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:

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.

Skyline & First Wave

Strandafgang De Favauge
2042 TV ZANDVOORT
Learn to surf or just kick back with a drink at this beach bar/surf school hybrid in Amsterdam beach.

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...

Club Nautique

Boulevard Barnaart 23
2041 JA ZANDVOORT
This Zandvoort beach club has a traditional Mediterranean feel – and its location nearby the train station is handy for all day tr...

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...

Safari Lodge

Boulevard Paulus Loot
2042 AE ZANDVOORT
Surfing safari in Amsterdam beach: This friendly, colourful beach club with touches of hippy chic and industrial design organises ...
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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...

George No 5 – Mer du Nord

Boulevard Barnaart 65
2041 JA ZANDVOORT
Amsterdam’s fanciest ‘New York-style French bistro’ goes sur la plage with this new outing in Zandvoort.

Zout

Boulevard Paulus Loot 3
2042 AD ZANDVOORT
Zandvoort’s Zout is a restaurant, a beach club and an event location in one.

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...
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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...