We have stayed in Noordwijk before but needed a little bigger place to accommodate an extra family member. Let me say that staying at the Parallel Flat 296 was not only convienient in relation to the location, near to the beach and shopping, but the pictures honestly do not do the apartment justice. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. In the evening we would sit around the table or the balcony and watch the sunset. The kitchen had everything one could possibly need, I brought my own cookware only because of past experiences, but I didn't need to use them. I loved having a induction stove and washer. With 2 kids and a teenager we didn't need to pack nearly as much. Noordwijk is close to so much, we took the Park and Ride into Amsterdam, we rented a boat in Leiden, we went to a Cheese and Clog factory, and we rented bikes in Noordwijk and rode to a couple of different nearby beaches. All in all, it was a very memorable vacation, and Parallel Flat 296 felt like coming home. I wouldn't stay anywhere else after finding this gem.