Practical information

Parking in Bergen Aan Zee is subject to charges during the months of March to October. It is checked regularly.

  • Parking fee from 10:00 to 19:00;
  • Parking costs in Bergen Aan Zee: € 1,90 per hour, € 10,00 per day.
  • Most hotels and apartments have a parking permit for their guests. Disabled persons can use the parking spaces free of charge with their disabled parking card.

Click here for parking regulations throughout Bergen municipality.

Dune card

To visit the Noordhollands Duinreservaat you need a dune card if you are over 17 years old. You can choose between a day, week or year ticket. Annual tickets cost € 12.50 and are available from various sales outlets or online. For a day pass, you can go to the pay machine at the entrance of the area, or buy one with your smartphone. At most accommodations in Bergen aan Zee, a ticket is included in the stay.

Safety on the beach

To ensure the safety of beachgoers, the Rescue Brigade Bergen is on standby the entire summer season. On the signs at the beach exits, you will find information about safe swimming in the sea. In addition, there are several rules regarding, for example, dogs and horses on the beach, and the use of boats, canoes and other vessels. Look at the site of the Reddingsbrigade for an overview.

Bus times Bergen aan Zee

To and from Bergen aan Zee there are Buurtbuses and big buses from Connexion. Current bus fares and departure times can be found on the website: Connexxion Timetable.

Opening hours Pharmacy and General Practitioner

In Bergen, there is a pharmacy open daily from 08:00 to 18:00, except on Saturdays and Sundays. There is a consultation hour on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00. Emergencies outside normal opening hours can be collected at the Regionale Spoed Apotheek, Hertog Aalbrechtweg 5a in Alkmaar.

The general practitioners in Bergen are located at Nassaulaan 24 and are open daily from 8:00 to 17:00. For more information, see the Bergen General Practitioners website. Outside these opening hours you can visit Alkmaar, where the opening hours are every working day from 17:00 to 8:00. The address is Hertog Aalbrechtweg 5a, 1823DL, Alkmaar, tel: (072) 518 06 18 (always call first).

Opening hours supermarkets and shops

Supermarkets in Bergen are open long hours. Albert Heijn is open every day from 08:00 to 21:00, including Saturday and Sunday and most public holidays! Deen supermarket is open most days from 08:00 to 20:00, on Sundays from 09:00 to 20:00 and on Fridays from 08:00 to 21:00.

Most shops in Bergen are open 7 days a week from 09:00/09:30 to 17:00/18:00. On Sunday, shops open around 12:00, until 18:00.