Bungalowpark Het Verscholen Dorp

The lake, Het Veluwemeer

Around park: 3km


The "Veluwe" has everything you could possibly want, including swimming, boating, surfing, and fishing. Water is a great attraction to water lovers, and some people love it so much, that they come back every summer. The Hanseatic towns of Harderwijk, Elburg, and Spakenburg have had a connection with water for a long time. When the ‘IJsselmeer’ (lake) was still sea commerce and shipping were the main livelihoods. Around the year 1500 Harderwijk had the largest fish market located in the ‘Zuiderzee’. You can still find reminders of those times in the streets of the old city. 


Wind- & Kitesurfing

The small beach of 'Strand Horst', situated between Harderwijk and Ermelo, is considered to be one of the best surfing locations in the Netherlands. You will find surfers there throughout the entire year. Even the best international players are often found there. Of course, you can swim or sunbathe at 'Strand Horst' as well. This area offers numerous opportunities for a relaxing and enjoyable day. You will find a wide range of facilities at 'Strand Horst', such as kiosks, toilets, a volleyball court, Paintball, a small harbor, and a ferry to the other side of the lake. Take surfing lessons, rent surf equipment, and take the latest tests at Telstar Beach Center, exit Horst-Noord. 

Sailing and fishing

Are you looking for an unforgettable experience? From late April to late September, you can sail with an original sailship (Botter) from 'Elburg' and 'Spakenburg'. Interested? Go to the reception of Bungalow Park Het Verscholen Dorp for more information. Harderwijk is an ideal destination for anglers! Enjoy the great fishing adventures you can have here! 

Boat Rentals 

Boat rental options are at the Marina Strand Horst at the organization "Le Boat". The ships range in length from 9 to 15 meters, they are fully equipped and you do not need to have a certificate. 

Pitch & Putt Golf is a great game for everyone! 

A sport that is affordable and accessible. The game is played at the small 18-hole golf course. Pitch & Putt Golf is good for both new and experienced golfers. Upon receiving a brief instruction, anyone can play golf. The minimum age is 8 and equipment is included in the price package. Pitch & Putt Golf Horst is situated Strand Horst-Zuid. More info on www.pitch-putt.nl.



Suppen (Standing Up Paddling) is super fun to do. Moving across the water and standing up by paddling on a board. It is a hugely popular water sport, and for good reason. While supping, you can relax, but at the same time be sporty with a form of surfing. Could this activity be more fun? Yes indeed! This fantastic activity can also be done together with the dog on the Wolderwijd or Veluwemeer! SUP&HOND together with the dog double water fun. During a private lesson for 1 or 2 persons, it will be explained step by step how you and your dog can paddle safely and enjoyably. For more info visit the website Sup & Go in Harderwijk, water fun is guaranteed!

City beach Harderwijk 

From the historic center of Harderwijk, after a day of shopping, walk across the bridge to the city beach. Throw off your shoes, take a seat on Walhalla's terrace for an ice-cold beer, wine, and "bitterballen" and enjoy the beautiful view over the Veluwe Lake.


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