• Nearest Beach: Katwijk 5km

  • Nearest Lake: 4km

  • Nearest River: Rhine 2km

  • Nearest Town: Rijnsburg 2km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Leiden: 8km
    • Haarlem: 27km
    • Delft: 31km
    • Gouda: 39km
    • Rotterdam: 42km
    • Amsterdam: 43km

Sightseeing

For an interesting and mind-broadening day out, visit the 'Your World, My World' exhibition at Museon in Den Haag, about 17km away. Also at Den Haag in June is Europe's largest free rock festival. Schevengingen is within driving distance and offers activities including windsurfing and kiteboarding, and its own Sea Life centre. Closer to parc is the popular town of Wassenaar, with its numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and bars as well as a good network of cycle paths.

Days Out

Plane

Space Expo Noordwijk

See what it was like to be the first man on the moon at Europe’s first permanent space exhibition close by in Noordwijk. You will experience the simulated launch of an Ariane rocket, discover the world of satellites and find out all about astronauts.

Rijksmuseum

Rijks Museum

See the works of one of the world’s most famous artists at the Van Gogh Museum or see many other famous pieces of art at the Rijks Museum. If you want to see another famous artefact then visit Anne Frank’s house which is the home to her diaries that she wrote during the Second World War.

Delft

Delft

The country is famous for its blue and white pottery which is primarily made in Delft, an unspoilt town with lots of tourist attractions.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This site is close to both Amsterdam and Rotterdam which are both wonderfully scenic. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city with lots to see and do: there's an abundance of world-class museums and galleries, relaxing strolls and bike rides along the canals and flower filled parks and lots of culture to soak up. 

Artis Royal zoo

Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Royal Zoo is a lot of fun. It is the oldest zoo in Holland with over 700 animals, an aquarium, planetarium and museum, with the added bonus of lots of gardens, winding paths and fascinating sculptures.

Duinrell

Duinrell Theme Park

Enjoy the thrill of the Dragonfly roller coaster, be sprayed on the Splash, try the breakneck toboggan-run or have a breathtaking adventure in the Mad Mill. The smallest guests will like the Fairy Tale Wonderland, the children’s shows and Rick’s Fun Factory.

Keukenhof

Dutch flower fields

One of the highlights of Holland is the Dutch flower fields which you must experience. Keukenhof has some stunning floral displays with more than 7 million flowers planted over 32 hectares of stunning fields and gardens. They are in their full glory from mid-March to May.
Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a previous European Capital of Culture and is home to the largest port in Europe.

Events in the Region

National Restaurant Week

National Restaurant Week

Twice a year, restaurants from all over Holland organize a week long event where visitors can eat a 3-course meal at a special rate. This is a great chance for a range of chefs to show off their culinary talents and for customers to grab a bargain!

Rotterdam Martathon

Rotterdam Marathon

The biggest one-day sporting event in the Netherlands sees the world's top athletes negotiate the city's atmospheric marathon alongside thousands of other runners. The main marathon race takes place on the Sunday, but on the Saturday there is a mini-marathon (4km) and fun races for children (of 1km, or 2½ kms).

Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht

Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

Known as the platform for Dutch film, the Fantastic Film Festival in Amsterdam presents Dutch and international films. Lasting for over a week it is a popular cultural event.

Holland Flower Parade, Noordwijk

Flower Parade

The annual Flower parade begins at Noordwijk at 9.30am on the Saturday and finishes in Haarlem at 9pm, passing the popular Keukenhof. 20 fabulous floats and around 40 beautifully decorated cars will travel the 42 kilometres route, treating spectators to a fabulous display of colour and aroma. On Sunday the floats will remain on view in Haarlem until 5pm. There is a different theme every year - in 2018 the theme is Culture.

kings day, amsterdam, holland, the netherlands

King's Day

Events are held throughout The Netherlands to celebrate the king's official birthday. In Amsterdam the city is bursting with orange pride in the biggest street party of the year, with around 750,000 people expected to join in the fun. Most events begin at midday, with the biggest and most popular party venues held in the Westerstraat, Prinsengracht and Reguliersdwarsstraat. Please note many of Amsterdams major museums and attractions are closed on King's Day.

