Zandvoort Beach for Amsterdam

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please contact us.


What Covid-rules do I have to take into account during my visit?
Please check the NBTC website for the latest information on COVID measures for visitors to Holland. 
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Where can I find a test centre in Zandvoort?
The test centre in Zandvoort is located next to Lunchbreek at Haltestraat 59A. Make an appointment here.
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How do I get to Zandvoort?
Zandvoort is easy to reach. By car you can reach us via the N200/ Zeeweg or the N201/ Zandvoortselaan. By bike, you can cycle along one of these roads or choose the cycle path along the railway line via the Visserschpad. If you want to visit the beach, the village, nature or the race track, take the train. This stops 300 metres from the beach. For more information about accessibility, click here.
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Where can I park my car?
Zandvoort has various paid car parks spread throughout the town. Park your car along the boulevard, on car park De Zuid or on the car park of Circuit Zandvoort (when there are no events). You can also park in the LDC garage in the town centre or in the garage underneath Holland Casino. Read more about parking in Zandvoort.
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What taxi dispatchers are there?
Taxi Centrale Fred Spronk & Taxi Centrale Zandvoort
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Where can I find information on public transport?
All information about the train, bus and Region Day Ticket can be found on our page about accessibility.
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Can I easily visit Haarlem and Amsterdam?

Yes, Zandvoort has a direct train connection to Haarlem and Amsterdam. It takes 15 minutes to get to Haarlem station and half an hour by train to Amsterdam Central Station. More Information on accessibility


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Where can I find a public toilet?
At the station, in the Hema, Louis Davidstraat opposite the HDMZ Museum, at the LDC near the Zwarte Veld, at beach entrance 'De Rotonde' on the boulevard
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Where can I find an ATM?
The Rubber Duck Store, Kerkstraat 8 - Hema, Raadhuisplein 1 - Raadhuisplein 6a - Bruna Balkenende, Grote Krocht 18 - Albert Heijn, Grote Krocht 1
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Which supermarkets are there?
Albert Heijn, Grote Krocht 1 - Dirk van der Broek, Burg. Engelbertsstraat 21 - Vomar, Celsiusstraat 192 - DeKaMarkt, Oranjestraat 4
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Where can I buy a gift voucher?
On our website, we offer various gift vouchers, such as the VVV Gift Card, VVV Dinner voucher, Lekkerweg card, podium gift card and an online gift code. More info
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Are there any rooms available?
We do not have a current overview of available rooms at our partners. You can check here whether any rooms are still available.
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What accommodations are there?
In Zandvoort there are many different accommodations, ranging from hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and apartments to holiday parks and beach houses. For a selection of these look here 
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Can I sleep on the beach?
It is not allowed to spend the night on the beach. However, there are several beach pavilions where you can rent holiday homes on the beach.
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Which hotels are on the promenade?
BeachHouse Hotel, Center Parcs Strandhotel, Palace Hotel and Boulevard 5. Qurios Zandvoort, Qurios Bloemendaal and Amsterdam Beach Hotel are located just behind the boulevard.
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Where can I stay with my dog?
There are several hotels where you can stay with your dog. In our ebook 'Dogs in Zandvoort' we have highlighted several.
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Which child-friendly accommodations are there?

There are several child-friendly hotels in Zandvoort. In our ebook 'With children to Zandvoort' we have highlighted several of them and you will find more tips. Leave your email address here and we will send you the ebook


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What group accommodations are there?
There are several group accommodations available. From holiday homes to entire villas. View a selection here 
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Where can I park my camper?
Camping with the camper van is possible at one of the campsites or at one of the camper van sites on the boulevard. For more information, please click here 
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Which restaurants are nice to visit with children?

Of course, children are welcome in all restaurants. But some are slightly more geared towards children than others. For example, De Zeerover (on the boulevard), Dune at the Duinrand (at the entrance to the Waterleidingduinen) or the catering establishments at Center Parcs Park Zandvoort. In addition, several pavilions have a playground on the beach.


