Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands
Hiking route: 1008581
Provided by: route.nl
When you think of Katwijk, you first think of the beach. But there is so much more to see in the area. Think, for example, of beautifully vast dune areas, bulb fields and idyllic lakes.
Lunch on the beach
The starting point of this route is Strandpaviljoen Zee en Zon, which is located on the beautiful beach of Katwijk aan Zee. During this route you make a figure of eight, so that you also pass the beach pavilion halfway to rest while enjoying a nice cup of coffee or lunch. With a nice view over the beach and the sea of course.
Walking through the dunes
From the beach pavilion you walk south towards the dunes of Katwijk. Sheltered forests, loose dune sand, concrete bunkers and bulb fields. The dunes around Katwijk are a golden combination of forest and dunes, a wonderful environment for walking. You walk back towards Katwijk and then walk into the next nature reserve: the Coepelduynen.
This area used to be used as a field, to dry nets or as a pasture. Now it is a wonderfully varied walking area. Due to the alternation of dune grasslands, thickets and forest and the special plants and animals, it has become a nice walking area. It is a fairly open area and the wind has free rein in many places. Everywhere you see sprays and vast plains. The transition to the polder landscape is quite abrupt; there is no inner dune edge. You end the route again at Strandpaviljoen Zee en Zon in Katwijk aan Zee.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.
|Strandpaviljoen Zee en Zon (Boulevard Zeezijde, 2225 BB, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|71 (2225BB, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||0.31 km|
|70 (2225HE, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||1.21 km|
|69 (2225JN, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||1.47 km|
|64 (Zuidduinseweg, 2225JS, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||1.93 km|
|63 (Zuidduinseweg, 2225JS, Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands)||2.10 km|
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