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Nowadays, a smartphone and/or tablet are central to our lives.
Many consumers can't even imagine a day without their own smartphone or tablet.
Even for today's tourists, a smartphone or tablet has become an indispensable tool,
The use of mobile internet or WIFI at home and abroad is no longer an exception!
Nowadays, many tourists use a smartphone or tablet to search for the best restaurant, activities or sights on the way or at the destination.
The fact that more and more tourists use mobile Internet or WIFI has been the reason for me to make this website.
My goal is to be a starting point for the tourist to websites with tips & info for a fun day out!
Sightseeing in Callantsoog
Worth seeing in Callantsoog are the reformed church, about the age of the church is unclear. Above the tower door is 1671, on the pulpit 1697 and on a stone above the entrance: 12 March 1696. The church bell is from 1491 and comes from an earlier church.
Furthermore, Callantsoog has two small exhibition rooms; in the exhibition farm "Aunt Jaantje" there is an exhibition dedicated to hunting, an important additional income for the population at that time.
There is also a Sculpture Garden and Gallery "The Fifth Season".
In the dunes is a well-known place the Seinpost and just below Callantsoog the Zwanenwater nature reserve, which runs until Sint Maartenszee. There are two walking routes in this nature reserve. On the other side of Callantsoog is Het Kooibos. Its name comes from the duck decoy, which was built in the 17th century. Since 1973 it has been in the hands of the Forestry Commission, as a nature reserve it is especially important because of the special vegetation. The Cage Forest is accessible during the guided tours in May, June, July and August.
Holland north of Alkmaar
High and dry on an old mound lies the city of Schagen. The narrow shopping streets, the cosy market square, the beautiful castle Schagen and the friendly hospitality of the inhabitants make for a pleasant steer in the city. Come for a day of shopping, sniffing culture or grabbing a terrace: it's all possible in the beautiful town of Schagen.
Stroll through the old streets and enjoy all the beauty that has been built up here over the centuries. Or moor your boat in one of the two marinas that the town has to offer.
Taste a cleaner atmosphere
Do you only have a few hours and want to taste the Schager atmosphere? Then take the city walk with you. In one and a half hours you will pass by the most beautiful spots of the city. You will certainly enjoy it. Schagen is best known for its West Frisian Folklore markets, which take place on Thursdays in the summer. At about 10.45 a.m. the unique parade departs from the Nieuwe Laagzijde (a few minutes walk from the station) preceded by the farmer's chapel 'De Oienhoop' (The Onion Hope). The colourful parade of Schagenese and guests in original West Frisian costume, walking or sitting on or in wagons, sjeezen and landauers, pulled by beautiful horses, pulls the parade through the center. This takes place during the summer for 10 Thursdays. Each day has a different theme. In addition, various other events take place in Schagen, of which the Easter cattle exhibition 10 days before Easter and the Pop Weekend (the largest free open-air pop concert in the region) in the first weekend of August are the best known.
City walk Schagen
Would you like to experience Schagen as an unforgettable city? Then take a walk with a city guide. In about an hour you can walk through this beautiful stronghold in the middle of the polders. We will take you to the history, the architecture, the romance, the mistakes, the lighters and the stories.
In short, enjoy an hour for € 3.50 p.p. or € 35.00 for a group up to 15 people.
The proceeds are for the Historical Society of Schagen. Be surprised by this super - fun - educational activity.
For registration and information : Jeanette de Ruijter: 0224-297688
If there's no answer:
Nico Vomiting: 0224-296609.
In the spring, the immediate surroundings are transformed into a true splendour of colour. The flowering tulip fields make for a great colour palette. Hats are the starting point for the world's largest continuous flower bulb area, which stretches as far as Den Helder.
From the beginning of April to the middle of May, numerous events take place in the context of Blooeiend Zijpe.
New beach and square
You haven't been to Petten in a while? Then you will be amazed by the metamorphosis! To protect Petten and the rest of the hinterland from flooding, a sand replenishment has been carried out between Camperduin and Petten. Tons of cubic meters of sand have been injected, creating a huge beach. The breakwaters have disappeared under the sand. Artificial new dunes have also been made. Two beach pavilions will be placed here in the future. The "old" beach has also changed beyond recognition. The beach is wide and a panoramic garden has been created, giving you a beautiful view over the village, the beach and the sea. There is a beautiful walking and cycling path through the new dunes in the direction of Camperduin.
The village square has also undergone a metamorphosis.
Groote Keeten is a small seaside resort, situated on one of the widest beaches in the region. Here you will find peace and space. You'll find many kite surfing and kite surfing enthusiasts. There are several bungalow parks, apartments, mini campsites and restaurants. Since time immemorial the Miss-Callantsoog elections take place in the summer months. A household name in the region! Just before the village is a large parking lot where you can park your car for free. And... There is always room!
This village, which is not found by the navigation system, is a real holiday village. Very few people live there. The village consists of several holiday parks and campsites. Through the beautiful dune area you can walk in 10 minutes to the lovely wide beach. Here are two beach pavilions where you can enjoy a romantic sunset while sipping a glass of rosé.
