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Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

History: 
    Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
 in Noordwijk aan Zee

History

The first inhabitants of Noordwijk were fishermen who built the first vierboet in 1444 on the site of the current Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin. A vierboet is a fire site on a hill used to help the fishermen find their way back to the beach at night.

In 1880, local mayor Pické decided that Noordwijk should become a seaside resort destination for the wealthy, and in 1883, Pické broke ground on the highest point of the dunes in spectacular Noordwijk Beach, and the stately Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin opened two years later.

In 1887, the textile merchant Heinrich Tappenbeck purchased the hotel with six hectares of land. Members of the House of Orange and members of the Belgian Royal Family were regular guests, charmed by the intimate service and distinctive accommodations.

Resort competition increased along the coast, and during the 1960s, the hotel was sold and then resold to a project developer who wanted to demolish the complex. Fortunately, the city council of Noordwijk rejected those plans, and the hotel was rescued by private owners. After extensive renovations, historical restorations, and modern enhancements, the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin was reopened in 1984 by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, the third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.

In January 1990, tragedy struck and a large part of the hotel was destroyed by a devastating fire. Once again, the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin was lovingly and carefully reconstructed with the highest standards of luxury and comfort.

Today, the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin consists of two parts: the Grand Hotel and the Nouvel Hotel. The Grand Hotel survived the fire in 1990 and has five floors, of which four are equipped with luxurious guestrooms. The Nouvel Hotel was built after the fire and consists of 11 floors, of which nine are equipped with serene guestrooms.

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2011, dates back to 1885.


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International Numbers

Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
Netherlands 08000200956
Norway 80054304
Spain 900814719
Switzerland 0800001798
UK 8009179622
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