Information about Bergen (NH)
For a relaxing day at the beach, Bergen and Schoorl are lovely seaside villages to visit. Bergen is a traditional village in Noord-Holland located in a beautiful wooded landscape, where you can enjoy nature to the full. Beyond the dunes lies Bergen aan Zee with its fantastic long beaches. An extraordinary area for great walks and cycling trips.
Bergen is known as an artists’ village and attracts many painters, writers and architects. The village therefore organizes many art activities. It also has an atmospheric village centre where you can enjoy a delicious drink or a meal in the many pubs and restaurants, or browse in the little shops.
The location and surrounding area of Bergen
Bergen and Bergen aan Zee are very close to Alkmaar and easy to reach by car. Schoorl and the former fishing village of Egmond are also part of the municipality of Bergen.
During the summer months, many visitors flock to the seaside resort of Bergen aan Zee, to enjoy a day in the sun, and the sea and the sand. This sometimes means queues of traffic and, on very busy days, the access road might even be closed.
From Alkmaar it is easiest to take the bus to Bergen, with a service twice every hour. Of course, you could also cycle here and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Bergen aan Zee
Bergen aan Zee is a characteristic beach resort with a combination of ancient forests, beaches, sea and dunes. The beaches are long and wide and there are various beach restaurants and cafés, open every day in the summer when the weather is nice, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a lunch. You will also find various restaurants along the Zeiler Boulevard, the road along by the dunes. In addition, Bergen aan Zee boasts an impressive sea aquarium where you can admire the wonders of the sea.
Art and culture in Bergen
For art lovers, Bergen is the place to visit, all year round. The village is the favoured residence of many artists, who feel very inspired by the tranquillity and spaciousness of the village. Bergen has many galleries and an artists’ centre