About the conference location

Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

The venue of AgriVision is the five-star hotel and conference centre Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, situated on the coast at Noordwijk-aan-Zee (Netherlands), just a 20-minute driving from Schiphol airport. This prestigious hotel provides an ideal venue for a high-level, global event. Guests from around the world will receive a warm welcome.

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin a unique location for all types of (inter)national business meetings. The hotel is one of the few five-star hotels still in private ownership. The hotel is member of the international organisation Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
P.O. Box 85
2200 AB Noordwijk aan Zee

Tel: +31 (0)71-361 9220
Fax: +31 (0)71-361 9401



Breakers Beach House

This is the classy beach house that serves as an extension of Huis ter Duin on the sand. Comfortably gaze at the sea from inside the beach house, or enjoy the sun and smell the sea breeze while enjoying a drink on the terrace.


For your stay during the AgriVision conference you will be booked by us in either Huis ter Duin or one of the below hotels:

Palace Hotel
Pick├ęplein 8
2202 CL Noordwijk aan Zee
Tel: +31 (0)71 365 3000

Alexander Hotel
Oude Zeeweg 63
2202 CJ Noordwijk aan Zee
Tel: +31 (0)71 361 8900


Travelling by plane
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the largest international airport in the Netherlands and a 30 minute drive from the conference venue.

Taxi to/from the airport
Transportation from/to the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can be arranged via the Hotel Huis ter Duin transportation form.

History of Noordwijk

Noordwijk has a rich history, stretching back to around 2000 BC, the date of the first traces of inhabitancy. In 847 a Scottish Benedictine monk, named Jeroen, came to Noordwijk. He built a chapel and carried out missionary work. In 856 Jeroen of Noordwijk was tortured and beheaded by the Normans. After his death a Roman chapel was built in his honour, which quickly became a place of pilgrimage. 

Floral seaside resort of Europe 
Noordwijk first became a seaside resort in 1866. Those were the days of bathing machines and operators, when days out at the beach were a fashionable activity for the elite. Sea water was believed to have a cleansing effect. The arrival of the steam tram enabled many holiday makers to visit the seaside. The unique combination of the beach and the colourful fields of flowers ensured that Noordwijk blossomed into the 'floral seaside resort of Europe'.


Sightseeing around Noordwijk

Amsterdam: A 15 minute drive from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is world famous for its historical canals, typical narrow houses, world-class museums and open atmosphere. So visit the Van Gogh - or Rijksmuseum, go to the Heineken Experience or simply enjoy the architecture during a boat ride on the canals. 

De Keukenhof: An 18 minute drive from Huis ter Duin, Keukenhof is a park with over 7 million and more than 800 varieties of tulips. Besides the 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, inspirational and relaxing gardens and entertaining events. No wonder Keukenhof is a tourist favourite.

Leiden: A 20 minute drive from Huis ter Duin, Leiden is the oldest university city in the Netherlands (since 1575) and has an astonishing historic city centre including canals.

Den Haag: A 35 minute drive from Huis ter Duin, Den Haag is the seat of the Dutch government and boasts the oldest house of parliament in the world that is still in use. Den Haag is also a good place for shopping. 

Delft: A 40 minute drive from Huis ter Duin, Delft is not only a beautiful historic university city and the birthplace of the painter Vermeer, but also the home of Delft Blue (or Delftware). This typical blue and white pottery has been made in Delft since the 16th century.

Haarlem: A 35 minute drive from Huis ter Duin, Haarlem is a charming historic city that has some fine restaurants and a beer brewery in a church (Jopenbier).