A beach pavilion remains open all year round, so that even during an autumn storm you can enjoy the high waves while enjoying a cup of steaming chocolate milk. The children can romp around in De Goldvis amusement park, while the parents can enjoy the sun on the nearby terrace.
Tulpen, narcissen, hyacinten en andere bolbloemen
In the spring it looks magical in the surroundings of Sint Maartenszee. It is a true splendour of colour when the fields of crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips blossom successively. You imagine yourself in a painting by an old Dutch master if you cycle along the fields.
A must is the experience park Land van Fluwel in the Belkmerweg. Here the history of the tulip bulb is creatively depicted on the basis of a circuit. In St.Maartenszee are several restaurants, shops and nightlife. There is a trunk market every Monday from April to October. Nature reserve Het Wildrijk is a true Eldorado for nature lovers. In spring, thousands of wild hyacinths bloom here.
When you drive through the flat West Frisian landscape, an enormous metal lookout tower suddenly rises above the meadow. There used to be a castle here. Built by Count Floris V who saw something in this place near the Dutch coast, Eenigenburg (which means: near the water).
The castle, now known as 't Huys te Nuwendoorn, was a so-called forced castle.
Eenigenburg also has a museum. There, a life-size compass points to typical characteristics of the West Frisian landscape: to the mounds, the West Frisian Circular Dyke, the remains of the castle,
the day labourers' cottage and the parcelled landscape where the islands used to be. In the village museum you can also learn everything about its inhabitants, such as the fate of the Eenigenburg family who emigrated to America in 1849 together with their four children.
Only one child survived the trip.
Once upon a time, the small polder village of Dirkshorn was surrounded by lakes. Most of them have been drained and still live under the names Schagerwaard, Koetenmeer and Woudmeer.
There is also a lake where you can surf, fish or canoe endlessly. And on a summer's day you can take a refreshing dip in the local open-air swimming pool'.
In rural Dirkshorn there is a golf club: an A-status golf course with many ponds and views over the meadows.
This picturesque dike village was once the landing place for VOC ships. At that time it was still situated at the muddy foothills of the Zuiderzee.
The ships chose to go via the Marsdiep to the sea-hole. The old lock can still be visited! From Oudesluis the sea is not far away. For a day at the beach, just grab your bike.
There are also plenty of campsites and holiday homes here if you want to stay a bit longer. There are still three windmills in Oudesluis. From 1764, 1848 and 1896 respectively.
In this mainly agricultural village, familiar with the leading seed breeding companies and other innovative arable farming, do you not expect savannah with giraffes, zebras, baboons and exotic birds? Nothing could be further from the truth. In the Van Blankendaell Park animal park in Tuitjenhorn, more than 100 ornamental species roam around with a typical Dutch windmill as a recognisable focal point.
Farm animals such as donkeys, pigs and goats are not lacking either. The children can play in the large playgrounds. The museum Historisch Harenkarspel, located in the park, is a feast of recognition for the elderly and a source of amazement for the youth. Furthermore, this agricultural village houses another major attraction, namely the Holle Bolle Boom.
Covered but also outdoor fun for children up to 12 years.
Where does lowland mean lowland? For a piece of genuine polder romance you've come to the right place. The Waarland polder, which for a long time consisted of several islands and lakes, was dewatered in 1557 with the help of one of the first water mills.
Nowadays there are still two mills in Waarland: the Slootgaardmolen (1590) and the Poldermolen Waarland (1571). Green lovers should definitely not ignore the nature reserves of De Boomerwaal and De Drasse Dijkvoet! But what makes Waarland absolutely unique is the Vlindorado: the largest butterfly garden in Europe.
Walk through a tropical rainforest with its exotic butterflies in many shapes, colours and sizes, such as the sensational blue Morpho from Central America. An experience for young and old. Tip! The annual Badpop Festival is held in Waarland: a musthear for music lovers!
The village of Warmenhuizen was originally a real agricultural village. Cabbage, corn and potatoes the wide fields are full of them. The village has a monumental centre. The characteristic cheese-cover farmhouses remind us of the first farmers who came to live here a few centuries ago.
In the autumn months all kinds of gourds and pumpkins are sold at the Marlequi market gardener's house. For a nice day out with the (small) children, drop by the Kneppeltuin.
In the self-picking garden you pick a basket full of strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries and many kinds of cut flowers....
If you end up in such a muitroma, you will be carried away to the sea for a while. The Rescue Brigade advises swimmers who end up in mui not to panic, but to do the following: Try not to swim against the current, but swim diagonally away from the current and as soon as the current decreases back towards the coast. Usually you can solve it so quickly. Try to attract the attention of beach visitors or the Rescue Brigade by calling for help or waving your arms so that you can see that you need help.
