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Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos

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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.


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De service. Bij alles werden we uiterst vriendelijk geholpen.07/17/2020

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsElma B.Confirmed

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    De service. Bij alles werden we uiterst vriendelijk geholpen.

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    - Jammer dat ons bij ontvangst niet was verteld dat je voor douchen een kaart nodig hebt. Kon het ook niet terugvinden in de brochure. Daar stonden de kinderen dan onder de douche in hun blootje.
    - De anderhalve meter regeling was in de wasgelegenheden ver te zoeken. Zeker op "spitsuur" was het middengedeelte voor het afwassen druk bezet en daar moest je langs als je naar het toilet of de doucheruimte moest. Waren er wel voorzieningen naast elkaar afgesloten zodat je de ruimte automatisch moet aanhouden?

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Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

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Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

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  • Hydeparklaan 24, Doorn, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3941 ZK
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 52.0559°N 5.3145°E

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Local attractions

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos on arrival.

Tax

Local city tax of €1.21 ($2.10) per person per night at least age 13 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • 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 caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
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