Holidays in Holland

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Holland Overview

Visiting Holland

With plentiful ferries to Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and the Hook, the highs of visiting Holland have never been so accessible. It’s little wonder so many Eurocampers choose Holland. Our parcs here are superbly equipped, within easy reach of a myriad of cities, from Amsterdam to Brussels (that’ll be from A to B then), and on the doorstep of the lovely Dutch countryside.

Feel Holland

If your image of Holland is windmills, tulips and clogs, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise (unless you like clogs). Though famously flat, it has depth and character through a varied landscape, and some of the world’s best loved artists. The Dutch passion for cycling and canals might sound dangerous, but there’s dedicated cycle paths to circumvent the water, as well as through the expansive, open grasslands and heathlands.

Explore Holland

Art lovers are spoilt for choice with museums celebrating Van Gogh, Rembrandt and other majestic painters. The Hague, the old university town of Leiden and historic Amsterdam are just a few of Holland’s fascinating cities. Amongst tourist magnets that will attract you are the tulip fields, Anne Frank’s House and the world centre for diamonds. In contrast, our parc at Hilvarenbeek offers access to not only the fabulous Beekse Bergen safari park, but also to Belgium, with both Antwerp and Brussels an easy drive away.

Places to visit - Sightseeing

Camping in Holland offers you all the opportunities you need to discover some of the Netherlands’ and Europe’s most fascinating cities and famous sights. After all, Belgium and Luxembourg are both within easy reach from here.

Amsterdam
One of Europe’s most cultured, and fun cities. Amsterdam is endlessly beautiful, with its 17th century canals and cobbled streets, not to mention a host of must-sees, such as the Anne Frank House and the wonderful Stedelijk Museum.

Rotterdam
It may be Europe’s largest port, but Rotterdam is also known as Holland’s main centre for contemporary art, fashion and design. The Kunsthal and Boijmans Van Beuningen museums are unmissable, as is the Bijenkorf shopping centre.

The Hague
With its wealth of wonderful architecture and fine museums, including the stunning Gemeentemuseum and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, where you can see the original Girl With A Pearl Earring painting, The Hague is simply unmissable.

Utrecht
Known as the cultural treasure trove of Holland, Utrecht’s Museum Quarter features galleries devoted to everything from Aboriginal Art to Miffy the rabbit. The fabulous, 112m tall Dom Tower and vast Kasteel de Haar are also must-sees here.

Maastricht
Holland’s oldest fortified city, Maastricht offers more than 2000 years of history, a wealth of fine museums and art galleries, and attractions including the city’s vast network of underground tunnels and the impressive Fort St. Pieter.

Delft
Endlessly charming and picturesque, the town is home to Royal Delft, where you can learn the secrets of the famous Delft Blue earthenware. It was also the lifelong home of Johannes Vermeer, and the informative Vermeer Centre Exhibition is worth visiting.

Dutch Bulb Fields
Some of Holland’s best-known bulb fields lie along the North Sea coast, between Leiden and Den Helder. While each flower has its own short season, you will find a riot of colour here from the end of March until the middle of May.

Eindhoven
Holland’s fifth largest city, Eindhoven is a beautiful and historic city, yet with a lively and bustling atmosphere. Come here for the great shopping and wealth of bars and restaurants, or simply to visit the Van Abbe Museum of contemporary art.

Belgium
While you are camping in Holland, it is worth noting that the delights of Belgium, including the wonderfully beautiful city of Bruges, are just a short drive away. Brussels, with its cheeky Mannekin Pis and the unique Atomium, is also worth seeing.

Great for younger kids

Beekse Bergen
A massive leisure park covering more than 400 hectares, Beekse Bergen is a theme park, safari park and zoo. With more than 1,000 wild animals to see, not to mention pedaloes and mini golf, it’s a big family favourite.

Sea Life Scheveningen
This fascinating sealife centre enables you to discover everything from shrimps to sharks, seahorses to stingrays, in a naturalistic habitat you can actually walk through, thanks to the huge, underwater tunnel.

Great for older kids

De Efteling Theme Park
One of the biggest theme parks in Europe, De Efteling is divided into four realms, each one offering a different set of rides and rollercoasters, forbidden cities and haunted castles.

Walibi Theme Park
With all the white-knuckle rides you could ever wish for, Walibi certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. Featuring log flumes, roller coaters and the exciting Aztec, El Condor and Goliath rides, it’s a favourite attraction for older children and teens.

