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  • Support the local community by buying and eating local
  • Be sure to offset your carbon emissions or pick travel methods with no limited carbon footprints
  • Turn off lights in your room if you don't need them
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Local Experiences in Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  • ART: Explore Historical Leiden. You will find different Historical and National museums all within walking distance.
  • ARTISINAL SHOPS: In the shopping street in Noordwijk you will find a little shop named Poush. They sell products and clothes made by young local entrepreneurs. From home-crafted jewelry to hand-painted postcards.
  • DRINK & EAT: Try Noordwijk’s Famous Bunker Cheese. Made in the Historic Atlantikkwall bunker, the high humidity, constant temperature of 11.5 degrees and the proximity to the sea give them their own special taste.
  • CONNECT WITH NATURE: The dunes of Noordwijk are part of the national park “Hollands Duinen”. Walk along the coast, explore the woods, enjoy the flower fields and spot foxes and roe deer.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Noordwijk is famous for his tulips. From March till May you will find amazing tulip fields next to the road. If you want to be more amazed by their beauty, plan a visit to the Keukenhof.
  • WATCH THE SUNSET/BE KISSED: Watch a sunset with your loved ones at one of the terraces of the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin. Sit down in one of the idyllic white chairs, get served and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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