Information about Schoorl
Schoorl is a beautiful place in North Holland belonging to the municipality of Bergen. Here you can walk, cycle and enjoy the nature in the Schoorl dunes. This is the widest and most varied nature reserve along the Dutch coast.
The dune village Schoorl has been known as a tourist village since the end of the nineteenth century. Artists' village, dunes, beach and the climbing dune, the highest in the Netherlands.
You can plan a bike ride for a wonderful day enjoying the beach and sea. You will find 3 beautiful routes in this brochure. For children there is the climbing dune in the center of Schoorl. Children can enjoy themselves here, run and roll through the sand. Adults can also enjoy themselves here, or you can of course sit on a terrace and watch everyone enjoy themselves. You can take a relaxing walk through the woods or the dunes and there are beautiful cycling routes in this area. You can also take a nice walk through the polders via freebeemap.nl. Schoorl is also fun for shoppers and has a pleasant center where you can browse. The visitor center Schoorlse Duinen offers all kinds of activities and for the children there is the gnome path Schoorlse Duin gnome treasure hunt. Along the path in the dunes of Schoorl there are gnomes with various activities for the children. The children are given a backpack with everything they need to do the activities and they can even wear a cute gnome hat for the scavenger hunt.
In Schoorl you will find the Reformed Church from the 17th century and certainly worth a visit. After the collapse of its predecessor in the night of 19 to 20 April 1779, the present church was built in 1782-1783, which was consecrated on January 25, 1784. The one-aisled hall church in gothic style, with pointed arch windows, buttresses and three-sided closure. On the west side of the roof is a wooden turret with an eight-sided spire. The Former Town Hall was built in 1601 and is the smallest and oldest town hall in the Netherlands. And served until 1901. The monument still has many original features such as the walls, floors and fireplace. In front of the path is a statue of Jan van Scorel, who was the illegitimate son of a village priest. He was a painter and draftsman. The Kijkduin flour mill dates from 1772 and every Saturday the miller stands by the mill when it is opened to the public for a look or a tour. It is a round stone mill built on an elevation. Flour products are also sold.
The North Sea beach of Schoorl can only be reached on foot or by bicycle. Alternatives are the beaches of Hargen and Camperduin, which you can reach by bus or car.
Here you will find information about Schoorl:
- How to reach the city
- What about parking
- Important addresses and telephone numbers
you can prepare your journey with the directions on this page.
Some Rules surrounding Covid-19 in the Netherlands are:
- Use of a face mask is mandatory when traveling by public transport.( taxi, tram, train,bus and ferry)
- Mandatory on using a Face mask in public areas (shops, streets, etc.)
- Keep 1.5 meters apart.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for longer than 25 seconds
- Cough and sneeze in a tissue or on the inside of your elbow.