Zandvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Visiting the Zandvoort beach in the Netherlands

This weekend it was sunny and bright in the Netherlands – the perfect time to visit the Zandvoort beach. Situated in the province of North Holland, Zandvoort is famous for its Circuit Zandvoort (automobile racing circuit) besides being one of the major coastal resorts in the Netherlands.

Zandvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Photo Credit – Orangesplaash

The west facing beach of Zandvoort is quite wide and clear. The sparkling blue waters appear inviting and you can see kids playing alongside the beach, with their castle-bucket sets. A number of water sports including kite surfing and wind surfing are quite popular here during the Spring and the Summer.

Zandvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Photo Credit – Orangesplaash

This Dutch beach has ample amount of parking space, with affordable parking rates of around €1.8 per hour, but on hot days it is advisable to use the public transportation instead because of the frequent traffic jams. A number of cafes in and around the beach cater to the taste buds of the tourists and locals alike, dishing out delicious Dutch snacks, not to forget the frites.

Zandvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Photo Credit – Loving Photography

Situated about 25 kms from the city of Amsterdam, the Zandvoort beach has a peculiar landscape bordered by coastal dunes, making cycling and walking some of the other popular activities here.

Scheveningen beach in the Hague is another place worth visiting on a sunny weekend.  Have you visited any Dutch beaches?