Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: family amusement park in Wassenaar!

You can easily spend a weekend at Duinrell with kids without being bored for a minute. We have visited the amusement park several times now and have also spent a night at the campsite at Duinrell and that was very nice. The amusement park in Wassenaar has plenty of fun attractions for young and for older kids, making it a top outing for the whole family. In addition, there is a fantastic water park near the amusement park which is also highly recommended to visit. The beach can also be reached from Duinrell in 15 minutes by bike. We list all the information about Duinrell with kids for you in this blog.

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: general information!

The amusement park is located in Wassenaar and from Utrecht you can reach the amusement park in an hour by car. You can park your car in the amusement park’s spacious parking lot and, of course, if you sleep at the park’s campground, you can park at the campground itself for free. What we think is a very good move by the amusement park is that for the price of two euros you can send the photo of you in an attraction to your e-mail address. Often at theme parks you then have to purchase an expensive photo, but we think this is a very nice option. Normally we never buy a photo and now during the day we ordered a few anyway.

The Hague with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: the attractions!

The amusement park has more than forty attractions, some of which have minimum length restrictions. We discuss the main attractions below. Duinrell has several roller coasters for kids. For example, have a family roller coaster (Dragonfly), which kids as young as 100 cm can ride and which goes around 40 kilometers per hour.

You also have a frog roller coaster for kids from 120 cm and up, and a very fast roller coaster (Falcon) where you make multiple loopings and where kids also have to be at least 120 cm. Other spectacular attractions for older kids include the toboggan run, water spider, Mad Mill, Ship Ahoi and Wild Wings. In most of these attractions, you go very fast and occasionally over the top.

There are also a number of attractions that you also often see at the fair such as the bumper cars, the trunks, the Ferris wheel, the carousel, the merry-go-round and the little train. Furthermore, you have a watchtower that you can walk up to and get a view of the surroundings of Duinrell with kids. The walk to the watchtower is up the mountain and therefore quite tough and we found the view a bit disappointing.

In addition to these attractions, you also have a large playground, miniature golf course, a family slide, a traffic garden, trampolines, a net with giant balls you can climb on, ball pit, indoor playground and a slide offices. In short, there is plenty to do to enjoy a day at Duinrell with kids.

You can also go to about two shows (Kwakus Kwebbel show and Play Kwek Show), but they didn’t amount to much. The shows are in Wonderland which is a lot of fun to walk through though. Here you also have some small attractions for kids as well as pedal cars on a track all over the wonderland.

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: the swimming paradise!

Near the amusement park is the largest water park in the Benelux! This water park has dozens of slides and is suitable for young and older kids. We had reservations for the pool at seven in the evening (after the amusement park closed and we had some dinner). We were still a little worried that Sophie might not last until so late, but when we wanted to leave the pool a little after nine she was disappointed that we were already going.

Some slides require kids to be taller than 120 cm, so check here in advance to see which slides are all suitable for your kids. There is also a large children’s area for smaller kids (Playa) with four slides. Sophie really liked these slides and especially since she could get off them on her own.

The water park also has an outdoor section. There is also a large sunbathing area around this and the amusement park attractions are also around this. When we were there it was quite warm and there were plenty of families here enjoying the sunshine. If you go to Duinrell amusement park with kids, be sure to visit the water park with the family for an hour or two too!

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: food and drink.

Of course, you can eat and drink just fine at Duinrell. They have at the amusement park itself a pancake restaurant, a La Place and a joint where you can buy French fries and snacks. There is also a large candy store at the amusement park! There is also a stall where they sell glazed fruit, a stall selling ice cream and a stall selling sandwiches and ice cream. In short you don’t necessarily need to bring your own food. By the way, this is of course possible.

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: close to the beach.

The amusement park of Duinrell is also very close to the beach and we were able to rent bikes at the Duinrell campground and thus we were on the beach in less than fifteen minutes from the campground. At the Duinrell campground, we could rent several types of bikes, including this one (pictured below), with Sophie’s bike hitched to Sanne’s. We hesitated to let Sophie ride herself on a children’s bike, but there are some tough hills in there, so we chose this option.

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

On the beach Wassenaarseslag you have several beach tents sitting, where you can get something to eat and drink. We ourselves had drinks at Beachclub Bait. What we liked about this beach club is that there is a playground on both sides of the beach tent, making it very family-friendly. Sophie had a great time in the playgrounds while we watched her play and had a drink. Near this beach are also a number of tents and stores where you can buy some shovels etc. if you did not bring them from home.

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

Duinrell with kids: spend the night!

We stayed overnight at the Duinrell amusement park campground and we really liked it! Surrounding the amusement park are various accommodations of the amusement park itself. Thus, they have cottages, safari tents and there are also plenty of spots on the campsite where you can pitch your tent or caravan. What we really liked about being here at the campground is that all day long you can get to your cottage from the amusement park in just a few minutes.

What is also very cool is that after closing time, the park just stays open for camping guests and the kids can continue to play in the large playground. In addition, you can still use the pool in the evening hours which we did. Check Duinrell’s website for special offers, as we spoke to several guests at the campground who spent less money for an entire weekend’s stay including admission than having to buy separate tickets for those two days. 

Duinrell with kids
Duinrell with kids

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