The original “beach and bulbs” destination, Noordwijk aan Zee blossomed into the floral seaside resort of Europe in the mid-19th century, when days out at the beach became a fashionable activity for the elite, and seawater and bathing were believed to have a restorative effect. The unique combination of dunes and colourful tulip fields – both part of the daily panorama at Benedict – ensures that Noordwijk continues to captivate.
Midway between The Hague and Amsterdam, Noordwijk’s beach extends as far as the eye can see in both directions. The sandy dunes are the perfect setting for long walks, reading, flying a kite or simply taking time for oneself. In contrast with the stillness of the white sand, the North Sea horizon becomes a set for spontaneous performances on windy days when sailboats abound. This is where you’ll find the most beautiful sunsets in the Netherlands.
Noordwijk is located at the heart of the Hollandse Duinen national park, a natural heritage area cherished for its diverse landscape of natural dunes and forests, flower fields and its 13 kilometres of unspoilt beaches. With a bit of luck, you’ll spot deer, foxes and seals along one of the vast hiking and cycling trails in this magical ecosystem.
If you don’t feel like venturing outside (or if the weather doesn’t want you to) you can visit our beautiful Salon in the ground floor of het Huys. Wonderfully peaceful, it’s the ideal place for great conversations over a good glass of wine or a lazy Sunday morning with the newspaper.