Invigorating ocean air drifts over the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin as cool fog begins to dissipate and bright rays of sunlight begin to warm the beach of Noordwijk, Netherlands. At this Preferred Hotels & Resorts
property, a part of the well-established Preferred Hotel Group, you can experience this majestic vision of the North Sea from the privacy of your own balcony, or from any of the comfortably appointed terraces. Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, this 254-room hotel offers tranquil luxury with a small town feel. Each room is elegant in its simplicity of design, and offers all the modern amenities guests could desire for. Watching the fog roll out to sea, the gentle coastal atmosphere will begin to warm you to your vacation as the sun begins to warm your skin.
Once situated in this seaside resort, head to the first floor for an amazing dining experience at Restaurant Latour, awarded with a coveted Michelin star. Here you will delight in a menu of the highest caliber, with some of the freshest seafood available, while taking in a gorgeous view of the sea. If you would prefer dining in a more relaxed atmosphere, then the Beach Pavilion Bell'agio is your destination. Directly on the beach and reminiscent of the Mediterranean, Bell'agio offers a more rustic setting for lighter fare and cocktails while guests still enjoy the service expected of a luxury resort. After a great meal head to some of the nearby dunes for a picturesque walk or bike ride, and take in the mild ocean climate for a relaxing afternoon. If you are feeling adventurous, The Grand Hotel is centrally located between Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam, and is the perfect staging point for a day trip to any of these historically and culturally eye-opening cities. At the end of the day marvel at this beachfront wonderland from one of the terrace's plush sun beds while you sip a refreshing cocktail and watch the sun go down over the beautiful North Sea.