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On holiday with the dog

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Dog-friendly holiday homes

Is your four-legged friend looking at you while you are reading this text? Of course, they want nothing more than to go on holiday with you. The good news is: a holiday home with a dog is easy to organise! Pets are welcome in many holiday homes and holiday parks. And what could be more fun than taking your dog on a holiday with you? Make sure you are well-prepared before you go to your holiday home with your dog! Check the travelling with dog regulations within Europe - these differ per country - and make sure you are aware of European agreements on dog passports and vaccinations.

Also check the facilities in your holiday home: is there a garden and does it have a fence? Do you have an older dog? Check the number of stairs in the house. Fancy long walks in the great outdoors? In Belgium, Germany and France there are beautiful regions that are perfect for renting accommodation with a dog. Do you know where you're going already?


Holiday park or bungalow

There are several accommodations where you can go with your pet. Will you choose a bungalow with a dog? Or rather a holiday park with your pet? Whatever you go for, please check the facilities of your holiday home, such as the garden, the stairs and immediate surroundings. For long walks in the great outdoors, you would prefer to be in a wooded area or by the sea?

A holiday home with a pet is easily found: the range of dog-friendly holiday homes is extensive. Please check if you are allowed to bring 1, 2 or more dogs because this differs per holiday home.

Of course, you should also take into account the facilities of the holiday home, such as the garden and the number of stairs in the accommodation. Does your dog ever want to escape? Then choose a holiday home with a fenced garden. For walks in the local area it is always useful to check whether dogs are allowed (in the woods or on the beach) and whether they can walk off lead.

Finding a holiday park with a dog is just as easy: there are many holiday parks where your dog can easily come along. Ideal, because then you know right away that dogs are allowed in across the park. 

Arranging a holiday with your pets is a piece of cake. Dogs join in the holiday fun.


Accommodations with a fenced garden

Zeeland or the Ardennes

For a midweek break with a dog you will find many possibilities in our own country and in our neighbouring countries (Belgium and Germany). Outside the Randstad you will find extensive hiking areas for days outdoors with your four-legged friend. Belgium is also very suitable for a weekend break with a dog: that holiday feeling is less than two hours away!

Are you thinking of a last minute in the Netherlands with a dog? Our country has beautiful regions with vast areas ideal for hiking. How about a midweek break in Zeeland with a dog? Chances are that the sun is shining, because Zeeland is our region with the most hours of sunshine. Beach lovers who want nothing more than to get away with a dog by the sea can of course also travel in the opposite direction and choose to get a breath of fresh air on the beaches of Texel, Terschelling or Ameland. Fresh air guaranteed!

Would you prefer a weekend break with your dog in a rural area? Then you can easily go to the more rural regions of Gelderland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Limburg. Very close to home yet you are still away from it all with your favourite pet. 

Don't mind driving a little farther? Then opt for a weekend with the dog in the Ardennes or the Eiffel. In these wooded, mountainous hiking areas in our neighbouring countries, you can get away from your familiar surroundings and the fresh air will do you good! You will return home revitalised.

Accommodations in the Netherlands

Dog strapped in

A holiday with a dog does require a little preparation. In Europe, agreements are in place regarding pet passports and vaccinations. The regulations vary per country when travelling with dogs. In some countries, for example, in the car your dog will have to sit behind a guard or be in a crate. We'll set out the rules for you. So, you're going on holiday with the dog. But can you take your dog to another country just like that? In European countries dogs and cats must be in possession of an animal passport and be chipped. Does your pet have an identification tattoo? This is only valid if it was done before 2 July 2011. In addition, your dog or cat should be vaccinated against rabies. The rules for other animals are less strict: for rabbits, small rodents, birds and fish, a health certificate issued by your vet is usually enough. 

Then there's the car: when you're going on holiday with a dog you must also comply with travelling with dog rules. While there are no specific rules in the Netherlands, Belgium or France, you must of course ensure that your dog cannot cause dangerous traffic situations. The dog is not allowed on the front seat. In Germany, the dog is not allowed to sit on the back seat either: here, you must always use a seatbelt, a crate/travel kennel or a dog guard. This also applies in Italy if you are travelling with several dogs. If you don't do this, you risk a fine. In short, are you going on holiday with the dog? Make sure you are well-prepared! And check you are up to speed with the latest regulations.


Accommodations for you and your pet

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