Feeling the wind on your face
From Leiden it is a mere 12-kilometre ride to the coast. In the refreshing family seaside town Katwijk you can enjoy the beach in a convivial pure atmosphere. But there is also an extensive shopping area, good restaurants with (freshly caught) fish specialties (a Katwijk tradition) and a museum about Katwijk as an old fishing town and seaside resort.
Dynamic Noordwijk has many restaurants, luxury shops, wellness centres and trendy beach clubs where you can have fun late into the night. You can also visit the Space Expo Centre here. Noordwijk has a small historic centre which has an excellent shopping area. In Noordwijkerhout you can have the loveliest walks in the sprawling and highly varied dune area.