Travelling with (young) kids.
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
White bicycles are available free of charge.(limited numbers) at the three entrances, Hoenderloo, Otterlo and Schaarsbergen and at Kroller-Muller museum/ the visitors centre.
To make sure of hiring a bicycle, call +31(0)553788116
3,50 euro per day.
- National/State Park
How else do you get caravan or campinggear here?
Otterlo has no connection to train. Busses run infrequently to the town (hourly services during the day), but by car it's rather fast and efficient to be reached. The campings are all very accessible by car, though some demand that the car stays outside the property to create a more natural atmosphere.
Exploring the environment of Otterlo can be best done by foot or bicycle. There are numerous bikinglanes around and organised routes let you go along the most beautiful places. The "Zandverstuivingen" are only to be reached by foot as the loosened up sand makes other ways of transportation impossible (unless you have a armoured car / tank).
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