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Noordwijk perfect spot for water sports

Noordwijk is a village (population: +/-25,500) and municipality on the coast in the western Netherlands. The municipality of Noordwijk consists of the communities Noordwijk aan Zee and Noordwijk-Binnen, separated by a narrow greenbelt. Noordwijk aan Zee was founded around 1200 when fishermen started to live behind the dunes.

Besides its beaches, Noordwijk is also known for its bulb flower fields. It is located in an area called the "Duin- en Bollenstreek" (Dune and Bulb Region). The area around Noordwijk-Binnen has long been an important part of the regional bulb flower industry. The dunes were dug out and transformed into fields for the cultivation of bulb flowers. Today Noordwijk is a seaside resort with long sandy beaches and more than 1,000,000 overnighters a year and very suitable for watersports. Noordwijk-Binnen has retained its historic character and is therefore protected by the Dutch Monument Law. Noordwijk is the location of the headquarters for the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), part of the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA's visitors' centre Space Expo is a permanent space exhibition.

The flowers, the sea, historic character, hiking paths and the ESA attract many tourists to Noordwijk.

Noordwijk aan Zee

Historic character Noordwijk Binnen

European Space Research and Technology Centre Noordwijk

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