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- Family-friendly campsite edging the Drents-Friese Wold National Park
- Direct access to woodland hikes, Wildlands Adventure Zoo 30 minutes
- Restaurant and bar, swimming lake, activities and bike hire on site
With a gorgeous waterside setting and grass pitches shaded by mature trees, Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde is set on the fringes of Drents-Friese Wold National Park. Near Hoogersmilde in Drenthe, the holiday park is a peaceful base for hiking or cycling adventures along forest trails and spending peaceful nights under clear, starry skies.
The site is cleverly set up for families, with events teams running supervised activities for kids, including Zorbing, volleyball and other team games in the high season. There’s a playground for younger children, and safe swimming in the natural lake, and on warm days camp life tends to centre around playing and chilling on the sandy beach. Should you choose to explore your rural surroundings, you can rent E-bikes on site.
There’s no pressing need to get down to any cooking, so parents get to relax as well. A snack bar and restaurant (open April to the end of September) takes care of day-to-day demands, serving pizzas and more substantial dishes on a sun-trap terrace.
Other handy on-site amenities include spotless shower blocks with baby washrooms and a laundrette so you can keep everybody and everything looking neat and tidy. There’s a dedicated dog park for canine guests, and a wifi connection to keep tabs on folks back home.
Open from 04/01/2022 to 10/31/2022
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
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Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Camper trailer or Tent or Camper allowed per pitch
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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Great site, facilities were very good staff very helpful
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Sehr schöner und sauberer Zeltplatz.
Een camping om te kunnen genieten
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Extra toilet/shower facilities available
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Yes, there’s masses to keep you all on the campsite, but don’t forget that Drents-Friese Wold National Park (direct access) has a web of cycling and hiking trails through 6,000 hectares of dense woodland, heath and shifting sand dunes. Locally, there are gentle routes for family excursions as well as dedicated mountain-bike tracks of varying difficulty.
Family-friendly days out include Wildlands Adventure Zoo (half an hour’s drive), where you can trek through jungle to a temple where thousands of butterflies fly free, or shoot down rapids as elephants swim alongside. If the kids are misbehaving, take them to the National Prison Museum (25 minutes) to see how convicts were punished in the olden days.
A handful of historic towns and villages are within easy driving distance for a day of adults-only time, café hopping and browsing in indie shops. Assen (20 minutes) has a lively foodie scene in winding streets as well as bike racing at the TT Circuit, while you can wander the lively harbour at Hoogeveen (half an hour) before settling down in a waterfront bar to while away the afternoon.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||5:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde on arrival.
Local city tax of €1,60 (R27,36) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMasterCard
Terms and conditionsSite 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 Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde? Yes, there’s masses to keep you all on the campsite, but don’t forget that Drents-Friese Wold National Park (direct access) has a web of cycling and hiking trails through 6,000 hectares of … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – 5:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Vakantiepark Drentse Weelde? From R325,60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability