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Zandvoort

Zandvoort is a town along the coast of the Netherlands. Zandvoort beach is one of the most popular beaches of Holland. Further Zandvoort has a racing circuit and dunes. Tourists can easily visit Zandvoort because there is a direct train from Haarlem and Amsterdam to Zandvoort.

Zandvoort history: In the past Zandvoort was a village dependent on fishing, but from the 19th century on Zandvoort started to transform to a touristic place. Resorts were built and the Zandvoort train station opened in 1881. Zandvoort was heavily damaged in World War II, but after the war the town grew and tourists came back. Also the Zandvoort circuit (officially Circuit Park Zandvoort) was built and hosted Formula 1 for several decades.

Zandvoort activities: Whether it is a sunny day in summer or winter, there always are people on and near the beach in Zandvoort. In summer people go swimming or sunbathing and in autumn and winter strolling over the Zandvoort beach or doing water sports. The beach and village can be crowded on warm days in summer, but also when there are activities, like on the Zandvoort circuit. The dunes around Zandvoort are very suitable for a walk or cycling.

 

 

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Zandvoort Beach                              Zandvoort circuit                               Zandvoort dunes

 

How to get in Zandvoort: By car: coming from Amsterdam, The Hague or Utrecht first follow A9 until Haarlem-Zuid. There take N205 and follow the signs Zandvoort.                                                                       Public transport: there is a direct regional train from Amsterdam to Zandvoort aan Zee. This takes about 45 minutes. Coming from The Hague or Rotterdam, then first take the intercity train to Haarlem. There change and take the regional train to Zandvoort aan Zee. You can plan your trip here and read more about using public transport here.

 

Zandvoort museumZandvoort attractionsActivities in Zandvoort
Jutters mu-Zee-umCircuit Park ZandvoortGolf
Zandvoorts MuseumHiking
Swimming
Water sports

 

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