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ZandvoortNetherlands

Discover this relaxing seaside resort and enjoy the sun, the sea and the beach. It's also the perfect base for a day trip to Haarlem or a day in the dunes.

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.

Top hotels in Zandvoort

NH Zandvoort
NH Zandvoort
4 out of 5
Burgemeester van Alphenstraat, 63, Zandvoort
The price is £82 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

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! (483 reviews)

"The property and the personal was very nice. We had an excellent breakfast and a nice sleep."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

NH Zandvoort
Beach Hotel Zandvoort BY Center Parcs
Beach Hotel Zandvoort BY Center Parcs
4 out of 5
Trompstraat 2, Zandvoort
The price is £80 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

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

4.1/5Very Good! (46 reviews)

"Really friendly staff and made time for my enquiries."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Beach Hotel Zandvoort BY Center Parcs
Beachhouse Hotel
Beachhouse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Barnaart 59, Zandvoort
The price is £86 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Zandvoort hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zandvoort Beach and Circuit Park Zandvoort. Cathedral of Saint Bavo and Stadhuis are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (130 reviews)

"Right at the beach, clean rooms and friendly staff. The only thing I missed was a mini fridge."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Beachhouse Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Zandvoort

Poort Beach Boutique Apartments
Poort Beach Boutique Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Zeeweg 100 - 134, Bloemendaal aan Zee, Zandvoort

Nestled on the beach, this Zandvoort aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Zandvoort Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Circuit Park Zandvoort. Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)
Great place

"Everything was great. Beautiful apartment, private parking, clean, comfortable, steps to the beach. Close to Zandvoort. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

Poort Beach Boutique Apartments
Appartementen Zeespiegel
Appartementen Zeespiegel
3 out of 5
Hogeweg 70, Zandvoort

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Zandvoort Beach and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Circuit Park Zandvoort. Cathedral of Saint ...

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"Die Vermieter waren super Gastfreundlich. Das Appartement war sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet. Das Bett fällt leider etwas klein aus für 2 Personen und es gibt statt einer normalen Handbrause nur eine Regenschauerdusche, was das ausspülen von Schampoo erschwert. Ansonsten lag das Appartement perfekt ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2020

Appartementen Zeespiegel
Zeestraat at Amsterdam Beach
Zeestraat at Amsterdam Beach
3.5 out of 5
Zeestraat 62, Zandvoort

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Zandvoort Beach and Circuit Park Zandvoort. Amsterdamse Poort and Stadhuis are ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Gute Lage, strand und Bahnhof in unmittelbarer Nähe, sehr geräumig, gerne wieder :)"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Zeestraat at Amsterdam Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Zandvoort

Zandvoort Beach
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Zandvoort Beach

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Zandvoort Beach, a popular beach in Zandvoort. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

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

4.5/5(723 reviews)

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.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

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

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

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

Johan Cruyff Arena
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Johan Cruyff Arena

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Catch an event at Johan Cruyff Arena and enjoy other activities in Amsterdam such as cycling.Experience the great live music and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Zandvoort

Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks
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Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks

£20
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
I amsterdam City Card
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I amsterdam City Card

£59
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam Dining with Priority Seating

£23
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Anne Frank Story & Neighbourhood Walking Tour
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Anne Frank Story & Neighbourhood Walking Tour

£20
Per adult
Guided Small-Group Tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills
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Guided Small-Group Tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills

£36
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Culinary Walking Tour in Zandvoort
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Culinary Walking Tour in Zandvoort

£73
Per adult

Reviews of Zandvoort

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12 Mar 2020

Such a lovely seaside town!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

A beautiful beach, great walking and good shopping and facilities in a friendly seaside setting.

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