Beekse Bergen

A perfect combination of woodland, water, safari park and attraction park!!

About Beekse Bergen

A perfect combination of woodland, water, safari park and attraction park!!

Beekse Bergen is a perfect holiday destination for families with young children. It is a really unique resort, split into 2 parts: the Lake Resort and the Safari Resort.

Beekse Bergen is located in beautiful woodland in the southern Brabant region of the Netherlands. What makes it unique is not only its setting in unspoilt nature with a large swimming lake, sandy lake beaches, indoor pools and the fantastic and extensive toddler friendly “Speelland” play paradise, but the fact that it is adjoining the biggest safari park in the Netherlands. You can drive or walk around the safari park, or go on the boat or bus and see all the animals in their natural surroundings. Here you can really have it all; nature, beaches, safari park and a huge play zone.

In keeping with its safari park setting the Lake Resort has an African theme which can be seen throughout; from its animal print accommodations to its newly opened Ganvie Village, inspired by an African fishing village, and housing the Etsi pool, indoor play, restaurant, bar and supermarket.

For a real safari experience why not book one of the Savannah Lodges on the Safari Resort and watch the giraffes from your veranda as the sun rises and sets.  The Safari Resort has its own indoor children’s pool, bar, restaurant and small shop as well as children’s activities with the park Ranger. The restaurant and adjacent adventure play area have direct views over the African animals. Or why not check out the brand new Safari Hotel with luxurious rooms looking out onto the Savannah and breakfast included?

Beekse Bergen is a large resort with little play areas dotted throughout, plenty of trees to hide behind and lots of sandy areas to play on! Its sandy lake beaches can be used for relaxing, playing or simply taking in the nature!

There is also a little shuttle train, the Ostrich Express, which transports you around the different parts of the resort. Riding around on the shuttle is bound to be one of the highlights for toddlers!!

Discover the Lake Resort’s Etsi pool with its 3 separate areas for swimming, playing or relaxing and take in the views over beautiful Lake Victoria.  Outside, explore Bojo beach, the new fully fenced children’s play beach with adjacent terrace so you can enjoy a drink while the children play.

Another perk of staying in Beekse Bergen accommodation is you get free unlimited access to not only the safari park and the Speelland play zone but also to several other local attractions including some toddler friendly zoos. Free entrance to the safari park alone is a massive saving compared to if you were just visiting for the day.

** Important Information**

Beekse Bergen is host to a number of music events which can be noisy. Dates below to be aware of :

Best Kept Secret music event:  7th-10th June 2024

The Awakenings music event: 5th-8th July 2024

The “Back2School, Decibel” techno music festival:  16th-19th August 2024

There is likely to be some disturbance on the Lake Resort in the days running up to these festivals during set up and in pack down afterwards. The Fridays before the event weekends the facilities on the resorts will be closed but the Safari Park and Speelland will be open. 


The Lake Resort offers a selection of 3 bedroom 1 bathroom Jungalows (bungalows, all jungle themed!) You can choose from giraffe, zebra or leopard themed and they have the stamp of Africa on them inside and out. You can also book a Kids Jungalow which has the added benefits of having an enclosed garden area, a play pen and high chair and free use of a wooden cart to pull your little ones around in all day! Kids Jungalows numbers 6 to 12 have a bath.

Jungalows have ample seating areas and floor space to play inside and as they are detached units they have plenty of outdoor space around them to play too.

New in 2022 is a selection of Lake View and Forest Cabins, located in a peaceful area close to the lake and an easy walk to the main facilities. New from late 2023: Woodland Cabins for 4, 5 and 6 persons.

If you fancy bringing your own tent or caravan you can also book one of the camping pitches on the Lake Resort.

Eurocamp offers a selection of 2 and 3 bedroom Holiday Homes (sleeping up to 8) and 2 bedroom Safari Tents (sleeping up to 6) which are located in their own area on the Lake Resort. Available here are Eurocamp’s newer range of holiday homes: the Premium. The Eurocamp Holiday Homes have their own wooden veranda and the rooms are all on one level, making it super safe for little ones. Eurocamp guests staying 3 nights or longer receive the free attractions pass.