Places to visit - Activities & events

Watersports
There are many lakes in Holland, though the finest for watersports is arguably Loosdrechtse Plassen near Amsterdam. You’ll find sailing and windsurfing schools here, plus the opportunity to swim in the lake.

Cycling
The Dutch love to cycle – and in a country as flat as this, you can understand why. So you will find cycle paths almost everywhere, though the (slightly) hilly area of St Pieter, with its 80km of cycle paths is always a popular choice.

Diving
While there are a number of lake diving centres in Holland, the The Vinkeveense Plassen, or Lakes of Vinkeveen are amongst the most popular, with a large designated diving zone, crystal waters and a number of underwater ‘objects’ to discover.

Nature Walks
There are numerous nature reserves in Holland, including the Wadden Sea to the North, where you are able to discover the life of the sea between tides, and The Hoge Veluwe, which you can discover on foot, or using one of 1,000 free to use bikes.

Unmissable events in Holland

Pinkpop – Every April inLandgraaf
Holland’s biggest open-air festival is also the longest-running pop festival in the world, regularly attracting international acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and The Foo Fighters.

Holland Festival – Every June in Amsterdam
A truly eclectic event, the Holland Festival has been reinventing itself year after year since 1947, with every aesthetic art from opera and dance to theatre and architecture made part of the mix.

North Sea Jazz Festival – Every July in Rotterdam
One of the biggest events in the international jazz calendar, the North Sea Jazz Festival attracts a plethora of big names from all genres, from Jamiroquai to Al Jarreau and BB King to Ella Fitzgerald.

Uitmark – Late August in Amsterdam
Marking the start of the cultural season, this huge festival features more than 2,000 performers at more than 30 venues, with comedy, film, music, dance and theatre all on the menu.

Places to visit - Eating out

The Netherlands may not have the most sophisticated cuisine, but its specialities are always popular with those camping in Holland:

  • Pancakes – you will find pancake houses almost everywhere, with savoury pancakes loaded with smoked sausage or cheese, and sweet pancakes with apples and sugar amongst the most popular choices on the menu.
  • Patat Frites – the Dutch love chips, and these crisp, golden fries, served with mayonnaise or piccalilli are amongst the best you will ever taste.
  • Poffertjes – tiny sugared pancakes, often sold by street vendors. Very popular and totally delicious.
  • Jenever – originally sold as medicine by a Dutch chemist, this Dutch gin offers a wonderful taste of the juniper berries from which it takes its name.

Campsites in region

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Koningshof | Rijnsburg

Are you after your slice of the real Holland? Look no further than this small but perfectly formed parc near Amsterdam.

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Duinrell | Wassenaar

Like a giant octopus rising out of an incredible array of pools, this parc’s 1km of covered waterslides will put a smile on the face of any kids.

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Beekse Bergen | Hilvarenbeek

How does a holiday at a theme park sound? And close by to a great beach? Then get your holiday skates on to Beekse Bergen, a parc that’s beautifully designed and packed full of activities for all ages.

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Location reviews

Holland reviews collected by Reevoo

Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 617 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Jonathan

Chelmsford
Go there - enjoy and explore
Confirmed stay: 03 November 2013
8 out of 10

Jennifer

Sheffield
We bought a Holland pass and found it full of things to do. Museums, zoos, theme parks etc.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
8 out of 10

Mark

Rochester
Pretty good, and enjoyed Nemo museum in Amsterdam.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
10 out of 10

Matilda

Essex
Lovely location. The Dutch are lovely people. Easy to cycle everywhere as it is lovely and flat!! Duinrell is within walking distance of the local village, which gives you a flavour of Holland.
Confirmed stay: 01 November 2013
8 out of 10

George

Manchester
We love Holland generally. Wassenaar is probably slightly upmarket and not absolutely typical. We also really appreciate the ferry from Hull opens up the continent without having to travel to the south of England.
Confirmed stay: 01 November 2013
9 out of 10

Royston

Andover
The Dutch people are very friendly and always willing to help, location good as not to far to drive from calais.
Confirmed stay: 01 November 2013
10 out of 10

Jeanette

Sheffield
Easy driving. Friendly people. Lots to see and do. Surprised by the forests covering large parts of Holland. Lovely.
Confirmed stay: 31 October 2013
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