When visiting Amsterdam, it is very easy to get so immersed in the city that you forget that the rest of the Netherlands exists. So, today’s post is to open your eyes to one of many day trips you can take from Amsterdam, starting with Zandvoort Beach.
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Where is Zandvoort?
Zandvoort Beach is located west of Amsterdam, very near the city of Haarlam. By car, it is approx 45 minutes.
From Amsterdam Centraal, the train to Zandvoort an zee is a half an hour journey, typically direct. On Trainline, the journey is €7 each way.
Once you arrive in Zandvoort, it is a 15 minute walk to the boulevard, or you can get a taxi which would take 5 minutes.
What should you expect at Zandvoort Beach?
This is the best way I can think of to describe the layout of Zandvoort Beach!
Between the sea and the ‘sunbathers’ there are tractors which drop off little ice cream shops, or beach toy shops.
And between the ‘sunbathers’ and the beach clubs, there are sunbeds which you can hire.
The cost of hiring a subbed was €10 per bed for the day, and we were lucky as the beach was rather empty, but I highly recommend looking at the beach clubs and reserving one online.
There are almost hundreds of beach clubs along the coast so you’ll have no difficulty finding a place to eat.
Where to eat at Zandvoort Beach?
I have two beach clubs to recommend to you here!
The first is Ohana, and the grilled vegetable sandwich was sooo delicious. I would recommend booking a table there as it was reasonably busy when we went, even though there were no tourists.
I’ve included pictures of the menu from August 2020 (so they may change over time!)
The next beach club I will recommend is Hippie Fish! I personally haven’t eaten here, but it was recommended by someone I trust and so I thought I could pass the recommendation onto you guys.
If you love doing things in the water, there’s lots to keep you entertained here in Zandvoort!
You can take part in kitesurfing, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding (I recommend looking here). The waves in summer can be a little dull, but I didn’t take part in surfing so I’m sure they take you to a suitable area!
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