Scheveningen naar Noordwijk aan Zee

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Scheveningen naar Noordwijk aan Zee is a 21.2 kilometer point-to-point trail located near The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 21.2 km Elevation Gain: 151 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

walking

running

beach

forest

partially paved

wildlife

War dunes and beliefs A beautiful dune tour takes us from Scheveningen through Katwijk to Noordwijk aan Zee. It is good to see that the water companies use the dunes. You will find gas stations, dug canals and ponds. Incidentally, no water is extracted from the dunes. They are used more as a water filter, with all the problems of slow but certain water pollution. The entire dune area has been considerably affected by the Germans. Especially in this area you will find many bunkers and remains of the Atlantic Wall. A 2700km coastal defense line that runs from north to south. In the middle of the dunes you will find a complete wall over which you can walk a few hundred meters. The Waalsdorp area reminds us of the 250 dead that were executed here. Walking through the dunes you see a golden onion dome in the direction of Katwijk. Here is the only Sufi temple in the world. At the beginning of the last century, an Indian singer decided to set up the Sufi movement, bringing all religions together into a doctrine that knows a universal god. Christianity and Islam are, as it were, united in it. It is interesting to see how such a temple (1972) was able to nestle in the originally Christian community of the Katwijkers. Katwijk is the largest municipality in the bulb region and fulfills a regional function for shops and training. Because the Old Rhine enters the sea in Katwijk, it is a very old settlement, where the Romans already lived in the 1st century. The old core has been considerably damaged by the storms. Due to dune erosion, the church ended up on the dunes. The lighthouse is one of the oldest in the Netherlands (Brandaris is one). The Katwijkers did not have the stork as the bringer of babies, but this lighthouse as a source, also called a four-fine. The light has been extinguished since 1913, but it remains a beautiful monument.

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