If you want more of a safari experience then you can choose to stay in one of the luxury lodges or in a safari tent or treehouse on the Safari Resort, located by the actual safari park!  The lodges range from  3 bedroom and 2 bathroom  to 4 bedroom 2 bathroom all the way up to the Group Lodges which have 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! There are also Kids Lodges with carts, games and additional safety features. The Savannah Lodges have direct views of the animals.

Brand new in 2023: Safari Hotel with Savannah Rooms (sleeping from 2 to 5) and Suites (sleeping up to 7). Hotel rooms with direct views of the animals, hotel service and breakfast included!

All Beekse Bergen accommodation comes with free wifi and the free attractions pass.

All accommodation is well spread out with plenty of space to play and relax!

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“Amazing place”

We stayed here for 5 days and it was amazing!!! The people working there are super nice and friendly. The lodge was wonderful!! Giraffe, rhinoceros, camel, zebra,… so many animals came in the morning and the evening!!! Beekse Bergen allows you to dream that you are in a safari!!!! We will definitely come back!! Super worthy!!!!

Mili8888 TripAdvisor

” Family fun”

Great place. We have a kiddies jungalow. 3 bedrooms and shower room. Kitchen with hob, dishwasher and a microwave. Lovely safe environment. Free kids entertainment at the Afrika club. Have so far been to the safari park, Speelland (beach type place with water slides, pedalos, bouncy castles etc) kiddie zoo near Eindhoven. All included in the price of the stay. Lovely beaches by Afrika club for kids to splash about in Lake victoriameer. View from our jungalow is amazing.


Chris J Bayley TripAdvisor

Baby & Toddler Friendly

All of Beekse Bergen’s accommodation is on one level so you don’t have to worry about stairs. If you choose a children’s Jungalow or Safari Lodge you get the added features of games and toys as well as being fenced off outside. The cupboard doors also all have safety catches. Cots and highchairs can be provided in all accommodations (there is a small charge for a highchair unless you book a kids’ jungalow or kids’ lodge).

With Eurocamp you can prebook the following baby and toddler equipment for free: travel cot, high chair, baby bath, potty, bed rail, changing mat.

To Do

There are some lovely towns on your doorstep: Tilburg and Hilvarenbeek are both about a 15 minute drive from the park and have a selection of shops and cafes and restaurants.

Explore the Esbeek woods just 5 minutes drive away.

Discover the beautiful, fortified town of Heusden with its marina, windmills and a super pancake house! (30 mins away).

Further afield you can visit the city of Eindhoven which is 30km away (a 30 minute drive) and you are also only a 10 minute drive over into Belgium. The historical city of Antwerp is only a 1 hour drive away from Beekse Bergen.

Staying on Beekse Bergen also entitles you to free access to a number of local attractions including the Dierenrijk Zoo, 35 minutes drive away and Zoopark Overloon which is just over an hour away towards the German border.

The other main highlight of this region in terms of attractions is the famous fairytale theme park of Efteling which is only a 20 minute drive from Beekse Bergen. This is a world of wonder and magic for young children! You are also just 20 minutes drive from the Loonse en Drunense sand dunes.

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  • Type: Holiday Park
  • Categories: Magical Woodlands, Near Efteling, No Car Needed
  • Country: Holland


Set in stunning woodland
Sandy lake beaches
Lots of play areas
Indoor poolswith small waterslides
Free access to safari park next door!
Free access to onsite play land (Speelland)attractions for younger children and 2 waterslides
Children's themed accommodations available
10 minute drive from Hilvarenbeek town and 15 mins from the city of Tilburg.
Only 20 minute drive from the Efteling fairytale theme park and the Loonse en Drunense sand dunes


25 minutes (27km) from Eindhoven Airport (Beekse Bergen is doable without a car).

Just over 1 hour (110km) from the Rotterdam ferry ports.

An hour and 15 minutes (136km) from Amsterdam Schipol airport.

An hour and 15 minutes (121km) from Brussels airport.



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