There are several beautiful golf courses in the immediate vicinity of Petten. 

Bergen: Golfbaan de Sluispolder

Golfbaan de Sluispolder is located between Bergen and Alkmaar. 

Here you can walk 18 holes laid out in the dunes. The course is richly equipped with bunkers and water features as well as the ever-present extra element of wind. 

Centrally located in North-Holland is Golf & Countryclub Heiloo. This 9-hole course was built by the well-known Dutch golf course architect Alan Rijks. The golf course has a rural look, and the holes offer a challenge to novice and experienced golfers alike!

Enjoy golfing but prefer to keep it a bit more small-scale? Try playing a round of mini-golf at midgetgolfbaan Parnassia or at the oldest mini-golf course in the Netherlands,De Merelhof

Horseback Riding
Horseback riding along the tide line on an empty beach must be the ultimate feeling of freedom. Stunning horseback riding trails are plotted throughout the expansive woods and dunes between Bergen aan Zee and Petten.

A few riding schools and stables in the vicinity of Petten include:

Duin-manege Poelenburgh
Manege Groot

You can book a covered wagon ride at De Hoefkar. 

Want to experience horse racing? Pay a visit to Drafcentrum Alkmaar on a Sunday. 

Water sports
The ocean and beach call on us to be sporty! Try going sailing with a speedboat or even parasailing. Various beach-volleyball competitions are organized in the summer.