A romantic weekend at Parc Buitengewoon is just the place to be when you want to connect back with nature, enjoy time with loved ones and for some well earned relaxation. This beautiful location in the Netherlands is suitable for couples to truly enjoy each others company in a cosy, nature environment. Pack your warm socks, your latest book and snacks (and wine) and you sure will enjoy your visit here together.
Need more convincing? Read below for our review from our spring weekend 2 night stay at Parc Buitengewoon*.
After a long weekend sleeping in a Nutchel Cabin in Belgium, we couldn’t wait to try something similar in the Netherlands. As soon as we discovered Parc Buitengewoon, we booked a long weekend for May during Spring time.
*This post and weekend away was not sponsored.
Facts about Limburg
Since Parc Buitengewoon is situated in the province of Limburg, here are some facts about Limburg are nice to know:
- It is the only province in the Netherlands with hills – yep it’s not so flat here!
- Limburgers have their own dialect, which even many Dutch people don’t understand
- The capital city of Limburg is Maastricht – a beautiful place to also visit if you can!
- The “Treaty on European Union” was signed in Maastricht in the province in 1991
- The province is known for its famous fruit Limburg Vlaai pies
More about the capital of Limburg and things to do in Maastricht can be found here.
Parc Buitengewoon – Where is it?
Parc Buitengewoon is located in the Netherlands, very close to the Germany border. Situated in the province of Limburg, it is also close to the small village of Gennep. Since it is located in the North of the province, that makes it rather central to the Netherlands.
Its most accessible by car, easily drivable from many locations such as:
- Rotterdam to Parc Buitengewoon – 1 hour 40 minutes
- Groningen to Parc Buitengewoon – 2 hours 30 minutes
- Maastricht to Parc Buitengewoon – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Amsterdam to Parc Buitengewoon – 1 hour 50 minutes
Parc Buitengewoon is a beautiful location for those who want to find peace, relax with good food and enjoy each others company. A place to turn off the technology too!
They have many different glamping types of huts, domes, tipi’s and more to choose from that you can reserve for your stay. They also have hot tub options for those wanting to truly relax under the stars!
For our stay we picked the Panoramic Dome, since we still wanted a bit of luxury as well as our own shower/toilet facilities. The dome is positioned beautifully to have the view of the nature in front of you for the perfect panoramic feels. Inside its big enough for a sitting area, bathroom, small kitchen with fridge and of course a sleeping area. There is also a little outside terrace area for sitting in the sunshine or cooking a BBQ in the evenings.
When we booked 2 nights at the Panoramic Dome, the breakfast, towels/bedsheets and toiletries were already included – which was great.
Check how cosy the evenings look with the photo below. The panoramic dome has a super cosy atmosphere, allowing you to truly relax! The fireplace is very easy to use with the dome heating up perfectly for the night.
Relaxation At The Parc Buitengewoon
For relaxing, don’t forget to take your book, some board games and anything else you enjoy doing when you relax. Each accommodation has a spot where you can sit outside to relax in the Dutch weather, such as a picnic bench or some relaxation chairs. Don’t just think about the day time either, since you can get cosy next to the open fire for the evenings too.
They also have their very own terrace area under beautiful blossom trees and inside seating area (for those rainy days). Here you can order some of their delicious local dishes and snacks. Combine it with a drink and you’re all set.
Food and Drink Options at Parc Buitengewoon
During our visit, the terrace was open for visitors, which also open to those not staying at the location itself. This was at the start of the location, so those without accommodation did not walk through or past anyones glamping spots.
For those staying on site, breakfast was included in the panoramic dome and we personally decided to also try out the BBQ package they offer for dinner one night too.
As you can see in the photo, the breakfast was absolutely delicious, fresh and lots to choose from. The bread rolls were freshly warm as well as the french toast, making it a perfect combination with the cold cheese and meat selection. They bring you the breakfast box at a time you wish and you can set the table yourself of course, making it nice for you and the one you are staying with.
For the BBQ package, they prepare the BBQ for you in advance and bring it at the time slot you choose. You get a surprise package of meats, fish, vegetables, potato salad, sauces and deliciously fresh french bread. Its plenty for 2 people, allowing you to relax the night away next to the BBQ with good food and good company. We had brought our own drinks since these were not included.
A nice surprise was that they also provide marsh mellows to roast.
If you are staying for longer, such as what we did with 2 nights, we can suggest to prepare your own tapas snacks for the 2nd night. Making it easy bites to eat, since the kitchen area inside the dome is cute but you cannot really cook much.
Exploration Around Parc Buitengewoon (In Limburg)
For exploring the area around Parc Buitengwoon you can do the following depending on how long you are visiting and if you want to explore in North Limburg.
Gennep is a small village which is the closest to Parc Buitengewoon. The village dates back to around 1317, but as the city rights got burnt in a fire, the exact year is actually unknown. For visitors, he center of the village has a cute square with lots of seating from the local restaurants and cafes. There are also some cute boutiques in the village for some local shopping!
You can also find the nearest supermarket here if you need to pick up any snacks, drinks or supplies for your visit at Parc Buitengewoon.
Go Hiking In The National Park De Maasduinen
The national park De Maasduinen is a 20-25 minute drive south of Parc Buitengewoon. This gorgeous location is a great place for a few different hikes, such as walking around the lake area. There is also a few places to stop off at for a bite to eat or drink, but its always nice to take your own picnic too (as long as you take all your rubbish with you!).
The city of Nijmegen is a simple 20 minute drive north of the accommodation. The city is great to visit for a nice city walk or some shopping. There are some long shopping streets for pedestrians only, allowing you to shop till you drop without the distraction of traffic. Else stop at one of the many cafe’s or restaurants to relax and enjoy the local food. There are plenty to choose from, either in the city or by the river with a view of the boats.
If you want to drive a little further for the day, you can also consider Maastricht. It is only 1 hour and 30mins in total to the south of the province. Here you can enjoy the capital of Limburg by visiting the small historical city. Full of cobblestone streets and cute alleyways with hidden shops, its a great little place to visit within a day.
Check out our other Limburg and related blogposts
We can highly recommend a stay at Parc Buitengewoon for two nights. Give yourself a weekend to turn off the wifi and fully relax while in the company of your loved ones.
The owners were so warm welcoming and lovely to meet. You can see how dedicated they are to making it a success, which they sure don’t need to worry about as it was truly lovely and everyone seemed to enjoy their visit to this gorgeous location.
- Take your walking boots for exploring the local area by foot
- Pack your book and/or board games to relax under the stars
- Bring with your own snacks, drinks and treats for the weekend
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