Egmond aan Zee is well known for its beautiful, wide sandy beach with numerous amenities such as pavilions and sailing and surfing possibilities. From the wide sandy beach you can walk straight in the center. Here you will find cozy terraces, numerous restaurants, cafes and a shopping area, where everyone will find something special. In Egmond aan Zee there is also a mini-golf course, tennis courts and a sauna with steam bath and solarium.
In the immediate vicinity are also two horse riding schools.
The North Sea coast around Egmond offers plenty of variety. The landscape is definitively a coastal landscape with lots of sea, beach and dunes. Behind the dunes you will find many flower fields and polders.
Egmond is located in a coastal area that goes from Wijk aan Zee to Camperduin. In between you will find a very beautiful dune area. Both by bike as by foot you can spend here very pleasant hours. In Castricum (about 8 km from Egmond) is the visitorcentre "de Hoep". Here PWN explains everything about the dunes, the flora and fauna of the area and the water extraction.
In the immediate vicinity of Egmond you will find the town Alkmaar. Alkmaar is geographically the center of the area. The busy city center has more than 400 monuments, terraces, restaurants, shops, malls, cinemas, museums and a theater. Alkmaar is world famous for its weekly cheese market (only in the summer months on Friday) and has a cheese museum. Directly behind Alkmaar is the Schermer. This polder has several attractions, such as the last gardener cottage, the museum mill which you can still see working etc. To visit these attractions we recommend a bike ride.
In the wider vicinity of Alkmaar you can visit numerous attractions. Broek op Langedijk has the oldest vegetable auction in the world and in Medemblik you will find the steam engine museum. Visiting Medemblik can be combined with a ride on the steam train to Hoorn. Also worth visiting, is the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Here you can experience how people lived and worked around the former Zuiderzee.
Further south you will find the 'Beverwijk Bazaar' located in Beverwijk. This is Europe's largest indoor market, which is open every weekend with over 3,000 stands and stalls, each with its own culture and theme. There is a stroll barn, a black market, a grand bazaar, a computer market and an extensive oriental market.
A bit further to the south, you will get to Haarlem and Amsterdam. Haarlem is known for its museums and shopping district. In Amsterdam you will find all the possibilities of a metropolis and a canal cruise is definitely recommended. We recommend to travel by train from Station Heiloo or Alkmaar to Amsterdam.
These are just a few possibilities, which the vicinity of Egmond offers you. Obviously, it depends on the season, in which you visit our village. But what kind of weather it is, there's always something going on. If it's not beach weather, you will find plenty of entertainment in the immediate vicinity. We have several folders, which will undoubtedly give you an idea.