Katwijk aan Zee hike through dunes and along the beach 13,5 km

 

We will go for a hike through the dunes and along the beach 13,5 km and it will last about 4 hours exclusive our pauze in "Paviljoen De Duinen ;-)

 

Dunes between Katwijk and Noordwijk

 

Nice route through the Berkheide Dunes south of Katwijk. The route takes you along a large dune lake over easy walking paths. Partly the route takes you through an area with "wild" large cattle. Some highs in the route give you a great view, also the old German (WWII) bunker at the Vlaggeduin, which offers a great view all around.

 

How to get there:

By car--> look at Google maps, Katwijk aan Zee. We are going to parc our cars  at the parking in the corner of Sportlaan and Zuidduinseweg in Katwijk aan Zee. (parking is free)

By public transport-->  departing from Amsterdam Central station at 9.59 am platform 14a direction Vlissingen. Get off the train in Leiden and take the bus to Katwijk aan Zee  . In Leiden you should ask which bus nr you should take that stops the nearest to the Sportlaan in Katwijk aan Zee. We will meet at the big parking place in the corner of Sportlaan and Zuidduinseweg in Katwijk aan Zee

from any other station (like Utrecht -Rotterdam-Amersfoort etc) go first to station Leiden with the train and than take the bus. look at 9292.nl which is an information site for public transport

 

If you have any remarks or further questions don't hesitate to contact me : [masked] or by sms or whatsApp[masked] (don't forget to mention your name.

optional: you can send me your phonenumber in case it might be necessary

Also nice to know is that we do it together with the people from the Brabant Adventurers Meetup

 



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  • Zhan

    Nice walk on a beautiful day! Thank you for organizing.

    I suppose if we had a few more maps it could have saved some of us from following people the wrong way, but that's part of the fun too, isn't it? (Any chance these maps could be posted online in advance?)

    February 18, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Next time you get a map from me. remind me svp ;-)

      February 20, 2013

  • Marie-José D.

    Surprisingly at the starting point was that we got some "guests" as there were totally unexpected 9 members of the Leiden expat group!
    The track: Although I prepared a track how we should go, at the spot self it was not always clear what was ment/ how to go.
    And than: as more often with a big group; there were several small groups (6 or 7).
    I guess at some point we all once got lost and came to gather again ;-P It was funny. I hope every small group had fun together as the group were I was in had ;) !
    My impression was that everybody had a very good day, with nice people in a beautiful surrounding and sunshiny weather !
    I suggest to do this hike once again ...some months later and try to find out how the track was ment to be ;-P. Thanks to all making it such a great day.

    February 20, 2013

  • Thu Ha N.

    very good

    February 17, 2013

  • Vincent

    Very nice hike! Good weather and great company!

    February 17, 2013

  • Venkat

    Quite an adventure getting lost :) We'll try to be more careful next time! Hope everbody got to the beach at least once ;)
    Uploaded a couple of pics here: https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­

    Ciao!

    February 17, 2013

  • MJ

    Did people actuly maneged to fallow the path? LOL!

    February 17, 2013

    • Venkat

      We did indeed :) Found the rest of the group as well. Nevertheless, did you have a good time?

      February 17, 2013

    • Mircea

      I don't think it was a big problem not sticking to the plan, at least for me :) . It was a good hike on the best day around

      February 17, 2013

  • Gina B.

    very nice place

    February 17, 2013

  • Kasia

    Thank you all for a very nice day ;)! And special thanks to Marie-Jose and Venkat!! hip hip, hurra ;)!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Ivo

    Missed the train..

    February 17, 2013

  • carlotta m.

    Last minute...hope you do not mind.

    February 17, 2013

  • Martha

    Hi all, I will not attend afterall, I have not been feeling 100%. It is unfortunate that I will not join this hike and meet all of you this time, I was so looking forward to it. Enjoy it and hope to see you in the future.

    February 17, 2013

  • Marjolein de R.

    Hello, I'll be traveling by public transport from the Hague tomorrow morning. Anyone interested in traveling together and meeting up at The Hague Central Station? Otherwise, it would be great to join a group at Leiden Central Station. What time are you taking the bus to Katwijk? According to 9292 I should take bus 38 at 10.30 to Katwijk, but that one seems to arrive pretty early...

    February 16, 2013

  • rhiannon

    Hello people - the 9:59 train from Amsterdam stops at Lelylaan at 10:10. I'm getting on there so if someone else is getting the train let me know and we can all meet on there. Incidentally, the Vlissingen train is quite often late on weekdays (I often catch the 8:10 at 8:30 on weekday mornings) so will let you know Marie-Jose! My number is[masked] and will get on the last carriage...

    February 16, 2013

    • rhiannon

      Don't worry, will text you if the train is late so you know what to wait. And it might just be an 8am weekday thing anyway...

      February 16, 2013

    • rhiannon

      should say NOT to wait,can't type sorry

      February 16, 2013

  • Gina B.

    Hi, I am very excited to join you for this walk. I am coming with a friend from Utrecht, we should be there at 11.33 according to 9292. We will text you in case we have problems. See you tomorrow

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, I need to get some urgent study in this weekend and will have to miss out. Enjoy your day! Orla

    February 11, 2013

  • Michaela

    Sorry I have to cancel due to an injury that has not been not cured enough.

