TIPS & IDEAS
There is always something going on in Noordwijk. And if you want to explore the surroundings, you can view the suggestions of Hotel Zonne here. From small-scale cozy, to large-scale spectacular. From around the corner to further away. Whatever you are going to do, wherever you go, we wish you a lot of fun!
Tourist in your own country? Or foreign visitor looking for typical Dutch sights and attractions? Our suggestions: Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans, Delft City Hall, Canals of Leiden, Kinderdijk, Volendam, Alkmaar Cheese Market, Madurodam, Delta Works, and Gouda, to name but a few.
Get exploring and discover the gorgeous Bollenstreek area by bike. Several attractive hard-copy maps with cycle routes are available for free as well as online e.g. Secrets of the Bollenstreek. In the centre of Noordwijk, you can hire a bike from Profile Mooijekind, Schoolstraat 45, tel. +31 (0)71 361 28 26.
Noordwijk is a paradise for active four-legged visitors! A wonderful beach walk with your dog, followed by a drink for you and a bowl of water for your pooch at one of Noordwijk’s dog-friendly restaurants. Click here to read important information and rules for dog owners visiting Noordwijk beach with their canine friends.
All year round, there is so much to see and do in Noordwijk and surrounding area, including the annual Tulpenrallye in early May, the famous Flower Parade in April, tourist markets and fairs, and lunch concerts. You can climb the Jeroenstoren church tower, go for beach or guided heritage walks, visit the summer festival, sand sculpture festival and so much more.
Atlantikwall, Museum Noordwijk and regional museum Veldzicht may not be the biggest museums, but they are certainly worth a visit. Leiden has an impressive 14 museums to visit; from Naturalis to the National Museum of Antiquities, CORPUS or Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology). The Hague, Amsterdam and Haarlem also have a huge range of museums, including Nemo, National Maritime Museum, Panorama Mesdag, Rijksmuseum, Teylers Museum.
WINE & DINE
In the last few years, many great new beach clubs and restaurants have opened in Noordwijk. Noordwijk Marketing has listed them all, especially for you. Among them, some real gems! A refreshing drink or exclusive culinary dinner at sunset? There is plenty of choice to suit everyone’s taste. Cheers and bon appétit!
Denk je aan Delft, dan denk je aan Vermeer, kaas, kaarsen, stroopwafels en natuurlijk Delfts Blauw. Deze geweldige historische stad met een bijzondere geschiedenis zit propvol kunst, cultuur en architectuur. En bekijk Delft eens vanaf het water tijdens rondvaart. Een bezoek aan Delftstaat garant voor een geweldig dagje uit.
Madurodam is situated on the outskirts of Scheveningen and The Hague. A remarkable miniature park where well-known, famous Dutch places and landmarks come to life with interactive parts. Madurodam is fun for everyone, whatever your age. Founded in 1952, this park is well worth a visit. Discover the huge achievements of a small country!
One of Noordwijk’s museums is the Atlantikwall Museum. An exhibition and underground museum of the Noordwijk Battery, set up in a series of World War Two bunkers. You can visit this underground network of bunkers (by appointment only) and get an idea of what the Atlantikwall, which ran from Norway to the border of France/Spain, was like.
Had enough of swimming, running, playing on the beach and in the dunes for a while? There are plenty of other fun attractions to enjoy in the local area such as petting farm Willem van den Bergh or swimming pool BinnenZee in Noordwijk, water playground De Speelakker and indoor playground KidsZoo in Noordwijkerhout, or hand-led pony rides at Stal Jasper in Beinsdorp. So many choices, so little time …
Par, birdy, hole in one? Golf Centrum Noordwijk was voted the best public par 3 golf course of North/South Holland by golf.nl. Prefer a 9 hole, 32 par course? Head on over to Tespelduyn in Noordwijkerhout, with tee from a 23-metre-high terp. Or check out the Noordwijkse Golfclub’s (18-hole course) rules for visitors online.
Want to relax and pamper body and mind? Visit Wellness MC Wellness Beautycentre Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Palace Wellness Center or Aqua & Sauna Oranje at Hotels van Oranje | Beach Hotel. Azzurro Wellness & Sport also offer various gym facilities.
Within a 50-kilometre radius of the hotel, you can find several charming, beautiful cities that are well worth a visit. Shopping, culture fix, culinary indulgence, museum visit; you can enjoy all this and more. Travel by car or public transport to the centre of The Hague, Leiden, Haarlem or Amsterdam. Have a wonderful time!
Enjoy getting active by the seaside and on the water; mountain biking, running, walking and water sports. Learn to surf at VICS Surfschool or visit kitesurfing and surfing club Beach Break (also equipment hire). SPEV provides sports and game options for groups from 10 people. And if you hire a sloop or sailing boat, you can go sailing on the Kagerplassen lakes. Have fun!
Hotel Zonne is the perfect base to visit a local amusement park. How about Drievliet in The Hague, great fun for the whole family! Or amusement park Duinrell in Wassenaar for some splashtastic fun at the Tiki Pool with its many dizzying water slides. Or Linnaeushof, the biggest playground in Europe? Oooh, choices, choices …