Here are the frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please contact us.
If you fail to reserve a parking space or have other parking problems such as double payment, please contact Parking Service Zandvoort
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
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.
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.
In the centre of Zandvoort you will find many nice coffee shops, lunchrooms, cafes and restaurants. Look here for an overview.
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.
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
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
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
Behind the Beach Bike Rentals, Haltestraat 51, tel: 023-8224746
Zenzo Yoga, Raadhuisplein 1b, 06-55173021
In the summer Zenzo Yoga also gives yoga on the beach. Look here for more information
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.
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
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.
For an overview of upcoming events, check out our events calendar.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Zandvoortselaan 371, +31(0)6-39486806
Kapsalon Headsigns, Louis Davidstraat 11, 023-5716181
Hizi Hair, Haltestraat 39, 023-5730838
Boudoir by Sara, Haltestraat 33, 023-5732900
Zandvoort has more than 30 beach pavilions, five of which are open all year round. Click for an overview.
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
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.
Please note: there is a clean-up duty at all times.
More information about dogs 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes, BMW Driving Experience offers various anti-skid and drift courses. More information.
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)
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
Zandvoortse Apotheek, Raadhuisplein 8, +31 (0)23-5713185
Apotheek Beatrixplantsoen, Beatrixplantsoen 1c, +31 (0)23-5713073
Sea Optiek, Haltestraat 6A, 023 571 2174
Slinger Optiek, Grote Krocht 20A, 023 571 4395
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
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.
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.
Adults € 18,50
Children € 9,-
Parking ticket € 6
Please check the website of Keukenhof for more information.