Review: TerSpegelt, Ter-Rific Fun!


We (Laura and family) stayed at TerSpegelt in August and we absolutely loved it. This is a large holiday park in the Brabant region of the Netherlands with activities for all ages, a swimming lake, indoor pool, and slides and a stunning setting with beautiful woodlands, heather and wildflower fields on the doorstep.

We arrived around midday so decided to stop for lunch in the local town of Eersel, and what a pretty town it is! We parked in the free car park and walked to the main square which was full of cafes and restaurant terraces spilling onto the cobbled pavements. There was a cheese market on too next to the old church. Wherever we go in the Netherlands we always find little towns like these, usually with a cheese shop and ice cream parlour too! Eersel is about a 35 minute walk to TerSpegelt so also good for an evening meal option if you don’t fancy driving.


Cheese shop Eersel


We were staying in a Eurocamp Aspect Plus (2024 name: Ultimate Plus) but there is also a large selection of different accommodation types at TerSpegelt, including chalets, mobile homes, glamping lodges and large camping pitches.

All of the Eurocamp accommodation is situated in grassy fields with a decent amount of space between the accommodations and plenty of room to play or have a kickabout in the large, open area. For younger children there are also small play areas dotted about.

Eurocamp TerSpegelt

We loved our accommodation; it felt spacious and modern and the large outdoor sofa on the huge decking area pretty much doubled our living space. We also had a cool, swinging “egg” chair which the kids took it in turns to “have a go” in! We had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so the kids got their own bathroom and we had an ensuite. We also had a TV and a dishwasher.  Our location on the park was excellent, we had a partial view of the lake and we were just a few minutes’ walk from there as well as the indoor pool and De Wijde Blick restaurant/terrace area.

Aspect Plus decking


Park Facilities and Activities

We had beautiful sunny weather during our week at TerSpegelt, with temperatures in the mid and high 20s.  So the lake called us every day and we spent a lot of time there, swimming, going down the waterslide and chilling on the sandy beach area. I asked my son what his favourite thing at TerSpegelt was and he said “the lake, because it’s just like an outdoor pool that never closes”.

Lake fun TerSpegelt

Lake fun

TerSpegelt is a large park and has 3 lakes, including 2 recreational lakes where you can go on the 120m zip wire and the “Blob”. The Blob is for ages 12+ so my children weren’t old enough but we very much enjoyed watching this activity which took place a couple of times a week while we were there (TerSpegelt has a really good app which shows which activities are taking place each day which we used a lot to plan our days). The Blob involved one person lying on a huge inflatable pillow and the other person jumping from quite some height onto it, catapulting the other person into the lake! When we heard chants of “Drie, Twee, Een (3-2-1)” we knew it was Blob o’clock and time to make a beeline for the lake!

Blob TerSpegelt

The jumping pillow by the lake was great fun and handily located just down from the restaurant terrace area so the kids could nip off to play while we were having a drink.

There is a lovely, warm indoor pool which we swam in a few times, as well as a waterslide and, something quite unique to this park, the SterrenStrand water and sand play area. This is next door to the pool, in the same building, and is a fab play and discovery area with fairly shallow water on a sandy surface, with slides to whizz down, bridges and ropes to climb over and even an underground hideaway. It has a glass roof so was quite warm by the afternoons but the water temperature was cool so it was a really lovely place to spend some time in between the pool and the lake!

SterrenStrand TerSpegelt

We made the most of using the BBQ provided with our accommodation but also ate out a few times at the De Wijde Blick restaurant and were impressed with the size and quality of the salads and sandwiches in particular. We also got a pizza takeaway from there one evening which came very quickly (you can have it delivered but we walked over to collect it).

At the entrance to the park is the other restaurant, De Keizer, this is a cosy restaurant with lovely terrace overlooking the “Natuur Poort” where several walking routes start from. We ate there on our last night and thought the food and service was very good. The staff also made sure to check if anyone had any allergies when we made the table booking.


My children are really into football so we made good use of the free multisports pitches which are available. It’s great that there are several pitches so we never had to wait to use them.

Just opposite the multisports is a large grassy area where they do the foam parties. We chanced upon this on our first night before we had properly digested the activities app, as we were walking back from dinner. The kids were obviously desperate to go in (fully clothed) so we managed to catch the last 5 minutes of it and they loved it!

Foam party

Another activity we joined in was the corn maze. This is near the main pool and lake area and is a free activity. At the end they gave us a small bag containing some dried corn and an invitation to a popcorn making party the following evening where you make your own popcorn with the corn from the maze.

Corn maze

Popcorn making

We had an absolutely brilliant time and didn’t even get round to doing half of the available activities!



TerSpegelt is right on the doorstep to some beautiful nature. The Natuur Poort opposite the park leads directly on to some beautiful nature and walking routes.

We chose to do the 3km walk one day but much to our children’s horror we missed the end point and took the wrong turn so ended up going around it again! (I think I was too busy taking photos of all the red and white toadstools!). We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the forest with only the sound of crickets to keep us company.

Heather fields

Woodland walk TerSpegelt

Stick-finding distracted my son from his longer than planned walk and we all enjoyed the stunning field of purple heather we walked through as we approached TerSpegelt again, and the field of wildflowers. My daughter commented on how lovely it smelt.


For cyclists there is also direct access into woodlands if you turn left out of  TerSpegelt. The cycle paths start immediately and go on for miles. I managed a few runs down here which was so peaceful and pretty.



Eersel is the closest town and is a 5 minute drive or 35 minute walk away. This is also where the larger supermarkets are.

We were so busy having fun on site that we didn’t venture any further afield but this park is great for tying in with a visit to Efteling and/or Beekse Bergen as they’re only 45 and 35 minutes drive away respectively.

Nowhere is that far to travel to in this part of the world though. We were lucky to have a visit from Jane and her family too as they were only 30 minutes away at FarmCamps Hoeve Luyterhede in Limburg. It’s great when we have the opportunity to experience the holidays we feature, together.

Laura Jane TerSpegelt

After we left TerSpegelt we went for lunch and an ice-cream at the lovely ice-cream parlour, de Smaak, in Eersel (which has over 39 different flavours and some dairy-free options too) before driving down to stay with our family in Gent. The Belgian border is literally a few kilometres from the park so it’s easy to explore there too!

De Smaakt icecreams eersel

Then it was just an hour and a half to the tunnel the next day from Gent. The journey from TerSpegelt to Calais should take around 3 hours but we always allow a bit more time to get around Antwerp. Top tip: keep some loose euro change handy when you stop for toilet breaks as you need to pay to use the toilets in the service stations in Holland and Belgium (typically €0.50-€0.80 but you can redeem this off your bill if you buy anything in the service station shop).

We loved exploring this part of the Netherlands and we are sure we’ll be back in the Brabant province again soon!


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