Proud to be 'Best Beach'
In January 2017, National Geographic published a list of the 21 most perfect beach destinations on the planet. Noordwijk is mentioned as number 13 in this popular list, something of which this seaside resort is truly and enormously proud. The magazine is of the opinion that this is thanks to the fact that Noordwijk is beautifully situated between tulip fields and the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague. National Geographic also refers to the dog-friendly nature of the seaside resort: not all beaches in the world have a separate beach for dogs and special walking trails where you can go walkies with your hairy friend.
Rules for dogs in nature reserve area’s
- Dogs are welcome on a leash throughout the forest range.
- In the off-leash area on the south side of the forestry, dogs are allowed to run free all year round, including in spring and summer. This off-leash area runs from the Northgodreef to Strandslag 22.
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- Dogs are very welcome at Landgoed Nieuw Leeuwenhorst, provided they are kept on a leash.
What you need to know about dogs at the beach and in the dunes
You are very welcome in Noordwijk with your dog. But there are rules to keep the environment clean and tidy for everyone, especially around the beach. Please be sure to learn the rules.