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A day at the beach

Fancy scouring the dunes or clearing your mind on the North Sea beach? You can get there in half an hour.

The ideal operating base for your daytrips

Located in a rural area right at the heart of the province of Noord-Holland, Hensbroek is the perfect place to start your daytrips. This is one of the few remaining areas where magnificent views reach all the way to the horizon. In the springtime, the scenery bursts into bright colours when the tulips start to bloom. De Leijen Country Estate borders on a recreational area with swimming and fishing a plenty. In the summer, swimming is very popular at the lake that borders the house and gardens. The enchanting surroundings will lure you into taking cycling and hiking tours, for which we'll be happy to provide suggestions.
The region has more leisure options to offer, such as renting a canoe or a whisper boat in the Eilandspolder and paying a visit to an indoor ice skating rink in the city of Hoorn or Alkmaar. For those who like golf, the nearby village of Spierdijk offers a 9-hole golf course. Conquer the challenge of the mountain bike (MTB) course in Schoorl.

Historic Noord-Holland

Visit the cheese town of Alkmaar or other historic cities from the Dutch Golden Age that are definitely worthwhile, including Hoorn, Edam and De Rijp. Other interesting attractions include the Zuiderzeemuseum (South Sea Museum) and the Zaanse Schans, and then there are the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Amsterdam is only 40 minutes away.

Suggestions for amusing excursions in the surrounding area


Polder landscape
Polder landscape
Cheese market – Alkmaar
Cheese market – Alkmaar
Bulb fields
Bulb fields