Cities & Villages

Discover & Experience Callantsoog

Callantsoog

One of the oldest and most beautiful seaside resorts in the country, with a delightful centre. Many shops, terraces and restaurants can be found here. Most shops are open on Sundays year-round, which gives it a cosy atmosphere throughout the year.

High dunes separate the village from the beautiful beach. The Blue Flag has been waving on this beach for years, recognition by the European Union that the beach is clean and safe. Two beach pavilions, including a beach restaurant, are open throughout the year (5 are open from April to October), so after a refreshing walk on the beach, you can warm up with a cup of delicious hot chocolate.

During the summer, the beautiful white and inviting beach awaits the many visitors. There is also an area for nudists; the first official nudist beach in the Netherlands is situated just south of the Kiefteglop beach entrance. The location of the centre is unique: leaving the beach, just up and down the dunes, you arrive in the midst of the lively centre.

The Tante Jaantje museum farm can be found in the centre. It is open to visitors from May through September.

Many holiday accommodations

Callantsoog has very good campsites and luxury bungalows. Nevertheless, it has plenty of simpler, highly affordable holiday accommodations as well.

Zwanenwater

This unique nature reserve is situated just to the south in the dunes. The flora and fauna are invaluable and unique in the Netherlands. Very rare plants can be found here. Two dune lakes are a source of food for the many birds that find their breeding ground here.