Vacation checklist

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Vacation checklist

Is packing your suitcase stressful? Always afraid that you have forgotten to bring something on vacation? This is all in the past thanks to TopParken's extensive vacation checklist. With our special checklist for vacations you will depart well-prepared. From electronics to personal care, we have thought of everything. You will be spared all the hassle, because hassle shouldn't be part of your vacation. Use our checklist and enjoy a top vacation in the Netherlands. Time to start packing!

Tip: print out the vacation checklist and check off what you have packed ⬇️


📱 Electronics

At the top of our checklist for vacation: electronics! We can't go without our smartphone, tablet and laptop anymore, so they have to come with us. And the most beautiful memories? Capture them with your camera! A few things that you definitely shouldn't forget:

  • All needed chargers and power packs
  • Batteries
  • E-reader
  • Camera and memory card(s)
  • Game computer and games (incl. connecting cables)
  • GoPro
  • Laptop
  • Ear buds/ headphones
  • Razor
  • Selfie stick
  • Smartphone
  • Smartwatch
  • Tripod for camera
  • Tablet
  • Extension cord

👖 Clothing and accessories

What is your holiday destination? How long are you going on vacation? You should ask yourself these questions before starting this part of the holiday checklist. For a weekend on the Veluwe you need different things than for a two-week holiday at the water.

  • Glasses
  • Jogging pants
  • Dresses
  • Underwear
  • Umbrella
  • Cap or hat against the sun
  • Pajamas
  • Rainwear
  • Jewelry
  • Slippers and/or sandals
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Jeans/trousers
  • Sportswear
  • Beach towels
  • Sweaters and/or cardigans
  • T-shirts
  • (Hiking)shoes and/or boots
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
Personal care

🧴 Personal care

Of course, this vacation checklist isn't complete without personal care products. Products that you might forget, but that you do use every day. So quickly check if the items below are already in your suitcase:

  • Aftershave
  • Aftersun lotion
  • Birth control pills
  • Body lotion
  • Condoms
  • Contact lenses
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Floss
  • Hairdryer or other hair tool
  • Gel / wax
  • Face cream
  • Hair ties and clips
  • Hairspray
  • Hairbrush
  • Ladyshave
  • Contact lens solution
  • Lip balm
  • Pads and/or tampons
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Makeup mirror
  • Bug spray
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair removal cream
  • Ear plugs
  • Perfume
  • Tweezers
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Vaseline
  • Cotton rounds
  • Cotton buds
  • Sunblock

🧒 Kids

Are you going on vacation with your toddler or baby? Then it is essential that you travel well-prepared. We will help you along. Have you for example already considered the items of our vacation checklist below?

  • Changing mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby food
  • Baby cream
  • Baby carrier
  • Sippy cups(s)
  • Fleece blanket
  • Bottle warmer
  • Pacifier
  • Towels/ Hydrophilic cloths
  • Camping cot/ travel cot
  • Child bath
  • Child nose spray
  • Child paracetamol
  • Pram / stroller
  • Child seat / seat booster
  • Clothing
  • Stuffed animal(s)
  • Breast pump
  • Diapers
  • Diaper ointment
  • Remedy against colic
  • Remedy against diaper rash
  • Remedy against ear pain
  • Umbrella
  • Rompers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bibs
  • Toys
  • Rocking chair

📖 Relax

You are going on vacation to relax! The items below offer entertainment and ensure that you will 100% enjoy your well-deserved vacation. And that goes for your (grand)kids, but definitely also for yourself!

  • Ball
  • Book(s)
  • Puzzle book(s)
  • Games
  • Ping pong bats
  • Magazines
  • Fishing gear

🐕 The dog is also coming

Is your dog joining you on vacation? Ensure that you have everything for a great time for both you and your dog. Read our blog with 8 convenient tips for a weekend away with your dog to go on vacation extra prepared.

  • Brush
  • Animal passport
  • Long leash with ground pin
  • Dog bed
  • Toys
  • Tick remover
  • Food and water bowls
  • Food


Medical items should definitely be included in this checklist for vacations. Of course you hope that you won't need them, but accidents can happen. This is why it is wise to pack the following items:

  • Bug repellent
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Disinfecting hand gel
  • First Aid kit
  • Sore throat lozenges
  • Face mask
  • Nose spray
  • Norit
  • Paracetamol
  • Personal medicine prescriptions
  • Tick remover
  • Wasp remover
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Health insurance pass(es)
Credit card

💳 Money matters and valuables

Your vacation can't start without your debit card, credit card, money, ID card and driver's license. This is why following items have to be included in our vacation checklist:

  • Debit card(s) and/or credit card
  • Cash in case of emergencies
  • ID card
  • Driver's license

🏠Before you leave

Until now this checklist consisted just of things that you have to actually bring with you, but have you also considered the important things to arrange at home? We will list them for you:

  • Set your alarm system
  • Bring or throw away perishable food items
  • Lock the doors
  • Emergency triangle
  • Green card car
  • Pets who stay home (pet sitting service)
  • Car registration documents
  • Car engine coolant and oil
  • Jack and spare tire
  • Plants
  • Mail
  • Close the windows (and lock them)
  • Spare car keys (with new battery)
  • Bring a spare home key to the sitter
  • Spare car lamps
  • Damage claim forms car
  • Start cables
  • Leave vacation address behind
  • Safety vests
  • Lights (or set automatic lights, which makes it look like you are home, convenient!)
  • Heating / thermostat
  • Trash container
On the way

🚘 On the way

Last but not least: important items for on the road! Make sure that you have a comfortable car ride, so you can start your vacation completely relaxed. The last items that you can check off this vacation checklist are:

  • Trash bags
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Navigation system
  • Games for those in the rear seat

The best holiday in our own country at TopParken💙

Checked everything off and packed your suitcase? Then you can start enjoying your well-deserved holiday! And what could be a better place to do this than on one of the holiday parks of TopParken? Choose from 12 top locations in the Netherlands: from the Veluwe to near the water. With us, you book with your favorite park directly, so you always benefit from the lowest price. Enjoy a lot of peace and quiet in a detached holiday home with a spacious garden and beautiful nature reserves always nearby. Moreover, as a guest, you can make unlimited use of the excellent park facilities. Will we see you soon?


✅ Always the lowest price
✅ No unexpected fees


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