• Take a train from Amsterdam Central Station (platform 1) to Zandvoort aan Zee
  • The best way to explore the rolling Dutch dunes is on foot or by bike through the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. Rent a bike from the Zandvoort Tourist Information Centre (VVV) A or Behind The Beach Bike Rental (in the town centre). The magnificent dunes area is famed for its more than 200 different species of birds, rabbits, red deer, roe deer and large grazers such as cows, horses and the special bison known as Wisent. It’s the perfect place for a day out with the family, or just to escape to hustle and bustle of the city. 
  • Besides the rich flora and fauna, the dunes are also home to numerous carefully preserved manorial estates. One of the most spectacular is Duin & Kruidberg Country Estate (45 mins by bike from Zandvoort). This estate is also easily accessible on foot from Santpoort Noord train station. 
  • Want to explore the dunes from the beach at IJmuiden? Then join a Bunker Route walking tour, which takes in a number of impressive bunkers dotted around the dunes (book in advance). In fine weather, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic along the route. 
  • If you are in IJmuiden and fancy some thrills, then you can rent a powerboat/RIB boat through ProRib Events or try SUP or surf lessons at Seaside Sports or Hightide. 
  • End your day with a cold drink and a perfect sunset in one of the many trendy beach clubs in Zandvoort aan Zee or neighbouring Bloemendaal aan Zee.