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Things to do in Bloemendaal

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Natural park - beautiful nature reserve. Great for walking, cycling and spotting local wildlife ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“This is where Amsterdam locals go to go beach clubbing. They host awesome parties and have great dj’s ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Lake
“Entrance of the National Park Kennemerduin. Great for hiking and the pristine dune lake "Het Wed" is great for a swim! Bike rental also available”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“Open Air Theatre near Haarlem (Bloemendaal). Great! Buy a ticket in advance.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Here you can take a long walk, visit the museum or take a cup of coffee on the terrace”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
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“if you have walked or cycled through the kennermerduinen this is a wonderful place to relax with a drink and snack with a beautiful view of the sea”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great culinairy food, expensive but worth it, great view and possibillity to stroll through the dunes before or after dinner. Highly romantic place, great service!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The castle of Brederode dates from 1180 and housed 18 different lord up to 1679. Today you can visit the castle from March until end of October. From November until March the castle is closed because of the bats which then have their winter wake. However in spring/summer you can visit the castle and see the bats :) There are 9 different bat species living on the castle. Check the website for more information.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“iceskating, you can rent skates there. And no problem if you have never done it. You can also get lessons.”
  • 11 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Amazing food! Organic and also with veggie choices. A bit pricy, but you will eat well.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bloemendaal at sea is the best beach of the world! Not because I think so, it’s world famous for it! The food, the view, the sea, everything is nice at Bloemendaal! Really recommend to visit it! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Park
“Middenduin is a varied area with steep forest slopes, open dunes and a cultural landscape. The variety of nature and cultural history makes Middenduin a beautiful walking area.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“Parking, access to a quiet part of the beach. Great for kids. They serve coffee, nothin fancy, but mostly convenient & quiet.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
“Another hidden gem. Small lake for swimming, in the middle of dunes and trees. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Nice view over the sea, nice interiordesign, good armosphere and good food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“The dutch dunes are wonderful for a walk or cycling. There are beautiful routes for everyone. In the dunes you can also have a swim in one of the lakes.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tourist Information Center
“Here you can take a long walk, visit the museum or take a cup of coffee on the terrace”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“if you have walked or cycled through the kennermerduinen this is a wonderful place to relax with a drink and snack with a beautiful view of the sea”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great culinairy food, expensive but worth it, great view and possibillity to stroll through the dunes before or after dinner. Highly romantic place, great service!”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Amazing food! Organic and also with veggie choices. A bit pricy, but you will eat well.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“A beautiful estate it is worth walking in the forest and dunes finishing of with lunch at the estate. The restaurant is fancy and expensive, the lunchroom is lowkey and affordable. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eat super special pancakes with a superbe view over the dunes in Bloemendaal. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pancakes with kids, they have a nice backyard with trampoline. And midgetgolf. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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