The Rescue Brigade advises swimmers who end up in a mouse not to panic, but to do the following: Try not to swim against the current, but swim diagonally away from the current and as soon as the current subsides towards the shore again. Usually you can solve it pretty quickly. Try to attract the attention of beach visitors or the Rescue Brigade by calling for help or waving your arms so that you can see that you need help. The Rescue Brigade will point out warning signs and flags to bathers and swimmers that indicate a mite or dangerous current. You can also ask a lifeguard where it is safest to swim.
Meaning of the 6 beach flags
The flag with a question mark:
Nobody's hoping to go through this. You lost your child on the beach. You are looking everywhere and luckily someone has found your child again! How do you know if your child has been found?
When the lifeguard has found a child, he goes to the flag with the question mark and is looking for the parents.
The flag is also a windbag that shows that there is wind. Because of the wind it is forbidden to use airbeds, swimming tires, rubber boats because of the risk of drifting off.
If a yellow flag is displayed, it is dangerous to swim or bathe. Usually this has to do with the weather (current, wind). Floating objects are therefore prohibited.
With a red flag it is forbidden to bathe or swim.
The area between the red-yellow flags is a safe area. It is supervised by lifeguards in the area between these flags. Water sports are prohibited in this zone!
Black and white checkered flag:
In the area between these flags, you are allowed to practise permitted water sports. Which water sports can you practise where? This differs per beach and you will find this information on an information board where you can go to the beach.
Always follow the instructions of the Rescue Brigade!
Holliday with children
Holliday with children
Our region is ideal for a holiday with children. There are plenty of fun attractions and events to make sure your child will have an unforgettable holiday.
Land van Fluwel
Belkmerweg 65, 1753 GD Sint Maartenszee
website: Land van Fluwel
Walking (with audio tour) through the fairy-tale forest where young and old can fully enjoy the most famous Dutch icon: the Tulip. Discover the story from origin to icon of the Netherlands.
Fascinating and challenging for all ages with Barefoot Path, covered sandpit, go-kart track and bulb box maze.
Plenty of spectacular adventures, Pancake House and flowering bulbs every season. You'll find all this at the Land of Fluwel!
- 't Coraaltje
website: 't Coraaltje
Do you like adventure? Then go blokarting on the beach of Callantsoog. 't Coraaltje in Callantsoog organises courses or take surfing lessons on the beaches of Petten or Callantsoog.
Zeeweg 91, 1753 BB Sint Maartenszee
website: De Goudvis
Playing and romping around in amusement park "De Goldvis" in Sint Maartenszee with an Outdoor and Indoor play paradise.
Robbentocht en garnalenvissen
Gemeenelandsweg 50, 1777 NN Hippolytushoef
website: De Groot Recreatie
An unforgettable experience is making a seal trip on the Wadden Sea. From Den Oever, fishing boats sail out on the mud flats and pass by the seals, who rest from their swimming on the dry sandbanks.
De Holle Bolle Boom
Bongerdlaan 3, 1747 CA Tuitjenhorn
website: De Holle Bolle Boom
In Tuitjenhorn the Holle Bolle Boom is highly recommended, with an indoor and outdoor play paradise and Holle Bolle Plons.
De Plons is not a swimming pool, but a tropical water playground. Slide down adventurously through the water slide with flashing light effects or choose the family slide where you can slide down the Holle Bolle Tree with the whole family.
Groeneweg 1, 1741TZ Schagen
website: Monkeytown Schagen
Just reopened in Schagen: Monkeytown.
Here children can romp to their heart's content, there are huge trampolines, a foam pit, slides including two very tough ones (for the real daredevils) and a large play cage with all kinds of obstacles. Climbing, clambering and sliding. For toddlers and crawlers there is a specially developed toddler area with lego blocks, trampolines and the famous ball pit. Children up to the age of 4 can play here in a wonderfully secluded manner, while parents can relax and watch or play along with the children.
Midgetgolfbaan en Pannenkoeken restaurant BuitenOn a beautiful location in Petten you will find trampoline park and mini golf course Buiten.
Spreeuwendijk 4, 1755 LD Petten
website: Pannenkoekenrestaurant Buiten
At the first rays of sunshine it is very easy to stay here. While the children are jumping or trying to make a hole in one, the parents can enjoy a cup of coffee and cake or a delicious lunch or dinner on the beautiful terrace.
- Van Blanckendaellpark & Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Van Blanckendaellpark, Veilingweg 9, 1747 HG Tuitjenhorn
website: Van Blanckendaellpark
Landgoed Hoenderdaell, Van Ewijckskade 1, 1761 JA Anna Paulowna
website: Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Do you love animals? Nearby are two very nice totally different zoos. In Tuitjenhorn you can go to Van Blanckendaellpark and in Anna Pauwlona there is a large estate with wild animals, Landgoed Hoenderdaell.
De Helderse Vallei 7a, 1783 DA Den Helder
website: De KlimVallei
The climbing park 'De Klimvallei' in Den Helder is recommended for children with guts. And the... There is much more fun for the kids.