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Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
Noordwijk aan Zee, NetherlandsEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
A short drive from Amsterdam, this 254-room beachfront hotel is where Dutch royalty vacationed over a century ago.
How about a stroll along the North Sea? That's what's on the itinerary for guests of the 254-room traditional Huis ter Duin (House of the Dunes), in the sleepy Dutch town of Noordwijk, in the Netherlands. Just a 20-mile drive southwest of Amsterdam's canals and museums, the 1886 hotel has long welcomed Dutch and Belgian royal families, and even now, paintings by a frequent former guest, the late Dutch artist George Van Herwaarde, hang in public spaces. Down along the sand, the hotel's clapboard Breakers Beach House stocks lounge chairs, umbrellas, and even windbreakers. A summertime stay means you'll unfurl your towel alongside families that have been vacationing in this spot for generations.
Bring a pair of binoculars. The dunes are a favorite gathering spot for shorebirds, including the Golden Plover.
Don't miss a decadent lunch at the Beach House: escargot drizzled with melted butter.
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) which is 19 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 30 to 45 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Beach Access
- Beach Amenities
- Indoor Pool
- Spa + Wellness
- Kids Club
- Babysitting Service
- Internet Access
- Mini Bars
- En-suite Bathrooms
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Hair Dryers
- In-room Safes
- Two Restaurants
- Al Fresco Dining
- Beach Bar + Lounge
- 2-person max occupancy
- Rate includes hotel taxes
Why We Love Noordwijk aan Zee
Easily accessible to Amsterdam and the Hague by buses and trains, Noordwijk is a cozy, laid-back beach community that makes for a perfect summertime Dutch idyll.
Dinner for two $38.
Where to Drink: The beachfront restaurant De Zeemeeuw serves an afternoon wine service that includes a flight of six wines paired with cheese and seafood small plates.
18 Wilhelmina Blvd.
Drinks for two $70.
Best Day Trip: The town of Gouda, a short drive east of the hotel, hosts a popular, Thurday-morning outdoor market in the summer. It's where to go to pick up wheels of cheese and stroopwafels, the town's famous caramel syrup-filled waffles.
Why Go Now
September 7-15, 2012
Head south 45 minutes to the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, a classical music event throughout the city with over 30 concerts.
September 21, 2012
Netherlands Film Festival
Dutch movies, shorts, and documentaries premier to an audience of over 150,000. Utrecht.
If you're traveling during the spring, don't miss the 25-mile flower-bulb route. The entire region explodes with color, and famous gardens (like Keukenhof) are open.
Haarlem to Leiden.