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Nederland - Egmond aan Zee

Egmond aan Zee is the best-known of the three ‘Egmond villages’: Egmond aan Zee, Egmond-Binnen, Egmond a/d Hoef. Egmond aan Zee was formed in the coastal dunes in 977. “The sea gives, the sea takes” is an old popular saying in the fishing community. During heavy storms houses often disappeared into the sea and in November 1741 the sea not only took away 36 houses, but also the church and its tower.

Apart from being dangerous, the sea also provided the people of Egmond food and work, as most inhabitants of Egmond were fishermen. Quite a few sights in Egmond remind one of this; for instance, the "fishermen-houses", which are tiny houses near the sea where fishermen used to live.

Since the beginning of the 20th century Egmond aan Zee has been a popular seaside resort. The village is well-known for its healthy and clear sea air. Children from big cities came to stay in one of the many “colony houses” which were sanatorium-like institutions often run by charities and churches.

Egmond has a sandy beach that stretches for about three miles. The beach of Egmond is perfect for sunbathing and swimming in summer and invites you to take a stroll in spring, autumn or even winter.

We visited Egmond aan Zee on a crisp winter's day with a freezing wind, snow-covered dunes and frozen seawater.
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59 comments

Annemarie said:

wonderful beach szene, with a fantastic sun

Happy new week:)
11 days ago

Ruesterstaude said:

Schöne Strandimpressionen!
11 days ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Superbe et éblouissante.Les ombres projetées sont remarquable.
Bonne semaine salutaire.
11 days ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images rarissimes avec la glace et la neige !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
11 days ago ( translate )

ANNICK56 said:

de très belles photos bonne semaine jaap,
11 days ago ( translate )

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

superbes vues !*********belle semaine Jaap ! Amitiés♫
11 days ago ( translate )

gezginruh said:

Very beautiful picture and PiPs!
We have been there two years ago. Such a wonderful beach!!

Have a good week! Stay safe!

Best wishes
Füsun
11 days ago

Erika Akire said:

...sehr beeindruckende Gegenlichtaufnahme...
11 days ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Très belles photos. J'envie ces personnes qui marchent au bord de l(eau... L'hiver est ma saison préférée pour marcher au bord de la mer
11 days ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

A beautiful beach.............I like the silhouetted fence posts and their shadows and the tiny figures out walking. I like the photos in the PiPs too Jaap...........especially the 2nd one, which demonstrates exactly how cold it is there, despite the sunshine!

A super series!
11 days ago

Alice said:

Ultra beau*************
11 days ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Stunning beach landscape!!!!!!*****
11 days ago ( translate )

Hansruedi Voegele said:

Oh sehr schöne Aufnahmen Jaap!
11 days ago ( translate )

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Wunderschöne Bilder Jaap!!
11 days ago ( translate )

Betty【ツ】 said:

Beautiful image! I like all the pips too! Have a nice new week!
11 days ago