Best Car Free Toddler Holidays to The Netherlands


One of the great things about Holland and Belgium is that they are so accessible either by taking your own car or by jumping on a short flight and hiring a car. However, it is your holiday after all and maybe you fancy leaving the car at home, or just going on a bit more of an adventure and trying out the regional trains and buses instead! Here is our round up of the easiest Holiday Parks to get to on public transport and where you don’t need to rely on a car while you’re there.

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1: Duinrell

Duinrell is probably the easiest park to reach without a car. From inside Schipol airport you can get the train to Leiden which takes 16 minutes and from there either get the bus to Wassenaar town or grab a taxi. It’s only 9km (15 mins drive) from Leiden to Wassenaar. From the bus stop in Wassenaar to Duinrell it’s about a 15 minute walk. If you wanted to jump in a taxi from Schipol directly to Wassenaar it would take around 30 mins and cost around €50.

Wassenaar is well served by buses and once on Duinrell the village of Wassenaar is literally over the road. You can of course hire a wide selection of bikes too which makes a lovely journey to the beach without the worry of parking when you get there!


2: Koningshof

Koningshof is only 12km from Duinrell so our information above is relevant for Koningshof too. From Schipol airport you can get the train to Leiden or a taxi directly to the park. Koningshof is just 8km from Leiden and there is a bus which takes you from Leiden train station into Rijnsburg (10 minute journey). The holiday park is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop. Once there you are 2km or a 20 minute walk into the traditionally Dutch town of Rijnsburg with its shops, canal, windmill and places to eat and drink.  You can rent bikes on Koningshof too which makes exploring the area even more enjoyable.


3: Landal Het Vennenbos

Landal Het Vennenbos has so much to do on and off park that you could easily stay here all holiday if you wanted to. Alternatively, you are just 4km or a 5 minute drive away from the town of Bladel. From here you can get the bus to Eindhoven where the train network connects you with the whole country. Eindhoven airport is just a 30 minute taxi ride away from Het Vennenbos.


4: Hof van Saksen

Hof van Saksen is a luxury holiday resort full of facilities and activities and a good supermarket so if you want to relax and not go anywhere all holiday then this is the place to go! The nearest train station is Assen and is a 15 minute taxi ride from the resort. There are also buses which go from Assen to a stop 10 minutes walk from Hof van Saksen.

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