When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches at Bloemendaal and Zandvoort to bask on the sands and soak up the vibrant nightlife. Find out more about Amsterdam Beach, including popular beach spots and exactly why it is one of the best day trips from Amsterdam!
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 towns of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal 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.
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