Category Archives: The villages

Noordwijk – 150 Years Seaside Resort

Noordwijk, 150 years seaside resort The Zuid-Hollandse (South-Holland) municipality Noordwijk has more than 25,000 inhabitants. The year 2016 was in the mark of Noordwijk, 150 years seaside resort. Traditionally, Noordwijk was a fishing village. The village has two village centers; Noordwijk aan Zee and Noordwijk-Binnen. The old core of Noordwijk-Binnen radiates the tranquility of earlier…
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Hillegom – Village with a rich history

The most northern community of the Dune and Bulb Region. Hillegom is a village with more than 21,000 inhabitants. Unlike some other villages in the Bulb Region, around Hillegom only a little amount of bulb fields have been lost at the expense of residential construction. The name Hillegom is derived from Hilleghem, mentioned in old…
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Teylingen – Voorhout, Sassenheim & Warmond

Molen Hoop doet Leven - Voorhout Teylingen: Voorhout, Sassenheim & Warmond On January 1st, 2006, the former municipalities of Voorhout, Sassenheim and Warmond went up into the Municipality of Teylingen. The name Teylingen is derived from Slot Teylingen, the ruin in the neighborhood of Teijlingen, near Sassenheim. Despite the merger, the three villages have clearly…
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Lisse – Heart of the Flower Region

Lisse, with the neighboring towns of De Engel and Halfweg and of course the Keukenhof, form the center of the bulb region. Lisse has about 23,000 inhabitants (2006). In 1998, Lisse celebrated her 800th anniversary. Possibly the village is much older. In a 1198 document, Lis is named for the first time, probably resulting from…
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