Wander through a live painting of a Dutch village

The artists’ village of Bergen is about a 15-minute drive from Oudkarspel, where traditionally many writers, musicians, architects and artists find home. The adjacent village of Bergen aan Zee is a beautiful seaside resort, where you can practice many water sports such as surfing, kayaking and sailing.

In the summer months, on Thursdays and Fridays, there are art markets around the Ruins Church. In addition, there is the Art 10-day which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every October.

Real music lovers attend the music festivals in Bergen, such as the Holland Music Sessions in August and Jazz & Sail in the first weekend of September.

Noordhollands Duinreservaat
The sports enthusiast, who loves cycling and walking, will certainly find comfort in this protected nature reserve. In Noordhollands Duinreservaat you will find beautiful walking and cycling routes.

Café Tavern
Café Taverne was a riding stable for horses in 1800 and since 1965 it has been a café / restaurant and then also a cinema. From 1965, Tavern is also a monument in the town of Bergen. In the 1970s it was “the place to be” for young people.
In addition to a nice lunch, Taverne always has bands and top quality music on the weekends. You can dance and swing while enjoying a drink.

Restaurant Loetje
Fancy a tasty tender steak? Then we strongly recommend that you go to restaurant Loetje, located across the street from the Ruïnekerk, right in the center of Bergen. Rain or shine, Loetje is always a great place to go. On sunny days you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner on a lovely terrace, while enjoying the view over the heart of the city