Discover our typical Dutch surroundings!

Right in the shadow of Schagen, Recreatiepark De Wielen is located in the idyllic village of Sint Maarten. The surrounding area offers beautiful panoramic views, a rural area with plenty of peace and quiet and nice seaside resorts. But it’s also the right place for fun. There are a number of special places to visit in the area, including: Alkmaar, Schagen, Callantsoog and the beautiful island of Texel. Every place has something to offer: museums, nature, markets or for example the possibility to go shopping or to have a drink at a terrace. In the immediate vicinity, you will also find a beautiful coastline with wide beaches, cosy beach bars and vast dune areas. In addition, you can treat yourself in one of the many restaurants and unwind in your recreational accommodation.

Sint Maartenszee has the best hidden beach. And that’s what makes this perhaps the nicest family beach in the Netherlands.

This is the castle in Schagen, which is 4 km from the park. But there are many more towns and villages nearby. Go and have a look.

The Westfriese Omringdijk runs right along our park. And the Zijpe polder is also on the dike. Discover them both and many more beautiful ones.

The beach and the dunes are 20 minutes by bike from the park. You will also cycle through one of the oldest polders. Discover many more routes.

Four kilometres from our park, in Tuitjenhorn, is the Van Blanckendaell Zoo. And you will find many more attractions nearby.


In Schagen, Linke Loetje is our favourite restaurant. By the way, there are many surprising restaurants in the area.


Walk through the polders, the dunes, along the beach or over the dikes. The cities also lend themselves to a walk. 

A day on Texel is highly recommended. Drive to Den Helder in half an hour and take the ferry to picturesque Texel. 

When the weather is bad, there are plenty of indoor activities to do. We have selected three for you, all of which are in Schagen.

In the Zuiderzee Museum, you can see, hear, feel and smell the daily life of the past in the area around the Zuiderzee and in the Kop van Noord-Holland.

Sprookjeswonderland in Enkhuizen is dedicated to all the fairy tales you know. It is a bit of a drive, but well worth it.

Our park lies on two wheels. Two round lakes that were created after a breach in the dike. There are dozens of them. 

The Dirkshorn golf course is only 4 kilometres from the park. But there are many more courses in the area where you can play golf.

The Schoorl Dunes is one of the few areas in the Netherlands where the wheatear still breeds. This is the favourite area for this beautiful songbird.

Mill de Groenlander is less than a kilometre from the park. You can see it from the park. There are many more in the vicinity. 

Do your shopping around the corner

Less than 300 metres from our park, you can go to a small supermarket for your daily shopping.

Hire a tennis court in town

Want to play tennis for only € 10 per hour? You can do that very close by in the village. Sint Maarten has a tennis club where you can play without being a member. Click here and rent a tennis court.