a small and cozy coastal town known as the ‘flower seaside resort’. Once a small fishing village, Noordwijk now is one of the top locations in the Netherlands for hosting congresses. Noordwijk is located on the shores of the North Sea, smack in the middle of Holland’s economic heart. Situated between the famous flower fields, the North Sea dunes and the beach, Noordwijk has Amsterdam and Schiphol International Airport at less than a 30-minute drive away and The Hague close by. Due to this unique location, Noordwijk combines rural tranquility with easy access.
Three privately owned five-star congress hotels within walking distance of each other offer the perfect infrastructure for any business meeting or conference in Noordwijk, with NH Leeuwenhorst, one of Holland’s biggest congress hotels, situated close by. Noordwijk has extensive experience with international congresses, including NATO meetings, international fund-raising congresses and PricewaterhouseCooper Global conferences. It is the secluded and safe character of Noordwijk that has made it a prime location for highly esteemed visitors. Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin has accommodated the Dutch and Belgian royal family on many occasions and is the first choice for the Dutch national football team as their home base in preparing for important international games. Many prominent Dutch business people have chosen Noordwijk as their city of residence. Real estate mogul Harry Mens even uses one of the Hotels van Oranje as the location for his national TV programme ‘Business Class’.
Blue Flag beach
One of Noordwijk’s key features is its endless sandy beaches. Stretching over thirteen kilometres, the beach at Noordwijk offers peace and quiet as well as a host of outdoor pursuits, ranging from cycling the dunes to all sorts of water sports. Noordwijk has been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label of quality many times and is still listed as such. The Blue Flag is an international award conferred on beaches and marinas, based on compliance with 29 criteria covering the aspects of water quality, safety, environmental education, information and management.
Noordwijk offers a complete package for any business trip. The lovely seaside town features a wide variety of modern accommodations and congress facilities, beautiful surroundings and many attractive restaurants in a surrounding that stimulates the senses. For those seeking an alternative programme, Noordwijk has internationally renowned attractions on offer including the world-famous Keukenhof flower park and the ESA Space Expo. It is close to Amsterdam, The Hague and the historically acclaimed city of Leiden. Noordwijk is the best of both worlds and will surely make your stay a fruitful one.