Wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean
If you fancy stepping out of your accommodation and taking a stroll along the beach moments from your doorstep then Beach Resort Ooghduyne is just the place for you. With the capital city of Amsterdam and traditional cheese markets of Alkmaar within an hour’s drive this makes it a great base for exploring more of Holland too.
Beach Resort Ooghduyne is located in Julianadorp aan Zee which is the most popular beach in the area. With its long stretch of beautiful sandy beach and pavillion bar/restaurant it is easy to while away the hours soaking up the sun and exploring the beach. The beach has been awarded a blue flag which means that it passes international standards for cleanliness, quality and safety, all of which are a must when travelling with babies and toddlers.
Once you’ve become acquainted with your own onsite beach you may decide to venture further afield and head out to explore the local area. With an array of cycling and walking routes to choose from you can easily meander through the dunes and visit neighbouring towns. The port of Den Helder is just 6km away and is worth a visit if not just for its Navy museum, Fort (Kijkduin) and Aquarium.
But it isn’t just beaches which catch the eye around here as when spring comes around the fields surrounding this area come into magnificent bloom with the colourful floral display that you come to expect from the Dutch. There are even some specific places where you can visit to ‘pluck your own’ such as the Floratuin.
On site there is an indoor pool with slide which is lit by fun lighting that children love to zoom down. For toddlers there’s a quirky lighthouse slide too! The pool also has a whirlpool and rapids adding that little bit of extra fun! What Beach Resort Ooghduyne does well is to incorporate the natural beauty of the area into its activities for children, such as the playground area which is set in its own giant sandpit or the indoor play area created from natural materials. There is even a golf course with its own family 9 hole course.
Bollo, Landal’s mascot, has his own children’s club and you never know, he may just pop by for a visit and share a high five with your children while you’re there. A full entertainment program is also available during school holidays. But, with a beach position as enviable as this you may have more problem getting your children away from the fun of the waves and digging in the sand than wondering what to do next!
Julianadorp is close to the island of Texel linked by a short ferry ride across the water. The trip is well worth it to see this relatively unknown island which was recently recognised as 3rd in the top 10 places to visit in Europe by The Lonely Planet. You will discover turquoise waters and bags full of natural environment to explore and visit.
Villas and apartments are available here.
Apartments offer 1 or 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 4 people. These modern and spacious living spaces look out onto the water which surrounds the park. Modern luxuries such as your own washing machine and tumble dryer are included among other modern facilities.
Villas come in a range of sizes from 1- 6 bedrooms and for larger family gatherings even 11 bedrooms sleeping 22 people. Each has its own spacious garden, cosy living and dining room with all mod cons. Some villas include electric juicers, a sauna and dishwasher if you are looking for that bit of extra luxury or convenience.
On Beach Resort Ooghduyne there is a choice of 3 or 4 bedroom children’s villas accommodating from 6-8 people. There are a number of additional features that come with this accommodation. These include stair gates, electric socket covers, toys, a Swinx games computer, high chair and more. Providing all the safety and home comforts to make your stay even more relaxing and pleasurable with young children.
The Zuiderzee museum is devoted to the Dutch history and culture of the Zuiderzee area. It is split into two museums, one indoors and the other outdoors. You get to wander amongst authentic traditional houses and to observe Dutch trades such as smoking herring, smithing and a working windmill. Find out what the old time shops (including a great sweet shop), pharmacy, school and more were like all those years ago. During April to November there are many crafts and games for young and old to participate in. The Zuiderzee Musuem is 1 hour (60km) away.
Poldertuin Anna Paulowna is just a 20 minute drive (18km) from Beach Resort Ooghduyne. If you love the well known bulb fields of The Netherlands, then this is your chance to see them up close in all their glory. These gardens are not as large as the infamous Keukenhof but the vibrancy of colours in its natural setting are a beautiful sight to enjoy. Just around the corner you can also visit the local cafe.
National Reddings Museum Den Helder is housed in the historic Naval Dockyards and has plenty to entertain the whole family. You can watch educational films, observe model boats and learn about the history of lifeboating in The Netherlands. For the younger members of the family they can try out the lifeboat simulator to experience what it is like to be a crew member and even feel the force of the winds they may face during a rescue operation. This Museum is just 15 minutes (10km) away.
De Goudvis Attraction Park is 20 minutes (18km) away. Bounce on the biggest air trampoline in Europe, try out the family swing, put your pirate skills to the test on the pirate ship or simply explore the array of climbing frames and other play equipment here whilst overlooking Dutch tulip fields. If the weather is not on your side then you can head indoors where you will find it is split into three age specific play areas. Naturally, all changing facilities for babies are at hand too.
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