Winter lights walk

42 minutes (3.5 km)

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See the most beautiful winter lights in Noordwijk aan Zee.

Before you start: 

The Christmas decorations can be seen throughout the day but are at their best in the afternoon and evening when they are all lit up. Part of the walk goes along the tide line, where you can enjoy the beautiful skies during sunset. After this, however, it can be very dark, bear this in mind when you start. 

Check the directions for more information about the sights and great hiking tips!

Sights on this route

Starting point: Palaceplein
2202 Noordwijk aan Zee
1

Alexander Beach Club

Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard afrit 10
2202 GR Noordwijk
Alexander Beach Club
2

Breakers Beach House

Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
2202 BK Noordwijk
Breakers Beach House
3

Beachclub C

Kon. Astrid Boulevard 104
2202 BD Noordwijk

Noordwijk Winter Wonderland

Beachclub C
4

Vesper Hotel

Koningin Astrid Boulevard 46
2202 BE Noordwijk
Vesper Hotel
5

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Kon. Astrid Boulevard 5
2202 BK Noordwijk
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
6

Alexander Hotel

Oude Zeeweg 63
2202 CJ Noordwijk
Alexander Hotel
7

Van der Valk Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel
Picképlein 8
2202 CL Noordwijk
Van der Valk Palace Hotel Van der Valk Palace
8

Villa de Duinen

Oude Zeeweg 74
2202 CE Noordwijk
Villa de Duinen
9

Café de Punt

Hoofdstraat 2
2202 GD Noordwijk
Café de Punt
10

VVV Tourist Office Noordwijk

Hoofdstraat 129
2202 EX Noordwijk
VVV Tourist Office Noordwijk
End point: Palaceplein
2202 Noordwijk aan Zee

Directions

Starting point: Palaceplein
2202 Noordwijk aan Zee

Sights on this route!

  • You start at the Palace Square and will soon encounter the atmospheric Alexander Beach Club.
  • This is followed by a refreshing walk along the rugged tide line, marvellous dunes and beautiful skies.
  • Breakers Beach House can be found on the left atop the dune. The warm glow just invites you for a drink!
  • Or walk a little further and leave the beach at beach exit 4. Make a stop at Noordwijk's winter spectacle: Noordwijk Winter Wonderland at Beachclub C. This spot is certainly worth a visit. 
  • Vesper kicks off the illuminated hotels. Vesper is the first boutique hotel on the Dutch coast. High-quality service, craftsmanship and an atmosphere of peace and relaxation are the focus here.
  • At Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, the 17-metre-high Christmas tree traditionally shines every year. The twinkling Christmas start on the roof radiates hospitality. A real photo tip!
  • The Alexander Hotel keeps the kindled Christmas spirit buzzing. The road to the entrance is framed with real pine trees!
  • Across the roundabout, you can see the Van der Valk Pallace Hotel Noordwijk wrapped up as the best Christmas present for under the tree. 

Walking tip: No objection to a detour? Then turn left at the roundabout to Villa de Duinen. This special hotel looks stunning each and every winter. 

  • Continue walking through the Dobbelmanduin district. Between 1900 and 1930, mainly villas and mansions were built here. The Noordwijk water tower was built in 1917 and designed in art deco style.
  • Café de Punt is located at the head of the shopping street. Stop by the cosy pub for a hot cup of coffee, a soft drink or taste the various special beers!
  • The Hoofdstraat in Noordwijk aan Zee is known for its various shops. Enjoy the sparkling Christmas lights and atmospheric shop fronts.

Walking tip: Stop by the VVV Noordwijk tourist office for the best Noordwijk tips and special local products. The staff will be happy to help you on your way!

End point: Palaceplein
2202 Noordwijk aan Zee