Taste of culture in the surroundings of Molecaten Park Noordduinen

Visit the famous big cities

Fancy a visit to one of the Netherlands' major cities? Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Haarlem and Amsterdam are easily and quickly reached by car or public transport from Molecaten Park Noordduinen. Besides hours of shopping fun, these cities also offer various sights that are certainly worth visiting.

Museums & sights

  • Keukenhof in Lisse: the most beautiful spring park in the world!
  • Katwijks Museum in Katwijk aan Zee: a magnificent collection of painters who once visited Katwijk. History can still be felt here.
  • Museum Panorama Mesdag in The Hague: a cylindrical panoramic painting about 14 metres high and with a circumference of 120 metres. The painting, which is one of the oldest surviving panoramas in the world, is a view of the North Sea, the dunes, The Hague and Scheveningen.
  • Escher in Het Paleis in The Hague: the world-famous Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher enthrals people young and old with his imaginative worlds, in which illusion and amazement are put centre stage. Escher in Het Paleis always features his most famous works.
  • Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort in The Hague: discover the story of crime and punishment in bygone times in the medieval prison and courthouse.
  • Museum Royal Delft in Delft: Discover the world of royal Delft Blue earthenware.
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden: the national research institute in the field of biodiversity. Here, scientists work every day to describe, understand and conserve biodiversity.
  • Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden: a museum about people, situated in a monumental building on the Singel in Leiden.
  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden: an archaeological museum about the ancient civilisations of Egypt, the Classical World, the ancient Near East and the Netherlands in prehistory, Roman times and the Middle Ages.
  • Teylers Museum in Haarlem: discover wonders of art and science in the Netherlands' first and oldest museum. The historic library absolutely impresses with its many centuries-old books.

Towns & villages

  • Delft: find out, for example, about the life of our father of the fatherland or visit a 19th century artist.
  • Leiden: with its beautiful canals and old Dutch courtyards, Leiden is definitely worth a visit. Follow the Leiden Loper and let it guide you to the most beautiful spots of the city. The birthplace of Rembrandt has a rich history that is sure to please. Of course, Leiden is also the place to be for a day's shopping and has some of the Netherlands' most famous museums.
  • The Hague: the political capital of our country is in many ways suitable for a day out. For example, you can visit the Binnenhof, the Peace Palace or Madurodam. Especially the latter is highly recommended when you go out with your children. The beach of Scheveningen is perfect for a day of sunbathing or a walk along the boulevard. In the evening, you can catch a movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
  • Rotterdam: The port city of the Netherlands is characterised by its impressive architecture, the most famous example being the Erasmus Bridge. Rotterdam is a city with many possibilities for a day out. A cruise through Europe's largest port area, a look at the Euromast or a day at the Blijdorp Zoo are just a few of the many possibilities.
  • Haarlem: a city that has it all. On the one hand, the hidden streets of bygone days and trendy concept stores. On the other, the medieval church and waterfront cafes. Haarlem is also bursting with museums and galleries. Go back to the Golden Age or surround yourself with contemporary art. The famous Teylers Museum is even the oldest museum in the Netherlands.
  • Amsterdam: Of course, our capital city cannot be left out of the list of cities worth seeing. Here you will find, among others, the world-famous Madame Tussauds, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. You can go shopping in the lively Kalverstraat and don't forget to take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes.