Tourism Kop van Noord-Holland

Experience the Kop van Noord-Holland!

The Kop van Noord-Holland is an authentic piece of Holland. Statistically, it has the most hours of sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches, a richly varied interior and is surrounded by three totally different coastlines: North Sea, Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer.
A day in the Kop van Noord-Holland is always a good idea. Whether you want an active day or just the peace and quiet of nature, everything is possible.

Strolling through typical Dutch villages, going to the mud flats, cycling, walking, sailing or visiting a museum; you won't be bored in the Kop van Noord-Holland. Young and old, whatever your interests, there is something for everyone.

Visit: Kop van Noord-Holland

Discover all the fun in Schagen and surroundings!

Municipality of Schagen: a pleasant municipality that consists of the city of Schagen and the coastal towns Callantsoog, Petten, Groote Keeten and Sint Maartenszee, among others. Between the coast and the town of Schagen, there are many bulb fields that provide beautifully coloured views in the spring.

On the other side of Schagen you will find the Westfriese Omringdijk. The 14 kilometres long coast of the municipality of Schagen consists of safe, clean and beautiful beaches. The rich history is also impressive. The distances in the municipality of Schagen are small. You can easily combine a day at the beach with the city of Schagen. Cycling enthusiasts can indulge themselves with the many cycling routes in the area, but walkers will not be bored here either.

Vist: Ontdek en beleef Schagen

Visit and discover Medemblik

Medemblik is the ideal combination of town and village, culture and nature, history and contemporary entertainment. This ensures a wide range of activities and attractions. For your family, with children, as a group of friends or for fun for two. 

There is plenty to do in Medemblik. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet, history and culture or conviviality. The beautiful nature offers plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling. There is plenty of entertainment in and on the water. But there is also plenty to discover and learn about history. The wonderful restaurants and nice shops complete the offer.

Visit: Medemblik

Experience, see and discover Hollands Kroon

The polders, the life along the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer, the iconic Afsluitdijk and the many inland waterways. A vast area where peace and quiet still reigns in the Kop van Noord-Holland.
A day out to Hollands Kroon is always a good idea. Whether you want an active day or just the peace and quiet in nature, everything is possible.

Take a stroll through the traditional Dutch picturesque villages or visit the mud flats and go on a fun excursion. Everything is on offer: from mudflat hiking to seal tours. Cycling, walking and sailing are also possible with the surprising routes that have been mapped out. You won't be bored in Hollands Kroon. Young and old, whatever your interests, there is something for everyone.

Visit: Hollands Kroon

This is Den Helder

Den Helder, a fortified city by the sea, with an indelible and undisputed history and tradition. Pure, robust and perhaps even a little raw. As the Gibraltar of the North, the city offers access to a wide variety of hidden treasures that will surprise you.

If you want to relax, unwind and enjoy nature, cultural heritage and atmospheric restaurants and accommodation, Den Helder is the right place for you. For example, visit the various museums, such as the Naval Museum, the Lifeboat Museum, Fort Kijkduin and the open-air art and nature project De Nollen!

Experience the city from the water during a cruise with a guide who takes you along the Defence Line Den Helder and discover the many forts and bunkers.

Visit: Den Helder een vestingstad aan zee

Come and visit Alkmaar

Want to get away from it all? You do not always have to travel far to visit a nice city. Discover Alkmaar: cultural-historical city between greenery and the coast. Be surprised by the cultural offer and the historical stories. Cycle through the polder landscape and past picturesque villages of the Land of Leeghwater or through the dunes to the coast. When are you coming to Alkmaar?


Visit: Alkmaar Prachtstad

Experience West-Friesland

West Friesland is a region located in the north of the province of North Holland. A characteristic of this region is that it is enclosed by the Westfriese Omringdijk. Important historical cities are Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Medemblik en Schagen.

Part of Alkmaar also falls within the Westfriese Omringdijk.

A day out in West Friesland? West-Friesland is a wonderful place for recreation in the countryside. For those who enjoy walking and cycling, there are many tours over and around the dike. The number of nature reserves in this region is growing and new cycling and walking paths are constantly being constructed. A day of relaxation on the water? Then enjoy all the beauty that West Friesland has to offer while sailing or in a miespelkuit (West Frisian for whisper boat).

Visit: West-Friesland


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