Noordwijk has been recognized as a beneficial SPA town by the ESPA (European Spa’s Association) since March 2020, based on the quality of the seawater, climatologically positive features, environmental qualities and the diverse implementation of the facilities. We proudly present these benefits to you for an unforgettable visit to SPA resort Noordwijk.
“ Noordwijk lets you catch your breath ”Hippocrates
Experience the healing effect
A walk on the beach, a dip in the sea, or sleeping in the fresh sea air works wonders for your health. The analysis of scientific research has proved that Noordwijk meets the quality criteria of the European Spa’s Association (ESPA).
The salty water, the tides, the invigorating fresh air and the sunlight are all effective for better health and wellbeing, and are the main factors for acknowledgement of the SPA status for Noordwijk.
Take a deep breath, look around you, make contact with the environment and nature, and you can experience yourself how beneficial it feels to be in Noordwijk.
Enjoy and see our wonderful environment during a bike ride, or go on an adventurous hike with a guide to discover hidden plants and herbs. There are numerous ways in which you can experience the healing properties Noordwijk has to offer.
Our rich SPA history
Noordwijk has a rich history when it comes to SPA facilities. Over 150 years ago visitors came to Noordwijk to bathe in the beneficial waters of the North Sea, being pulled into the water from the beach in little curtained coaches. In the 18th and 19th century Noordwijk was the most renowned medicinal herb growing area in The Netherlands. In the “golden age” the area in which Noordwijk is situated was considered the most famous in the world for its culinary developments. Various (new) vegetable species were grown, and there was much interest in a nutritious diet. Read more about the history of Noordwijk here.
Healthiness and Energy
Noordwijk is a community where there is a lot of space for a healthy lifestyle. There is focus on a healthy way of living, exercise and sports, recreation and keeping healthy. Focus on health plays a larger role in our lives, how we can manage our lives in a way that makes us feel fit and healthy, and stay that way. All these factors come together in and around Noordwijk, where the natural sources of seawater, fresh air and environment are in abundance, and increase the beneficial effect to health. All the ingredients are at hand to participate in relaxing or challenging activities in natural surroundings, to relax on a terrace with sea view, or lying on a beach chair, enjoy a culinary dinner, visit one of the numerous SPA wellness facilities or the 4 interesting and historical village centres.
The Garden of Holland
By the seventeenth century, physicians and scientists were starting to realise the importance of a healthy diet, which led to fruit and vegetables gaining a more prominent place on our menus. A contemporary of those wise men, Frenchman Jean Nicolas Parival, mentions the ‘Tuin van Holland’, or ‘Garden of Holland’, in his travel guide, describing the good quality of the products grown in the country around Noordwijk, such as artichokes, soft fruit and asparagus.
In the coming years we will face major challenges, forcing us to reconsider our views on our agricultural sector, our landscape and our food. Now, a number of parties have come together to breathe new life into the Tuin van Holland and grow local, healthy and sustainable food that is available to everyone. After all, healthy food provides the foundations for a healthy body and a healthy mind.
The Tuin van Holland offers even more locals and visitors the chance to enjoy delicious, healthy products grown in and around Noordwijk. The ideas explored by the Tuin van Holland are explained on the website.Learn more about the Tuin van Holland
Noordwijk, a Fairtrade community
You may already know that the town may call itself a spa resort, but did you know that the Municipality of Noordwijk has another title of which we are proud? We are a Fairtrade community. It means that, in Noordwijk, you will find products that are sold for a fair price and that have been produced with care for the environment. Noordwijk wants to stimulate the sale of healthy, local and fair-trade products, an aim that is in keeping with our spa-resort status.Read more about Noordwijk, a Fairtrade community