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At the beach; Among nature
Katwijk aan Zee - originally a fishing village - has become a familiar and pleasant resort, especially in the last century. If you walk around you can still taste the historical atmosphere though. St. Andrew's Church dates back to 1480 and is the only church in the Netherlands, which is right on a boulevard. The "Vuurbaak" lighthouse (1605) is the second oldest lighthouse in the Netherlands. The fishing vessel, the old fishing boat, and the lighthouse are worth a visit. From the top of the lighthouse you have a magnificent view of the surroundings. In the Katwijk museum you can learn even more about Katwijk.
Panbos is a wooded recreational area in the dunes. You can walk, relax, go for a picnic, play sports and games here. There are several playgrounds, ponds and a deer park. For children from 6-12 years old there is a trail where they can discover nature. The goose and duck pond and the pancake restaurant will be greatly enjoyed by children.
The surroundings of Katwijk invite you to go cycling and hiking. Close by there is the Valkenburg Lake, suitable for swimming and surfing. When the weather is not that good there is the subtropical swimming pool of Aquamar in Katwijk to be enjoyed and the indoor playground of KidsZoo in Noordwijkerhout is a great alternative.
Katwijk is a great location, you're near special places anywhere you turn. Take a trip to Space Expo in Noordwijk, the Duinrell in Wassenaar, the “Linneushof” in Heemstede which is the largest playground in Europe, the Kagerplassen for sailing, boating, or water sports and the world famous Keukenhof in Lisse where you can enjoy the beauty of the famous flower bulbs.
Magnificent cities such as Haarlem and Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague are located between 11 and 50 km from your beach house.