Top 10 tips for Katwijk

The beach is of course the most popular attraction of Katwijk. From young to old, everybody daily enjoys the sun by the sea or a breath of fresh air on the beach.

However, Katwijk has so much more to offer. Below is our overview of the best, most interesting and beautiful sights, museums and attractions. There are plenty of alternative daytime activities for every wallet.

Top 10 Katwijk

1Lighthouse Vuurbaak Katwijk

Lighthouse Vuurbaak Katwijk

The lighthouse of Katwijk aan Zee, also known as 'Vierboet', is the second oldest surviving lighthouse building in the Netherlands. The tower stands 45 feet (14m) tall, and is located behind the boulevard near the Vuurbaakplein (Light House Square), on the southwest side of the village. The tower is ...

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    2Space Expo

    Space Expo

    Space Expo is Europe’s first permanent space exhibition. Space Expo is also the visitors’ centre for ESA in the Netherlands, the European Space Agency's largest technical establishment. - See what it was like for the first men on the Moon. - Experience the simulated launch of an Ariane rocket ‘live’. - Discover the world ...

      Keplerlaan 3, Noordwijk
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      Naturalis (National Museum of Natural History) presents a museum full of nature. Among fossils dating back millions of years are two dinosaurs, a 9-meter long mosasaurus, an ancient horse and a mammoth. Exhibited apes, beasts of prey, butterflies, beetles, fish, birds, plants, minerals and rocks display the amazing variety of nature. ...

        Darwinweg 2, Leiden
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        4Katwijks Museum

        Katwijks Museum

        The [i]Katwijk Museum[/i] is situated in the centre of the old fishing village and is housed in a large and recently extended building complex. A monumental villa, built in 1913 by a ship-owner, is the centre point of this complex. The museum collection combines a unique collection of paintings of Dutch and ...

          Voorstraat 46, Katwijk
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          The exhibitions and activities in the Museon are about mankind and the world. How was planet earth created, when did the dinosaurs roam the earth, what did the first humans look like, ...

            Stadhouderslaan 37, Den Haag
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            6CORPUS reis door de mens

            CORPUS reis door de mens

            The attraction of the human body. The body is the basis for everything, but just exactly how does this ingenious CORPUS work? Take a thrilling journey in the 5D-hart theatre as a red blood ...

              Willem Einthovenstraat 1, Oegstgeest
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              In the amusement park Duinrell both old and young can enjoy many spectacular attractions. Somersault in the Water Spider, have a spattering good time ...

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                Duinrell 1, Wassenaar
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                8Subtropical swimming pool Aquamar

                Subtropical swimming pool Aquamar

                The Subtropical swimming pool Aquamar has pleasant water, and air temperature year round. Rock formations, palm trees and plants emphasize the tropical environment. Rapids, hot whirlpool, ...

                  Piet Heinlaan 5, Katwijk
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                  9Louwman Museum

                  Louwman Museum

                  Steer your way to this purpose-built museum in the Hague and discover the ride of your life (or at least the one you wish you had!) There are over 250 amazing antique cars in The Louwman ...

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                    Leidsestraatweg 57, Den Haag
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                      10  Cycling


                    Discover the region by bike. Thanks to the flat landscape, the high quality cycling lanes and a myriad of safe cycling routes, everyone - young and old - can look forward to a wonderfully relaxing cycling holiday. Whether you want to cycle for a day or go on a multi-day cycling trip, Katwijk is the place to be.

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