Away with the kids in the Netherlands

Tips for your camper holiday with children in the Netherlands

What a lot the Netherlands has to offer! The crew of knew that, but it always brightened up during this quest for tips for the youngest tenants. Strolling through the dunes, swimming at the play pond, counting birds and butterflies and spotting castles. We have combined many activities with a nice camping location. Read on to find out what we found for you. And go with your camper van yourself away with the kids in the Netherlands.

Out and about With the children

Enough entertainment for the youngest holidaymakers in our own country. Park the camper at a nice campsite or camper place and go on an adventure together.

On the road with your Gnome
Gnome path

Going on an adventure in nature together with your own gnome will be a party with this overview of Gnome paths in the Netherlands. Check the opening times in advance.


OERRR turns your child into a conservationist. And Oerrr inspires in an appealing way to go on an adventure in nature. In the garden, the street, the park or the forest. For children from 0 to 12 years old.

Bicycle treasure hunt

Any camper van has a bicycle rack on the back. Cycling becomes adventurous with cycling nodes. Who will be the first to see the next node number? Select on the website of the cyclists' association the extra options 'via bicycle junctions' and 'recreational route' and you will arrive at the best paths and places.

Spotting wild horses in National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

Did you know that wild horses and bison walk in the dunes around IJmuiden and Zandvoort? You will find the most beautiful walking routes in this beautiful nature reserve National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. For example, you can walk to the beach via dune lakes. View the changing exhibition in the visitor center or get a delicious coffee-to-go and take a walk with the forester. Great camper tip: park your camper nearby on the motorhome parking Boulevard Zandvoort and wake up in the morning with the sea as a view.

Surf lessons on the coast at Zandvoort
Surfana Zandvoort

You can combine this tip nicely with the previous one. Do you want to see if surfing is something for your child? Then do a trial lesson and get excited about this fun sport! Surf at surfana in Zandvoort. Besides the surf school, mom and dad can chill out at the beach bar Rapa Nui.

Play pond Kibbelkoele in Drenthe

In the woods between Schoonoord and Noord-Sleen you will find Speelvijver Kibbelkoele. A lovely, clean swimming lake where you can cool off with the whole family in summer. Kibbelkoele is one of the hotspots of De Hondsrug. On the website you will find many more great tips about this beautiful Drenthe area. A very pleasant camper place is around the corner from Kibbelkoele: Camper place Noord-Sleen. The location is on the grounds of restaurant Wielens. Wielens has a cozy terrace and a tasty menu.

The Climbing Dune in Schoorl
Climbing dune Schoorl

Run as fast as you can! At the bottom of the center of Schoorl in the province of Noord-Holland is a dune with a height of 51 meters. A true attraction in the middle of beautiful surroundings! First you take a lovely walk through the woods and the Schoorlse Duinen and then you really enjoy it the Klimduin run down. Fun for the whole family. The Klimduin is within cycling distance of Dream Park Molengroet in North Scharwoude. A campsite on the water with spacious camper spots.

Old Dutch games at the campsite

Are you camping with the camper near Otterlo? Then this tip is guaranteed to have a lot of fun at the campsite. Rent a traditional Dutch game from grandmother's time They deliver it to you at your camping pitch. An original idea to do with the whole campsite. This way you can get away with the kids in the Netherlands.

Vear on the go

Take up the challenge and never get bored with the Car treasure hunt. The car quests are for young and old and you can choose when to drive them. There are several starting points on the route and you always end up at your starting point. The tour takes you past various sights. It is therefore a super fun, relaxing and educational way to discover the beautiful surroundings on your route.

Counting sheep

Meeting a shepherd with a flock of sheep is very special. Especially when there are lambs or the sheep are sheared. You will find no less than 10 locations in Drenthe where you can encounter the flock of sheep this website.

Knights and Castles
Knights and castles

To a castle with children? Which castles and fortresses in the Netherlands are great for the whole family? Kekmama has listed the best castles to visit with your children for you. Ideal for a fun day out.

Away with the kids in the Netherlands. We will continue to search for you. So keep an eye on our blogs for more great tips.

February 2021