In Wijk aan Zee you can do your shopping at the SPAR. Do you want a slightly more extensive offer? Then you can go to the supermarkets in Beverwijk and Heemskerk about a 10-minute drive away.
Surfing in Wijk aan Zee
Wijk aan Zee is a small village in the province of Noord-Holland full of surfers, artists and musicians, 30 minutes from Amsterdam. Because of the piers, Wijk aan Zee is one of the best wave surf spots in the Netherlands! At 'Ozlines Surf' on the Noordpier, surfboards and suits can be rented per hour.
Would you like to have breakfast in your beach house? That is possible! In your beach house you will find the special 'room service menu'. Here are all the dishes that you can order by telephone. Also lunch and dinner.
Bicycles for Rent
In the surroundings of Wijk aan Zee you can make beautiful cycling routes. At 'mini golf Paasdal' (open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.) and 'Bruut Bikes' (open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), bicycles can be rented from € 8.50 per day. Reservations are recommended. Contact Duinpark Paasdal: +31251 - 374 550 Contact Bruut Bikes: +316 - 45 64 83 86
Yes, you can visit the Dutch capital by car in 30 minutes. Amsterdam has many faces, and if you can discover its hidden treasures, you are sure to have a wonderful time. Amsterdam is an excellent choice if you are interested in visiting museums. There are plenty to choose from!
In the Kennemer dunes you can walk among the birds, highlander cows and wild orchids. A day ticket can be purchased at the machine at the entrance of the dune and costs € 1.80 per person per day.
Beach Restaurant 'De Kust'
In addition to the beach houses, we have a beautiful beach pavilion. Because of corona, you can order dishes from your house. Our pavilion is also open for take-away.
Alkmaar is the Dutch city of Cheese. The traditional cheese market in the city centre is open to visitors on Friday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m, during the high season - April to September. This historic city has a lot more to offer than its popular cheese, though! The city of Alkmaar has many historic buildings, at least 400 national monuments, canals, and many unique shops. The city is known for its rural atmosphere: it has the best of both worlds, we believe! And Alkmaar is a great place to visit in the evening too. Try some of the many lovely restaurants, outdoor cafes, clubs, music events, and theatre shows.
The Beverwijk Bazaar
The Beverwijk Bazaar is truly a fusion of cultures. This shopping market has an arcade with more than a thousand stalls and shops, so you can walk around the globe, on foot! Try some lush Turkish delights, or have a ‘bakkie’ (cup of coffee) in a typically Dutch brown cafe. Buy fresh ingredients at the Oriental market, also part of the Bazaar, to prepare a delicious holiday meal or to take home with you. This is our personal favourite!
Take a nice walk to the left on the beach towards the pier (about 30 minutes). At the beginning of the pier you will find cozy beach pavilions where you can enjoy delicious fresh smoothies, brick oven pizzas or a tasty cappuccino with coconut milk. Jummy!
For the kids
Extra fun for the children: Children's play paradise Monkey Town in Uitgeest, Cinema Cineworld in Beverwijk (in bad weather), Play beach Warners in Wijk aan Zee and Fort island IJmuiden.
Many people think of Haarlem as Amsterdam’s younger sister, even though Haarlem in itself is a very lively and vibrant city. Haarlem has an impressive 17th century centre, located on the river het Spaarne, bustling with a wealth of art and culture, monuments, superb restaurants, and friendly cafes. This Dutch city is famous for its many shops and lovely boutiques. It also has the oldest museum in the Netherlands: Teylers Museum. Haarlem is overshadowed by Amsterdam when it comes to visitor counts: not many tourists make the detour to this wonderful city. Quite a shame really, as Haarlem has so much to offer, including culinary delights. Don’t miss out on this jewel of a city!