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Sightseeing in Noordwijk


“Millions of blooming bulbs and fantastic shows”
The Keukenhof in Lisse is about a 20-minute drive from Noordwijk. This magnificent flower show in an historical park of 32 hectares and 15 kilometres of walking paths is a treat for all senses! From the end of March to the end of May, this is the most beautiful place of spring in the world. Here, the spring explodes in all its glory. Address: Stationsweg 166a, Lisse. Phone: 0252465555. More information: www.keukenhof.nl

Bulb flower parade of the bulb region

“The face of spring”
The most famous parade is the bulb flower parade (Bloemencorso) of the bulb region. At the end of April, 20 floats and more than 30 richly decorated special floats start off from the esplanade in Noordwijk for the 40km long route to Haarlem. No parade can match these unique colours of spring and smells that surround it. Beautiful to behold for the young and the old, with more than many hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. www.bloemencorso-bollenstreek.nl


Noordwijk in the year 1900
This monumental museum farm is the last dune-located farmstead in the Netherlands and provides a good portrait of the fishing village of Noordwijk around 1900. Besides this, there are alternating expositions. Address: Jan Kroonsplein, Noordwijk. More information.

Tower Oude Jeroenskerk

view of Noordwijk
The tower in Noordwijk-Binnen has 110 steps, is 40 metres high and the walls are a good 2 metres thick! Upstairs, you have a beautiful view of Noordwijk, the surrounding area and the North Sea. Address: Voorstraat 44, Noordwijk. More information: www.deoudedorpskern.nl.


enlightens Noordwijk
The lighthouse on the Wilhelmina esplanade near the vuurtorenplein (lighthouse square) has been vital to the image of Noordwijk since 1921 and became a listed building in 1980. It has six floors and stairs with 108 steps. The tower has a light height of over 33 metres and is made from brick and reinforced concrete. It’s not possible to climb the tower, but it’s definitely worth a look.

 Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Hotel of the Dutch football team”
In 1880, the locals of Noordwijk were dependent on the fishing industry. The then mayor Pické thought Noordwijk had more to offer than just fish. A seaside resort with style would gain a better catch. In 1883, Pické broke ground on the highest point of the dunes and the Grand hotel Huis ter Duin was opened in 1885. Members of the House of Orange and members of the Belgian Royal House have stayed at the Grand Hotel very frequently. It is also the ‘operating base’ for the Dutch football team. The players stay at the hotel for international matches.