Welcome to Egmond where Beach, Sea, village coziness and history come together.

The most famous Village of the three Egmond.

More than 1,000 years ago the village originated as a fishing village, but since the beginning of the last century it has had tourist interest. Both the fishing and tourist past are still evident in the streetscape.

Prominent on the boulevard stands
Jan van Speyk lighthouse
which can be seen from the entire village.

The village offers vacationers plenty of entertainment. Terraces, restaurants, and a
shopping area
with something for everyone. Every week in summer there is an event with lots of village entertainment from which you can relax on the Pump Square from a terrace to enjoy.

The stores are open 7 days a week all year round and easily accessible to everyone.

View from Egmond aan Zee

The sea and water

In Egmond aan Zee, people have traditionally fought against the water. Over the centuries, parts of the village regularly disappeared into the sea, as in the 18th century

The sea also brought much prosperity, for the inhabitants of Egmond aan Zee earned their living mainly from fishing. They sailed the sea with the Pinck and bomschuiten, ship types that could be easily pulled onto the beach.

In the early 20th century, with the rise of steam trawlers, many Egmonders moved to IJmuiden and settled there. Much is still reminiscent of Egmond’s fishing past, such as the so-called fishermen’s houses and the fishing monument.

The Prince Henry Foundation
is a landmark building and was originally a shelter for former sailors. The Museum of Egmond presents a picture of its history. The circular walk, organized by the Historic Egmond Foundation, also showcases the past.

The wide beach offers numerous opportunities for relaxation: beach chairs, sunbeds, windbreaks and beach pavilions. There are also hiking, swimming, sailing and surfing opportunities, of course, and it is possible to participate in, for example: Powerkitten or Branding canoeing resulting in an unforgettable beach experience.

Egmond aan Zee has been very popular with tourists from the beginning of the last century who came mainly for the healthy sea air. Especially from the big cities, young children were guests in one of the many colony houses. Towering high above the village is the 1834 Jan van Speijk lighthouse. This tower was chosen as the J.C.J van Speyk monument in 1838, in memory of the Lieutenant Commander, who preferred to fly into the air rather than surrender his ship to the enemy, the Belgians. He lit the supply of gunpowder on board on Feb. 5, 1831. In addition to Van Speyk, 25 other crew members and several Belgians also died in the blast.

Just down the road is the modern rescue station of the rescue company KNRM. Egmond Lifeboat Station has been involved in several famous coastal strandings.

Egmond aan Zee history


The year 977 is often cited as the founding year of Egmond aan Zee.
Then Walgerus, a gentleman farmer from Egmond-Binnen, is said to have had ten houses built by the sea. These houses were intended for some poor families, who were allowed to live there for nothing. They were allowed to fish in the sea, and the only condition set by this Walgerus was that they would give up ten percent of their fishing to the abbey in Egmond-Binnen.

The village of Egmond aan Zee today

Present tense

Jan. 1, 2001: Bergen,and Schoorl merge to form the new municipality of Bergen. This creates a municipality with 21 kilometers of coastline, a varied landscape of beach, dunes, sea, forests and fields, and a rich cultural past and present.

If you as a sympathizer want more involvement in Egmond aan Zee of search a on google for the website of Village Association Egmond Pearl of the Sea


Hotel Zeelui Egmond aan Zee

Located in Egmond aan Zee, 800 meters from the beach, Zeelui offers a garden and garden views. The hotel has family rooms.

Beach Hotel de Vassy

Hotel de Vassy has a unique location opposite the lighthouse in Egmond aan Zee, 50 meters from the beach and 2 minutes from the center

Hotel de Boei

Hotel De Boei is located directly across from Egmond aan Zee’s main beach exit. You will also find a restaurant with a heated terrace.

Hotel Neptunes – Egmond aan Zee

Our hotel is located on the south side of the village. Quiet location directly on the dune reserve and close to the beach and village. You will lack nothing. There is a terrace facing south where you can relax and also have your own brought drink. If you are looking for a cozy accommodation with personal attention, then you have come to the right place….

Hostel Stayokay Egmond * Cheap

Hostel Stayokay Egmond is an eco-friendly hostel near the dunes of Egmond. It is 3 km from the beach and surrounded by local bulb fields. Free Wi-Fi is available.
In 12 minutes you can drive from hostel Stayokay Egmond to the famous cheese market in Alkmaar. Amsterdam is a 45-minute drive away.

Hotel Mare Liberum | Egmond aan Zee

We would like to welcome you to our cozy 3-star hotel with 12 rooms with a nicely decorated lovely sitting area and spacious 4-meter dining room. A perfect location at the beginning of the cozy village center of Egmond aan Zee. In a few minutes you can walk from the hotel through “the” shopping street to the long sandy beach, the promenade, the many terraces and (fish) restaurants.

Hotel Golfzang * Webcam

Gulf Sing on the Boulevard in Egmond aan Zee, right on the beach. Enjoy these super sharp images day and night

Inn Within

Inn Binnen in Egmond Binnen Located in Egmond-Binnen, 2.6 km from Egmond aan Zee Beach, Herberg Binnen offers a restaurant, a bar and garden views. The hotel has newspapers and an ATM for guests to use. The hotel's rooms are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen...

Hotel De Dennen Egmond

Hotel De Dennen is located in green surroundings, 100 meters from the center and 500 meters from the beach. Free Wi-Fi and a beautiful garden are available, where you can fully enjoy your tranquility

Hotel Zuiderduin

Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee is just 100 meters from the beach. With many facilities