The park

In the Kop van Noord-Holland, within cycling distance of the beach and near beautiful cities such as Schagen and Alkmaar, you will find the peaceful Recreatiepark De Wielen. Enjoy the beautiful nature, wonderful beaches and lovely villages and cities in the immediate vicinity.

De locatie

  • 5 km to Schagen
  • 6 km to the coast
  • 11 km to Callantsoog
  • 14 km to th e Broekerveiling
  • 14.5 km to Bergen
  • 18 km to Alkmaar
  • 25 km to Den Helder
  • 42 km to Texel
  • 60 km to Amsterdam
  • 67 km to Schiphol

In the rural surroundings of Sint Maarten, you can really relax. With lovely seaside resorts such as Sint Maartenszee and Petten within cycling distance, you will find cosiness and relaxation without the hustle and bustle of the beach. Whether you want active or relaxed recreation, at Recreatiepark De Wielen, you can enjoy this special environment in every way possible! And by car, you can reach the cities of Alkmaar or Den Helder within twenty minutes.


Our name

The park owes its name to the two ‘wheels’ it is located against. These two round lakes were created by dike breakthroughs in the 12th century. In 1250, Sint Maarten was still on the sea! The lakes are now natural paradises, but in fact they are scars from the dramas that took place here.

Footbridge over one of the wheels
De Wielen, view from the park
Bungalows in the park


You will have a wonderful time at our park. The park currently has 135 accommodation units (chalets, bungalows and a villa) and this number will increase to 176. Amongst other things, there is a large outdoor swimming pool, a playing field and a sports field. The park is a great base for a wonderful holiday or a few days away from it all! 

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Playing field with water/sand play elements and Jeu de boules pitch
  • A sports field that can be transformed into a cosy event tent
  • Rural surroundings
  • Surrounded by meadows with cows and flower bulb fields
  • Unforced and quiet atmosphere
  • Very hospitable
  • Six kilometres from the beach and sea
  • Three kilometres from the town of Schagen
  • Two kilometres from golf course Dirkshorn
  • Nearby the cities Alkmaar and Den Helder (boat to Texel) 

The swimming pool

There is a nice big outdoor swimming pool with enough space around it to relax. There are 20 sun beds. The water is heated and the pool is open from 1 May to mid-September.


The playground

The playground has an awesome cableway, a trampoline and, of course, swings, slides and seesaws. There will be a water/sand play area with a water pump and play elements for the little ones.

Parkhuys and sports field

In the autumn of 2021, a new building will be erected on the site of the old sanitary building. 
It will be called Het Parkhuys and there will be:

  • a cafe with billiards and snack bar
  • a sanitary area with toilets and showers
  • a washing machine and dryer
  • and an office.

There will also be a fenced-in sports field with basketball rings and football goals. 

For events, the Parkhuys will be enlarged by stretching a canvas across the road to the large trees near the Jeu de Boules pitch. The party can begin! Of course, there will also be a TV connection for watching football matches or other TV broadcasts. 

Look at the 3D impression how the new Parkhuys will look like! In real life it will be much cozier with a real brown café! 

3D Impression of the Parkhuys
Map of the Parkhuys
Location of the Parkhuys

Het Parkhuys seeks tenant(s)

Last season we saw that good earnings are possible. Especially when many activities are organised for the park and village residents! Click here for more information.

The accommodations

There are four different types of accommodation in the park. 95 chalets, 50 bungalows that are about 20 years old, 32 new or still to be built bungalows and a group accommodation for up to 12 people. Enough choice to enjoy the whole year round.   

Group accommodation
New bungalows
Existing bungalows