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Camping Alkenhaer

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From £11.74/€13/A$21.41/$15.25/CA$20.45/CHF13.97/SEK133.91/DKK96.79/NOK139.72/ISK2,080/ARS1,104.74/CLP11,685/PEN54.01/NZ$23.13/ZAR266.92/PLN57.26/R$81.75/CZK340.95/RSD1,528/HUF4,490.31/RUB1,127.09/CN¥106.48 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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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.

Please note

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

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.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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

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


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9.7

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

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

  • Powered asphalt and grass RV site
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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.07/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlinda c.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass RV site
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    everything about the site was fantastic.

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

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  • Primitive grass tent site (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 vriendelijk08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: Netherlandsjohan b.Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
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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.07/28/2019

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  • Shepherd's hut (four man)
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    Sehr saubere Sanitäranagen!
    Sehr Kinderfreundlicher Platz mit umfangreichen Spielmöglichkeiten.

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Mucho, muy amable07/10/2019

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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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Amenities on park

Bath available

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Camping Alkenhaer cancelation 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 cancelations 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 ($108.56) 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 ($32.57) 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 city tax of €1.10 ($1.29) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Local eco tax of €0.45 ($0.53) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Alkenhaer? From $15.25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/13 and 08/25.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.
The restaurant is open between 04/01 and 10/28.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 ($108.56) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €35.00 ($37.99) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

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

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 04/01 and 10/28.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Sites: a €30.00 ($32.57) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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