Beautiful lively village
Egmond-Binnen is a beautiful village in a vast landscape once shaped by monks. It has a lively village street with stores and there are some catering establishments, but it is not touristy.
The beautiful dune area with biking, hiking and horse trails is nearby, and behind it is a wide and quiet beach. In spring, the colorful bulb fields are photogenic. The special atmosphere surrounding the Benedictine monastery – as in days gone by – attracts people from far and wide. The Egmond Abbey visitor center is therefore highly recommended. Parking is always free in Egmond-Binnen.
History: it began on a beach ridge
Far before our era, farmers and fishermen lived here on a beach ridge under difficult conditions. Traces of these have been erased by the sea or buried under many meters of drifting sand. In the 7th century, the sea level dropped and a settlement arose on the site where the Adelbertus Field is today. This is the oldest Egmond, also called Eckmunde, Hecmunde or Egmunde in ancient writings.
Saint Adelbert: the first tourist
According to tradition, around the year 690, a group of monks landed on the coast from a monastery in Ireland. Among them was Adelbert, a companion of Willibrord. The story is that Adelbert did his good works in the area and then came to Egmond to rest. You could call him the very first tourist. Saint Adelbert is regularly in the newspaper in bold letters because that is the name of the local soccer club. The patron saint of Egmond-Binnen also gave his name to the abbey, the R.C. church, a (defunct) school and a street. Egmond aan Zee also used to have a Sint Aalbrecht street, but it disappeared into the sea.
The Adelbertus field and the well
The Adelbertusakker is located near the dunes on Oude Schulpweg near number 18. It is a mystical place where pilgrims have been coming for 13 centuries. The pastor of Egmond-Binnen says it so beautifully, “There is strength in the ground here.” The monk Adelbert was much beloved and was buried on the Acre in 740. Feel free to taste the water from the well and you may experience the healing effects. According to tradition, this source originated when the mortal remains of Adelbert were transferred two centuries after his death to the monastery founded in the neighboring Hallem now called Egmond-Binnen. Marble blocks mark the outline of a small church that once stood here.
In the tenth century, Count Dirk II of Holland founded a monastery that grew into a powerful medieval abbey: a great center of prayer, art and culture. Monks wrote books here. In 1573, the abbey was destroyed by Sonoy’s Beggars to prevent the Spanish enemy from settling in the abbey.
Similarly, the Slot op den Hoef and other churches and large farms went up in flames. For centuries more, the ruins stood in the landscape and the towers did serve as beacons for shipping.
In 1935 the abbey was rebuilt, and in 2010 it is still home to 13 monks who are determined to keep it up in Egmond for a long time. Your presence at the prayer services in the abbey church they particularly appreciate. You can enter anytime, even if they have already started.
The abbey has its own website www.abdijvanegmond.nl
What else can you find in Egmond-Binnen?
- Biking, hiking or horseback riding in the area or in the Dune Area
- At the village hall the Scallop, there are regular activities. deschulp.co.uk
- Village association Dorpsbelangenegmondbinnen.nl stands up for livability.
- Painting Society Hallem. Three Egmond artists on hallem.nl
- Egmond op zijn Kop: every year in early August the three-day village festival.
Blog posts about Egmond-Binnen
Welcome to beach pavilion ‘t Zilverzand. For a delicious, lunch or dinner by the sea, in Egmond-Binnen
Weatherman Helga van Leur awarded the Blue Flag to Egmond aan Zee’s beautiful beach for 2023
At JOEB you can game with friends, listen to music, watch movies and play various games such as pool, darts, foosball and table tennis.
The Wimmenumer Mill is an indoor windmill built in 1774. It was used to drain the 85-acre Wimmenummer Polder.
From now on, a convenient online overview of associations, clubs & village interests in Egmond with links to the relevant website on Egmondonline.nl
The abbey church regularly hosts concerts or recitals; the Abbey Concerts.
A cozy and established Cafe, restaurant in the center of the delightful village of Egmond Binnen. Café Tervoort also delivers your food!
A three-day event in Egmond-Binnen; then Egmond-Binnen is upside down. From Friday to Sunday, there will be all kinds of activities for young and old,
The turret characterizes the monastery. The bell rings many times a day for prayer, meals or other gatherings.
Bicycle routes in Egmond-Binnen and surroundings
The bike ride is about 3 hours and provides an opportunity to escape from daily stress. You can relax and enjoy the surroundings
There is an old park forest in Bergen. In 1662 the forest was a country estate of a wealthy family, and hidden among the trees are many small pools and romantic lakes
This bike route is perfect for a day out with friends. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while cycling with plenty of breaks.
From Egmond-Binnen cycle to Beverwijk and Wijk aan Zee then back via the Egmond dunes. Here you can enjoy cycling in an area behind the dune tops.
This bicycle route offers the best of both worlds: The historic cheese city of Alkmaar and the nature around Egmond aan Zee.
Start at Bike Shop Egmond and cycle through the dunes and along the bulb fields to the cozy Alkmaar. Here you will encounter the beautiful North Mill,
The bike route starts at Bike Shop Egmond, You will ride through the beautiful landscape full of bulb fields and make a stop at De Bleek, the famous dune area.
Cycle and enjoy the cozy seaside towns of Bergen aan Zee and Egmond aan Zee and experience the Schoorl Dunes, with shifting dunes, forests and heathlands.
Biking to the Three Egmonds. No matter from which side you approach the 3 Egmonden, from Alkmaar, Heiloo, Castricum, Bergen aan Zee, Uitgeest or Bergen and whether you cycle through the meadows, the dunes or along the bulb fields, it is always a wonderful, varied ride on a good bike path.
The Bulb region in Egmond developed toward the end of the 16th century and into the 17th century. Tulip mania played an important role.