Hollands Kustpad


  1. Name Hollands Kustpad (LAW5)
  2. Length of trail 213 km, 132 miles
  3. Length in days 11 days
  4. Start of trail Hoek van Holland
  5. End of trail Den Helder
  6. Traildino grading LW, Light walk, countryside walk

E9, North Sea Trail, Duin- en Polderpad, Hollands Kustpad LAW 5-3, Egmond - Groet

LAW5-2 and LAW5-3, Hollands Kustpad: Hoek van Holland - Den Helder, 213 km

The Dutch Coast Path – Hollands Kustpad - takes us from Hoek of Holland through the cities of The Hague and Haarlem, to the north to Den Helder, a Dutch naval base. These coastal areas of South and North Holland are a treat for walkers, as a coastal walk should be.

On the origin of this land: the coastline is formed by a continuous row of sand dunes, created at various times in history by the interplay of rivers, sea and wind. Only in one part in North Holland, the dunes give way to an impressive dyke, the Hondsbosche Zeewering, to protect the hinterland. The dunes that we now see are not that old. On the inner side are remnants of older dune formations, which can be traced back to Roman times. These sand deposits have usually been removed, leaving behind a fertile and well drained soil, ideal for the cultivation of tulips and other bulbs. In the months of April till June, the central and northern part of the trail turns into a colourful spectacle of flower fields.

Behind the dunes lie the low coastal plains, once marshes, now drained polders.

The path takes us through these predominantly dune areas, jewels of landscape, beautiful in all seasons. Surprising how quiet it can be here, given that this is the most heavily populated part of the Netherlands. On some stretches, we walk along the beach, elsewhere we may pass old mansions surrounded by woods. In the seaside resorts and fishing villages (nowadays the same thing) we are welcomed by an exuberant atmosphere of french fries and happy people.

The trail is part of the North Sea Trail, and also of the E9, which follows the coast to Portugal. Incidentally, you might read "Visserpad" and "Duin- and Polderpad"; these are older names of this same coastal trail. (HN)

Select some tracks
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, zuid
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 01 - Hoek van Holland-Ockenburgh, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 02- Ockenburgh-Den Haag Binnenhof, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 03 - Den Haag Binnenhof-Katwijk aan Zee, 23km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 04 - Katwijk aan Zee-De Zilk, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05 - De Zilk-Haarlem Station, 22km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, noord
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 06 - Haarlem Station-Santpoort Noord, 18km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 07 - Santpoort Noord-Wijk aan Zee, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 08 - Wijk aan Zee-Egmond aan Zee, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 09 - Egmond aan Zee-Groet, 20km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 10 - Groet-Callantsoog, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 11 - Callantsoog-Anna Paulowna, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 12 - Anna Paulowna-Hippolytushoef, 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 13 - Hippolytushoef-Afsluitdijk provinciegrens, 20km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 2, Callantsoog - Den Helder, 19km
Nederlands Kustpad - Alle varianten
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 02v - Veer Vlissingen-Breskens, 13km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 1 - 04a - Zomerroute Veerse Meer, 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - Hoofdroute
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05a - Aanlooproute De Zilk
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 05b - Blinkertpad&Visscherspad verhard fietspad, 3.3km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 06a - Hoogwatervariant Kennemerduinen, 2.1km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 09a - Ommetje via strand, 3.2km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 2 - 11a - De Nollen-Den Helder station, 19km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 01 (Stavoren-Workum), 15km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 02 (Workum-Makkum), 16km
.Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 03 (Makkum-Harlingen), 19km
Nederlands Kustpad deel 3 variant RVN
.RvN Nederlands Kustpad deel 3, sectie 15 (Kostverloren - Bad Nieuweschans) variant RVN, 7.7km


Rate 8.0 | 4 votes | No 7. in Netherlands
  • ZoradeRuig March 2017
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Sea
  • Negative Wind, rain.
  • dirkpieter February 2011
  • Rate 9
  • Positive The best in the Netherlands if jou like dunes and being in nature for most of the time
  • Henk Nouws June 2000
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The variety of places and beaches. The dunes are fine, especially in May.
  • Joke ter Weele November 2008
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Nice walking along beaches, dunes, forests and polder landscapes
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