This was my second visit to Der kempervennan with a ten year gap between the two and some of the reviews on here worried me before our holiday started. I need not have worried. We had a great time and facilities in the main were truly excellent.
More importantly the cost of the holiday was just over a third of the price for CP in the UK. I would urge anybody that has never looked at CP abroad to seriously consider taking the plunge. I have been to Longleat twice and loved it but the prices beggar belief. £1500 for a week compared to £600 at Der Kempervennan at peak time. We used Tesco Club Card vouchers for Eurotunnel and even taking in to account fuel this is a massive saving. I agree with the last poster about Antwerp. A real bottleneck both ways. Might be worth going via Brussels but I havent investigated this in detail. Der kempervennan has some great activities most other CP cant offer. Skiing obviously but the intro to sub aqua was brilliant and excellent value. The arrangement for wake boarding and water skiing is ingenious and much easier than speed boats. If you have never been skiing the snow dome offers a brilliant introduction with very good value lessons in a learner friendly environment with very friendly English speaking instructors. If you are a good skier you will be bored in minutes. I am only an ok skier and so enjoyed boosting my confidence whilst the family had lessons. We had the cheapest villa but by booking early we got free location choice (Interestingly we booked two months before which by UK standards was late for Easter and we probably wouldnt have got in at Longleat.) we also got two free bikes for a week which was brilliant. Our villa was away from the main facilities by design but with bikes we were only two mins from anything. If we were walking it might have been an issue. The basic villa was more than adequate for us but yes if you want to use the savings over a UK CP stay then a better villa would be even better. The house boats look amazing especially in the Easter Heatwave we had but it might not be worth the increased premium in bad weather. The restaurants are ok but Holland is not the gastronomic capital of the world and with the Euro eating out is expensive. Having said that we thought the market buffet was really good but at £25 for adults and over 12's its not cheap but worth doing at least once. All in all this holiday was perfect for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- De Kempervennen Holiday Park offers a varied, unique and sporty selection of activities for a carefree holiday. In addition to having a wonderful time in the subtropical leisure pool, strolling through the Market Dome - with various restaurants, a grand café and lovely shops – you can try climbing, baby and toddler swimming, archery or go in search of Big Mama. Or as a previous guest commented: “Perfect for our annual group holiday! Everything was within reach for a great week.” The park also has a number of unusual types of accommodation, such as the spacious Eden cottages and luxury houseboats. The countryside as a playground De Kempervennen has two large lakes where you can go diving in search of the giant catfish Big Mama. Or you can go water skiing and wake boarding on the water which you can also whoosh over on the Zip Wire. You can be in the beautiful Malpi nature reserve in minutes by mountain bike, but to be honest, you don’t even need to leave the park for a really great time. Jump into your skis or snowboard the whole year round in the 5500 m2 of real snow in Montana Snowcenter, try paintballing with your friends or gain your PADI diving certificate during one of the multiple-day courses. “Really great for the children” The innovative holiday park offers a huge number of great activities for children of all ages, both indoor and outdoor. Orry and his friends put on various shows while children can play at being a chef, princess, knight or painter. Or how about snorkelling among exotic fish, a DJ workshop or the Aqua Scooter which will pull you along under water? And there is an extensive and highly entertaining programme in the evenings, as witnessed by this enthusiastic guest: “Holland’s got Talent: eat your heart out..!!!” Come and discover for yourself why De Kempervennen, about fifteen kilometres south of Eindhoven, is rightly called the ‘Pearl of Center Parcs’. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs De Kempervennen Hotel Westerhoven
- Center Parcs De Kempervennen Westerhoven