Eurocamp has dozens of holiday parks around Europe - but Eurocamp Duinrell in the Netherlands is one of its biggest and most popular.
But is it any good?
Here's our summary of what you can expect from a holiday at Eurocamp Duinrell.
What's the big deal about Eurocamp Duinrell?
Eurocamp Duinrell is popular and unusual as it's a Eurocamp resort within a theme park.
Most Eurocamp holiday parks have decent facilities onsite (see our top 10) but Duinrell blows them out the water. It's a great way to see a bit of Europe whilst also spending some time at a decent theme park.
It's got 1450 'pitches' which includes various types of accommodation. For comparison, a Center Parcs resort in the UK usually has about 800 lodges.
What reviews does Eurocamp Duinrell get from customers?
Review scores for Eurocamp Duinrell are a bit confusing. Some reviews you will find are reviews for the theme park, whilst others are reviews for Eurocamp's facilities.
Here's what you need to know:
What facilities and attractions are at Eurocamp Duinrell?
Let's start with the swimming pools at Eurocamp Duinrell.
The main pool is called the Tiki Pool which has 21 different waterslides, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There's also a wave machine, jacuzzi and toddlers' area. You pay a little bit extra to use the pools, which is currently 10 Euros for the indoor pool and 5 Euros for the outdoor pool.
The theme park at Duinrell is where you spend a lot of your time. As mentioned earlier, there are about 40 rides. For younger children there's a kids' rollercoaster, a big wheel, a monorail, a train ride, an eight lane slide, an adventure castle, bumper boats, a fairytale castle, indoor soft play, a carousel and a 'shadow room'
Rides for older children include a pendulum style ride called Mad Mill, a toboggan run, bumper cars, a log flume style ride and a 'top spin' ride (similar to Rameses Revenge at Chessington for those with a long memory).
Entry to the theme park is included if you are staying at Eurocamp Duinrell.
Besides, the theme park and water park there are some other facilities which are available to visitors.
There are three main restaurants to choose from as well as a creperie and a takeaway.
Other things to do include bingo, evening shows, karaoke and sports tournaments as well as playgrounds and a games room with things like table football. Sports onsite include minigolf, trampolining, football, volleyball and boules.
How long does it take to reach Eurocamp Duinrell from the UK?
I would say that there are three obvious routes to Eurocamp Duinrell:
We looked at the price to take a standard sized car (a Honda CRV) on the Stena Line ferry and the Eurotunnel/LeShuttle. Our price comparison was done in May 2023 and was for a return journey with four people in the car in early August 2023. We didn't include roof boxes, bike carriers and so on. We looked for the crossing closest to noon on each leg and went for the cheapest fare available.
The price with Eurotunnel/LeShuttle was £320 whilst the price on the ferry was £498.
Of course, this is only one price comparison but the Eurotunnel was £178 cheaper in this instance.
However, you will do about 375 miles more driving in total if you go via the Eurotunnel/Le Shuttle from Folkestone compared to arriving in the Hook of Holland. My car costs about 15p per mile, so the extra fuel would cost me about £55. I will leave you to work out the actual cost of driving that far once you factor in French toll roads, wear and tear and so on!
The cost of flights came to £370 when we checked but it's not a very fair comparison. Most of the flights available were in the evening and we didn't include the cost of getting from the airport to Eurocamp Duinrell. It's a 45 minute drive so you would either need a hire car or a taxi. We also didn't include the cost of parking at the airport.
How much does a holiday at Eurocamp Duinrell cost?
Eurocamp Duinrell is a popular holiday location so there wasn't much left for August 2023 holidays when we searched in May 2023.
The best price we found for a family of four for a week in August 2023 was £1697 for an Azure Plus which is a three bedroom static home. It can technically sleep eight people but it's only got three bedrooms, so it does get a little cosy if you fill it up.
They also had two bedroom Comfort Vista static homes for £1075 for five nights, which works out a little cheaper per night.
What's the weather like at Eurocamp Duinrell?
Eurocamp Duinrell is in Wassenaar in South Holland so you can expect a climate which is quite similar to London's.
You can expect highs of 22 Celsius in July and August. June and September are slightly cooler with average high temperatures of 20 and 19 Celsius.
For comparison, London's average high temperature in July is 22 Celsius whilst August is 21 Celsius (i.e. almost exactly the same as Wassenaar). The June and September average high temperatures in London are 20 and 19, which is the same as Wasseanaar.
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