Amsterdam Beach

When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches to bask on the sands and soak up the vibrant nightlife. Find out more about Amsterdam Beach and discover popular beach spots and inspiring ideas about how to spend a day there!

Hit the beach in Holland

Sandy shores and sunbathers may not be the first things that spring to mind when you think of things to do in Amsterdam, but a short distance away from the canals and cobbles of Amsterdam city centre lies one of the most unspoilt coastlines in Northern Europe. Summer months see the town of Zandvoort buzz with throngs of party goers and sun-worshippers who come to enjoy themselves at the many vibrant beach clubs, which range from chic restaurants to colourful bohemian bars with DJs and campfires.

Discover the region with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Reasons to visit Amsterdam Beach:

  • Just 30 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station 

  • Discover the best surfing spots, beach clubs and bars to visit all year around

  • Highlights: Zandvoort, Bloemendaal and IJmuiden

Amsterdam Beach highlights

Zandvoort aan Zee

Zandvoort is a popular beach destination located near to Amsterdam, with clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities.

Dutch Dunes

Enjoy a casual stroll, a lengthy hike or even a challenging bike ride across the undulating sands of these protected landscapes.


The wide, windy beach around the mouth of Amsterdam’s River IJ is a magnet to thrill-seeking water sports fans.

Activities, excursions, hotels and more

I amsterdam's selection of highlights of things to do and places to stay, eat and drink in Amsterdam Beach, including restaurants, hotels, excursions and attractions.

Amsterdam Beach itineraries

Amsterdam Beach visitor Hans Guldemond
Find out how to get to Amsterdam Beach and the best things to see and do when you are there.

Amsterdam Beach: Get inspired!

How to get to Amsterdam Beach:

How to get to Amsterdam Beach

Getting to Amsterdam Beach is a piece of cake. It’s quick and easy to get there using public transport.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the entire Amsterdam area.

I amsterdam City Card

Your City Card gives you free entry to some fantastic museums, castles and attractions to be found in the Amsterdam Area.

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