This place is so friggin’ cool that I thought I’d share it with you guys, because I’m nice like that.
Yesterday we took our second trip to Vakantiepark Vlugtenburg aan Zee. Technically it’s located in ‘s-Gravenzande but it’s very close to Hoek van Holland and a little town called Monster! (Yep, you read that right. Monster. Tee hee hee…)
And why is it so good I hear you ask? Let me show you :)The End.
Just kidding, the view is equally as good without rollerblading chicks. Right?
The gorgeous beach is only a 10 minute walk from the campsite (and no, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really love it here!)
If you enjoy a borrel – there are three bars on the beach: Strandpaviljoen Zomertijd, De Pit and Elements Beach. Especially for you, we went to all three! (Only for testing purposes, obviously.)
Strandpaviljoen Zomertijd is the classiest (read: most expensive) of the three, and De Pit and Elements both have a more relaxed, hippie vibe. At the first two, we only had drinks… but we tasted the food at Elements, including bitterballen!
It was a mixed bag. The bitterballen scored a 7/10 because they were slightly overcooked and they were tiny! (Except one! I think that one came from a different bag…)
The kibbeling was good, the mussels were average. I would avoid the groenten tempura (vegetable tempura) as it was super greasy!!
The service was also really (really) slow at Elements but they were busy, what with it being a Saturday afternoon in August and all… so I can forgive them. Totally worth a visit for the atmosphere and cool setting. Good vibes is no understatement!
I love the wood carvings too!
Oh… and let’s talk about the beach again…
In the background you can see the Hoek van Holland :)
I was doing my Instagram / blogger thing here… and the Dutchie thought he’d do the same…
Hup Holland indeed! And speaking of… how Dutch is this next photo!?
Thank you cycling Dutch person for coming into my shot at the exact right moment!
Back to the campsite… it’s definitely one of the better ones: well organised, clean, fantastic location and well priced! Just beware though, the reception operates limited opening times. On Saturday that was 10am – 3pm, we didn’t know this and arrived at 3.15pm. Luckily there was a member of staff still there and she happily helped us. Phew! It also closes for lunch (12 – 1pm) so just make sure you check the opening times in advance to avoid disappointment!
There’s also a pancake restaurant on site. We didn’t go there but it has good reviews on IENS (a Dutch restaurant review site similar to Trip Advisor).
Leuke naam, hé?
If you love camping, the beach and being a hippie for a day… you should totally go here. It’s brilliant.
Do you know any other awesome campsites that you’d like to share with me?