Amsterdam Beach

Explore Dutch dunes, take part in water sports, or just relax at one of the most unspoilt coastlines in Northern Europe. Amsterdam Beach makes for a fantastic day trip from Amsterdam at any time of year. Whether you're looking for exciting water sports, sunbathing and swimming, beach bars or unspoilt nature, you'll find it all at Amsterdam's beaches.


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Familie op het strand

Our highlights in Amsterdam Beach

Dutch Dunes

Enjoy a casual stroll, a lengthy hike or a challenging bike ride across unique Dutch landscapes. Home to unique flora and fauna, the area is also home to bunkers that were used as defence lines during the Second World War.

Water sports

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

Beach clubs

From sleek restaurants to hippy hangouts, Amsterdam's beaches are lined with colourful places to eat, drink and party.

Forteiland IJmuiden

The unique fort is one of the largest of its kind and is now listed as a UNESCO World Monument.

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I amsterdam's selection of highlights, including restaurants, hotels, excursions and attractions.

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Practical info

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.

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.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the entire Amsterdam area.
Discover the region with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

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