A small friendly park just 30 minutes from Utrecht centre
Landal Amerongse Berg is a small, quiet and fairly new park with direct access to the Heuvelrug National Park and with a really central location slap bang in the middle of Holland! One of the things we love about the Netherlands is that it’s a small country and therefore easy to see and experience a lot of different places in one holiday. This is certainly the case if you stay at Amerongse Berg. On the one hand you are in the middle of beautiful nature; the Heuvelrug has landscapes of forests, rivers and sand dunes. On the other hand you are just 30 minutes from the centre of Utrecht, a little over an hour from Amsterdam and 15 minutes walk from the local train station of Veenendaal-West. Amerongse Berg is also under 30 minutes from the attractions of the Hoge Veluwe National Park and close to castles and pretty villages.
With a lake and woodland setting this is a very relaxing and peaceful park but with lots to keep children occupied. The indoor pool has a separate paddling pool with water jets and toys and there is also a steam room for the grown ups! As with most Landal parks there is a fantastic indoor and outdoor play area including a jumping pillow. For the more active there is also a zip wire, a 12 hole adventure golf course and a sports pitch. There is a good selection of bike hire including mountain biking as, whilst Holland is generally flat, this area does have a few hills!
You can access walking routes directly from the park including the Kabouterpad or gnome trail which is designed for young children to walk along and discover gnomes along the way! Gnomes live in the forests in Holland and these trails are designed for little ones to find them!
Accommodation is modern and spacious and attractively set out in the woodland. In the morning you can order freshly baked bread from the park reception. For the evening there is a good selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance or a short drive away, some of which also do take away deliveries to the park. This is a perfect base for families with young children who want to smell the fresh air of the woodlands whilst being close to lots of days out.
Choose from a selection of modern detached bungalows sleeping from 4 to 12 people (from 2 to 6 bedrooms). These range from comfort, luxury to extra luxury. All bungalows have spacious indoor and outdoor areas and all mod cons. The extra luxury ones come with a sauna, steam room or jacuzzi.
All come with cot and high chair and some have a play pen.
“Quality accommodation in a nice setting”
Smaller than most other Landal parks but with good facilities and modern quality bungalows. Plenty of walking and cycling options nearby. Well maintained indoor pool, 10 minute walk to local shopping area and train station, which makes for easy access to the main cities for a change of scene. Will visit again.Meeh
All bungalow types are baby and toddler friendly and have high chairs and cots.
You can also book the three bedroom children’s bungalow. This includes changing mat, a selection of toys and games and a child’s play room/bunk bedroom. Also included are baby safety features such as electric socket covers.
The Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park bordering this Landal park is a huge playground in itself. Children can play freely in the forests, paddle in the streams and lakes, kick around in the sand drifts and search for gnomes on the gnome paths. You can also take part in various nature and animal trails.
Ouwerhands Zoo 12km or 15 minutes away, specialises in endangered species and has dedicated areas for pandas, bears and gorillas. It is also home to Europe’s largest indoor jungle playground, RavotAapia. This is huge at 4000m2 and has separate areas for younger and older children.
This is a picturesque region with castles and pretty villages. Visit the magnificent Amerongen Castle and its gardens 8km or 10 minutes away, dating from the 17th century.
Dierenpark Amersfoort. This zoo, just 30 mins drive away calls itself “the most playful zoo in the Netherlands”. Home to 150 different species and 4 interactive play areas this is somewhere where you can easily spend a whole day. There is even a Dinosaur Park within the zoo where you and meet all the different dinosaurs in the woods!
The lively, historic city of Utrecht is just 30 minutes away. Utrecht is a beautiful city to visit for its canals and child friendly restaurants with waterside terraces. Utrecht is also the birthplace of Dick Bruna, the creator of Miffy. One of the main attractions of Utrecht for families with young children is the interactive Miffy or Nijntje Museum which is a fun day out in itself. Train loving children will also love the Train Museum or Spoorweg Museum.
Just 20-30 minutes drive away is the Hoge Veluwe National Park, another area of outstanding natural beauty with plenty of attractions of its own to visit such as the Apenheul monkey zoo and the Juliana Toren attraction park.
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