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125 years on the boulevard

Anniversary Hotel Noordwijk

Celebrate
with us!

An eye-catcher for many tourists since 1899, partly due to its striking tower (1912). Also called ‘het torentje (the little tower)’ by the residents of Noordwijk. After Huis ter Duin, this is the oldest (still existing) hotel in Noordwijk aan Zee and fully operational. Ready for the future and with a special mission.

 

2024 is all about this special year and this includes anniversary promotions especially for our guests. Will you celebrate with us?

VISIT THE EXHIBITION


“A journey through time”

 

From April 3, 2024 you can view a special exhibition in our round Green Garden room. Travel through time and walk the path the hotel has taken over the past 125 years. We go back to the year 1899, in which the hotel was built, and travel to the present day: how did it all start and where are we now? Will you come with us?

 

The exhibition is located opposite the reception on the ground floor of the historical tower.

Dive
into history

We would like to take you through the history of the Two Brothers Noordwijk Beach Hotel. Better known in 1899 as Hotel Pension Noordzee (North Sea). The first important and very eye-catching hotel on the boulevard was built on behalf of ship owner Willem van Beelen. It had 50 rooms. On either side of the hotel there was a villa named Anna (left) and Christina (right). Later, the right-hand villa Christina was replaced by the striking tower that is still in use today and, among other things, houses three Junior Suites since 2021 that bear the names of the former villas.

Junior Suite
1899

The first design of the hotel, without a tower

1915

Bath carriages on the beach

1923

Beach view with the striking tower

1964

A vibrant seaside resort

Celebrities
as guests

Several celebrities have been guests over the years, including Sigmund Freud. The psychologist stayed in the hotel-guesthouse for a longer period of time in 1910. This holiday is best known for his conversations with the composer Gustav Mahler, who visited him in the hotel. From there they took a walk to Leiden. Along the way they had a long conversation that was talked about a lot afterwards.
(Photo: Max Halberstadt)

 

In 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, the hotel became the refuge for Duchess Alix Jeanne Marie von Arenberg, who had fled from Belgium. She came to Noordwijk with her entire court.

Bird station
on the roof

In 1920, the hotel tower was temporarily used as a bird station by the Noordwijk biologist Jan Verwey. The son of the famous Noordwijk poet Albert Verwey was interested in nature, in particular birds, from an early age and published about this at the age of 16 in Jac’s magazine ‘De Levende Natuur’ (lively nature). P. Thijsse. In the former Hotel Noordzee (now Two Brothers), Jan gave a lecture with light images for the youth of Noordwijk. With friends he founded the Bird Trekking Station Noordwijk, on the roof of the hotel. This is now the location of our Steltloper (wader bird) suite! Sit on the roofterrace and watch the shorebirds just like they did in 1920.

 

Every first Saturday of the month there is a walk-in from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Jan Verwey Center in Noordwijk.

Jan Verwey Natuurcentrum

Two Brothers

Noordwijk Beach

+31 (0)71 364 2500

info@twobrothersnoordwijkbeach.nl

Kon. Wilhelmina Boulevard 8

2202 GS, Noordwijk