Holiday in the Netherlands with the camper
Our first trip in a few months is a fact. We were unable to go abroad for a long time because of the Corona crisis, but that finally changed last week. We chose to stay close to home and travel with a camper since we are not ready to take a shared means of transport such as the plane. A motorhome is the ideal means of transport to travel during this period! En The Nederlands is a real camper country where you can easily find pitches and campsites. For us the ideal trip post Corona time. Read all about our holiday in the Netherlands with the camper here.
Rent a camper
Finding the right camper to travel with is essential if you want to make a (first) camper trip. Buying a new camper unfortunately costs a lot of money, but today you no longer have to make this investment yourself. Did you know that you can also rent a camper or mobile home? The ideal platform to do that is Goboony. Here you will find different landlords of mobile homes per region. This way you can easily rent a mobile home from someone near you. On this website you will also see all the facilities listed and you will immediately see what this will cost you in total. Very handy and clear!
At Goboony you will find all types and sizes of motorhomes depending on your wishes and needs. For us, because we only travel with two and mainly use the camper for sleeping, a campervan was perfect. It is actually a kind of converted van but equipped with all the facilities you need and that you will also find in a camper. But it is more convenient to go to certain regions where it is more difficult to get with a large camper or caravan. The personal contact with the owner is also a good reason to book through this website. We had a smooth and pleasant contact with Jean-Pierre, the owner of our camper.
The Netherlands with the camper – First stop
Our first stop in the Netherlands was the world famous Kinderdijk. Here you will find dozens of old windmills that are also world heritage. It is a wonderful location for walking and taking pictures. Normally it can be very busy here as it is a popular place for photographers, but due to (or thanks to) the Corona crisis it was now wonderfully quiet. We could just park our camper by the side of the road and we were a five minute walk at the dike full of beautiful windmills. That is another huge advantage of traveling with a camper. You stop where and when you want and you can spend the night almost anywhere when you come across a place that you like.
De Hoge Veluwe
After our visit to Kinderdijk we drove further to de Hoge Veluwe. This huge nature reserve is one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. The vast area has a National Park and several attractions including the St. Hubertus hunting lodge and the Kröller-Müller Museum. Cycling has most remembered us through the National Park. It is unbelievably large and you cycle through different landscapes. Entry costs about ten euros / person. This cost is mainly to finance the maintenance of the park. You can borrow the bikes for free. And we recommend that to everyone! It is quite a task to explore the park on foot. And with a bit of luck you can also spot wildlife. Unfortunately we did not have that luck during our visit.
When visiting the Veluwe, you should also stop at the Veluwemeer, Radio Kootwijk or Paleis het Loo. All special locations. Posbank is also a breathtaking place for hikers, nature lovers and photographers. The hilly area with heather is surreal. The Veluwe is the most beautiful at the end of the summer, in August and September. Then the purple heather is in bloom and that gives an extra dimension to the otherwise dry arid landscape.
If you would like to experience even more nature near the Veluwe, you can also continue driving towards the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. This is a half hour drive from the Veluwe. On the Utrechtse Heuvelrug you can spot the only pyramid in the Netherlands and swim in good weather in the exotic looking Henschotermeer. With children these are also very nice activities. In the vicinity of this nature reserve there are also many attractions including Kasteel de Haar or you can of course take a trip to the bustling city of Utrecht.
Sun, sea and beach
The weather was a bit disappointing during the first days of our road trip. We knew many cloudy, rainy days, but then suddenly there was the sun. And the radiant weather prompted us to head for the coast. After all, we had to miss the sea and the beach for months. With the warm sun on our face we went to the Dutch coast.
Our first plan was to go to Den Haag and Scheveningen. Upon arrival we thought it was a bit too busy to stay there – with Covid-19 in mind. Another huge advantage of traveling with the camper. Isn’t a place what you expected? Then you just move on. So we drove further towards the vast Zeeland.
At that time, Zeeland had everything we were looking for. Peace, tranquility and freedom. Freedom to camp where we wanted near the sea and freedom to go where we wanted. We had missed this feeling enormously in recent months. The coast has something magical for us. And that magic was confirmed once again when we parked the camper with a sea view and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Enjoy all that nature has to offer in our own bubble. The Netherlands with the camper, that is pure luck.
The Netherlands with the camper – Holiday feeling
Our mini camper adventure was liberating. Go where you want and sleep amidst nature. It is enjoyment from start to finish. Although we love to travel far, we have really experienced a holiday feeling in the Netherlands. So you don’t have to go far to create a holiday feeling. The Netherlands has many assets that we are happy to keep discovering. We have had an excellent first experience with our Goboony camper and we can’t wait to get back out there!