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Noordwijk aan Zee Travel Guide: 83 reviews and 228 photos

Number Three

As far as I know this little seaside resort used to be a small village named Noordwijk where there is nothing to do. Sorry Madame Noordwijk for that conclusion! Apologize for that!

For now I do know Noordwijk already existed 2000 years BC (!!!) and the first citizens, probably fishermen, lived there around 1200 AD. It was written down as "Norwige, Northeke, Norwik", and some other simular names. And around 1860 Noordwijk became a seaside resort for the rich and famous who specially came for the medical sea-water of the North Sea ... just like in Scheveningen near The Hague.

Noordwijk turned into number three seaside resort and got famous for its flowers all around, named the Bollenstreek (Area for Flower). My elder pictures of Noordwijk I lost, and returned on a very cloudy day with a beautiful, dramatic, really Dutch grey background ... I promise to place some sunny photographs soon, ok?

Thanks anyway for visiting

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:boulevard, large beach and wide ocean, great views, flowers,
  • Cons:small town talks by snobby and funny ladies
  • In a nutshell:small seaside resort - great holiday stay
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2007
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  • SangAji's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    i was in noordwijk back during spring 85, lots of beautiful tulips...

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2007 at 8:01 AM

    Just walked to Noordwijk from Katwijk and back on a grey day like on your photo.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2007 at 9:49 AM

    Roy, nice church and beaches. Oh I remember the clouds and the storm in NL... kind of scary too. :-)

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