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    In Holland?

    Going in a few weeks for the family holiday

    Have looked through all the usual online guides etc but was wondering if anyone has personal experience

    we are staying at Duinrell - theme park/water park so know everything about that

    so more interested in other places to go, places to eat, coffee shops etc

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    I worked up the road once in Noordwijk and in Zoetermeer but the only places I went to were boozers so not really family stuff although the Harbour Lights wasn't too bad. That area will be full, and I mean full, of Germans at this time of year

    Actually, you're not too far from Delft which is quite nice (apart from all the ******* church bells)
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    It was quite a few years ago, but it was pretty good. You need photos for the water park (at least, you did then), Rijstafel was very good locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    It was quite a few years ago, but it was pretty good. You need photos for the water park (at least, you did then), Rijstafel was very good locally.
    Yeah the guides say that - will make sure we take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I worked up the road once in Noordwijk and in Zoetermeer but the only places I went to were boozers so not really family stuff although the Harbour Lights wasn't too bad. That area will be full, and I mean full, of Germans at this time of year

    Actually, you're not too far from Delft which is quite nice (apart from all the ******* church bells)
    Ze Germans are not that bad - as long as you don't mention the war!

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    In Holland?

    Going in a few weeks for the family holiday

    Have looked through all the usual online guides etc but was wondering if anyone has personal experience

    we are staying at Duinrell - theme park/water park so know everything about that

    so more interested in other places to go, places to eat, coffee shops etc

    ?

    Anyone?
    I presume you are going there because you can't pronounce Scheveningen.

    Anyway, load of nice restaurants Scheveningen plus indoor nude swimming is the norm so don't be surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    I presume you are going there because you can't pronounce Scheveningen.

    Anyway, load of nice restaurants Scheveningen plus indoor nude swimming is the norm so don't be surprised.
    Lol we are staying at Duinrell - I think Scheveningen is the beach by the Hague?

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    we are staying at Duinrell - theme park/water park so know everything about that


    Been twice now

    Are you camping, caravan / motor home, or duingalow?

    As NAT says you'll need passport photos to get in, and you will need to keep them with you if your deal includes swimming. We found that it was best to spend the day in the park, eat dinner, and then swim until late rather than swimming earlier. The park rides tend to shut reasonably early compared to other theme parks. Photos from the rollercoasters are done via email and are dirt cheap compared to somewhere like Disney or Asterix - I think it's €2 at a machine and you just give your email address.

    Food in the restaurants is relatively expensive (and not that good), but the supermarket is reasonable so make sure you have a BBQ with you would be my advice, and make sure you hit the shop at the right time of day before you find that there's nothing left that you'll eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post


    Been twice now

    Are you camping, caravan / motor home, or duingalow?

    As NAT says you'll need passport photos to get in, and you will need to keep them with you if your deal includes swimming. We found that it was best to spend the day in the park, eat dinner, and then swim until late rather than swimming earlier. The park rides tend to shut reasonably early compared to other theme parks. Photos from the rollercoasters are done via email and are dirt cheap compared to somewhere like Disney or Asterix - I think it's €2 at a machine and you just give your email address.

    Food in the restaurants is relatively expensive (and not that good), but the supermarket is reasonable so make sure you have a BBQ with you would be my advice, and make sure you hit the shop at the right time of day before you find that there's nothing left that you'll eat.
    In a Eurocamp Mobile home type thing.

    It comes with a BBQ so that is that sorted - we normally stock up at a 'big' supermarket once we arrive so hopefully we can avoid the no food left to eat type problem.

    normally look to get a pizza from the takeaway some nights as I do not want to be cooking all the time.

    Looks like the theme park closes about 6 but the pool is open till 10pm so late afternoon early evening swimming sounds good.


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    There's an open air pool as well which is free - sunny day and it'll be heaving though.
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