Experience the surroundings
Noordwijk aan Zee has several beaches. The beaches on the north and south boulevard are right in front of the beach resort. In general, the north boulevard is more crowded and touristy than the south boulevard.
There are beautiful beach clubs on both boulevards where you can rent luxurious sunbeds and windbreaks. And of course you can go for a lunch or a delicious dinner on the beach. Both boulevards can be reached on foot from the villa, the south boulevard in 10 minutes and the north boulevard in 20-30 minutes.
Reservations are necessary, especially on beautiful beach days. On the south boulevard you will find the beach clubs Bries, De Branding (in winter this is Winter Lodge), Breakers Beach House (Huis ter duin) and if you want to bring your dog go to Bubbels beach (formerly Take Two). On the north boulevard you can go to Alexander Beach Club, De Zeemeeuw and Beachclub-O. A large number of beach clubs now remain on the beach in winter.
The beach "De Duindamseslag" is a quiet family beach and is about 5 km from Noordwijk. It is only accessible via a long paved bike and walking path (700m) through the dunes. You can park your car in the parking lot along the dune road. In the summer there is a beach pavilion for refreshments and there are toilets.
Do you really want a quiet beach day then it is recommended to cycle through the dunes of Noordwijk to Zandvoort by bicycle. On the way you will encounter a number of beach entrances. Take your picnic basket because there are no pavilions and toilets here, but you can enjoy a large empty beach!
For people with mobility problems there are beach wheelchairs. The beach wheelchairs are available free of charge throughout the year. These have soft, wide pneumatic tires and are resistant to sea water. From April to September, these beach wheelchairs can be reserved via the beach pavilions Bubbles, De Koele Kosta and Alexander Beachclub.
Hiken & Biken
Our beautiful landscape with vast woodland, the rugged dunes, not to mention the wonderfully fragrant bulb fields in the spring, makes Noordwijk extremely suitable for beautiful cycling and walking tours.
Bicycle rental Rent-a-Bike van Dam in Noordwijkerhout rents various bicycles including electric bicycles and delivery bikes and delivers these to the villa after making an appointment.
On this link you can download various walking and cycling routes.
You can fully enjoy peace and space in the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. It is exclusively intended for hikers and you can also enjoy strolling outside the paths. Chances are you will encounter a group of fallow deer! The dune area is no less than 3400 ha, which is about 5 km wide and 10 km long, and lies between Zandvoort and Noordwijk. There are also trips organized by horse and cart through this area. During the ride the guide will talk about both the origin and the future of the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. At café "De Doofpot" in the village "De Zilk" you can book a ride with horse and cart through the Waterleidingduinen, very nice to do with the children!
On the scooter, Solex or Segway
Another way to explore the area or to go to the beach is by scooter or Solex. You can rent scooters at Vespa rental Noordwijk. A Solex you can rent at Solex rental bollenstreek. Or experience the fun of driving on a Segway through the dune area.
Rent a boat
Discovering the Netherlands from the water is a unique Dutch experience! At Marina Rijnsburg you can rent several sloops from 4 to 14 people. Very pleasant is a trip to and through the center of Leiden, or a day sailing over the Kagerplassen, where you can also take a nice cool dive!
Discover the most beautiful places of the Green Heart in South Holland with Bob! This experienced skipper knows the surroundings of the Kagerplassen, the Braassemermeer, Leiden and the Westeinderplassen like no other and gives you an unforgettable day on a tour boat. Ideal for family celebrations and a day out with friends!
Wining & dining
Noordwijk is known for its large amount of cozy culinary hotspots. Eating out with a sea view is now possible all year round. in one of the many beach pavilions. The boulevard has a variety of cafes and restaurants with an extensive and varied selection. Take a look at this link for an overview of all restaurants.
At 5 minutes walking distance, in the old village center of Noordwijk-Binnen, you can eat delicious food at restaurant Onder de Linde. Or enjoy a "day snack" at the Cafe Thomas tasting room. Our favorites in Noordwijk aan Zee are Vesper restaurant, De Branding / Lodge, Bries, La Tour restaurant, Breakers Beachhouse, Copper and Thai cuisine Yan.
Sea, beach, sauna, spa and beauty: an ideal combination for a wonderfully relaxed weekend. Make an appointment at Azzuro Wellness for sauna and various beauty treatments.
Sport en golf
There are various golf clubs in and around Noordwijk. The Noordwijkse Golfclub has one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Netherlands. The course has been awarded second place on the European ranking list. Only a few minutes away from Noordwijk is the Tespelduyn golf course where you can also enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner even if you don’t play golf yourself. And just outside Noordwijk you can find Golfcentrum Noordwijk.
Leiden, Amsterdam, Haarlem or Den Haag are just half an hour away from Noordwijk. Leiden, the museum city of the Netherlands is close at hand. The old city centre is picturesque and full of atmosphere.
And if only for the cheese you really should go to Gouda. Except for that the city has a picturesque city center and a fairytale looking old City Hall.
Amusement parks and day trips
Looking for a theme park or a fun attraction for the kids and family in the surroundings of Noordwijk? There is certainly enough to choose from!
And there is plenty more, including Adventure Park De Rollygolf which offers 500 m2 of fun for the whole family with its trampolines and mini golf course.
And some more tips
Get ideas for company outings at Noordwijk events, visit the Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk, follow a cooking workshop at De Kookerij and of course a visit to Keukenhof in Lisse is a must! This flower bulb splendor is a stone's throw from Villa Binnenzee.
In the high season there is a weekly summer market on the main shopping street and every Sunday there is a tourist market on the Vuurtorenplein (Lighthouse square) in Noordwijk.
For an up-to-date list of all the markets in and around Noordwijk click here. On Saturday there is a market in the centres of Leiden and Haarlem. Besides vegetables, fruit, fish, flowers and clothing you can also find delicatessens from all over the region.
Each season has its special events in Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout. The sea plays a special role in almost all of these happenings. Sometimes it is as scenery, then again it can be as a source of inspiration and sometimes even as a stage for the arts. For up-to-date information check out the events calendar of Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout, or take a look at the website of Kunstklank.