Sightseeing & activities
Nature & Culture
Hotel Herberg 1883 is situated right next to the ‘green oasis’ Spaarnwoude, where you can relax, enjoy nature or get active on the water or on a Dutch bike.
Sun, sea & beaches
Just a short drive away, you will find the lively beach of IJmuiden; a beautiful beach where you can soak up the sun, surf, walk or enjoy a great view and a drink in one of the beach bars. There you will also be a bike-, train- or car ride away from the popular beach of Bloemendaal and Zandvoort.
Some Dutch culture
In and around Velsen-Zuid you can visit many cultural sights, such as the ruins of Brederode in Santpoort-Zuid or the bunker museum in IJmuiden. The Engelmunduskerk in Historical Velsen or Beeckestijn in Velsen-Zuid are also definitely worth a visit.
Our top 3:
The Fortenroute in Spaarnwoude
Eat kibbeling (fish) in de harbour of IJmuiden
The Engelmunduskerk from the 12th century
Cities & Shopping
Velsen & IJmuiden
In the Lange Nieuwstraat and the Kennemerlaan in IJmuiden you will find several stores and small shops. On Thursdays you can visit the local market in IJmuiden and Velsen.
Ready for some serious shopping? Haarlem is the ‘place to go’. Here you will find the bigger known stores and some very unique and authentic little shops. In Haarlem you will also find many charming restaurants and bars, for instance at the Grote Markt, Botenmarkt and in the Vijfhoek.
Hop on a train or enter our capital by car in only half an hour. Eat your heart out in the Kalverstraat and on the Nieuwe Dijk or discover the charming Jordaan with its little shops and typical bars. Here you will also find a vintage and organic market on Mondays and Saturdays.
Our top 3:
Thursday market in IJmuiden & Velsen
Shopping in the Kleine Houtstraat in Haarlem
Monday morning Noordermarkt in Amsterdam
This beautiful green playground will offer you and your family plenty of space and possibilities to go on an adventure. Explore nature by foot or bike. Join an educational program or a special trip for kids.
Playground & Petting farm
Surprise your kids with a visit to the farm in Velserbeek or the organic goat farm Ridammerhoeve in the Amsterdamse Bos. Release the energy and have fun at the playground De Veilige Haven in IJmuiden
Build sand castles
What is more fun than enjoying the beach and building sand castles? Plenty of sand with the beach of IJmuiden, Bloemendaal and Zandvoort nearby. The beach is the perfect place to go with the whole family.
Our top 3:
Playground De Veilige Haven in IJmuiden
Adventures in Spaarnwoude
A visit to the goat farm Ridammerhoeve