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Which restaurants allow dogs?
In Zandvoort we are used to dogs. Therefore, there are many establishments where you can bring your dog on the terrace or inside, for example Grand Cafe XL, Het Wapen van Zandvoort, De Zeerover and Filoxenia. Of course you can also enter most of the beach pavilions with your four-legged friend. 
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Which restaurants are located on the beach

Zandvoort has more than 30 pavilions on the beach, 5 of which are open all year round. All pavilions have their own menu. See which pavilions you can find in Zandvoort.


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What restaurants are there in the village?

In the centre of Zandvoort you will find many nice coffee shops, lunchrooms, cafes and restaurants. Look here for an overview.


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What kind of walks can I take?

There are various organised walks for which you can register. The Zandvoorts Museum regularly organises slopshots through old Zandvoort and bunker and nature walks through the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes. In October, you can join the stag walks during the rutting season to see the fighting deer. 

Of course, you can also enjoy a walk on the beach or explore the village and nature on your own.

For more information about the walks of the Zandvoort Museum, please contact them via mail or telephone: 023-205 0972.


For information about the stag walks, mail to Zandvoort Marketing.


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Which cycle routes are there?

Zandvoort is the ideal base for wonderful cycling tours.

The National Park in the north has a wide network of paved cycle paths with junctions. This way, you can easily map out your own route to IJmuiden or along the various estates.  

From Zandvoort, you can also easily cycle to Haarlem for a nice trip through and past the city. Or in springtime, choose a bike ride to the flower region, where you can enjoy the beautiful flower fields. 

If you cycle south to Noordwijk, you will pass the 'Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen'. There is a good chance that you will see deer on the way.


Look here for more information about cycling in Zandvoort


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Which water sports can I do?

Zandvoort has been a designated daredevil sports location for several years and is therefore an ideal location for water sports enthusiasts. Within the water sports zones you can of course kite surf, wave surf and SUP. But also sports like kite foiling, wing surfing and supfoiling can be done in Zandvoort.


For equipment rental or lessons you can go to one of the water sports schools


More about water sports in Zandvoort


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Where can I go horse riding?

Zandvoort has two riding stables where you can ride in the box, but where you can also go for a ride in the woods, on the beach or in the dunes, or where you can put your horse in the (holiday) stable. Riding on the beach is only allowed between 1 October and 1 March. In the woods and dunes you can ride all year round.


More information about horse riding


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Where can I rent an (electric) bike?

Behind the Beach Bike Rentals, Haltestraat 51, tel: 023-8224746


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Where can I practice yoga?

Zenzo Yoga, Raadhuisplein 1b, 06-55173021


In the summer Zenzo Yoga also gives yoga on the beach. Look here for more information


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What indoor activities are there?

Even in Zandvoort, the weather can sometimes be a bit less good.


Fortunately, there is plenty to do even then. Check out our top 10 indoor tips. If you need more inspiration for fun activities, check out our Share Your Experience page.


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Is there a casino in Zandvoort?

Yes, on the boulevard in Zandvoort you will find the oldest Holland Casino in the Netherlands. Look here for information about Holland Casino


Circus Zandvoort in the centre of Zandvoort also has a casino, in addition to a cinema and games hall. More information about Circus Zandvoort


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What children's activities are there?

Zandvoort is surrounded by beautiful nature, has a lovely beach and, with the Center Parcs Park, has a true Valhalla for children. Read our tips here.


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What events are there?

For an overview of upcoming events, check out our events calendar.


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Which museums are there?

Zandvoorts Museum, Swaluestraat 1, +31(0)23-5740280

Open: Wednesday - Sunday 11.00 - 17.00 h


HDMZ, Louis Davidstraat 19, +31(0)23-2100710

Open: Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00h


Jutters Mu-Zee-um, Strandweg 2, +31(0)23-5712221

Open: Wednesday 13.30 - 16.00h, Saturday en Sunday 12.00 - 16.00h


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Where can I go shopping?

You will find most shops in the Kerkstraat, Grote krocht and Haltestraat in the cosy centre of Zandvoort.


