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Getting to Amsterdam Beach

Getting to the beach from Amsterdam is a piece of cake. While many locals drive or cycle, it’s just as easy to get there using public transport.

Zandvoort beach

The beach resort of Zandvoort is easily reachable from the city by public transport in under half an hour.

By train: Take a train from Amsterdam Central Station to Haarlem (every 15 minutes), and thenchange at Haarlem for Zandvoort aan Zee. In the summer months, a special train service runs directly from Amsterdam to Zandvoort aan Zee (Zandvoort beach), and takes around 25 minutes. Plan your journey with Google Maps.

By bus: The number 80 bus runs directly from Elandsgracht in central Amsterdam to Zandvoort beach, and takes around one hour.

Bloemendaal beach 

To get to Bloemendaal beach from Amsterdam, take the train to Haarlem and thenthe 81 bus from Haarlem station. On busy days (or when the temperature tops 25 degrees), an additional bus service number 84 is added. Alternatively, you can catch the train to Zandvoort from Haarlem (see directions above) and walk 20 minutes along the coast to Bloemendaal. Plan your journey with Google Maps.

Getting back to Amsterdam at night: if you want to enjoy the beach parties and travel back to Amsterdam afterwards, the number 81 bus runs hourly from Bloemendaal Strand (beach) to Haarlem until around midnight, from where you can catch the train to Amsterdam. Please be aware that the last train from Haarlem to Amsterdam is usually around 01:00, so make sure you leave enough time for your journey. 

IJmuiden beach

To get to IJmuiden or Wind Water Beach, take the number 382 bus from Sloterdijk stationin Amsterdam West all the way to IJmuiden aan Zee. Plan your journey on Google Maps.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Take the stress out of your journey and travel around Amsterdam and to the beach by bus with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket. Tickets are valid on all metro, tram and bus lines operated by GVB, Connexxion, AllGo and EBS, including night buses, plus NS trains in the Amsterdam Area. Remember, you must check in and out with your card every time you enter and exit a bus, tram, train or metro. Your ticket is activated from the first check in.