Our holiday home, Ruigenhoek, is located in the heart of the Bollenstreek (area in Holland that feature the cultivation of flower bulbs), near the seaside resorts Noordwijk and Zandvoort. You can go out there to get a breath of fresh air on the Langevelderslag or the Noordwijk beach or you can go walking, cycling, or horse riding through the vast dunes and forests. In springtime, the beautiful colours of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths brighten up the entire area.
People who are looking for some peace and quiet are only a 10 minute’s walk away from the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen (Amsterdam dunes) (about 3,400 ha). This vast dune area will lead you to Langevelderslag beach (in one hour’s walk) or even to Zandvoort (in a two hour’s walk). The Kagerplassen (the Kaag Lakes) near Warmond are also definitely worth visiting if you just want to relax and enjoy a quiet afternoon. You can also sail to Leiden.
Are you more interested in visiting some cities? Historic Haarlem, college town Leiden and the cultural capital Amsterdam, as well as The Hague and Rotterdam are only a stone’s throw away from your holiday home. These cities are also a heaven if you enjoy shopping during your vacation.
In spring and summer you can take a nice walk on the Noordwijk Boulevard with its many restaurants and trendy beach clubs or enjoy the exciting night life of Noordwijk aan Zee. The fall and winter period is perfectly suitable for a walk on the beach at the Langevelderslag. Treat yourself to a delicious cup of cappuccino at Beach club Nederzandt and relax in your own sauna (the large holiday home) or by the outdoor woodstove.