The North Sea Coast of the Netherlands is a most beautiful area for recreation by the sea, with sandy beaches and a green landscape alike, with wide sand dunes between them. This landscape is rather unlike any other one in the country, the dunes protect the land behind them, that is many times lower than the sea level. A holiday on the North Sea Coast will be thus one to set you in a most relaxing and also beautiful scenery, check it out for yourself:
When it comes to history by the North Sea, the first thing that one thinks of is the great flood of 1953, and as a result of this, at the famous Delta Works and their unique engineering. So you can imagine, if it wouldn't be for the dikes at the North Sea, about two thirds of the country would be periodically flooded... not good at all. The North Sea Coast is dotted with numerous resorts and towns, with various attractions of all sorts. In Huisduinen for example you will find the tallest lighthouse in Europe, called the “Tall Jaap”. The even better thing is that you can climb up this lighthouse and get a most breathtaking view of the Donkere Duinen nature reserve. Popular beach resorts such as Katwijk, Noordwijk, Zandvoort, Hoek van Holland, Egmond aan Zee and others are great for spending time by the sea, with a holiday home on the North Sea Coast.
A holiday at the North Sea Coast is a holiday that will enchant all your senses, the culture portrayed in the coastal towns and resorts, on the islands, is just unique. Scheveningen for example is the most popular beach resort in the country, it has a pier that juts out 984 feet into the sea, with a magnificent viewing point at the end of it. In Zeeland, you can visit the longest work of art on the Old Continent, along the De Wielingen promenade, in Cadzand. Visit the beautiful Keukenhof in spring in South Holland, the historic cities of Leiden and Delft, discover Amsterdam, Haarlem in North Holland, enjoy the sea dunes of Zeeland, as well as the Wadden Islands to your choice from a last minute holiday villa on the North Sea Coast.
A holiday among nature on the North Sea Coast is a holiday by the beach mostly, or at least for most people. And that is more than ok, as there are such beautiful resorts and such beautiful beaches here, islands to explore and coastal towns offering great cuisine, that you simply cannot go wrong with deciding to spend for example a summer holiday on the North Sea Coast. There are of course also the sand dunes, that offer fantastic opportunities for long walks and even cycling or horse riding by the sea, and the inland hosts great cities that you can visit, with beautiful canal systems. Mostly a flat land, the Netherlands will totally surprise you with this region of the North Sea Coast, from the warm waters to the great Delta Works, from the nature parks to the De Grevelingen estuary, the largest one in Europe.
The saunas in the Netherlands come with a history of centuries actually, and yes, though you may rent a holiday home by the sea on the North Sea Coast, and get your spoil from the water and the beach, you must admit that a bit of pampering on the side is never a bad idea. To this effect, you can opt for various saunas and wellness centers to set "a chill mood" for you even if just for a day or so. Amadore Welness in Zeeland, or maybe the Beau Rivage on Texel island, Azzuro Noordwijk and so on, are all great options.
When you say a holiday on the North Sea Coast, you basically say water sports: swimming, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, wake boarding, pretty much all you can think of in matters of enjoying the water is to be found here. Besides, the Netherlands is also a kind of a "two-wheel" country, meaning that cycling here is always an option, and the fact that you are by the sea can only make this experience even better. There is an international cycling route of 6000 km called the North Sea Cycle Route. Cycle to the Scheveningen seaside resort in South Holland and go sightseeing from there, the numerous museums, monuments and cultural venues in the area are immensely interesting.
Take your family to the Dutch Sea... it may sound different... because it is. No one would quite expect for a holiday on the North Sea Coast to be setting them in such of an “other type of landscape”. The little ones will love the beach in resorts such as Bloemendaal, Vlissingen, Renesse, Ouddorp and many others. Near Amsterdam, the seaside resort of Zandvoort much versatile. A family holiday on the North Sea Coast can thus offer you here a most ideal mix of visiting the city of Amsterdam with its infinite attractions, (the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Flower Market, etc.) and spending time by the sea. The examples that can portray family fun in the Netherlands are numerous, varied and wonderful. What will define your family experience on the North Sea Coast this year?
Dining on the North Sea Coast is a rather sublime experience... fresh fish, seafood, local and international specialties, they look fabulous on a plate and they feel even better in your stomach. The reality is that as they say, “love goes through the stomach”, once you taste the food of the North Sea Coast, your love for this region will undoubtedly stand by this statement. Discover the flavor of Zeeland oysters, the lobster, the herring on the North Sea Coast and the inland cities. The famous Dutch pastry, the stroopwafel, is also found in this area, as well as the famed licorice called Drop. A complex gastronomy is key to a successful vacation, and the North Sea Coast definitely knows that to be true.
On the North Sea Coast there are beaches that allow dogs, such as the one at Noordwijk, a town that is situated between the flower fields, also known as the "flower seaside resort". There are of course other beaches that allow dogs, certain rules must be respected though overall in order to keep the stretches of sand clean. A holiday with your pet on the North Sea Coast can be a real treat for both your buddy and yourself, spending time at the beach, among the beautiful nature here, enjoying the sea breeze and the many terraces that allow you to relax while enjoying their services is something you will wish to experience again.Points of interest, a “must see” list on the North Sea Coast:
A holiday at the North Sea Coast of the Netherlands is not even something to just wish for... it's something that you need. You need to see the marvelous Dutch engineering, you need to feel the sea breeze and the sand under your feet, you need to simply let go of everything and enjoy the silence every now and then.
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