Camping Holidays in The Netherlands
Open in Spring every year, these world famous gardens are a feast for the senses with over 7 million bulbs in bloom! Spread over 32 hectares the gardens are a great day out for all the family - don't miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Children will love the petting farm, maze and playground too. The gardens draw big crowds - if you're looking for a little peace and quiet, it's less busy before 10:30 and after 4pm, when the early morning light and evening sun is perfect for photography.
The biggest one-day sporting event in the Netherlands sees the world's top athletes negotiate the city's atmospheric marathon alongside thousands of other runners. The main marathon race takes place on the Sunday, but on the Saturday there is a mini-marathon (4km) and fun races for children (of 1km, or 2½ kms).
The annual Flower parade begins at Noordwijk at around 9.30am on the Saturday and finishes in Haarlem at 9pm, passing the popular Keukenhof. 20 fabulous floats and around 40 beautifully decorated cars will travel the 42 kilometres route, treating spectators to a fabulous display of colour and aroma. On Sunday the floats will remain on view in Haarlem until 5pm.
Events are held throughout The Netherlands to celebrate the king's official birthday. In Amsterdam the city is bursting with orange pride in the biggest street party of the year, with around 750,000 people expected to join in the fun. Most events begin at midday, with the biggest and most popular party venues held in the Westerstraat, Prinsengracht and Reguliersdwarsstraat.
Please note many of Amsterdams major museums and attractions are closed on King's Day.
The second Saturday and Sunday in May is National Mill Day in Holland. On that day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors. For centuries, mills have played an important role in reclaiming land, processing raw materials and manufacturing products. Mills barely have any economic value these days, but they still remain an iconic feature. On this special weekend, millers make a real effort to decorate their mills as beautifully as possible and will usually give guided tours.
Originating way back in 1947, the Holland Festival is the biggest performing arts festival in the Netherlands. It includes international performers of theatre, dance, music and opera, with the classical elements being given a more contemporary feel. 2021 dates to be confirmed.
Since its inception in 1970, this pop music festival has grown in size and is now world renowned. Showcasing new acts alongside famous pop and rock bands, Pinkpop attracts a diverse following every year, making for a cracking atmosphere for all. Pinkpop offers camping throughout the festival but why not holiday either side at one of our Dutch parcs?
This festival, with it's focus on diversity, is one of the biggest in the Netherlands, attracting 900,00 visitors from all over Europe. It's a great 5 day experience with many art and cultural events, live performances, major international artists and a vibrant summer carnival.
Also known as the Canal Festival, this popular event attracts visitors from all over. Performers and musicians will take to the stage in various unique locations both indoor and outdoor, from boats to pontoons to 17-century canal-side houses!