In spring you can enjoy the fields with flowerbulbs.
Schagen has a characteristic old centre with a lot of excellent restaurants and terraces around the market place, nice shops and an inside shopping centre.
It’s situated central between Alkmaar, Hoorn and Den Helder.
It’s only 8 km (10 minutes) to the sea and the beach.
In this part of the country the beaches aren’t to busy and there are enough parkingplaces.
During summertime there is a folkloristic market in Schagen, cheesemarket in Alkmaar and a nightmarket in Kolhorn.
The beautiful historical towns Alkmaar, Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen are less than half an hour by car.
You can find several attractions and musea in the surrounding e.g. Zuiderzeemuseum, Broekerveiling, Animal park Hoenderdaell, Fort Kijkduin and the Marinemuseum.
Touristic information and routes are available.