Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
How about a stroll along the North Sea? That’s what’s on the itinerary for guests of the 254-room traditional Huis ter Duin (House of the Dunes), in the sleepy Dutch town of Noordwijk, in the Netherlands. Just a 20-mile drive southwest of Amsterdam’s canals and museums, the 1886 hotel has long welcomed Dutch and Belgian royal families, and even now, paintings by a frequent former guest, the late Dutch artist George Van Herwaarde, hang in public spaces. Down along the sand, the hotel’s clapboard Breakers Beach House stocks lounge chairs, umbrellas, and even windbreakers. A summertime stay means you’ll unfurl your towel alongside families that have been vacationing in this spot for generations.