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Noordwijk: a lovely floral seaside resort

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Noordwijk is located in the heart of the famous Bollenstreek, the flower bulb cultivation region, and is therefore also known as Europe's floral seaside resort. Enjoy the vast white beaches and the many leisure opportunities for all the family.

  • Discover the lovely beaches and cozy beach pavilions of Noordwijk.
  • Get on your bicycle and explore the Bollenstreek and the Keukenhof.
  • Learn everything about space in Europe's first space travel exhibition Space Expo.

The 7 top things to see in Noordwijk

  • Beach With its 13 km long, fantastic sandy beach, Noordwijk is a marvelous seaside resort. Water sports enthusiasts, dog owners, families with small children – there's a part of the beach that's right for everyone.

  • Tulips: Because of its location in the center of the Bollenstreek, the millions of blooming tulips put the place on the map in the spring. You definitely can't miss a visit to the Keukenhof, the Flower Parade or a cycling tour through the Bollenstreek during their vacation.

  • Space travel: In Noordwijk, you'll also find Europe's first permanent space travel exhibition, Space Expo, where you can learn everything about space. How does gravity work? What is a black hole? And what do satellites really do? You'll find all the answers at Space Expo. 

  • Cyclists' paradise: Riding your bicycle past the sea and through the tulip fields – we'll give you seven reasons why you should discover Holland on a bicycle.

  • Giant playground: About 20 minutes away from Noordwijk by car is the Linnaeushof, the largest playground in Europe.

  • Bunker Museum: The Atlantic Wall Museum in Noordwijk consists of 12 bunkers and a 500 m long underground network that was created in the Second World War. Part of it can be visited in the summer months.

  • Lighthouse: The lighthouse, built in 1921, stands on the Queen Wilhelmina Boulevard. It can be visited on 'Open Monumentendag' (Dutch Heritage Day).

More about Noordwijk

The lovely beach of Noordwijk is definitely the centerpiece of the resort. Along the coast, you'll find lovely beach pavilions where you can spend a marvelous day on the beach. Various (cultural) activities and events take place here, especially in the summer months. You can find more information in the local tourist information office (VVV).

On the beach or in town: restaurants in Noordwijk

A visit to a beach restaurant should also be part of a vacation by the sea. Eating freshly caught fish with your feet in the sand, with a glass of wine as you watch the waves - could there be anything finer? There are several beach pavilions to choose from in Noordwijk; from trendy Breakers Beach House to the Strandpaviljoen de Zeemeeuw at the playground, to the Witsand beach club with relaxed lounge music. In the center of Noordwijk, you'll find several restaurants with international cuisine; Indian, Chinese, Dutch, French food and, of course, North Sea fish. Learn more about the loveliest beach pavilions in Noordwijk.

Location and getting to Noordwijk

Noordwijk is located on the North Sea coast in the Dutch province of South Holland, which is known for its tulips, windmills and historic cities. The coastal area enjoys a central location; the cities of Amsterdam and the Hague are 40 km and 20 km away, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport 25 km and the world-famous tulip garden Keukenhof 10 km. Like many other coastal areas in Holland, Noordwijk also has two districts; inner Noordwijk inland, and Noordwijk aan Zee on the coast. In the summer, a free shuttle bus connects the center to the beach. The bus also goes past the free parking lot at the Gooweg/N444 intersection. Ideal for a relaxing day at the beach without having to worry about parking times or fees.

Staying in in Noordwijk

In Noordwijk, you can spend your vacation in a hotel directly by the sea, e.g. in the Noordwijk Beach Hotel or in the 5-star grand hotel Huis ter Duin, where prominent guests often stay as well. Other alternatives for accommodation in Noordwijk: A vacation home, which is only a couple of meters away from the beach, or a hotel with rooms with a sea view - book your vacation apartment, vacation home or a hotel in Noordwijk today.

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