Look here for an overview of the different shops.


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When are the shops open?

Shops in Zandvoort are allowed to open every day, from Monday to Saturday between 06.00 and 22.00 and on Sundays and public holidays between 09.00 and 22.00.

However, most shops are only open until 10 p.m. in the summer. Within these hours, shopkeepers may determine their own opening hours. 

Click here for an overview.


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Which markets are there?

Every Wednesday, the weekly market takes place between 09.00 and 16.00 on the Grote Krocht/ Raadhuisplein.

During the summer months, a weekly Ibiza market is also organised at the Badhuisplein. For exact dates and for other markets, keep an eye on the event calender.


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Which saunas can I visit?

Center Parcs Park Zandvoort has a dry sauna and a Turkish steam bath that are accessible not only to guests of the park, but also to day visitors (minimum age 18 years). You will find the sauna at Aqua Mundo.

Cost: € 12.95 (€ 6.50 with discount card) 


In NH Hotel, you will find a lovely spa with various saunas and a beauty salon. For information on opening times, costs and facilities, click here.

You can also visit Sauna Van Egmond in Haarlem, 20 minutes away.


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Where can I get a massage?

Lupinee traditional massage, Louis Davidstraat 13a, +31(0)6-33838303

De Salon Zandvoort, Zeestraat 34, +31(0)23-5732011

Ayurvedic Touch,  Kerkplein 5, +31(0)6-11399235

Relax Massage & Wellness Zandvoort, Zandvorotselaan 371, +31(0)6-39486806


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Where do I find a hairdresser?

Kapsalon Headsigns, Louis Davidstraat 11, 023-5716181

Hizi Hair, Haltestraat 39, 023-5730838


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Where can I find a nail studio?

Boudoir by Sara, Haltestraat 33, 023-5732900


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Which beach pavilions are there?

Zandvoort has more than 30 beach pavilions, five of which are open all year round. Click for an overview.


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Are the beach pavilions open in winter?

Five pavilions are open all year round:

Club Nautique, Boulevard Barnaart 23

Thalassa, Boulevard Barnaart 18

De Haven van Zandvoort, Boulevard Paulus Loot 9

Nius Beachhouse, Boulevard Paulus Loot 5

Tijn Akersloot, Boulevard Paulus Loot 1


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Can I walk my dog on the beach?

Between 1 October and 15 April, your dog may run free on the beach. Condition is that they are well under control.

From 15 April to 1 October, he/she is only allowed on the beach between 19:00 and 09:00, if leashed. 

Please note: there is a clean-up duty at all times.

More information about dogs on the beach


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Can I use my wheelchair on the beach?

Using an ordinary wheelchair through the loose sand is no success. Therefore, beach wheelchairs are available for rent at various locations. Click here for more information.

There is also a blue carpet at the Thalassa pavilion, which allows disabled people to get close to the beach and the sea.


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Where can I park my car?

There is plenty of parking along the boulevard. Are the parking spaces full? Then park in the Zuid car park.

Read more about parking in Zandvoort


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Is there a public toilet on the beach?

A public toilet is located at EHBO beach post De Rotonde, between the beach pavilions De Haven van Zandvoort and Beachclub Tien. It is open from mid-May to mid-September from 11:00 to 19:00 and in beach weather from 10:00 to about 20:00. 


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Can I have a barbecue on the beach?

Yes, of course you can barbecue on Zandvoort beach. Please follow the rules and only barbecue on the south beach between the textile beach and the nudist beach, near the red waste bins.


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Is there a nudist beach?

Yes, the beach in the south of Zandvoort, from beach post 69 is a nudist beach


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Where can I do water sports?

You can do water sports all year round in Zandvoort. Between 15 April and 1 October you may only do so in the designated water sports zones. Read more about this on our watersports page


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Where can I get married on the beach?

Zandvoort is one of the few locations in the Netherlands where you can get married everywhere. Also on the beach. Beach pavilion Meijer aan Zee is known as 'wedding specialist', but there are also several other pavilions that can take care of your entire day: from ceremony to party.

