Getting to Zandvoort beach
The beach resort of Zandvoort is easily reachable from the city by public transport in under half an hour.
Take a train from Amsterdam Central Station to Haarlem (every 15 minutes), and then change at Haarlem for Zandvoort aan Zee. In the summer months, a special train service runs directly from Amsterdam to Zandvoort aan Zee (Zandvoort beach), and takes around 25 minutes.
The number 80 bus runs directly from Elandsgracht in central Amsterdam to Zandvoort beach, and takes around 50 minutes.
Getting to Bloemendaal beach
By bus and train
To get to Bloemendaal beach from Amsterdam, take the train to Haarlem and then the 81 bus from Haarlem station – Bloemendaal Strand is the 15th stop. On busy days (or when the temperature tops 25 degrees), an additional bus service number 84 is added.
Alternatively, you can catch the train to Zandvoort from Haarlem (see directions above) and walk 20 minutes along the coast to Bloemendaal.
Getting back to Amsterdam at night
If you want to enjoy the beach parties and travel back to Amsterdam afterwards, the number 81 bus runs hourly from Bloemendaal Strand (beach) to Haarlem until around midnight, from where you can catch the train to Amsterdam. Please be aware that the last train from Haarlem to Amsterdam is usually around 01.00, so make sure you leave enough time for your journey.
Getting to IJmuiden beach
To get to IJmuiden or Wind Water Beach, take the number 382 bus from Sloterdijk station in Amsterdam West all the way to IJmuiden aan Zee.
See up-to-date bus timetable information for all bus services here (website in Dutch).
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket
Travel around Amsterdam and to the beach by bus with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.