"Egmond aan Zee" Egmond aan Zee by ronaldbarr

Egmond aan Zee Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 20 photos

Egmond's Lighthouse

Noord Holland in November may not be everyone's idea of a holiday destination but it is worth the trip. The beach is quite spectacular for long walks. Back in the tidy little town of Egmond aan Zee you will find many warm cafes and welcoming local people. I suspect that tourists in droves invade this place in summer but that leaves it fully available for the interested traveller in winter time.

Egmond aan zee in Winter

The morning after a huge storm the shore at Egmond was left with a foaming sea, a narrow battered beach and a canopy of cloud promising further change. The exceptionally high tide combined with the onshore wind transformed the beach profile overnight. I never saw such briney foam anywhere!

South Beach Egmond aan Zee

The dunes at Egmond are protected as unique areas of special scientific interest. Walking in the dunes is limited to specifically managed zones.
This vulnerable area has an awesome impact. The sheer scale of the beaches and dunes is unimaginable and must be seen to be believed. Well worth a long visit.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sand, sea, cafes and restaurants, friendly locals
  • Cons:Windy and when its wet, it's really wet!
  • In a nutshell:Go out of season - it's a bracing wake-up for the senses!
  • Last visit to Egmond aan Zee: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 4, 2004
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  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2005 at 2:36 PM

    Such spectacular lighting in your photos - you took these pictures at just the right moment : )

  • dutch_anna's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2005 at 10:28 AM

    Wonderful photos!

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 11:15 PM

    These are great pictures... We hope you are well and having a good week! J and D.....

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 2:50 PM

    Ronald, thank you very much for sharing such beautiful places with us!

  • Apr 16, 2005 at 1:27 AM

    very nice pictures !

  • Apr 14, 2005 at 10:46 PM

    NL is a unique spot! Very Nice to remember:):):):):) Thank you for photos too:):):):)memories keep us alive:):)

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 12:07 AM

    Your pictures are good too.

  • Madschick's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2005 at 10:35 AM

    Hello Ronald! Thanks for dropping by my fleamarket pages - I enjoyed your pictures of Egmond aan Zee - we were there two years ago and relly liked it, too!

  • vdoortje's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 2:41 PM

    Spectacular pictures!!!! Holland at its best! Cold but exciting! Sometimes..... Will you allow me to steal some pictures of you????

  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2005 at 6:12 AM

    as a child i went to Egmond aan Zee nice to see some pics about this place:-)

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