Out and about with the kids

Noordwijk is a popular travel destination in the Netherlands for the whole family. Not only because of the beautiful and child-friendly beach, but also because of the countless adventures that you can experience here. From the climbing forest and dwarf village path to various natural playgrounds and much more. Discover the best places and activities for an unforgettable day in Noordwijk with the children.

Life is a playground!

There are so many places in Noordwijk for children to have fun. Alongside great activities for the kids, there are so many playgrounds and play areas where both the little children and not-so-little ones can have a fantastic time. There are all sorts of beach clubs with a playground, including the large playground at De Zeemeeuw, or go to the crazy dune playground, Speeltuin Speelzandt, at the Nederzandt beach resort. You can play outdoors in Zilk at the Speeltuin de Duinrand playground, or for an adventurous water playground head to De Speelakker in Noordwijkerhout.

Enjoying the fresh air...

When you want to be out and about for some fresh air, Noordwijk is definitely the place to be for all kinds of fun outdoor activities with the kids. When you feel like a wonderful walk, grab a breath of fresh air on the beach or in the dunes, where you’ll discover a host of challenging walks for children, like the Duinkabouterpad (the dune gnomes path). The forest also has great walking routes and treasure hunts for children. Check out the Diary of Events for the best children’s activities organised in Noordwijk.

Go on a quest for the dwarf village

Go on a quest for the dwarf village hidden in the Waterleidingduinen. There is no specific children's walk to the dwarf forest, but the search makes it all the more fun. The dwarf village is about a 1.2 kilometer walk from the main entrance (Joppeweg 1, De Zilk).

Follow the paved walking path. As soon as you cross the water you are close to the gnomes. After about three hundred meters you take the dirt path into the dunes. Keep an eye out for red pointed hats.

Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.

Animals & Nature

Animals hold an enormous attraction for children. Let them cuddle and play with animals at the petting zoo! And there’s also plenty to do at the petting zoo. Discover all the animals at De Dierenhoeve in Noordwijkerhout or at ‘t Schaapsherdertje. And take a walk around the Nieuw Leeuwenhorst Estate where the kids can romp around in the climbing forest. Just be sure to bring dry clothes!

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Healthy and fun dining out with children

Delicious, healthy and fun for breakfast or lunch, there are so many venues in Noordwijk where kids can eat well while also enjoying themselves before, during or after the meal. Child-friendly restaurants like the Pannenkoekenboerderij Langs Berg en Dal ‘pancake farm’ have an indoor playroom and even a children’s cinema, and Eeterij de Beleving has both an indoor and an outdoor playground and is fully equipped for delicious dining. The beachclubs and restaurants along the boulevard also often have special children’s menus.

For a rainy day

If you’ve ever dreamt of being an astronaut for a day, check out the child-friendly Space Expo. If you simply want to use up your energy, go jumping at the indoor fun park Jumpin Noordwijk or the indoor playground, KidsZoo.