Zandvoort aan Zee

With its clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities, Zandvoort has become one of the Netherlands’ most popular beach destinations.  

Zandvoort: a beach paradise

Zandvoort wasn’t always the popular seaside resort it is today – it originated as a fishing village, whose quaint charm has carried through to modern times. Visitors from all around Europe now flock to Zandvoort during the warmer months for long, lazy days of sunbathing and seaside fun.

Things to see and do in Zandvoort

As a seaside resort catering to tourists, there is no shortage of things to do in Zandvoort – many of them active. There are plenty of opportunities to go surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kitesurfing and other water sports right on the water, while those not in the mood to get wet can bike the coast or hike along the dunes.  

If it isn’t exactly beach weather, Zandvoort still has plenty to do: visit the Jutters Mu-ZEE-um to check out some artefacts discovered in the sand by beachcombers, or the Zandvoorts Museum for art and history.

Have a beach club bash

One of the best parts of going to Zandvoort is hanging out at one of its more than 30 beach clubs. After splashing around in the water, lounge at the colourful Safari Lodge for some live music and yoga, or head to the popular Tijn Akersloot to socialise with the locals and the out-of-towners. Whatever your mood, there is a beach club to match.

How to get to Zandvoort

Getting to the beaches of Zandvoort from Amsterdam city centre is surprisingly simple and quick, taking under an hour by public transport. Take bus 80 from Marnixstraat in central Amsterdam, or hop on the train from Amsterdam Central Station, transferring in Haarlem. In the summer, a special train runs directly from Amsterdam to Zandvoort. With the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, you can travel on any number of buses, trams, trains and metros in the Amsterdam Area for 24 hours for just €19.50.

Zandvoort attractions:

Camping de Branding

Boulevard Barnaart 30
2041 JA ZANDVOORT
This lively campsite is located right next to the beach in Zandvoort – you only have to cross the boulevard and your feet will be ...

Hotel Zeespiegel

Hogeweg
2042 GJ ZANDVOORT
Located only 700 metres from Zandvoort’s sandy beach, Hotel Zeespiegel is also ideally situated for visiting the town’s numerous s...

Zandvoort Beach Clubs

Boulevard Paulus Loot 7
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
With over 30 lining the shore of the coastline, there’s certainly no shortage of beach clubs at the coastal town of Zandvoort. Sev...

Vooges

Boulevard Paulus Loot 77
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
Chill out on a sun lounger at the beach or, on colder days, huddle up next to the fire inside this beach pavilion and restaurant i...
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Tijn Akersloot

Boulevard Paulus Loot 1
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
One of Zandvoort's most popular beach clubs, Tijn Akersloot has long been a firm favourite with locals and day trippers alike. Wit...
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The Spot

Strandafgang Barnaart 23a
2041 KB ZANDVOORT
The Spot in Zandvoort is an all-inclusive beach location that offers a club with a water sports centre and hosts a multitude of ac...

Beach Club Far Out

Boulevard Paulus Loot 7
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
Relaxed, informal and modern, this beachside pavilion is like a slice of Ibiza in Zandvoort. Chill out on the comfortable lounge c...
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Tent 6

Boulevard Paulus Loot 6
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
Located on Zandvoort beach, Tent6 is a seasonal club house constructed out of two linked, outdoor pavilions, and is equipped to se...

Mango’s Beach Bar

Boulevard Barnaart 15
2041 JA ZANDVOORT
Go to Amsterdam beach and feel like you’re in Cuba in this beach club made up of differently styled huts.

Havana

Boulevard Paulus Loot 1c
2042 AE ZANDVOORT
Dine right by the sea in this beach pavilion at Amsterdam beach.