Escape to trendy Zandvoort! Enjoy its beaches, golf and oceanfront.

Zandvoort is a popular destination thanks to its long beaches, race track and proximity to quaint little cities such as Haarlem. Zandvoort also borders on an expansive nature reserve, perfect if you want to combine your beach trip with a walk in the woods and heath.

Zandvoort has been inhabited since the 12th century. It was once known as ‘Sandevoerde’ and didn't become a seaside resort until the 19th century The village was almost fully destroyed in the Second World War by the Germans to make room for bunkers and launch sites. After the war and a period of reconstruction, Zandvoort has become a cherished seaside resort with loads of sights and things to do.

Looking for something fun to do in Zandvoort for the whole family? Combine your day at the beach with a visit to the Jutters mu-Zee-um and discover what has washed up on the beach over the years. The Zandvoorts Museum has a special collection of local history and art.

Race lovers will be able to see the only race track in the Netherlands, Circuit Park Zandvoort, that holds regular events and competitions. Are you a nature lover in search of peace and quiet? National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is where it’s at. Hire a bicycle and explore the area or go on long walks in the woods and the dunes.

End the day with an evening of great food and entertainment in the charming little city of Haarlem.

Zandvoort has a station and an extensive network of local buses which is great if you're travelling by public transport. You can also hire a bicycle and cycle to Haarlem or the dunes. You can park at any one of the parking garages or along the beach for a fee. Parking is free outside the city centre if you don't park at the beach. You can take the train or bus to Zandvoort from Haarlem. If you're travelling by car Zandvoort is a 40-minute drive from Alkmaar.

Zandvoort is a great place to stay for young and old.

Known for

Beaches, Golf and Swimming

Top hotels in Zandvoort

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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NH Zandvoort
4 out of 5
Burgemeester van Alphenstraat, 63, Zandvoort
£76/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
3.7/5Good! (369 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Zandvoort hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Circuit Park Zandvoort and Zandvoort Beach. Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland and Cathedral ...

3.7/5Good! (369 reviews)

"Good room great breakfast but 20 Eurs? We enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2019

NH Zandvoort
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Beach Hotel Zandvoort BY Center Parcs
4 out of 5
Trompstraat 2, Zandvoort
£90/night
15 Sep-16 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

This family-friendly Zandvoort hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Zandvoort Beach and Circuit Park Zandvoort. Corrie Ten Boomhuis ...

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"The only bad thing is breakfast. Horrible quality. And coffee even worse."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2019

Beach Hotel Zandvoort BY Center Parcs
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Beachhouse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Barnaart 59, Zandvoort
£89/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

Located in Zandvoort, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Zandvoort Beach and Circuit Park Zandvoort. North Sea is ...

4.2/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"Clean hotel, comfortable room. No bar, no coffee making facilities in the room. Breakfast needs to be ordered the previous day."…"

Reviewed on 13 May 2019

Beachhouse Hotel

Popular things to do in Zandvoort

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

See where this brave and famous Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II and recorded her world-famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

This modern museum houses the world’s largest collection of the legendary Dutch master painter who led a troubled life and never saw his work become famous.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

This palatial building full of Dutch paintings and international artifacts is the country’s largest public-funded museum.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

Amsterdam’s iconic square, with its cobbled stones and grand historical buildings, is a lively gathering place and venue for protests and celebrations.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

Learn how a well-known Dutch beer is made, then drink a sample at this famous former brewery.

Leidseplein
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Leidseplein

This lively square in the heart of Amsterdam’s cultural district offers dining and entertainment, with an array of theater, movie, music, comedy and street performances.