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The Netherlands 2017

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The Netherlands 2017

We planned to visit Germany and France this year with a few days in the Netherlands, but had to cut our trip short and return home after just a week. After crossing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland we visited some interesting places in the Netherlands before a day in Germany and the return ferry from Rotterdam to Hull.
Campsites and Aires 2017

Delft and the Kröller-Müller Museum Nederlands Openlucht museum Some old towns then into Germany

After a night stop at a CL near Harwich we took the seven and a half hour daytime crossing to the Hook of Holland and drove a short distance to Delft where we had booked our first night's stay at the popular Delftse Hout campsite near the town centre. We then drove across country to a campsite at Otterlo in the Hoge Veluwe National Park near the Kröller-Müller sculpture park and art gallery. From there we also visited the Nederlands Openlucht museum (similar to Beamish museum in the UK) just north of Arnhem for another interesting day.

We read about a motorhome aire at Elburg, just inland from the Veluwemeer and IJsselmeer, so headed there for a pleasant day before turning south to the German border and a night in Kleve before returning home, taking the overnight crossing from Rotterdam to Hull.

Our planned meander through Germany and Northern France will have to wait for another year.

Netherlands route
Our route in the Netherlands 2017

Delft market cheese stall
Openlucht museum windmill
Elburg traditional barge
 Delft market
cheese stall
Openlucht museum windmill
traditional barge

Delft and the Kröller-Müller sculpture park >>
Ferry :  
Outbound: Stena Line Harwich to Hook of Holland daytime sailing £64.60 through the Camping and Caravanning Club
Return:  P&O Rotterdam to Hull £278 (overnight with cabin and breakfast)
We managed to transfer our unused booking on the Dieppe to Newhaven crossing (£77.60) to a friend for a nominal £10 charge.

Fuel : £140 for 613 miles 119 litres (22 gallons) about 28 mpg.

Campsites and Aires
6 nights  €97.10 total  (+ 1 night at a CL £13)
Campsites: 4 nights €77.90 using the ACSI low season discount Camping Card
Aires:  2 nights: €19.20