Beach blast at Bloemendaal

Bloemendaal’s lively atmosphere and beachy vibes make it a hotspot for young locals and tourists looking to let loose. Just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam, it’s the perfect spot to go when the weather is just too good to waste.

Things to see and do in Bloemendaal

Characterised by its selection of cool beach bars and clubs, including Vroeger and the hippy hangout Woodstock 69, Bloemendaal has regular live bands and DJs creating open air parties that go on well into the night. For the more adventurous, there’s an area for nude sunbathing that can be found further north up the shore. Between the regular town and the sea and sand, you can enjoy the wild dune landscape – the perfect place for a romantic stroll.

For the active beachgoers

Just because Bloemendaal is geared towards the party-loving people doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do for sports lovers, lowkey travellers and nature enthusiasts. Visit Thijsse’s Hof, a wildlife garden founded in 1925, to check out hundreds of species of native plants, or go on a bike tour of Bloemendaal to see sights and learn a bit of history.

How to get to Bloemendaal

The trip to the beach at Bloemendaal takes just under an hour when travelling from Amsterdam city centre. From Amsterdam Central Station, take the train to Haarlem; from there, hop on bus 81 and get off at the 15th stops. To make sure you’re getting the best value – and making the best time – purchase the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, which you can use for unlimited travel on buses, trams, trains and metros in the Amsterdam Area for 24 hours for €13.50.