Netherlands, Katwijk Guide (B): A Weekend Getaway in Katwijk, Netherlands
Looking for a weekend getaway where you can embrace the season of tulips, fresh air, and bike rides? A couple nights in Katwijk, Netherlands is the perfect Spring getaway.The weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are almost ready to bloom! Although there are plenty of things to do in Düsseldorf to embrace the spring weather, like strawberry picking and exploring the outdoor Botanical Gardens, there are also a few awesome weekend getaways around Düsseldorf you can enjoy as well!
Instead of following the mass of tourist buses to the Keukenhof Gardens for the day, my husband and I decided to explore the surrounding area for the weekend. Our favorite spot (after a couple hours of Googling) turned out to be Katwijk, Netherlands – perfectly situated between Den Haag and the Keukenhof Gardens (just a bike ride away).
It took us about 2 hours and 45 minutes by car from Düsseldorf, which is a little longer than we typically might drive for a weekend, but totally worth it. If you decide to take the train, it will take you about 3 hours and 20 minutes. The distance all together is about 245 kilometers. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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