Every day is a beach day in Noordwijk aan Zee! Even during the coldest winter season when temperatures fluctuate below and above zero degrees Celsius.Earlier this week I spent 4 days in Noordwijk aan Zee, a small beach town on the dunes by the Atlantic Ocean, in the province of South Holland some 50 km southwest of Amsterdam.I was told that back in the days Noordwijk aan Zee used to be a fishing settlement but today it is more touristy and popular in the summertime with Dutch and German holidaymakers. That really does not surprise me at all as the beach is absolutely gorgeous. 14 km of fine sand right by the Atlantic Ocean!I was in Noordwijk aan Zee on business so I did not really have much time at all to explore the village but I did escape our conference venue a couple of times to take in some fresh sea air at the beach.
Even if the location was right by the Atlantic Ocean it was not too windy to go for a walk on the beach and collect seashells. My absolute favourite thing to do at the beach! Despite gloomy weather there were actually quite a lot of people walking their dog, flying kites, jogging and doing horse back riding.I cannot even properly describe how beautiful the place was, and my photos do not really do any justice. It was overcast with occasional showers during all four days I spent in Noordwijk aan Zee, but I am sure that when the sun comes out with blue skies, the vistas over the ocean must be spectacular.
Noordwijk aan Zee is definitely a place where I will return some day to enjoy beach life and sunny days. I was totally blown away by its beauty, as I did not know that such long and attractive beaches exist in the Netherlands!