Sea, beaches and dunes

Take a walk on the beach with your feet in the salty sea water and breathe in the pure sea air. Or relax in the beautiful dune and forest areas between the coast and the villages and towns. With a bit of luck, you may see foxes, deer and seals in one day. All this in the middle of the most densely populated area of the Netherlands. Vast, quiet and unspoilt. 

Discover the three large dune areas

  • National park

    In South Holland, along the North Sea, between beach and countryside, lies Hollandse Duinen National Park. A unique area where estates, dunes, bulb fields, peat meadows, villages and cities meet each other. 

    National Park Hollandse Duinen
  • Deer spotting

    From sunrise to sunset, walk freely, also outside the paths. Deer can be seen in many places. Wherever you are, you can come face to face with these magnificent creatures.

    Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen
  • Around Noordwijk

    Strolling for miles through the Coepelduynen towards Katwijk, the Noordduinen towards Zandvoort and Langeveld near Noordwijkerhout. So close to big cities and yet so vast, quiet and unspoilt

    Nature and dunes Noordwijk

Cycling and walking along the coast

Life is a beach!

The beach is nice all year round. For people and animals, and for young and old.

The beach is the place to be to experience the most memorable moments. A brisk walk with the dog, a ride on a horse through the surf, or lazing about in the sand with a summer drink in hand while the children build sandcastles and search for crabs on the tide line. And would you like some action? You can find it all at the beach. Rafting in the surf, kite surfing or a game of beach volleyball with a group of friends.

A wonderful day at the coast should always be ended with a snack and a drink on the beach. Or in one of the pleasant beach tents with a setting sun.

We would like to give you the best tips to make your beach day unforgettable.

Beach info

Health spa of Noordwijk

Experience the healing effects of the Noordwijk health resort! In olden times, bathers came to the beach in their carriages to bathe in the healing waters of the North Sea.

A walk on the beach, a dive into the sea or sleeping in the salty sea air do wonders for your health. Take a deep breath, use all your senses and get in touch with nature. But there is more, much more! Thalasso, massages and other wellness treatments. Healthy food. Attractive accommodations. And plenty of room to move.

A place to unwind, relax and enjoy. 

 

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