Day out

Looking for a fun outing with the kids? No problem! The Utrechtse Heuvelrug offers a host of fun activities for all ages.

Find peace

Our park is located in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. From our holiday park, you can walk straight into the forests and find yourself in an oasis of peace. Directly adjacent to the park, at the back exits, moorland "the Krakelingput" can be found. Sheep regularly graze this area and maintain the heath. In the nearby area, you can enjoy hiking or cycling to the Lage Vuursche, for example. This is an area full of varied nature from deciduous forest, to heathland to wetlands. Many animals live here which makes it a wonderful area for walking or cycling. For many more great walking or cycling routes, please refer to our partner page.  

Utrecht: the cosiest city centre in the Netherlands!

The imposing Dom tower, the Oudegracht, the many museums, the cosy Neude square and the bustling canals: Utrecht has it all! Utrecht feels like a big village. It is therefore one of the cosiest cities in the Netherlands. Utrecht is a city par excellence for shopping, strolling around, Dutch culture and culinary enjoyment!  

The Dom tower and Oudegracht, typical of Utrecht, offer an incredible sight together! On the Oudegracht, you will find mostly clothes shops. Are you looking for antiques, second-hand shops or records? Then follow the Oudegracht towards Smeebrug. Along this stretch, you will find many unusual and small shops. After shopping, you can relax with a drink at one of the many terraces Utrecht offers. 

The highlight, literally, is of course the magnificent Dom tower of which the people of Utrecht are very proud. A visit to the Dom tower is definitely worthwhile! 465 steps will lead you to impressive views of incredible Utrecht. There is also an interactive museum under the Dom tower: DOMunder. Here, you will learn all about the history of the Dom square.
Utrecht offers many different museums and there is truly something for everyone!  For the kids, the Spoorwegmuseum (railway museum) or the Nijntje (Miffy) Museum are highly recommended. Museum Speelklok, which focuses on self-playing musical instruments, is also well worth a visit. Or visit the Rietveld Schröder House where you will learn about Gerrit Rietveld's extraordinary way of working and thinking.

Museums & outings

In the vicinity of our park, there is a great range of fun activities and museums. Less than 25 minutes away by bike, you can find the National Military Museum. This is an interactive museum for all ages where military equipment of the Dutch Armed Forces is on display. The museum is located at the former Soesterberg airbase, which until recently was used as a military site. You can even drive a tank there!

At zoo Ouwehandsdierenpark Rhenen, you are in the right place if you like wild animals! The zoo became famous because of the Chinese giant pandas Wu Wen & Xing Ya who have a beautiful enclosure.   

You can reach the Pyramid of Austerlitz after only 15 minutes by bike. Its location is truly stunning. Be sure to climb to the top of the Pyramid as the view of the area is magnificent. The short climb is definitely worthwhile. There is so much to do around the Pyramid.

A little further down you can relax at the Henschotenmeer lake, a unique recreational area in the middle of the forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Whether you feel like taking it easy and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, building your own sandcastle on the long sandy beach, swimming, just splattering around in the lake or perhaps going on a brisk walk... there is something to do for everyone!   

Castles and country estates

At the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, often hidden between the forests, there are a number of magnificent castles and country estates that enjoy national acclaim. The opulent showpieces of power and splendour are located in the most beautiful places in the landscape. At these historic locations, you will experience the authentic Dutch countryside. Many of these sites are open to the public, meaning you can stroll around the gardens and often find a museum or catering establishment. The venues are all within short travelling distance of each other, ideal for visiting by bike. Some of the most beautiful locations include Zeist castle (garden and catering), Amerongen castle (museum, garden and catering), Kerckebosch castle (catering), Parc Broekhuizen (catering), de Paltz estate (catering and gallery), Huis Doorn (museum). More tips for fun outings can be found on our partner page.