Toerisme Startpagina Callantsoog
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Are you on holiday in Callantsoog and looking for inspiration for a day out? Toerisme Startpagina Callantsoog is a regional tourist site full of links for a fun day out! Here you will find important tourist links for Callantsoog and the area of Holland above Alkmaar. We offer you tourist links to an Amusement park, visitor centre, a zoo or a good restaurant. On our site you will also find links to websites with information about Culture and Nature, a Museum, Cinema or Theatre. On our website you will also find links for sports recreation such as golf courses or swimming pools. Of course the shopping centers are also on this website!
Toerisme Startpagina Callantsoog does not rent any accommodations, we only have links to rental agencies, campsites, holiday parks and hotels on our website!
Callantsoog is one of the oldest and most beautiful seaside resorts in the country with a very cosy centre. Here are many shops, terraces and restaurants around a beautiful village square. A number of beach pavilions are open all year round, so you can warm up with a cup of steaming chocolate milk after a refreshing walk on the beach. Because most shops are open all year round on Sundays, there is a cozy atmosphere in the village!
Callantsoog is a cozy family resort located behind the narrowest row of dunes in the Netherlands in the Kop van Noord-Holland. This region is known as one of the cleanest areas in the Netherlands. The landscape consists of beach, sea, dunes, polders and flower fields. From the village you are almost directly on the beach. Callantsoog was awarded the Blue Flag in 2000, this is a "quality mark" for clean and safe beaches with sufficient facilities. The beach is well kept clean and the bathing water is of good quality.
Toilets and a Rescue Brigade with a first aid post are also available.
During the summer period, various events are organised daily in the village and on the beach. For example, various activities on the beach such as beach volleyball and a Bicycle & Running spectacle: X-Callantsoog.
On the Dorpsplein there is a fair every Wednesday evening during the High Season.
Callantsoog is a cosy coastal village
Callantsoog is not only fun to visit in the summer, but also in the autumn holidays or the Christmas holidays. It's also just fun to get a breath of fresh air on the beach of Callantsoog and then eat fish or a snack in the cosy village centre. The cozy village center has several restaurants e.g. Grand Café de Foyer, Restaurant Dorpszicht, Restaurant Brasil, Pizzeria Amore Mio and Café de TAV or just outside the village in Groote Keeten Restaurant Brekers. Various clothing and gift shops and of course the bakery van der Ploeg and Butcher Wouter Irik. For delicious fresh chips, snacks, fish or ice cream you can go to Snack Bar "Wip In". Traditionally made ice cream according to family recipe IJsie Prima. In the summer period most shops are open until 21.00 hours. Albert Heijn is open 365 days a year from 08:00 to 22:00 and Blokker in Callantsoog is open 365 days a year from 09:00 to 18:00. You can enjoy a delicious meal on the beach at the beach pavilions: De Toko, Woest, Vos, de Strandtent, de Stern and Zilte Zucht
We made a *slideshow of the beach of Callantsoog to give you an impression.
Our partner has made a Youtube video which gives a nice impression of the regio "Schagen", to which Callantsoog belongs!
Official nude beach of the Netherlands
Callantsoog has had the first official nude beach in the Netherlands since 1973. Just before the beginning of the nude beach is Beach Pavilion "Zilte Zucht" where also toilets are present, but where exposure on the terrace is not allowed. The beach has a length of 2.3 kilometers. Nude recreation is allowed between posts 14,50 and 16,80. There is no direct supervision on this part of the beach, so pay attention to where you may and may not swim.
Dogs on the beach of Callantsoog
Between 1 October and 1 May the dogs may walk loose on the beach of Callantsoog. After 1 May, the dogs must be kept on a leash during the day and may run loose again between 20.00 and 09.00 hours.
Nature Park of Callantsoog
is hidden in the dunes of Noord-Holland, south of Callantsoog. This nature reserve has the largest natural dune lakes in Europe. Here you can walk through dune valleys full of flowers and butterflies. From the bird-watching huts you can spot birds on the First and Second Water. In the unique dune landscape with both wet and dry dune valleys and shallow freshwater lakes, there are exceptionally many plants and animals.
From May to early July, as many as eleven species of orchids bloom, such as reed orchid and fragrant night orchid.
You will also find the creamy-white parnassia and the large yellow-coloured rattle. In August, the flowering heather turns the Swan water purple. Butterflies and other insects are attracted to all these flowering plants. Species such as icarus blue, dune pearl butterfly, pilebutterfly and haybeest suck nectar from the flowers with their roller tongue. The two walking routes (2 and 4.5 km) show the best of the Zwanenwater.
For bird watching, you really need to be in Zwanenwater! Migratory birds find food and rest in the dune lakes. In winter you can see dozens of water birds on the lakes such as wigeon, shoveler, goosander and, with a bit of luck, great egrets. On the Bokkeneiland in the Second Water, hundreds of cormorants breed in a colony and even some spoonbills in the spring. In April you can hear the striking bluethroat singing. At the dune lakes there are three bird watching huts. Follow the walking route (4.5 km) and you'll pass it by yourself.
Natuurmonumenten has brought the polder as far as possible back to its pre-pollination state around 1600. The former bulb soil is now again flowery grassland full of meadow birds. At the edge are the 'nolletjes' (young dunes).
Come and take a look at this 50-hectare blossoming nature reserve in the Kop van Noord-Holland area, close to the Zwanenwater. Walk the path, see the historical parcelling patterns and experience the Uitlandse Polder.
Cultural history & nature
A place where cultural history and nature meet is duck decoy Kooibosch which owes its name to the duck decoy that was built there in the seventeenth century. Join the guide of the Forestry Commission and visit this duck decoy which is no longer in use. The guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the cage. Here, too, you will come across all kinds of things: marshes, wild plants singing birds and beautiful views.
Public transport and parking in Callantsoog
In Callantsoog the buses of the bus company "Connexxion" run. In the summer months there is a bus (coastal bus) to Den Helder.
Parking places: "Voordijk"; "Strand Callantsoog"; "Dorpsplein"; "Strand Kiefteglop".