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Camping Alkenhaer

9.7

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General

  • Spacious family-friendly site a kilometre from Appelscha
  • On the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold National Park
  • Lots of playground kit, kids' club and pool with water play area

Some folk head off on hols in search of peace and quiet; others like to fill their downtime with energetic antics. Whichever camp you place yourself in (or if you gracefully straddle both), you’ll be right at home at Camping Alkenhaer, a friendly Friesland site a kilometre from the centre of Appelscha.

This is a place that cunningly plonks itself at the centre of the Venn diagram of forest times and family adventures. In search of a restful corner to read/sunbathe/crack open a beer? There’s heaps of space to spread out around the gardens, and plenty of trees to ensure you can always find a quiet spot when you want to sneak off for a snooze in the shade.

Guests with something rather more active on their wish list can run about on the sports field, bounce on the air trampoline or splash about at the outdoor pool and water play area. There’s also a whole heap of playground kit spread around the site, niftily placed for parents to multitask keeping a beady eye on their offspring and putting their feet up. More small-person entertainment is sorted in the summer hols, when a programme of daytime and evening activities is laid on.

Appelscha is a short five-minute bike ride away from Camping Alkenhaer if you’d like to head out for eats (and bikes to hire for the jaunt if you’ve not brought your own wheels). An even easier option is to stick around on site for a meal at the cosy restaurant, or on its outdoor terrace if the sun decrees it so.


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9.7

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Rural location, great amenities on site and facilities were clean …22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Rural location, great amenities on site and facilities were clean and well maintained. Restaurant on site is good and all staff are very friendly.

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    Only two showers in our area block, had to wait (all be it not too long!)

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the nicest place we've ever stayed.06/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlinda c.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    everything about the site was fantastic.

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I liked the site as it was well serviced, well …16/06/2019

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (no cars)
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    I liked the site as it was well serviced, well kept and in a great location close to local bars, cafes and amenities

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is een hele leuke camping de mensen zijn heel vriendelijk19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: Netherlandsjohan b.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    is een hele leuke camping de mensen zijn heel vriendelijk

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Sehr saubere Sanitäranagen! Sehr Kinderfreundlicher Platz mit umfangreichen Spielmöglichkeiten.28/07/2019

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    Sehr saubere Sanitäranagen!
    Sehr Kinderfreundlicher Platz mit umfangreichen Spielmöglichkeiten.

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Mucho, muy amable10/07/2019

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

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

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Alkenhaer 1, Appelscha, Friesland, The Netherlands, 8426 EP
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 52.9460°N 6.3618°E

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Local attractions

Dutch hols are made for bike rides: bring your wheels or hire on site for outings to local villages (Veenhuizen and Dwingeloo are fine choices), or to pedal your way around the Drents-Friese Wold National Park, a few minutes away. Many kilometres of walking trails cross the 6,000-hectare park too if you’d prefer to do your exploring on foot – the sand dunes here are particularly scenic.

For more fresh air, take a trip to the Fochteloërveen nature reserve (15 minutes’ drive) – climb the lookout tower for birdwatching and some ace views over the surrounds. Not all the local landscapes are native though: the residents of the Taman Indonesia animal park (half an hour’s drive) are from the more exotic end of the spectrum.

Rides galore for small sorts await at the Duinen Zathe amusement park (five minutes’ drive); for something on a larger scale plot a course to Drouwenerzand theme park (35 minutes). And if anyone’s showing signs of bad behaviour, a cautionary trip to the National Prison Museum (20 minutes) might be just the ticket for curbing that naughty streak.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Camping Alkenhaer 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 ($171.26) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Sites: a €30.00 ($51.38) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €1.10 ($1.79) doesn't apply.

Local tax of €0.45 ($0.73) doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping Alkenhaer have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Alkenhaer dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Alkenhaer? Dutch hols are made for bike rides: bring your wheels or hire on site for outings to local villages (Veenhuizen and Dwingeloo are fine choices), or to pedal your way around the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Alkenhaer?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 13/07 and 25/08.

Extras
Facilities/activities including wifi are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 ($171.26) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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 5 p.m. between 01/04 and 28/10.

Sites
Sites: a €30.00 ($51.38) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 01/04 and 28/10.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €35.00 ($60.42) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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