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Noordwijk

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Noordwijk [1] is a small town in South 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.

Get in

Take a train to Leiden Centraal Station. From the bus platform at the train station take bus 40 or 44 to Noordwijk (aan Zee).

Get around

As with all small towns in Holland, a bike is by far the best way to get around.

See

  • There are a handful of older churches and houses in Noordwijk Binnen, particularly clustered around the Voorstradt and the two large churches.

Do

  • 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 drunk. These pavilions are every 500m and are disassembled in the winter.
  • Explore the dunes by bike.
  • Take a boat trip to the Kaag.

Buy

Eat

  • Binnen op Zee, Parallel Boulevard 4, +31713615620, [2]. Think twice about getting a starterdish! Big meals for a good price.
  • Vivaldi's, street by the beach. The 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. €2-3 for an ice cream.


Drink

  • Het Koffiehuis, De Grent 32. Nice small bar with lot's of different locals around! Be sure to try the Korenwolf draught beer.


Sleep

  • Flying Pig Beach Hostel, Parallel Boulevard 208, 0031713622533 (), [3]. checkin: 11:00; checkout: 11:00. from €12.50.
  • Hotel De Ossewa, Duinweg 7, (071) 361 21 39, [4]. Friendly family-run hotel. Makes a pleasant change from all the business hotels.


Contact

Get out

The attractive and historic Dutch cities of Leiden and Amstetdam are not too far away by bus and train.



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