Bergen is a unique village, surrounded by forests and dunes, which has always attracted artists. The cozy center (just a 10-minute walk from blooming hotel), its rich history, numerous boutiques and shops, many terraces, and beautiful restaurants make it a charming destination. The village of Bergen, known as an artists’ village, has been attracting tourists for a hundred years who come to enjoy culture, nature, and relaxation.
In the Bergerbos, the old estate character of Bergen is still very recognizable. The Sparrenlaan and Jan Willemslaan still lead your gaze to blooming Landgoed Het Hof. Between these lanes lies the old forest area. Here, you'll find gnarled oaks with an undergrowth of mosses or lush holly, another typical companion of old forests. You can walk along wide paths and narrow lanes. Don't forget to stop by Landgoed Het Hof to visit our organic vegetable garden.
Not afraid of a little climbing and descending? Then climb the Schoorlse Duinen, the highest dune area in the Netherlands, located in the northern part of North Holland, and plenty of space to blow off steam. A century ago, it was one big sandbox here, but now dozens of bird species nest, beautiful mushrooms grow, and the sunlight plays with thousands of tree leaves.
Between Bergen aan Zee and Texel, you'll find dozens of charming coastal towns, each bordering a beautiful coastal area. When you come to blooming, you come to the coast. From your hotel room, you can reach the beach with just a short walk of about an hour. Discover Bergen aan Zee with its lovely beach pavilions, or visit Camperduin with its lagoon, find tranquility in Petten or the lively atmosphere of Callantsoog. Tip: if you want the beach all to yourself, head to one of the beach entrances between Hargen and Petten aan Zee.
When we talk about the Blonde Duinen, we mean the dune area just south of Bergen aan Zee, right between blooming hotel and the coast. The name 'Blonde Duinen' comes from the change in color of the dune sand. Instead of white and gray, the dunes here are blonde. These dunes are also less vegetated and green, giving them a beautiful expansive view. For long walks and wide vistas, the Blonde Duinen is the place to go.
Slightly different from the Schoorlse Duinen but just as beautiful. The North Holland Dune Reserve between Egmond and Bergen is an area with magnificent views and fairytale-like forests. Don't be surprised, you can encounter a Scottish Highlander or another grazer behind every dune and every tree.
After the rugged dunes of Schoorl, Egmond, and Hargen, the landscape quickly transitions into flat meadows, expansive flower fields, large grassy areas with small ditches, and exciting wandering paths. The polder of North Holland is a perfect reflection of the quintessential Dutch landscape and is beautiful to explore by bike or on foot.
The area between Bergen, Egmond aan Zee, and Heiloo is filled with beautiful flower fields in the spring, making it the most colorful region in the Netherlands. In April and May, hyacinths, lilies, grape hyacinths, irises, daffodils, gladioli, crocuses, tulips, and snowdrops are all in full bloom.
The center of Bergen is characterized by many terraces, charming boutiques, art and craft markets, and beautiful houses. There's always something to do, and something for everyone. The village exudes coziness and culture. Friday is shopping night in Bergen, and there's a market on Saturdays. Visit an art exhibition at one of the museums or spend hours browsing the beautiful collections at the art, book, and other cultural shops
When you've crossed the wide dune area of Bergen aan Zee, you'll see the North Sea in the distance. Bergen aan Zee's beach features kilometers of white sand, lots of fun beach clubs, ample parking, and the possibility to rent beach beds and surfboards. Everything you need for a delightful day at the beach is within reach! You can enjoy the surroundings both in summer and winter, whether it's a refreshing swim or a brisk walk. And it's all just a 20-minute bike ride from the hotel.
A beautiful village at the foot of the dunes and just a stone's throw from blooming hotel. Schoorl is authentic, cozy, unique, and surrounded by beautiful nature. Whether you come to relax at one of the charming terraces or to exert yourself with a long forest walk, everyone enjoys the freedom to do as they please in Schoorl. Schoorl has the perfect combination of culture and nature due to its unique location between protected natural areas. With 60 kilometers of bike paths and 65 kilometers of walking paths, there's no end to the beautiful nature of Schoorl. Are you going to explore Schoorl? Then be sure to visit the Schoorlse Duinen Visitors Center.
Alkmaar is only 7 kilometers from the hotel, which means you can be in the city center in just half an hour by bike or a short 15-minute drive. It's perfect for a fun day out. Alkmaar, also known as the Cheese City, is a beautiful authentic city with lovely canal houses, charming cafes and restaurants, a bustling shopping street, and plenty of hidden gems to discover. There's a market on Saturdays, a Cheese Market in the high season, and late-night shopping on Thursdays. During your stay at blooming hotel, a trip to Alkmaar is a must.
If you fancy a long beach walk or just want to enjoy the fresh sea breeze, head to Egmond (aan Zee). You can get there in just 15 minutes from the hotel, or 30 minutes by bike. The route from Bergen to Egmond is beautiful and well worth it. You'll cycle through the dunes and forests, and don't be surprised if you come face to face with one of the large grazers along the way. Once you arrive in Egmond, you can take a nice cultural walk and explore various sights. Be sure not to miss the Egmond Abbey. If you're in the area in spring, you'll find yourself in the most colorful region of the Netherlands when the bulb and flower fields are in bloom.
Up in the northern part of North Holland, just 18 kilometers from blooming hotel, lies the city of Schagen. Schagen is known for its hospitality, the lively weekly market, and the welcoming atmosphere in the city. That's why Schagen is the perfect destination for a fun day out, especially on Thursdays, market day. And especially on Thursdays in the summer months when a West Frisian market is also organized around the weekly market. That's why Schagen is also known as the Market City of North Holland. After a day of shopping in Schagen, you can relax at one of the charming terraces around the beautiful church in the city center. And if the weather is bad, Schagen also has a nice shopping center where you can shop indoors.
Discover all there is to do in the area around Bergen and the hotel. From the best weekly markets to major events, museums you won’t want to skip, the most beautiful hiking trails and fine ways to relax.