A luxurious setting with endless fun for the whole family - from toddlers up to teens!
Hof van Saksen is an award winning holiday resort located in the natural beauty of the Dutch Drenthe region. The manicured gardens and pristine main buildings give an indication of the standards set at Hof van Saksen and the level of relaxation and luxury you can enjoy here. From sun-soaked terraces to spacious lawns and a beautiful large lake with a sandy beach, you are sure to have a wonderful holiday here.
What we really like is that special time slots are made for activities such as Bounz the trampoline area, ensuring that even the smallest members of the family get quality time with the activities on offer. Hof van Saksen offers fantastic academies for all ages and one that is particularly suited to young children (from 3 years) is the arts and craft academy where they can walk in and explore the materials at any time of day or join in for specific activities where they can get creative making things such as decorating bird houses.
The large indoor complex houses a spacious (1000m2) soft play area with ball pools and slides and lots of things to climb on! This is ideal for children of all ages and toddlers have their own separate area to toddle around in! Older siblings need not worry about being bored as there are 4 fast waterslides including a super fast “speed slide” where you can reach speeds of 60km per hour! Hof van Saksen is very proud to have the largest indoor water slide in the world and the longest waterslide in the world! Children over 8 years old or over 1.20m are able to use these slides.
The accommodation area is well designed and the houses all have a lot of space around them. There are even little playgrounds where children can come and play alongside their neighbours and you can view them from your garden area.
The heated indoor pool has a fantastic toddler exploration pool with a little slide and jets and toys to splash about with. As well as the indoor pools which babies and toddlers can enjoy, there is also a great heated outdoor pool which is the entrance to the family water rapids. This is for the more daredevil toddlers!!
For the adults in your group there is also a wellness and beauty spa with all the treatments you would expect from a high end beauticians.
The Hof van Saksen beach area has a wonderful large playground and play boat and inflatable jumping pillow to play on! If you would prefer to spend a longer period lakeside then the beach hut has parasols which can be borrowed free of charge.
At the Al Fresco restaurant children up to the age of 3 eat for free and there is a children’s play area within the restaurant. What we think is great here is that children have been considered in each restaurant type and even the snack bar provides pasta and noodle dishes in addition to the usual fried favourites.
This is a car free park so you will be requested to park your car in a central area once you have unloaded your luggage at your accommodation. This provides a wonderful quiet and safe area for children to play. Should you choose to go car-free, there is also a pick up service from Assen train station which is just 15 minutes away from the holiday park.
Hof van Saksen holiday homes are called ‘Farm houses.’ There is a variety of detached, thatched roofed farm house types ranging from comfort to extra luxury, starting at 2 bedrooms and going all the way up to 12 bedrooms!. Each of the farm houses is set within its own green environment which includes a garden and terrace which open out on to larger green areas, often offering play areas.
The standard of accommodation is high and each regardless of size has a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, dining area, lounge and all mod cons within it.
Cots and high chairs are available if required and the farmhouses all have stairgates at the top of the stairs as well as electrical plug covers.
Parking is away from the accommodation.
“Brilliant place, perfect for families”
We had a brilliant 2 week holiday here in August with our 2 kids (5 and 2) We had high hopes for this place when reading the trip advisor comments when we originally booked it and it definitely lived up to all of the positive comments, we were really impressed!Steve C
All the farmhouses on Hof van Saksen are baby and toddler friendly. However you can also book one of their themed children’ farmhouses which come with additional features such as baby baths, changing tables, potty and toilet training seat, children’s crockery and cutlery, and a selection of toys and play equipment. They also have a children’s play room/bedroom. Children’s farmhouses come with either 3 or 4 bedrooms.
Exclusive to Hof van Saksen are the Newborn farmhouses which are 2 bedroom farmhouses for families of 4 and come with extra baby features such a bottle warmer, baby video monitor, swinging cradle and Nuna babyleaf rocker. These units also come with toddler crockery and cutlery as well as a potty and toilet seat.
You could easily spend all your holiday on Hof van Saksen but it would be a shame not to visit some of the nearby towns and attractions! There are some lovely places to visit within a 30 minute drive.
You are just 15 minutes drive away from Assen, 25km from Emmen or 30 minutes from the lively city of Groningen.
Plopsaland is a very famous Belgian theme park but they also have one in Holland and its only 40km away from Hof van Saksen. Plopsaland is really focussed on small children and there are around 20 indoor attractions to enjoy at this theme park. Even the youngest toddlers can have fun here!
Just a 30 minute drive away or 28km away is the Wildlands Adventure Zoo in the city of Emmen. This zoo reopened as new in 2017 and has a variety of animals. A fun day out with young children.
Just 18km away is Kabouterland or “Gnomeland”. A lovely little place with a playbarn and small farm and fairytale themed miniatures popping up here and there!
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