NoordwijkSouth Holland. Noordwijk divides into two parts, Noordwijk aan Zee (the old fishing settlement, and now more touristy and with good shopping) on the dunes, and Noordwijk Binnen (the older, historic village) slightly further in land.
By carComing from Amsterdam or Schiphol, take the A4 heading for Leiden, but turn onto the A44 after exit 4 (Nieuw-Vennep). Stay on the A44 for a while and then use exit 3 (Noordwijkerhout) to leave the A44 and join the N208. You will find yourself next to Sassenheim at this point. Keep going straight on the two roundabouts that you will come across. Confusingly, by going straight on the last one, you join the N443 instead of staying on the N208. Following the N443 brings you to Noordwijkerhout. For Noordwijk, turn onto the N206 going southwest, and leave the same road at the next exit, turning right will then bring you into Noordwijk.
By public transitNoordwijk itself does not have a train station. The station is . From here, bus 385 runs to Noordwijk. Alternatively, you could go to instead and take bus 21 to Noordwijk or bus 57 to Noordwijkerhout from there. Leiden has the advantage of being better connected to other railway stations throughout the country.
As with all small towns in Holland, a bike is by far the best way to get around.
phone: +31 713 619 773address: Bosweg 15, Noordwijk aan ZeeMuseum about the Engelandvaarders, people fleeing the Netherlands during Nazi occupation (1940-1945) trying to cross the North Sea to reach England.
phone: +31 713 615 785address: Bosweg, Noordwijk aan Zee
phone: +31 713 646 489address: Kemperlaan 3, NoordwijkVarious showcases of space flight technology, also serves as an ESA visitors' center.
- There are a handful of older churches and houses in Noordwijk Binnen, particularly clustered around the Voorstraat and the two large churches.
- Go to the beach, one of the best in this part of Holland. Make sure you take time to head into one of the beach pavilions at the end of the day and grab a drink. These pavilions are every 500m and are disassembled in the winter.
- Explore the dunes by bike.
- Take a boat trip to the Kaag.
Noordwijk, especially Noordwijk aan Zee is focused very much towards tourists. Along the beach, you will find a pavilion roughly every 500 metres. Most of them get dismantled for the fall and winter.
phone: +31 713615620address: Parallel Boulevard 4Think twice about getting a starterdish! Big meals for a good price.
Vivaldi'saddress: street by the beachThe best ice cream in town. So good that locals even c ome here after dinner at home. Buy an ice cream, sit on one of the benches outside and watch the good and great come past. Had a very large selection of flavours.
Het Koffiehuisaddress: De Grent 32Nice small bar with lot's of different locals around! Be sure to try the Korenwolf draught beer.
Noordwijk has a massive amount of hotels, ten of which are listed here, but the offer is larger than what is shown below.
phone: +31 713622533address: Parallel Boulevard 208
phone: +31 713 612 919address: Parallel Boulevard 206
phone: +31 713 612 139address: Duinweg 7
phone: +31 713 616 796address: Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard 8
phone: +31 713 612 253address: Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard 4
phone: +31 713 690 100address: Koningin Astrid Boulevard 23
phone: +31 713 612 723address: Quarles van Uffordstraat 103
phone: +31 713 676 877address: Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard 31
phone: +31 718 009 988address: Koningin Astrid Boulevard 46
phone: +31 713 619 220address: Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout border several similar cities and towns, such as the seaside towns of Zandvoort and Katwijk. Other bordering places of interest are Lisse, famous for the Keukenhof tulip fields, and Oegstgeest. Larger cities nearby are The Hague and Leiden to the south and Haarlem to the north.