Cycling and walking routes

Round trip Noordwijk - Noordwijkerhout

The route starts at the lighthouse square with a beautiful view of the lighthouse of Noordwijk. Soon you will cycle through the beautiful dune area with on your left a nice stop at the Museum Noordwijk, also called the Atlantic Wall Museum. This museum was created from a bunker in the Second World War. During a visit to this museum you will learn more about the time of the Second World War in Noordwijk during a guided tour through the tunnel system.

This route has an enormous variation from church towers from the thirteenth century to flowerbulb sheds from the early twentieth century. Experience the history of Noordwijk in no time at all and enjoy the nice national monuments along the way!

The complete route including directions can be found here

Dutch Flower Route

During this 35 km cycle route you will get to know the versatility of Noordwijk. You will cycle along the beach, through the dunes and in the spring/summer, you can intensely enjoy the beautiful tulip fields and bulb fields.

The bulb region changes all year round in all kinds of colors and sizes. In the spring, all the bulbs blossom into a colorful palette of hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils and tulips. In addition to the many flowers and the varied landscape, the monuments and small villages are also worth visiting.

Want to learn more about all these flowers? During the cycle route you will pass Museum De Zwarte Tulp. Here you can discover much more about bulb cultivation. You will learn more about the history of this bulb-growing region and how the development of new tulip varieties is going today.

The complete route including directions can be found here

Literary Route by the Sea

During this 10 km cycle route, you will meet various writers and local literary heroes who have lived in Noordwijk or have been there on vacation and have written about it. You will meet, among others, Thomas Mann, Albert Verwey and Henriëtte Roland Holst.

In 1998, readers and cyclists by the sea developed a literary bicycle route through Noordwijk. After many years this route is still known and has been digitized for enthusiasts. During this route you will discover 10 km of beautiful pieces by local literary heroes who have lived in Noordwijk or have been on vacation there and have written about it. You will pass Maria Dermoût's Blokkendoos, see in your imagination P.F. Thomése's beached whale, take Margriet de Moor's Zeeweg and pass Bob Rigter's house.

The complete route including directions can be found here

Malote Route

The Malote route is a fun and varied route of 5.7 km through the Hollands Duin. Sometimes you walk under shady trees, sometimes the landscape breaks open and you walk along sand drifts. This route is named after Malotedel. This is a small-scale farmland in the middle of the dunes.

A great experience of Noordwijk, dunes and the sea. During this route you will enjoy the great views.
On the way back you walk along the edge of the dune with a magnificent view of the colorful bulb fields that bloom from late March to early May.

The complete route including directions can be found here

Atlantic Wall Route

This route of 3.6 km runs along remnants of the Atlantic Wall in the dunes near Noordwijk. The Atlantic Wall is a defense line along the coast from Noordwijk to the Spanish border that was built by the Germans in the Second World War. In this way, the Germans tried to prevent an invasion by the Allies. All these bunkers used to be connected by corridors. It was then possible to walk from Den Helder to Hoek van Holland.

During this route you will find remains of this defense system and learn a lot about the Atlantic Wall history in Noordwijk. More information about the Atlantic Wall? Nowadays this bunker has been transformed into a historical museum that can tell you everything you need to know about this entire history.

The complete route including directions can be found here

Mushroom route over the Nieuw Leeuwenhorst estate

A 6 km route between Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout where you walk along the beautiful Nieuw Leeuwenhorst estate. This route takes you through the lush historic woods of this estate. Enjoy the leaves changing color during the autumn, but don't forget to look at the ground... all kinds of mushrooms grow here that are definitely worth the eye. In the Netherlands there are more than 5,000 species of mushrooms, of which about 50 species are poisonous, so be careful!

There are also plenty of animals in the forests such as bats and various species of birds. The bats like to hide well in the hung bat boxes, so watch your eyes!

The complete route including directions can be found here

Max Liebermann Route

Max Liebermann is regarded as the greatest German impressionist painter. The Netherlands was Max Liebermann’s second home. Noordwijk (Huis ter Duin complex) was his Dutch headquarter from 1905 to 1913. A total of over 127 oil paintings can be traced back to a Noordwijk location or area.

Max Liebermann can be regarded as the painter par excellence who portrayed Noordwijk Seaside Resort in the early years. A hiking/biking trail with 24 reproduction panels of Liebermann’s paintings are to be exhibited, exactly on the spot where Liebermann painted them. This very special trail will be opened on the 1st of June 2018. The Hiking Trail is 11.5 km long and takes approximately 4 hours.

The complete route including directions can be found here