Check which pavilion suits you best and ask them about the possibilities. An overview of the pavilions can be found here.


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Is it safe to visit the beach?

Yes, Zandvoort's beach is safe. 

Zandvoort has good quality bathing water, good facilities on the beach, the presence of a first aid post and facilities for the disabled and has been rewarded for this with the Blue Flag since 2004. But be careful when you go into the sea, especially with regard to rip currents. 

Read more about safety on the beach


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Which nature reserves are there in Zandvoort?

Zandvoort is surrounded by beautiful nature: the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland in the north and the "Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen" in the south.


The National Park is free to visit. For the Waterleidingduinen € 1.50 entrance fee is charged for everyone aged 18 and older. You can buy a ticket at the entrance to the area.


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What animals can I see in nature?

The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen has the largest population of fallow deer in the Netherlands. You are guaranteed to see them when you walk through the area. You may also see foxes and various birds.

Apart from deer, foxes and birds, Konik horses and Scottish Highlanders roam freely in the National Park. Between September and March you also have the unique opportunity to see wisents when you walk the wisent path. 

Should you encounter any animals, please do not feed them, leave them alone and above all enjoy their presence in silence.


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How do I get to the nature reserves?

You can reach the National Park via Bloemendaal and Overveen on the Zeeweg (N200). You can get there by car, bicycle, on foot or by bus (line 81). Follow the address of the visitor centre De Kennemerduinen (Zeeweg 12).

The Waterleidingduinen can be reached via the Zandvoortselaan (N201). You can get here by car, by bike, on foot and by bus (line 80). The address is Zandvoortselaan 130.


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Where can I park my car?

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland: parking at the visitor centre De Kennemerduinen (Entrance Koevlak), Zeeweg 12.

Costs: First half hour free, then €2.20 per hour with a maximum of €9 per day 


Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen: parking at the entrance at the Zandvoortselaan. Costs €2,- per day.


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Where can I walk in the dunes?

In the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, you can walk everywhere and go off the paths. 

In National Park Zuid-Kennemerland, you are only allowed to go off the paths in the playgrounds. There are various marked routes, but you can also map out your own route. If you want to walk the wisentenpad, you can do so between 1 September and 1 March.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in both nature reserves.


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Where can I cycle in the dunes?

You can make beautiful cycling trips on the asphalt cycle paths in the South Kennemerland National Park. Unfortunately, cycling is not allowed in the Waterleidingduinen.

More about cycling in Zandvoort.


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Can I take my dog for a walk in the dunes?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. 


In National Park Zuid-Kennemerland, dogs are allowed in a limited number of places. The designated locations can be found on this map. 


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Are the nature reserves wheelchair-friendly?

Yes.


Although you may go off the beaten track in the 'Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen', there are plenty of paved walking paths, so that you can also enter the area with a wheelchair or pushchair.


Zuid-Kennemerland National Park is also accessible to the disabled.


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When can I visit the natural parks?

Both the AWD and the NPZK can be visited throughout the year, every day from sunrise to sunset.


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Are there any organised activities in nature?

Yes, the National Park regularly organises walks and activities. For an up-to-date overview, click here.


In the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen you can book a guided bunker or nature walk on request. During the rutting season in October, deer walks are also organised so that you can experience the rutting season up close. And maybe you will see the deer fight as well. Contact us for more information


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Can I eat and drink something at the nature reserves?

Yes. At the entrance to the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen on Zandvoortselaan there is restaurant Dune aan de Duinrand. 


At the Kennemerduinen Visitor Centre you can eat and drink something during your visit to the National Park.


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Can I visit the racetrack?

Yes. If there are no events on the racecourse, you may visit the racecourse. Of course, you may not and cannot just walk onto the track.


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Where can I find information about the Dutch Grand Prix?

Information about visiting Zandvoort during the Dutch Grand Prix can be found here.


Information about Zandvoort Beyond, the side events programme of the Dutch Grand Prix, can be found here.


