Towns and Cities
Our park is surrounded by beautiful villages and interesting cities. By bike you will find some well-preserved old village centres such as Barendrecht, Oud-Beijerland and Rhoon. Also worth a visit is the monumental church of Kijfhoek from 1368 in Zwijndrecht and the Pendrechtse Molen, a national Mill monument from 1731! Kinderdijk is just a stone’s throw away and a beautiful bike path from our park. You won’t find a windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world. The ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations has been keeping the soil dry here for centuries now, in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water. Visitors come from all across the world to experience this unique piece of history for themselves. Since Kinderdijk is a monument to the history of humankind, they are officially included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Not far from our park are the cities of Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Gouda.
This city can rightly call itself the oldest city in Holland. The thousand monuments still determine the face of this medieval city. Put on your hiking boots! For example, for the pleasant city tour:’Rondje Dordt’. Every summer, the Book Market is flooded with almost 600 stalls, the streets of the old town. The famous Christmas market also takes place here every year.
Known all over the world for its port. Today Rotterdam is also known for its modern architecture, which can be found all over the city. Think of the Erasmus Bridge, the Market Hall and the Cube Houses. Beautiful attractions in Rotterdam are:
- Zoo Blijdorp
- Steamship SS Rotterdam
- World Museum
You can also enjoy one of the many terraces that Rotterdam has to offer. The most famous terraces of Rotterdam are located at the Old Port or at Hotel New York. A lively, hospitable metropolis, where many festivals are organized
Nature lovers can have fun near our park. The nature reserves near to our park are the Rhoonse and Carnisse Grienden and are known for their (cut off) pastures. The Rhoonse and Carnisse Grienden are freshwater grind whales and are under the influence of ebb and flow. In addition to the many birds that nest there, you will also find special plants in this swampy piece of nature.
Characteristic of the surroundings of our park are also the polder landscapes with ditches and farms, dikes and country roads. Enjoy the beautiful views and surprising views of the water. A beautiful area with a special flora and fauna where you can go hiking and cycling.
At our reception we have several beautiful cycling and hiking trails.
The blue connection
The blue connection is a special water link between the Zuidpolder in Barendrecht, the future Buijtenland Landscape Park of Rhoon and the Zuiderpark in Rotterdam. This is a route that also ensures clean water in the region. However, it also serves as a water reservoir and establishes an ecological connection between the various green areas. At the reception we have a map with the possibilities.
Our park offers seniors many opportunities to enjoy a pleasant holiday and relax……. From the water side of our park you can observe the many ships on the Oude Maas. If you want to enjoy a beautiful environment, then you do not need to go far. How about a quiet walk along the river Oude Maas and a break on a bench. Or maybe you want to play a game of golf? You can do this at the nearby golf course in Rhoon.
In good weather, your children will have a lot of fun on our new playground with climbing tower, and large swing. From your chair you have a good view of your children. When booking, you can ask for preference for these special pitches.
Especially for children;
- Petting zoo “De Kleine Duiker” and nature playground “Barend Bos”
- Swimming pool Inge De Bruijn in Barendrecht (covered)
- Outdoor swimming pool in Heerjansdam
- Small train “Maasoever Spoorweg”. The train runs along the banks of the Oude Maas, through the forest, over a railway bridge and through a railway tunnel.
- On the farm “De Buytenhof” in Rhoon you can pick strawberries, apples or flowers.