The family resort of Egmond aan Zee
Enjoy the beach and sea
Thanks to its location directly by the sea, Egmond possesses a promenade which gives you a view of the sea; from there, you can see the monumental 'Van Speyk' lighthouse from 1834, and the historic fishermen's houses which characterise the centre of Egmond. At the beach, you'll find plenty of beach pavilions which invite you to come for a drink or a typical local meal.
The splendour of tulips in the spring
Not far from Egmond lie the magnificent Dutch tulip fields. The splendour begins in the middle of March with crocus blossoms. Narcissus and hyacinths are next to arrive. And from the middle of April, the tulips bloom in a glorious array of colours. You can find the largest variety of flowers in the famous Keukenhof, which you can reach from Egmond by car in about three-quarters of an hour.
Peaceful, yet diverse
Egmond aan Zee is a real family resort - with a long beach, lovely beach cafés and enough room to play. But the place also offers plenty of variety: homemade candles, beer and cheese are sold in historic abbey. The North Holland Dune Reserve invites you to go for a walk. And plenty of activities, such as guided tours, are on offer in the three districts of Egmond.
Great culinary offer
A visit to a beach pavilion is certainly one of the most worthwhile activities during a holiday on the Dutch coast. An opulent breakfast by the sea, a quick snack at midday or a stylish dinner watching the sun go down – it’s all waiting for you at a multitude of inviting beach pavilions. Further inward, high-quality restaurants serve the finest meals from the Dutch cuisine.
Holiday homes and apartments in Egmond aan Zee
Live like the locals... in Egmond, many individual holiday apartments and studios are rented out in typical Dutch houses; with cosy roof beams, a view of the lighthouse or with their own terraces on the dunes.
A magical artists' town is Bergen, which includes the neighbouring seaside resort of Bergen aan Zee. Thousands of sun-worshippers enjoy the kilometre-long beach every year, and Holland's widest and highest dunes. Zandvoort is also known for its lively beaches, but also for its racetrack in the dunes. The seaside town of Callantsoog is calmer, and you can find a quiet spot on its 3.5 km long beach, even in peak season. North of Callantsoog lies the seaside resort of Julianadorp aan Zee, named for the former Dutch Queen Juliana. Walk a little further north, and you'll stumble upon Den Helder. This maritime port town invites you in with an exciting museum, where you can even feast your eyes on a submarine.