Most other Dutch parks of Center Parcs will follow on Friday 29 May.
Safety for guests and employees is paramount: all holiday parks work entirely on the basis of government and RIVM guidelines, various adjustments have been made and various new activities have been added to the program. In order to demonstrate that the safety and health measures have been correctly applied in the holiday parks, Center Parcs is the first in the Netherlands to have its parks independently tested by the Kiwa certification body.
Center Parcs De Huttenheugte in Drenthe, Het Heijderbos in Limburg, De Eemhof in Flevoland, Port Zélande in South Holland, De Kempervennen in North Brabant and Limburg Peel in Limburg will open again on 29 May. Park Zandvoort will also open on Friday 5 June. Extensive innovations are now being finalized in this park.
The decision to reopen the parks was prompted by the relaxation of the government’s corona restrictions.
“In recent months, it has not been possible to exploit our parks due to the drastic measures. We are delighted to be able to open the doors of our parks and welcome our guests back for a well-deserved vacation. In our spacious parks they can enjoy a carefree time together: in the middle of nature and with the experience they are used to from Center Parcs, “says Mark Giethoorn, director of Center Parcs Netherlands.
Safety and health measures in the parks
At various places in the parks, the 1.5 meter distance and the other necessary precautions are brought to the attention. The staff of Center Parcs is specially trained to monitor safety and provide instructions if necessary. This makes the stay safe for everyone. Other safety and health measures that are introduced are a 100% digital check-in and disinfection options in various places. In addition, special walking routes are installed.
New activities and adapted entertainment
In order to allow guests to enjoy a complete Center Parcs experience, the offer will be expanded in the coming period with new activities that meet the conditions, says Giethoorn: “This offer focuses on the experience both inside and outside the cottage. In the cottage we launch Center Parcs TV: a private channel with new formats for the whole family. For example, children can watch five episodes of Orry & Friends every day. Special workshops for the whole family can also be found on Center Parcs TV, such as sports and cooking workshops that the family can do together. The entertainment team comes to the guests. They provide performances at the cottages at various times during the stay, which can be enjoyed from a safe distance. “
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