Characterised by its golden sandy beach and jovial ambience, the coastal splendor of Noordwijk allures millions of visitors every year. An imitable combination of both coast and culture means visitors can either recline upon the sandy shores in a deck chair or explore the historical treasure trove of the Old Town. Invigorating and inspiring hiking routes are available for those seeking more energetic excursions, while a thriving gastronomic scene is sure to pleasure even the most discerning palates.
Undoubtedly, Noordwijk’s primary allure is the golden sands and warm climate of its beach. Spend an afternoon reclining upon the soft shores before experiencing an adrenaline fuelled water sport; surfing classes are a recommended activity due to the quality of Noordwijk’s waves.
Jump from culture to coast with a visit to the Oude Jereonskerk, a talismanic tower that resides beside a sacred church. Courageous climbers can ascend the 110 steps in order to enjoy panoramic vistas of both the city and the sea.
Submerge yourself into the mysterious depths of space and the universe at Space Expo, an interactive and immersive permanent exhibitions that transcends the boundaries of science. Experience the zero gravity feeling of the moon and a simulated rocket launch before absorbing the information about the mind-boggling mysteries of the solar system.
Boasting a prime location overlooking the beautiful beach, Brasserie La Terrasse serves internationally inspired food that makes the most of Noordwijk’s access to prime produce. The menu changes regularly according to season, but expect to sample succulent seafood and sizzling steaks accompanied by fine wine. (Kon. Astrid Boulevard 5, 2202 BK Noordwijk, Netherlands)