Windmill Days

National Mill Day

The second Saturday and Sunday in May is National Mill Day in Holland. On that day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors. For centuries, mills have played an important role in reclaiming land, processing raw materials and manufacturing products. Mills barely have any economic value these days, but they still remain an iconic feature. On this special weekend, millers make a real effort to decorate their mills as beautifully as possible and will usually give guided tours.

Taste of Amsterdam

Taste of Amsterdam

This food-based festival takes place in early June and is a chance for the top restaurants of Amsterdam to showcase their culinary creations. Stalls are set up in the Amstelpark and it is a great opportunity to taste different dishes from Amsterdam's best restaurants and chefs, all in one place.  The size of the dishes has been designed with this in mind, making sure that you can sample lots of different things!

Holland festival

Holland Festival

Originating way back in 1947, the Holland Festival is the biggest performing arts festival in the Netherlands.  It includes international performers of theatre, dance, music and opera, with the classical elements being given a more contemporary feel.

Pinkpop Music Festival

Pinkpop Music Festival

Since its inception in 1970, this pop music festival has grown in size and is now world renowned. Showcasing new acts alongside famous pop and rock bands, Pinkpop attracts a diverse following every year, making for a cracking atmosphere for all. Pinkpop offers camping throughout the festival but why not holiday either side at one of our Dutch parcs?

Amsterdam Roots Festival

Amsterdam Roots Festival

The Amsterdam Roots Festival takes place annually in June. It is a leading festival of non-western music and attracts bands and artists from all over the world. Enjoyed by approximately 60.000 visitors each year, it's considered to be one of the most important music festivals in Holland. Listen to performances of fado, zouk dance, hiphop, latin-jazz, rumba, flamenco and more! The music comes from all corners of the earth, from Cape Verde to the Caribbean and from Mongolia to South Africa.

Julidans

Julidans

Amsterdam's annual contemporary dance festival takes place on a variety of stages at the Leidesplein and other venues across Amsterdam. Dances are performed by international artists and contemporary choreographers, showcasing all the latest trends and the most innovative creations in the field. Text, visual arts, film and urban dance are a regular feature of this festival.

Summer Carnival Rotterdam

Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival

This festival, with it's focus on diversity, is one of the biggest in the Netherlands, attracting 900,00 visitors from all over Europe. It's a great 5 day experience with many art and cultural events, live performances, major international artists and a vibrant summer carnival.

Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam

Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam

Also known as the Canal Festival, this popular event attracts visitors from all over. Performers and musicians will take to the stage in various unique locations both indoor and outdoor, from boats to pontoons to 17-century canal-side houses!

Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival

Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival

Every year the International Fireworks Festival lights up the skies over Scheveningen over two weekends in August. Held off the beach, on a pontoon, this popular event attracts up to 100,000 visitors all looking to enjoy the displays as well as the fire eaters, jugglers, dance and music groups. Every night, two different countries give a fireworks show of about 15 minutes. In 2018 the event takes place on the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th August.

Open Monuments Days

Open Monuments Days

For two days every September, four thousand historical buildings and monuments are opened up to the public and are free to visit. This includes canal houses, palaces, castles and forgotten factories that are ordinarily closed to the public.

Scheveningen Kite Festival

Scheveningen Kite Festival

Scheveningen Kite Festival, held annually at the end of September on Scheveningen Beach, offers the opportunity to watch kites of every shape and colour grace the skies. Each year there are different themes - sports, history, nature and even science fiction! Visitors also get to check out the latest sports including kite-surfing, kite-yachting, kite-skateboarding and kite-skiing. 2018 dates to be confirmed.

Off Parc Activities

Holland is famously flat which makes it ideal for cycling and canal boating. You will find safe, well-marked tracks everywhere.

If you drive to Schevengingen you will find lots of activities on offer, including windsurfing and kite boarding. If you like adventurous sports then you can try abseiling and scuba diving 8 km from the parc.

The following activities are available off parc:

Activities Information

Golf

3 km from site

Driving Range

3 km from site

Crazy Golf

5 km from site

Horse Riding

5 km from site

Karting

15 km from site

Boat trips

3 km from site
Sports Information

Scuba Diving

8 km from site

Windsurfing

5 km from site

Canoeing

2 km from site

Rowing boats

2 km from site

Dinghy sailing

4 km from site