Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation near the coast in Northern Europe should pay a visit to Schoorl in Holland. This wonderful village is located in the province of North Holland and has many things for holidaymakers to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.
Schoorl has its own beach accessible only by walking or cycling and is a pleasant spot for sunbathing and taking a swim in the sea. Watersports are popular on this coast, especially surfing and sailing. There are some very scenic areas for hikers to explore including the wide beaches and sand dunes of the Dutch coast as well as a beautiful forest. Several trails can also be found in the northern peninsula of Holland, which are ideal for hikers and cyclists. There are several golf courses nearby including the Marine Golf Club and another in nearby Bergen. Visitors can also try fishing, tennis, roller blading and mountain biking in the area. There are a few bars, cafes and restaurants in Schoorl with a variety of dining options including local dishes and some international cuisine too. Several stores are open for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink. Tourists will also find markets and stores selling gifts and souvenirs in the area.
There are many interesting historic places to visit in Schoorl such as churches and windmills. The city boasts several museums too such as the Art of Africa and Atelier/Pottenbakkerij Feniks. Several nature excursions are offered here too taking visitors to some scenic parks and other areas of natural beauty near Schoorl. The capital city Amsterdam and the major port of Rotterdam are within easy reach by car and are well worth a visit. In spring time a must see place is Keukenhof in Lisse, which is an 80 acre park of winding paths, gurgling streams, placid ponds and magnificent flowering bulbs including tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Holland is July and August when the average high temperature is 21 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January and February averaging just a high of 6 degrees centigrade and a low of 1 degree. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 100mm rainfall, but rain can fall any time of the year.
Schoorl is just 57 kilometres from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). Flights arrive in Amsterdam from many international cities via various airlines including the largest one based here, KLM. Those cities include Athens, Berlin, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington amongst many others. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt are the car hire firms located at Schiphol Plaza behind the arrivals halls. There are also taxi services available from the airport.