Destination guide

Give it a rest—Noordwijk's laid-back charm

Less than half an hour's drive from the hustle and bustle of The Hague, Noordwijk feels as though it's worlds apart. This charming town on the North Sea is known for its sprawling beachfront, walkable downtown, and a lively pub scene. Visitors flock to the city for its bounty of waterfront activities and outdoor recreation, and you can find plenty of parks, golf courses, and cycling paths throughout the area. With a Noordwijk vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Keukenhof Gardens, Museum Noordwijk, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Things to do

Noordwijk's sights—art, gardens... and a giant body

With plenty of worthwhile attractions, visitors to Noordwijk will always have something new to see. For a 1-of-a-kind experience, head to the nearby Corpus museum. Here, you can get a unique perspective on human anatomy as you walk through a giant, medically accurate replica of the human body. Or you can get face-to-face with the region's natural history at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, just a few miles away in Leiden. At the sprawling Keukenhof Gardens, you can stroll among native Dutch flora, but you'll want to plan ahead—the garden's only open during the spring months.

Activities

Talk to the sand—seaside sport in Noordwijk

With plenty of broad, sandy beaches along its 8-plus miles of coastline, Noordwijk is a popular destination for waterfront activities of all sorts. You'll find ample space for swimming and sunbathing, or you can try your hand at sailing or kitesurfing. Golf is a major draw in the area, too, and you can find a number of scenic courses in and around town; tennis courts and bike routes are also available. After a long day of fun in the sun, you can relax amid the shops and eateries along the town's beachfront promenade.

Weather

Sailor's delight—mild days in maritime Noordwijk

Like most of the Netherlands, Noordwijk has an oceanic climate, with warm summers, cold winters, and plenty of overcast days throughout the year. Average highs peak around 70 degrees in July and August, while lows during the winter months average just above freezing. Spring and fall are generally cool, crisp, and relatively wet. Since the area's beaches are a major draw, summer is the busiest season in the city. You'll find that the colder, slower winter months will be the best time of year to score low rates on Noordwijk vacation rentals.

Natural features

Goodnight dune—Noordwijk's sandy coastline

Nestled along the northwestern coast of the Netherlands, Noordwijk boasts more than 8 miles of sandy beachfront and rolling dunes along the shore of the North Sea. The city itself is fairly suburban, and it's surrounded by pine forests, gentle hillsides, and cultivated fields to the east. Your Noordwijk vacation rental will put you in the heart of the Duin- en Bollenstreek—Dutch for "Dune and Bulb Region." You'll find a number of flower farms in the area growing tulips, daffodils, dahlias, and other floricultural crops. (Plus, you'll finally get to use the word "floricultural" in conversation.)

How to get there

Traveling to and around Noordwijk

The nearest airport is in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), which is 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Municipality of Noordwijk?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Municipality of Noordwijk. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Noordwijk aan Zee: 351 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse Noordwijk: 1,597 vacation rentals
  • Museum Noordwijk: 1,587 vacation rentals
  • Streekmuseum Veldzicht Noordwijk: 1,570 vacation rentals
  • Noordwijkse Golf Club: 1,537 vacation rentals

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What are the main cities to discover in Municipality of Noordwijk?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Municipality of Noordwijk:

  • Rotterdam: 220 rentals
  • The Hague: 296 rentals
  • Katwijk aan Zee: 834 rentals
  • Alkmaar: 1,224 rentals
  • Zaandam: 1,484 rentals

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Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Municipality of Noordwijk?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Municipality of Noordwijk are:

  • Schiphol Airport (AMS): 2,503 vacation rentals
  • The Hague (HAG): 1,016 vacation rentals
  • Hoofddorp (QHZ): 2,466 vacation rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Municipality of Noordwijk?

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  • Lighthouse Noordwijk: 1,597 rentals
  • Museum Noordwijk: 1,587 rentals
  • Streekmuseum Veldzicht Noordwijk: 1,570 rentals
  • Noordwijkse Golf Club: 1,537 rentals
  • Haarlem Station: 2,938 rentals

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