boulevard, large beach and wide ocean, great views, flowers,
It is about 15-20 min walk to beach
A busy beach resort in summer!
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...more
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...more
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...more
We stayed at the official Youth Hostel - http://www.stayokay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Herbergen.showHomeHB&id=26&lng=2Rooms in the Youth Hostel were good and spacious - there is a bar.If you are with a Group the Youth Hostel can lay on activities for a fee - we did Scootering and on the beach we did Kite Surfing, Canoeing, White Water Rafting and -...more
For the Dutch in Noordwijk the beach is a favourite place to relax throughout the entire year. Noordwijk has one of the longest beaches of the Netherlands. Many people love to go for a walk, even on a cold and windy day.Of course you could go walking also on hot days, but when the sun is out, sunbathing is of course more popular way of spending the...more
Space Expo is the first and largest permanent space exhibition in Europe and also the visitors’ centre for the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands.The Space Train runs at weekends or during school holidays for a visit of the test facilities of satellites. Prior to the launch of almost all equipment that ESA launches is tested here.There...more
We spent a short break in September 2007 staying in the hotel's cheapest rooms (called de luxe!)....more
This beautiful ***** hotel better could be described as a wonderful, unofficial palace. A place to...more
I heard this hotel is named after some royalty of Netherlands. The rooms are tastefully furnished...more
It offers delicious fish at acceptable prices.We were many times there and we were always exemplary served. The service was perfect, meals came hot on the table, better it does not go.The meals cost from €10,- to €20,- and at lunch between 12am and 5pm (soups, sandwiches, omelett, sausage, smaller fish meals) from €3. The choice is large - fish in...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
Luggage and bags:
* Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
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,...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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,...more