    February 16, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Hi Michaela, hope you will recover soon, have a nice week regards MJ

      February 16, 2013

  • Marie

    Hi, I don't feel well having the flue this week. I thought that I was ok for the walk tomorrow but I realise that I need more rest. I will join next time.
    Have a fun walk, nice weather.

    February 16, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      For you too Marie :Thanks for the reply , hope you will feel better soon! looking forward to see you next time, regards MJ

      February 16, 2013

  • Linda

    I have that bug that's going around and will have to cancel, just not up to it...

    February 15, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Ai Ai Linda, Hope you feel better soon, (squeezed lemon in hot water might help) regards MJ

      February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel, health wise hasn't been doing to well this week, so I don't think it would be a good choice to go for longer walk on Sunday. Enjoy and see you all next time

    February 15, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Thanks for the reply Helle, hope you will feel better soon! looking forward to see you next time, regards MJ

      February 16, 2013

  • Jelle

    If people are going from Rotterdam to The Hague/Leiden by train (from there goes a bus to Katwijk) let me know; we can travel 2gether.

    January 10, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Please guys take the train of 9.59 instead of 10.15 to Leiden platform 14a so you will sure be in time at the parking place! Thank you. It is good to start our hike at 11.30 we will need that time also to have a nice break in between and return before it is getting dark.

      February 12, 2013

    • Franco

      Susanne, yes.Go for that.I move house today.No internet for next days.See you there tomorrow morning.Cheers

      February 16, 2013

  • rhiannon

    OK so who else is getting the train from Amsterdam? Kasia?

    February 13, 2013

    • Andrii S.

      I'll take a train to Leiden from Haarlem. I think there will be a lot of us on Leiden bus station :)

      February 14, 2013

    • Anna N.

      I will take a train to Leiden from Heemstede (the next station after Haarlem)

      February 14, 2013

  • Artur

    sorry. have to skip it this time. enjoy!

    February 13, 2013

  • Jillian S.

    This will be my first trip to the dunes! I'm psyched!!

    February 13, 2013

  • yennha

    sorry, not feeling well lately i'd like to just get some rest this coming weekend. i hope to be able to join next time!

    February 13, 2013

  • Venkat

    Driving from Amsterdam Zuid. 3 spaces in my car.

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Anna N.

      Oops, are all spaces taken?

      February 12, 2013

    • Venkat

      Will mail you the details separately. @Anna: bad luck :(

      February 12, 2013

  • Anna N.

    Hey, apparently I am too late for Venkat's generous offer... Is there someone who will be passing Heemstede in a car? Would be a big time saver :)

    February 12, 2013

  • Lorna

    Was looking forward to this, but I'm afraid I won't be able to join now. Enjoy, and see you at the next one.

    February 11, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      thanks Lorna, wish you a nice Sunday too, and we'll see you another event

      1 · February 11, 2013

  • Joris G.

    Hey everyone,
    I will be there, i am going bij car from Heerhugowaard, if someone needs a ride, let me know.

    Kind regards,

    Joris

    February 11, 2013

  • Inken

    Hi,
    Is there someone driving by car from Amsterdam who can take me? Let me know then :). You can reach me under [masked]. Thanks!
    Inken

    February 11, 2013

    • Alan G.

      was going to ask the same thing. :-) . I not, how do we get there by public transportation? eager to join.

      February 11, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      maybe you can rent a car, or go by public transprot. See above how to get there.... first to central station Leiden and than take the bus to Katwijk aan Zee . look at the site 9292.nl informationsite for public transport ;-) looking forward to meet you guys Sunday!

      February 11, 2013

  • May B.

    sorry, I won't be able to make it, but have fun.

    February 10, 2013

  • Regine

    Is this a circular route so that we´ll return to the parking? Cheers, Regine

    February 3, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Hi Regine, Yes this is a circular route. We will return back to the parking ;-)

      February 7, 2013

  • Ellen

    Very sorry, heard lots of good things from others about this event, but I will be out of town. I hope to join an event soon!

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I don't forget, I'll be there! :-)

    January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      From your reply I'm guessing that you are confused about why I would say something like that and maybe you would like an explanation? Well here it comes: the thing is, I am not really good at using an agenda and so I usually just try to remember appointments or people help me remember appointments. But when an appointment is more than 2 weeks away I often forget it.

      1 · January 26, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      I am not confused

      January 26, 2013

  • Renata

    Unfortunately sea calls me... hope to join next time. Enjoy!

    January 26, 2013

  • Anna N.

    Hope to join this time!

    January 21, 2013

  • yennha

    hi, tnx for organizing this. is this doable for a non-experienced hiker like me? if so, i'd like to join. do we have to pay?

    January 8, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Yes I know this area and for everyone with an average condition can do it . You don't need to pay. This is our hike of the expats adventurers;-) ! and not from another big organisation . Only some coins for a coffee or tea or something to eat.

      January 8, 2013

    • yennha

      i see. sounds good. then i'm coming :) i hope the weather will coopearte :)

      January 8, 2013

  • Sijmen M.

    That looks great, but I’m afraid I can’t make it that day. Have a good time all!

    January 8, 2013

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