horse riding, are at the Drentsche Aa National Park 15 kilometres away.

It's only a few kilometres from the site to the Drouwenerzand amusement park and its rides, rollercoasters, trampolines and loads of indoor play. Options further away include the Drents Museum (25 kilometres), the Assen TT Circuit (30 kilometres) and – most Dutch indeed – the International Clog Museum (40 kilometres).

The nearest swimming and beach is at the recreational lake of Hemelriek, 300 metres away on the forest's edge between Gasselte and Rene. A golf course is four kilometres from the site.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

De Lente van Drenthe cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 01/06/2020.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. De Lente van Drenthe will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local tax of €1.20 ($1.97) doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Can bookings for De Lente van Drenthe be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 01/06/2020. Read more
  • Does De Lente van Drenthe have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is De Lente van Drenthe dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near De Lente van Drenthe? The Drenthe province is the best known in the Netherlands for its cycling options and hundreds of kilometres of trails through towns and villages, canals, forest and heath. Right next to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of De Lente van Drenthe?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Extras
A charge of €0.60 ($1.00) applies for the use of the shower.

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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 01/06/2020.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 04/04 and 26/09.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 14/04 and 24/09.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Sites
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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