Bordering the sand dunes and close to Efteling
We were excited to learn that Eurocamp was taking over Het Genieten in Kaatsheuvel. This campsite with its brasserie and huge play area enjoys an amazing location in the middle of the spectacular Loonse en Drunense National Park, right next to sand dunes and less than a 10 minute drive from Efteling theme park.
A desert is one of the many things which you may not expect to find in the Netherlands! These vast sand drifts, known as the “Brabant Sahara” are the largest of their kind in western Europe and provide the perfect opportunity for walks, exploring and den making. Why not pack a picnic and venture up the steps directly next to the Het Genieten play area and take in the stunning views. With its vast sand plains, pine scented forests and heather you could be forgiven for forgetting you were in the Netherlands and not in south west France somewhere!
The large sandy play area with water play, zip wire, jumping pillow and play equipment suitable for different ages keeps little ones busy for hours. This is the heart of the park together with the cosy brasserie which has a beautiful, sunny terrace area, ideal for keeping an eye on the children as they play.
Het Genieten also has mini golf, a sports field as well as an indoor soft play area for those cooler days.
This friendly, calm park provides an excellent base for visiting the local area, with the best of what this region has to offer right on the doorstep. Even if you are staying elsewhere we recommend a day trip to Het Genieten for lunch and a play or as we did, to break up the journey to Calais from other parks in the Netherlands.
There are some exciting plans for the future to further develop the park. We will keep you posted as we learn more!
Eurocamp offers 3 bedroom Premium and 3 bedroom Ultimate Plus Holiday Homes. These sleep between 6 and 8 persons. They are modern and comfortable with an open plan living area and air-conditioning. The Premium Holiday Homes have a partially covered outdoor terrace with L-shaped sofa for extra outdoor living. The Ultimate Plus has a fully covered deck with lounge sofa, swinging egg chair, bed linen, towels and beds made up prior to arrival.
With Eurocamp you can prebook the following baby and toddler equipment for free: travel cot, high chair, baby bath, potty, bed rail, changing mat.
This is a brilliant area for walking and cycling, discovering the dunes and the Brabant countryside.
If you fancy trying a different restaurant then De Roestelberg is less than 10 min walk away.
Kaatsheuvel town with its shops, supermarkets and places to eat and drink is a 10 min drive.
Efteling theme park is just 8 minutes drive away.
Beekse Bergen Safari Park and Speelland play paradise is 20 mins away.
Visit the fortified town of Heusden, just 20 minutes away, with its marina, windmills and pancakes
Nearby swimming pools: There are several pools within a 20 min drive (including Olympia indoor pool in Waalwijk and Het Run outdoor pool with waterslides in Loon Op Zand). There is also a swimming lake and sandy recreational beaches 15 mins away at Blauwe Meer (Loon Op Zand).
Horseriding 2km away (4 mins away at FarmCamps de Smulhoeve).
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