1. Popular seaside town of Egmond
  2. Sea, beach as well as dunes
  3. Oldest active lighthouse

Surrounding area

Egmond: traditionally a fishing village and now one of the most popular seaside resorts in Holland. EuroParcs de Woudhoeve is located in Egmond aan den Hoef, which together with Egmond-Binnen and Egmond aan Zee makes up 'Egmond'. 

There is a lot to do in Egmond, all year round.  The autumn is perfect for a long walk on the beach, and in winter, there is a charming Christmas market and the annual New Year's Dive is organised. In the spring, you will be treated to flowering bulb fields and in the summer you can, of course, take a dip in the North Sea and you can lounge, have a drink or eat at one of the many terraces along the coast. 

The village is home to the oldest abbey in Holland. Sint-Adelbertabdij was founded in the tenth century and can still be visited today. The J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse is situated on the coast of Egmond aan Zee, and is the oldest active lighthouse in Holland.

Holiday in Egmond

EuroParcs de Woudhoeve is the ideal base camp during your holiday in Egmond. Our holiday park is located in Egmond aan den Hoef, which forms Egmond along with Egmond-Binnen and Egmond aan Zee. This former fishing village has grown into one of the most popular seaside towns in The Netherlands. A holiday in Egmond is great for everyone and during every season. Autumn is perfect for a long walk on the beach and to truly enjoy a breath of fresh air. During winter, you will find a pleasant Christmas market in Egmond, and the New Year's dive is organized there each year. Spring treats you to flowering bulb fields, and summer makes a refreshing dive in the North Sea very attractive. Walking through the dunes, lounging or enjoying a drink at one of the beach bars, or climbing the Van Speijk lighthouse are also among the options during your holiday near Egmond aan Zee.

 

Tips for a day outing during your holiday in Egmond

You can plan all kinds of great outings during your holiday in Egmond. In addition to the park facilities, the area around Egmond has lots to offer as well. For instance, you can pay a visit to one of the many museums, zoos, amusement parks or indoor and outdoor playgrounds. We offer the greatest day outings in the area in cooperation with Ticketsplus. You can buy tickets for many great day outings (at a discount) at reception.

Tip: exploring the area by bicycle or on foot is an absolute must during your holiday in Egmond. Free cycling and hiking routes are available at reception. Go on the most beautiful trips through the dunes, meadows and pleasant villages and cities.

Outing tip: Saint Adelbert Abbey

In Egmond, you will find the oldest abbey in The Netherlands: Saint Adelbert Abbey. Definitely recommended during your holiday in Egmond. The abbey was built in the 10th century, and is still open to visitors today.

Outing tip: Cheese City Alkmaar

Cheese City Alkmaar is located at just half an hour by bicycle from EuroParcs de Woudhoeve. You can enjoy some wonderful shopping here, pay a visit to the Alkmaar cheese market on Friday Mornings or settle down at a terrace.

Outing tip: J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse

At the coast of Egmond aan Zee, you will find the J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse, the oldest active lighthouse in The Netherlands. You simply must climb it during your holiday in Egmond aan Zee. You will be amazed by the view!

Outing tip: Beach of Egmond aan Zee

Get a breath of fresh air during a walk on the beach, cool down in the sea or enjoy some time at a beach pavilion in Egmond aan Zee. Your holiday would not be complete without a day at the beach. Tip: the dunes of Egmond are beautiful as well!

In Egmond aan den Hoef itself, you will find the ruins of the castle of Lamoraal van Egmond. In the distance, a number of stolp farms can be seen with their pyramid roofs, characteristic of Noord Holland.

You can explore the surroundings of Egmond by bike or on foot. A variety of free cycling and walking routes through the dunes, meadows and charming towns and villages in the surrounding area are available from the reception at the park. Alkmaar, for example, is located less than 30 minutes by bike from EuroParcs de Woudhoeve. Here, you can go shopping, visit the Alkmaar cheese market on a Friday morning or relax at one of the many restaurants.


Day trips

There are all kinds of things to do on the park itself and in the area surrounding Egmond, for all ages. For example, you could visit one of the many museums, zoos, amusement parks or indoor and outdoor play areas.

In cooperation with Ticketsplus, we offer the best day trips in the surrounding area. Tickets for many of these great day trips can be purchased (with discounts) from the reception at the park.

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