Uitgeest is an ideal base to explore North-Holland. Alkmaar, Haarlem and Amsterdam are nearby, but in the direct vicinity you can also find dunes, the beach and the lake Uitgeestermeer.


Uitgeest and the neighbouring village Heemskerk offer many activities and entertainment. The many restaurants and terraces make them attractive to visit.


Other sights:

  • De Bazaar (Europe’s largest indoor weekend market in Beverwijk) distance 8 km
  • Zaanse Schans (unique landscape with wooden windmills and houses from 18th and 19th century) distance 11 km
  • De Kaasmarkt (cheese market) in Alkmaar distance 14 km
  • The beaches of Wijk aan Zee, Heemskerk en Castricum (Bakkum)

Nature lovers and outdoor people can enjoy:

  • The Pontjesroute, an attractive cycling trail of 44 km around the lake Uitgeestermeer. The route starts in Uitgeest and contains 5 small ferries
  • Hiking trails in the dunes of Wijk aan Zee, Heemskerk or Castricum (here you can find Highland Cows, wild horses and ponies)
  • Cano-tours on the lake Uitgeestermeer
  • Sport-fishing
  • Golf

Information and leaflets (in Dutch, English and German) available



2x per hour direct connection by train:


Alkmaar (15 minutes)

Historical centre with canals and every Friday (April to September) the famous Kaasmarkt (cheese market)


Haarlem (16 minutes)

Repeatedly chosen as ‘best shopping city’ in the Netherlands, with large monumental centre, a market and several museums.


Amsterdam (30 minutes)

Our capital with many famous sights.


The cities are also easily accessible by car.