For information about visiting the Dutch Grand Prix, please visit the website of the DGP.


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Can I race on the track myself?

Yes, on Raceplanet racing days you can race yourself in a sports car on the race track. More info


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Can I take an anti-skid course?

Yes, BMW Driving Experience offers various anti-skid and drift courses. More information.


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Can I race in a simulator?

Yes, Racesquare on the circuit grounds has several simulators that you can use for a fee. A race takes about 1 hour and costs € 25,- per person. More info and tickets. (In Dutch only)


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Where can I park my car?

When you visit CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, you can park on the circuit grounds, Burg. van Alphenstraat 108. Here you will find several parking places. If these are full, you can park in the area next to BMW Driving Experience Slotemakers, Rob Slotemakersstraat 1.


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What is the address of the Circuit Zandvoort?

CM.com Circuit Zandvoort

Burg. van Alphenstraat 108

2041KP Zandvoort


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Where can I find a doctor?

Huisartsencentrum Zandvoort, Beatrixplantsoen 1b, 2042 PW Zandvoort, 023-5732023.

Emergency during working hours: 023-5732023 option 1

Emergency outside working hours: 023-5453200

Life threatening situations: 112

From 16 May to 11 September inclusive, you can also go to the first aid post 'De Rotonde' between 11:00 and 19:00 (beach weather 10:00 - 20:00): 023-5714445

More information about emergencies


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Where can I find a vet?

Dierenkliniek Zandvoort, Gasthuisplein 9A, +31(0)23 571 5847

DierenDokters Zandvoort, Grote Krocht 30-32, +31(0)23 204 1001


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Where can I find a pharmacy?

Zandvoortse Apotheek, Raadhuisplein 8, +31 (0)23-5713185

Apotheek Beatrixplantsoen, Beatrixplantsoen 1c, +31 (0)23-5713073


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Where can I find a dentist?

Praktijk Schelpenplein, Schelpenplein 19, 023 571 7675

G. Bouwman Tandartspraktijk, Thomsonstraat 1, 023 571 8989

De Tandartsen, Louis Davidscarre 13, 023 571 5832


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Where is the nearest hospital?

Spaarne Haarlem Zuid, Boerhaavelaan 22, +31(0)23-224 0000

Spaarne Haarlem Noord, Vondelweg 999, +31(0)23-224 0000

Spaarne Hoofddorp, Spaarnepoort 1, +31(0)23-224 0000


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Where can I find a first aid post?

EHBO Rotonde, Strandweg 2A, 023 571 4445


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Where can I find an optician?

Sea Optiek, Haltestraat 6A, 023 571 2174

Slinger Optiek, Grote Krocht 20A, 023 571 4395


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What are the best day trips?
Zandvoort is an ideal base for trips in the surrounding area. From the village, you can easily reach Haarlem, Amsterdam or even the Zaanse Schans. Also take a look at our top 5 day trips
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What can you do in the surrounding area?

Zandvoort is pre-eminently suitable for walking or cycling in the nature. Cities such as Haarlem and Amsterdam are also just around the corner. And within half an hour you can reach the biggest spring garden of Europe, Keukenhof. For more inspiration see our page see and do and at Share your experience


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How do I get to Haarlem?

You can drive to Haarlem in 20 minutes by car via the N200 and the N201. By bike you can ride along both these roads, or take a shortcut over the Visserschpad. If you prefer convenience, take the train and get off 15 minutes later in the centre of Haarlem.


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How do I get to Amsterdam?

Zandvoort is the only coastal town with a direct train connection to Amsterdam. In 30 minutes you can travel from Zandvoort beach to Amsterdam Central Station. Click here for more information.


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When will Keukenhof be open?

Keukenhof is open from the first Thursday of spring (starts 21 March) until 8 weeks later. The opening hours are 08.00 - 19.30 hrs.

Ticket prices: 

Adults € 18,50

Children € 9,-

Parking ticket € 6


Please check the website of Keukenhof for more information.


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