It seems to me that Eurocamp sites can be divided into two types: The activity sites and the leisure sites. Koningshof is definitely one of the leisure sites. Koningshof is quite a large campsite with a variety of accommodation choices, including camping, caravaning, camper vans and mobile homes. For our week there, we stayed in a Eurocamp mobile home.
On site facilities include a lovely heated pool, a children’s waterpark, and an outdoor pool. There’s also a fabulous play park partly in a forested area with slides and climb frames. Towards the rear of the park are an outdoor gym and a river for fishing (I believe) and a nature area. Additionally (at least in the school holidays) there are games and activities for the kids and an evening ‘show’ and mini disco. These are almost entirely in Dutch, and a bit in German, and a tiny amount in English, so if the kids are only English speakers they may lose interest in the show eventually.
The draw for us to Koningshof was proximity to a variety of cycle routes. A few weeks before we went on holiday both kids (8 & 6) did the level 1 Bikeability course in the UK and the oldest was ready to go to level 2, but the youngest was still too wobbly to do so. After a week of cycling between 3 and 18km (almost 2 and just over 11 miles) every day, their cycling has improved exponentially, with no wobbles left, and even the ability to cycle one handed while holding an indicator arm out to the side. The ability to cycle on actual cycle paths without me constantly panicking about drivers passing too quickly and too closely to them, or having to dodge pedestrians has been amazing and we’ve loved our long cycles.
As I said earlier, Koningshof is a leisure park. Unless you’re happy to sit by your tent or caravan and read a book or play games and just generally keep things low-key you’ll want to get out and about and explore the local towns as there’s not really that much on the park to keep you entertained.
We managed to park the car on Saturday, and not move it again till the next Saturday though, as we cycled to the nearby town for groceries (there’s a small shop on site, but it’s only open for a couple of hours morning and evening), cycled in search of tulip fields, cycled to a nearby town for icecream, cycled to the amazing Corpus building for our tour through the human body and so on. We saw a windmill, cycled along motorways, through fields, past farms and farm animals and through towns. And the up-side of cycling is that you see so much more than when you’re driving.
Our Eurocamp cabin was a small, two bedroom one bathroom cabin, which came fully equipped with everything you need in a kitchen, a fridge and freezer and a microwave. We brought our own cleaning equipment (dish soap/cloths/towels) but you can pre-order those for your arrival too. We also brought our own bedding, though a spare blanket is supplied.
The cabins aren’t packed too close to each other, and most of our view was out onto a private grass area, separated by bushes from our neighbours. There are no TV’s in the cabins – fine for us anyway, but there is 7gb of free wifi available to site users, which was a really nice surprise.
I’d certainly recommend the site for a chilled out week by the pool, reading a book, or exploring parts of The Netherlands by bike, but not if you’re looking for a resort like Duinrell or Beekse Berge where the action and entertainment is on your doorstep non-stop, this won’t be the best site for you.