The brocante Bed & Breakfast Catherina Hoeve is an excellent location to relax for a couple of days. Plenty of sites to visit, things to do. But why not end the day with a visit to one of the many fine restaurants that this area has to offer:
Alkmaar, “Cheese City” has a beautiful old town with canals and a large shopping area. Alkmaar is located at 15 kilometer from our B&B.
During the summer there is a weekly cheese market.
Den Helder is the location of the largest dutch Navy base. It is also a major hub for off shore activities at this side of the North Sea.
To visit the island of Texel, take the ferry, which leaves from the harbour of Den Helder every hour in the summer (schedule). It is a hort (half hour) trip which brings you to the first and largest of a sting of islands that encompasses the “Waddenzee”, a Unesco World Heritage site.
During the summer months, Schagen is host to the West-Friese Folklore. Well worth a visit. Schagen is also has an important regional role and has lots of intereseting sites and shops. The central market place offers fine restaurants and bars.