Popular Accommodations in Katwijk
Highlights in Katwijk
- Five kilometres of sandy beach
- Cycle paths
- Space Expo in Noordwijk
- Tulip fields
Most popular in Katwijk
Vacation rentals in Katwijk
Holidays on the Dutch North Sea coast can be experienced in the seaside resort of Katwijk. Almost all vacation rentals and apartments are located in the immediate vicinity of the white sandy beach. On average, a vacation rental in Katwijk is only 250m from the water. Only 6km to the north is Noordwijk, where you will find further accommodation directly on the beach.Accommodation near the city
A little further away from the beach you will find more holiday apartments and holiday homes. These are located closer to city centres, so it is a stone's throw to shopping, restaurants and attractions. Alternatively, you can plunge directly into the hustle and bustle of the city and move into a holiday apartment in the university town of Leiden.
Holidays in Katwijk
Location and orientation
Katwijk is located in the southern part of the Netherlands, directly on the North Sea coast. Just 5km separate the seaside resort from the larger city of Leiden and it is only 30km to the capital Amsterdam. Both locals and tourists are attracted by the long sandy beach, which has its charms both in the summer months and in winter.By car
Despite the fact that Katwijk is a larger city and is located in a densely populated area, it has no railway connection. For holidaymakers, this means either using their own car or having a shuttle service take them from Amsterdam Airport to Katwijk.
Travelers and Activities
Water nixies and sailors get their money's worth in Katwijk. The seaside resort with its 5km long sandy beach is the ideal place to experience a relaxing bathing holiday. Building sandcastles, beach volleyball and swimming are on the program in beautiful weather. The infinitely long cycle paths provide variety. Even in winter Katwijk loses nothing of its attractiveness. Lonely walks on the beach or through the dunes will quickly make you forget your everyday life. The promenade is open all year round.Flower fields in spring
If you start your journey in spring, you will have the pleasure of taking a look at the endless flower fields in the hinterland of Katwijk. These are best explored by bike. From tulips to daffodils to hyacinths, a sea shines in every imaginable colour. If you take a 20-minute drive, you will reach the Keukenhof, the oldest flower garden in the world. In the period between March and May you will experience a floral splendour that you have never seen before.A paradise for lovers of Impressionism
Around 1900, the site was considered a centre for impressionist artists. Countless landscape paintings, which attained world fame, come from here. Numerous artists have lived and worked in Katwijk at times. For all connoisseurs and lovers of this art direction this place becomes a pilgrimage place.
26 percent of the Dutch live below sea level!
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Only five kilometres separate Katwijk from the city of Leiden. With its countless sights, it provides a cultural highlight and a change from beach life. Explore the beauties of the city on a trip along the canals lined with patrician houses. St. Petrie's Church, the construction of which began in 1120, is one of the city's landmarks. Another Gothic church, the Hooglandse Kerk, towers above many of the surrounding buildings and appears indescribably imposing. In addition, Leiden has many museums, shopping malls and restaurants that round off the day perfectly.Pancake Restaurant
You will find this in the popular forest area of de Pan van Persijn. A paradise for children, where they can let off steam to their heart's content. You can reach it comfortably by bicycle. Cycling south from the boulevard through the dunes of Meijendel.Amsterdam
As Amsterdam is only a good 30km away, this metropolis is definitely a must have for the holiday in Katwijk. Discover the dazzling metropolis that has so much more to offer than canals and museums.