Rotterdam organizes the yearly World Harbour Days again. With ship excursions, adventure tours, spectacular demonstrations, music and fireworks on Saturday the World Harbour Days are an experience for everyone who loves ships, ports and maritime adventures. In short: also the big city - just a fifteen minutes drive from Delft - is the place to be this autumn!
Every year, at the end of the season, the farmer neighbours of Recreation Delftse Hout open their (stable)doors for the public. Take a look at the farm, see the kids try to milk a cow and sample the farm-fresh local produce. The Biesland Days give you an unique insight into rural life!
This means that a lot of the country's monumental properties, that are normally not open for the public, open their doors for two days.
The centre of Delft has a lot of monuments that are absolutely worth a visit on these days. For example: the town hall on the market square that normally is not open for public. Or the old prison that is underneath! All the regular monuments, who are normally open for everyone (like the New Church) are also open today! Free of charge!
You can find more information about the Open Monumentendag at the reception desk!
On Sunday, September 25, the marathon will take place in The Hague. For visitors, a marathon is a great event to witness or to participate in. The following distances can be done: Peace Marathon's 42 km, 60 km Ultra marathon, Half Marathon and 21 km Tourist-run 2 km.
The Netherlands is located in a low-lying delta, where large rivers such as the Rhine and IJssel run into the sea. The history of the Netherlands has been determined by the struggle against water. The Flood Disaster in 1953 was a rude awakening for the country. The fatal combination of a north-westerly storm and spring tide resulted in the inundation of large parts of the provinces of Zeeland and South Holland. Over 1800 people died and the flood caused enormous damage to houses and property. Only one conclusion could be drawn: the country was not safe. Measures to prevent a repetition of the disaster were put forward in the form of the Delta Plan. The dykes in Zeeland and South Holland had to be raised to delta level: they had to be capable of withstanding storm surges as much as one and a half metres higher than those during the notorious storm in 1953.
Every year they close the Maeslandkering just before the storm season to test everything is still working.
The closure of the Maeslantkering is a splendid witnessing games, thus testify thousands of people who paid a visit to previous year to the Maeslantkering and the Keringhuis, public centre
All about our park
At Vakantiepark Delftse Hout you will find many facilities fitted for your convience (with or without childeren)!
The location of Delftse Hout is unique. From the campsite you are in the city centre of Delft in just a 15 minutes walk.
Right next to the campsite is a big recreational lake with a little beach where you can enjoy the sun during the summer months.
You wish to camp but you do not have a caravan?
No problem, scattered over the campsite we have a variety of rental accommodations.