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Summer vacation

It's summertime! Will it be stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, yoga? Or exploring culture at one of the museums? Keep reading for our tips for an amazing summer in Katwijk.


In Katwijk, you can enjoy fantastic (water) sports activities! For example, you can learn kiteboarding at Kiteschool Katwijk or learn to surf at Surfschool Katwijk. The surf school also organizes other fun activities on the beach and in the sea, such as beach tennis, boxing clinics, bamboo building, and the expedition Robinson. Another option is to visit Aquasports Katwijk, perfect for a day out with friends, offering activities like banana boating, wakeboarding, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and more. There is plenty to do!

(water)sports in Katwijk

150 years artists' colony

Since 1873, Katwijk has been known as an artists' village where artists from all over the world come to capture the traditional costumes, boats, and coastline. Renowned names such as Jan Toorop, Willy Sluiter, and Jan van Goyen have showcased their painting skills here.

Every year, dozens of painters still come to Katwijk during 'Katwijk En Plein Air'. Their works are exhibited in the DUNAatelier. The exhibition 'La Bohème' at the Katwijks Museum showcases the works of the founders of the artists' village Katwijk.

Artists' colony

Out with the kids

Also during the summer vacation, there are plenty of fun children's activities. The Children's Schnipseljagd by Jola Tours is a route for children to get to know Katwijk in a fun way. In addition to events and activities, Katwijk, Rijnsburg, and Valkenburg have plenty of fun playgrounds and forests!

Tips for children

Go shopping in Katwijk!

With the beautiful days ahead, it's perfect to enjoy some cozy shopping in Katwijk. The shopping center "in de Hoftuin" is located in the center of Rijnsburg. Here, you'll find a diverse range of shops.

In Katwijk, you have the Hoornse Passage, which is open every day from 8:00 am. But, of course, we can't forget about the markets that are open every Friday in Katwijk from 10:00 am and every Tuesday in Rijnsburg from 1:00 pm.


Grabbing a bite

In Katwijk, it's lively from early morning till late at night. Start your day with a delightful breakfast, indulge in a leisurely lunch, and enjoy a lovely dinner or drinks with a view of the sea!

Katwijk boasts beautiful beach pavilions where you can join for a delicious dinner or a refreshing drink after a day at the beach. Strandpaviljoen Zand has been declared the best terrace in South Holland this year and ranks 13th in the Terras Top 100!


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