What to do and see in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands: The Best Places and Tips

January 10, 2018 Alice Mieles

Noordwijkerhout ([ˌnoːrtʋɛi̯kərˈɦʌu̯t] ( listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 23.42 km (9.04 sq mi) of which 0.81 km (0.31 sq mi) is water and had a population of 16,491 in 2017. The town is in the bulb growing region (the Duin- en Bollenstreek) of the Netherlands, famed for its tulips.
Restaurants in Noordwijkerhout

Stationsweg 166, 2161 AM Lisse, The Netherlands +31 252 465 555
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Keukenhof

Keukenhof? That’s the place to see spring blossom. The park is unique, world famous, and has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for sixty years now. Haven’t seen Keukenhof? Then you haven’t seen the Netherlands. You won’t find such an abundance of colours and fragrances anywhere else. More than seven million flowers form a glorious decor for the most beautiful photos. Come to Keukenhof and enjoy the ultimate spring feeling, the wonderful works of art, the surprising insipration Gardens and the many flower shows.

Reviewed By meinirann - Carmarthen, United Kingdom

I visited Keukenhof Gardens 5 days ago. If you're thinking of coming now, don't - wait 3 or 4 weeks. The tulips aren't in full bloom yet, mainly due to the harsh winter weather experienced here and the rest of the world in recent weeks. It's still a nice visit, but it will be so much prettier later on this month when the tulips are all out. It was mainly daffodils that were in bloom here, as well as a few other small spring flowers. Definitely not the carpet of colours I was expecting. A little disappointing, but as I said, still a nice visit. Very relaxing as it wasn't overrun with tourists. There were still plenty of visitors, but it certainly wasn't crowded. It was nice. The main flower displays were in the pavillions - that's were all the tulips are, however it doesn't look as nice as tulips growing outside in their natural environment. My favourite part was the orchid displays in one of the pavillions - simply stunning. Beautiful flowers in an array of colours. My second favourite part was the windmill, which visitors were welcome to go up. There were river boat cruises departing by the windmill, and on a dry, sunny day, that would have been absolutely lovely, but it was a miserable, rainy day when we went, so I decided to give it a miss. Plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants are available for you to buy your souvenirs and grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee. Beware of the coffee here though - so strong! And where we went, they didn't even have milk for my Americano - only creamer! A lovely attraction, a lovely day out, but please make sure the tulips are in full bloom before you visit if at all possible.

2. het strand van Noordwijk aan Zee

koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard, 2202 PA Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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het strand van Noordwijk aan Zee

Reviewed By Dennis E

Very nice relaxed beach. Parking can be a bit of a problem on busy days. Nice beach bars/clubs with good food.

3. Rent-a-Bike van Dam

Havenstraat 22, 2211 EH Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands +31 6 12089858
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Rent-a-Bike van Dam

Reviewed By sam c - London, United Kingdom

Had a fantastic day again cycling through the bulb fields and lunch at cosmo and co by the lake ,before cycling to the dunes and seafront.
The guys here are great,friendly,and really helpful. My granddaughter had a fantastic time the guys adjusted the bike for her before we started and popped on a basket for her which she loved. They went through the route we could take even though they must have done this a million times they didn't mind and all with a smile. Fantastic service Thank you

4. De Tulperij

Oude Herenweg 16B, 2215 RZ Voorhout, The Netherlands
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De Tulperij

Tulipfarm. The Tulperij was originally a greenhouse. Tourcompany. tour bulbgrower/tulipgrower. You can make pictures on the tulipfields. You can drink inside the greenhouse coffee/tea. And a movie from bulb till flower.Open from half March till half May.

Reviewed By Anne C - The Netherlands

We recently cycled the tulip fields and stopped in for a drink and a bite to eat. Absolutely stunning place with amazing staff and surrounded by beautiful tulips..Thank so much! Kind regards Daan and Anja

5. Los Canales de Leiden

Kagerdreef 18, 2172 HK Sassenheim, The Netherlands 0058999689757
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Los Canales de Leiden

Reviewed By Dirk H - Antwerp, Belgium

We waren van plan om verschillende dorpen/ steden te bezoeken in nederland maar leiden zat daar eerst niet bij. Toen een collega zij dat we ook eens naar leiden moesten afzakken hebben we dat ook gedaan en.... dit was een bezoekje meer dan waard. Zeer gezellig stadje met leuke kanalen, winkelstraten en toffe bezienswaardigheden. We hebben van ons bezoek aan leiden op en top genoten..!!! Conclusie; aanrader...!!!

Bezoekadres | Stationionsweg 166 A, Lisse, The Netherlands +31 252 465 555
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Keukenhof Gardens

Reviewed By Giorgio P - Ostuni, Italy

When you read about Keukenhof you think about a park full of flowers where the colors are everywhere.Well, in March precisely 26/03/2018 we found a green park with some flower just opened, but fondamentally a green park... I paid a ticket to see the green fields

7. Kitesurfschoolnoordwijk

Cicero 25, 2211 ZS Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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Kitesurfschoolnoordwijk

Kitesurfen is een fantastisch en spectaculaire watersport die de afgelopen jaren erg populair is geworden. Ondanks dat kitesurfen er lastig uitziet is het met de juiste begeleiding voor zowel voor jong als oud eenvoudig en snel te leren. Gemiddeld hebben cursisten 3 kitesurflessen nodig voordat ze zelfstandig verder kunnen. Zodra je eenmaal je eerste meters op het board hebt gestaan en de vrijheid

Reviewed By Michael L

My friend and I went here for a our first kitesurfing lessons. The pace was tailor made and although my friend and I were at different skill levels, the instructor managed to let both of us learn at our own pace. The equipment was good and it felt like a safe learnings environment. We didn't do anything that we couldn't handle.

8. Space Expo

Keplerlaan 3, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands +31 71 364 6446
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Space Expo

Reviewed By LadyMothwing - Bremen

Rain or shine, I'd always recommend this experience and not only because I'm obsessed with space travel. While some of the installations are a bit tired, they are still fun. Especially the model of ESA's module on the ISS is fun, and the asteroid never fails to blow my mind.

9. The Ruins Of Teylingen

Teylingerlaan 15a, 2215 RT Voorhout, The Netherlands +31 252 211 597
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The Ruins Of Teylingen

Reviewed By TheCedarJournal - The Netherlands

This old castle ruin is tucked in the outskirts of Sassenheim on the way to Voorhout. Don't blink or you will miss it. Only open from 1400 -1700 Friday-Sunday it was hard to ever get to this location when it was open.
It over looks the fields and gives a history in Dutch (you can also ask for an English guide brochure). 3 Euros and you can walk around the location and climb about 40 stairs to what was part of the old tower. Not in the best of condition as time has taken its toll on this structure but it can give you an idea what it must have been like in this area in and around the year 1200.
It was the home of Countess Jacoba van Bieren (1400's) who owned as great deal of land in the area part of what is now the Keukenhof Gardens.
If you are into Castles and old history this is a good place to visit. Added bonus was a tulip self pick garden right next door. 5 Euros for 25 tulips....tulips and Castles perfect combination!

10. Keukenhof Castle

Keukenhof 1, 2161 AN Lisse, The Netherlands +31 88 888 2662
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Keukenhof Castle

Reviewed By hermanschotanus - Lisse, The Netherlands

This estate opposite the famous flowershow is a gem in its own right. The former owner, earl Van Lynden, donated this property to a foundation Landgoed The Keukenhof, in 2006. The house and the surrounding park is completely restored and very interesting to visit. The park is open to the public and a tour can be organized in advance. No surprise this location is favoured for weddings and joyful feasts!

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