|My first day trip from Leiden was on the city bus to Katwijk. Katwijk is on the beach. Beautiful large beach but no waves so I doubt this is where my friend Toni surfs. There weren't very many people there considering it's July. It was a nice day and I stopped at a beachside cafe for a lunch of a huge round of goat cheese with drizzled honey and walnuts and dried tomatoes on a bed of greens. It was delicious. The Dutch do not scrimp on their servings of cheese. This cafe was directly on the beach so some families just came in their bathing suits and had some wine or beer and lunch while their children played on the beach. My kind of place.