Going to the beach.

A day on the Dutch coast. If you live anywhere in the Netherlands even one day on the Dutch coast is an experience and pleasure.

You might be wondering how to make the best of your time while you’re there. There are so many  things to do on a beach trip but you do not need to do anything at all, just chill. So I would say do not plan a lot and just come to Noordwijk where you can pick any beach restaurant and rent a sunlounger. I have chosen to spend a couple of hours in the lovely south Noordwijk Boulevard, and more precisely at the  Bries Bar Restaurant Beach. Lately we have been so lucky with very warm summery weather, therefore today I decided to take a beach day.

I love those kind of spontaneous days arriving in just a moment when the beach is opening up. First fresh coffee and green juice and I am looking around where my place for today will be. I have chosen my private place number 1203. There is an even little beach library here.  The perfect simplicity and uniformity of the windscreen elegant lines in bright red are candy for the eye with the blue skies, warm sand and deep moving sea.  

I would like to mention that Noordwijk achieved the Quality Coast Award, international standard for coastal municipalities this stands for sustainable tourism in coastal resorts.


I have packed my beach essentials a beach basket together  with Faithfull The Brand in the ‘Plain Marigold’ hue dress handmade from airy linen. This brand is based in Indonesia, and each piece is hand-dyed, printed and made by local artisans.  I  wear it with gladiator sandals. My sunglasses are the  Le Specs’ ‘The Last Lolita’ sunglasses they  have been spotted on many fashionistas lately.  Designed in collaboration with Adam Selman this shape flatters almost all face shapes. The 90s bandanas are back in fashion too a very summery look by wearing it at the beach, little scarf for a statement look. Just layer some vintage and fun jewelry and the look is completed.

Thank you for visiting Gabriela 


Location:  Bries

Photography credit   Ruud van Drunen