The idyllic campsite Geversduin is located in the dunes of North Holland, just north of Amsterdam, between the trees and the Scottish Highlanders. This green holiday park is a favorite with Amsterdam families and we can understand that. Especially now Geversduin added some new unique holiday homes to the campsite this year.
When we spoke with Geversduin about our weekend trip for the summer, the ‘Duin Kebbins’ were not even built yet. The website only had a design sketch and those were already promising. The Duin Kebbins – which translates into dune cabins – are designed by Geversduin itself and then furnished by an employee with a passion for interior design. That personal touch results in a unique design.
The cabin has a special design with lots of wood, a sleeping tower for kids and a large glass facade with porch. The porch at every cabin makes it just perfect. We stayed at the dune houses during a heatwave, so we kept the doors wide open all the time. A shade cloth above the porch prevents the heatwave from expanding to the cottage itself.
Our Duin Kebbin is modern and hip, but with a cozy and homely atmosphere. The layout is very clever with a kitchen island annex dining table. Many holiday homes are like a tiny house, but nothing about the Duin Kebbins is tiny. All spaces feel wonderfully spacious. Only the sleep tower is a bit tiny, but it’s perfect for two kids.
Besides the Duin Kebbins, Geversduin has more cool holiday homes for rent. There are cozy Beach Houses, a real Hobbithol – an underground house with bedsteads – and several high Tree Houses. Geversduin added not just the Duin Kebbins this year, but also glamping tents, called the Duin Boets. However, most guests do not sleep in the cottages, but on the camping pitches in their own tent or caravan, As Geversduin is a campsite first of all.
Geversduin also has that typical cozy campsite vibe. It’s the perfect family campsite, including kids entertainment. There’s a playground, laundry, small shop, cafe ánd restaurant at the entrance. The restaurant Knoest serves great pizzas – also to go – and their its own Geversduin Knoest beer.
We highly recommend visiting the typical Dutch historic villages and towns. The nearest towns are Alkmaar and small De Rijp, but also more famous historical places such as Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans are not far. But the campsite is located in the heart of the North Holland Dune Reserve, so that is actually the best attraction in the area.
The dune area is perfect for small hikes. It only takes 40 minutes walking to get to the beach, encountering sheep and Scottish Highlanders. You can rent bikes at Geversduin, if you want to explore the nature reserve even more. Also highly recommended! Make sure you have tickets for the North Holland Dune Reserve. As a camping guest, you will get them at the reception upon arrival.
Geversduin has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway in the Netherlands, escaping busy Amsterdam and experiencing Dutch nature. it’s just a short distance from busy Amsterdam and charming historic villages, but also in the heart of one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands.