Holland | Getting Active in Gelderland with Kids
Liberal, laid back and flat as a pancake…. Holland is sometimes more famous for its spinning windmills and colourful tulip fields… But the stereotypes tell only half the story… So why not look beyond Amsterdam’s canals or it’s medieval towns such as Leiden and Delft and you’ll find unmissable areas such as Gelderland’s natural park at Hoge Veluwe
If you’re a family who loves to camp/motorhome or caravan and are looking to combine a little luxury, relaxation and adventure in Holland… why not head for Camping de Wildhoeve in the Veluwe region of Holland…. it’s packed full of hiking or bike riding opportunities to add to its abundant nature-based activities….the perfect recipe for some family fun and relaxation!!
Medieval in origin, it’s a castle surrounded by ancient woodland, canals, meadows and ponds…. with even the odd millstream to play ‘pooh sticks’ in.. Originally built by Field Marshall Marten van Rossem (circa 1600)… it’s a brilliant insight into life in the Veluwe from yesteryear… (costs 9.50/adult)
Every region should have Something special
As for us, it was the North of the Veluwe that proved our favourite and the Gortelbosche Forest… but next time we’ll also return to bike through the ‘De Hole Veluwe National Park’…. some 5,400 hectares of woodland, grassland and sand dunes packed full of wildlife.
Love Nature? Your kids will love it!
But our girls really loved the innovative ‘Wildhoeve Park Ranger’ app based nature trail (see more)… which led to a fantastic 10km walk across the heathland and woodland in search for clues and answers to the GPS trail… It’s not something we’ve seen before from a campsite and we reckon it’s worth investigating for families who like to make the most of nature when they visit a campsite.
For those that may want to see what else we’ve found across Europe so far (in terms of treasure….) why not click here….