Zandvoort is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Netherlands. A broad, sandy beach, plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars make for an ideal destination. Furthermore, Zandvoort also offers a formidable attraction: Circuit Park Zandvoort.
Places of interest
The beach of Zandvoort is by far the biggest attraction. On the beach you can choose from the many beach tents, constructed every spring. There are approximately thirty of these in and around Zandvoort; everyone can find something to his/her liking. Apart from the beach, most visitors will venture to the circuit. There are many race days every year, including the most important races: the Masters of Formula 3 and the DTM Championship.
Zandvoort is ideal for tourists, with its many restaurants and bars. If you're planning a weekend trip to Zandvoort, it's handy to know that shops are open on a Sunday.
Hotels in Zandvoort
Zandvoort offers a wide choice of hotels. From small guesthouses with a homely ambience to several larger hotels of well-known hotel chains. Zandvoort has a hotel for every budget and every taste.
The gorgeous, large sandy beach of Zandvoort and its vicinity is always great for sunbathing and building sand castles. But it's also lovely to enjoy the fresh sea air throughout the year. You can also take lovely walks and cycling trips through the dunes, and there are great walking and cycling paths. The National Park Zuid-Kennemerland lies to the north and east of Zandvoort, and is one of twenty national parks in the Netherlands. The area is largely freely accessible, but you can also book excursions.
Zandvoort is the final stop of the Amsterdam-Haarlem-Zandvoort train line. As such, these cities are easy to get to. Haarlem is a charming shopping city and offers a number of interesting museums and points of interest. Amsterdam speaks for itself. The train journey to Amsterdam is just half an hour, and you can be in Haarlem within 10 minutes.
The surrounding countryside of Zandvoort is close at hand, and during the spring months Keukenhof is the most famous flower park in the world. 32-hectares filled with beautiful flowers await the many visitors that flock here every year.