We visited De Kempervennen for the last week of the UK summer holidays with 3 children aged 3, 6 and 8. We have previously stayed at Het Meerdal and De Vossemeren.
We booked online but called the call centre a couple of times and found the staff really helpful and informative with good knowledge of the park and excellent English.
We booked more than 6 months in advance so received the 20% discount and 5 toppings. One topping has to be used to choose your location and we asked to be well away from the centre and got a lovely villa on the quieter lake and tucked away in a really peaceful location. We had been very close to the centre at De Vossemeren and found it slightly noisy and hardly worth getting our bikes out.
The other toppings can't be used until you get to the park BUT you can reserve activities online and then pay on arrival using your toppings. We didn't realise this and found that some activities were already booked up. This was never our experience at the other CenterParcs so I would recommend booking anything you really want to do ahead.
Our villa was a 6 person Original Premium and it was clean, well equipped and well laid out. Instead of one big car park, the parking is split between three car parks so you are never too far away from the car and in fact we were close enough to be able to pack up the night before we left without having to bring the car any closer to the villa, leaving us valuable time for a swim on the morning we left.
We did lots of activities and enjoyed them all. Skiing was well organised and the instructors were great with the kids. Ten pin bowling has a pirate theme, Wannabe kids activities were fun, there were baby animals at the kids farm, there was plenty to keep everyone entertained.
We ate at The Grill restaurant and the Grand Cafe and they were fine, not amazing but we didn't have any complaints. We ordered a Grill Package to be delivered to our villa the first night. It didn't arrive but this was resolved very quickly with a call to reception. There was enough food to keep us going for at least three days! The supermarket is well stocked but we took our non-perishables with us and just shopped for bread, pastries etc. There was plenty of insect repellant on sale but no mossie killer spray - we would have slept much better if we could have had a quick squirt round at bed time and will take our own next time. With so much water and so many trees, mossies are unavoidable.
The aqua mundo was lovely - I think De Vossemeren's is slightly better but we loved the rapids and the Coral Bay here.
Every member of staff we came into contact with was friendly, helpful and spoke really good English.
Overall it was an extremely enjoyable family holiday with something for everyone and I would recommend De Kempervennen without hesitation.
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs De Kempervennen Hotel Westerhoven
- Center Parcs De Kempervennen Westerhoven
- Center Parcs De Kempervennen Europe/The Netherlands
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