Noordwijk aan Zee Travel Guide

  • Noordwijk aan Zee
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    On our way to the beach.
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  • Beautiful villas in the dunes of Noordwijk.
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Noordwijk aan Zee Things to Do

  • Beach area - Do enjoy the day!

    The only downside to visiting the beaches at Noordwijk aan Zee is it gets busy at sunny days. This means large traffic jams towards the beaches, but just arrive in time and you will find a parking place for the car and a good spot on the sandy beach anyway. Keep in mind that the parking places are rather expensive indeed. A good alternative is...

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  • Beach area - An amazing beach.

    Because we stayed at Noordwijk aan Zee for one week during the summer we were able to visit more than just one beach. In our first few days we ended up at the beach close to our apartment, which is without doubt one of the most attractive beaches of the area. From some locals we heard that this particular beach has been regularly voted one of the...

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  • Beach area - Stunning coastlines.

    If you like to stay near stunning coastlines on your (camping) holidays, the Netherlands is an excellent choice of destination. The country has two seaboards to choose from: the North Sea and the Wadden Sea, all with an kind of different climate and a coastline which offers a whole world of possibilities. And particularly if you're one of those...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Restaurants

  • True experience.

    Bar restaurant Bries has quite a good name in Noordwijk aan Zee. We learned than in general dining at Bries is well appreciated, especially after a day at the beach. We visited Bries during the evening for a nice cold glass of rose wine. With the sound of the sea in the background and the sun slowly sinking into the sea every glass of wine is an...

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  • Great location.

    What to do in Noordwijk aan Zee whenever you see the sun going down in the sea? This is a rather easy question to answer … do visit a beach club. This leaves, of course, the question which beach club to visit. We had the luxury that we stayed in Noordwijk aan Zee for one week and the weather was great the entire week. Therefore we were able to...

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  • Meat

    Really a great restaurant for meat.Dishes are pretty big and portions as well.The inside of the restaurant is equiped with old mexican wooden chairs, tables, etc...So the moment you step in you feel like in Mexico.Service is great and people are really kind. Mixed grill

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Noordwijk aan Zee Nightlife

  • Nice dancing!

    I recently was here when i was on my holiday with some friends.We had a great night in here. The most people inside were very nice and the bartenders were very kind to us. When u go to Noordwijk u really need to see this club, u can find it on the street called de Grent. (that's the street where every bar in Noordwijk is)Say hi for us! I think you...

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  • Dancing Bar

    Little place in the main road.Really packed up during Friday and Sathurday night.The average of the age inside is young, let's say from 18 to 23.Music is mostly techno at a high volume level.Anyway nice place where you can have fun and have a drink. Casual

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  • Some laughs in Babbelaar

    Babbelaar is small and cousy bar, or pub, in the town centre.When I went to this bar with my girlfriend, the athmosphere was totally great and all the people in the bar were nice.The place is mostly for sitting, chatting and drinking. Not much room for dancing. It's a nice place, if you want to have some laughs and meet the local people.It's easy...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris to Callantsoog by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • From Schiphol to Noordwijk aan Zee

    Noordwijk aan Zee can be found about an hour from Amsterdam and The Hague. From Schiphol you can follow the A4 motorway to the direction of The Hague. At the junction after the bridge restaurant and the petrol station, head towards Leiden West/ Den Haag Centrum on the A44 On the A44 take the exit Noordwijk/ Voorhout/ Oegstgeest Noord. To get from...

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  • By buss to Noordwijk

    If you don't own a car or a bicycle propably the best (and only) way to get to Noordwijk is by bus. (Ok, you can take a taxi, but...)You may first take the train to Leiden (Centraal), which is approximately 12...15 km from Noordwijk. From there you can get to Noodwijk by buss number 40 or 42, which takes about 20...30 minutes. 40 and 42 have...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Shopping

  • An ideal place to shop

    Noordwijk is a true shopper's paradise. It's no wonder really, as the shopping centre in the Hoofdstraat practically runs all the way to the sea. It is an ideal place, the shops range from flower stall to the HEMA, from the baker to Blokker.Most shops in Noordwijk are open from Tuesday to Friday between 09:00 – 6:00 pm, and shut at 5:00 pm on...

