The north Dutch Dune Reserve is one of the largest natural areas in our country. The undulating dune area extends from Wijk aan Zee up to the Schoorlse Duinen (Schoorls Dunes): over 20 km long and about 2.5 km wide on average. Because of the vastness and the huge variety of vegetation, altitude, humidity, calcium content and human use in the past, there is an unprecedented number of plant and animal species in this extremely valuable reserve.
A lot of walkers leave Wijk aan Zee alone. That is a big mistake. If you are looking for peace and quietness, space and beautiful landscapes you can make beautiful walking-tours. And there is a lovely fresh sea-air.
The coast of Wijk aan Zee has wide beaches and offers magnificent views over the sea. From the view of the coast is beautiful. The beach lies shining in the sun and goes in a friendly curve with the sea and the sea can sometimes lighten unlikely bleu. And along the flood mark there are always people walking, weather or no weather. Wijk aan Zee is with all its catering industry at the sunny residence the stopping place for walkers.
Hiking routes and maps
Hiking maps can be obtained from the local tourist office and / or the Internet. Unfortunately are most route maps only available in the Dutch language.