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  • Finest patissier in The Netherlands

    Huize van Wely counts as the finest patissier (baker) and chocolatier in The Netherlands.Situated in a bland shopping street, it stands out with its mouthwatering window display.You can even order online! Chocolates, cakes (for special occassions), ice cream and icecream cakes.I took some pictures from the Huize van Wely website, threw them...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Local Customs

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to the Netherlands with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There...

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  • Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home!...

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Callantsoog (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Warnings and Dangers

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Callantsoog area due to the fact the...

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  • Bikes on the street

    In Holland roads bikes have the right on everybody and everything, usually they run on dedicated places at the side of roads, but it can happen that you find them on normal roads, specially in city center, so pay attention and watch carefully.

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Noordwijk aan Zee Tourist Traps

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    by ealgisi Written Apr 13, 2008

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    Well, i heard many people talking about this place, so i decided to go and have a look.

    This place should be all about Tulips, which are an icon in Holland.
    I say "should" because visiting inside, there's really rare trace of tulips, yes, they menthion few things, but no flowers around.

    I even expected to be allowed to buy some bulbs to bring back home, but no way.
    So in general i came out pretty disappointed.

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Noordwijk aan Zee What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Updated Jan 27, 2014

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of DS cards!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

    Here we go ...
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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Noordwijk aan Zee Off The Beaten Path

  • Noordwijkerhout - Hart van de...

    After the first world war many poorly-fed hungarian children, among them also my father, were invited by dutch families. He spent several years at a warm-hearted family on a farm near Groningen. When he returned, told unforgettable fairy tales from the country of tulip fields, the windmills, the fishing boats, the clogs and from the wonderful milk,...

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  • The gardens of Keukenhof

    In spring you have to visit the popular Dutch attraction, the tulip fields Keukenhof located just about 20 km from Noordwijk near Lisse. In a huge park under the trees you can admire the world’s largest flower exhibition with its millions of blossoming tulips, narcissi, hyacinth and many other plants since 1949. It is recomended to arrive in the...

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  • Flowers fields

    Holland is the capital of flowers, specially Tulips.Going outside of the city, you can really enjoy the dozen of fields covered wth fantastic flowers.something impressive is that even when outside is kind of cold, those flowers are still shining giving the place a special shape, like trying to warm it out.

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Noordwijk aan Zee Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Our main hike in detail.

    Most people try to rush Noordwijk aan Zee on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Noordwijk aan Zee properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Keep in mind that it is more than just the beach. Before we visited Noordwijk aan Zee we saw on a city map that the...

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  • Hiking - Go by foot!

    Noordwijk aan Zee is a small village with a lot of history indeed. A place of pilgrimage Noordwijk’s history dates back to 2000BC. The compact town of Noordwijk aan Zee was founded around 1200 as a fishing village and is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Noordwijk aan Zee is the Netherlands, and yet it is a culture unto...

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  • Hiking - Kind of straight forward.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of the old and ancient's towns principal pleasures. How different is this in a sea sight resort like Noordwijk aan Zee. This little village does not have streets that wind and wander with no discernible order or object. It is kind of a straight on forward, but...

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Noordwijk aan Zee Favorites

  • Unpredictable dutch weather

    Dutch weather in Summer is fairly unpredictable with an average daytime temperature of 10 (ten) to 30(thirty) C°!!!!!!The climate here is maritime with a lot of wind and rain. You really need a water-proof jacket, since the combination of rain and wind makes an umbrella impractical, except for umbrella shops. A good summer has periods of several...

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  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Parking

    Parking in the town is allowed under payment.I wasn't able to find a parking place without pay and make sure you pay it otherwise the ticket can be 50 EUR.From 9 PM to 10 AM parking on the road that goes right in front of the sea, is free.

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