Zandvoort Beach for Amsterdam

FAQs following the Corona measures

Are you planning a visit to Zandvoort? We've listed the most frequently asked questions for you.

Of course, the general national advice applies:


- Wash your hands often.

- Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow.

- Use paper handkerchiefs to blow your nose and then throw it away.

- Do not shake hands.

- Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) away from others.

- Avoid crowds: make sure you can always stay 1.5 meters away from others. If that is not possible, go somewhere else.


Tips:

• Before departing, check the most current state of affairs on the website of the RIVM (General measures in the Netherlands; In Dutch) and the Kennemerland Safety Region (In Dutch).

• For more information about the 1.5-metre society, please visit the website of the Dutch government (in English).

• Visitors to the Netherlands can consult the NBTC website for tips (in English).



Can I still spent my holiday in Zandvoort?

Yes, there is no travel ban within the Netherlands.

Please note that there are restrictions. Various activities and facilities are not (fully) open and various measures have been taken for a safe visit. For example, there are no sanitary facilities on the beach. Look here for the different accommodation options


German guests can consult the website of the German Embassy in The Hague for information about travelling to the Netherlands from Germany 



Can I still go on a daytrip to Zandvoort?

Yes, there is no travel ban within the Netherlands.

But in general, avoid crowds and give each other space. Keep an eye on the news before you travel to Zandvoort. Make sure that you can always stay 1.5 metres away from everyone who isn't part of your household. Observe the regulations of the RIVM. Take into account the limited number of open facilities and closed public toilets on site.



Can I still visit the beach and nature around Zandvoort?

Yes, but with due observance of the measures drawn up.

Keep an eye on the news before you travel to Zandvoort and adhere to the RIVM regulations. For the measures during a visit to the parks, check out the most up-to-date information on the websites of National Park Zuid-Kennemerland or the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes (in Dutch).



Are face masks mandatory in Zandvoort?

No, face masks are not compulsory, with the exception of public transport (as of 1 June 2020).



Can I still visit the beach clubs and restaurants?

From the 1st of June the beach clubs and restaurants will be open again with a distance of 1.5 metres. All guests must sit at a table and may do so with a maximum of 10 people together. It is also possible to eat and drink in a location for a maximum of 30 people at the same time. If you want to eat inside, you have to make a reservation. A large part of the pavilions/restaurants also have a take away counter. Respect the measures that apply in the various catering establishments. 



Are beach beds available at the beach?

No, these won't be available until June 1st.



Are campsites, hotels and holiday parks in Zandvoort open?

Holiday parks and other recreational areas must take measures to ensure that people stay at least 1.5 metres apart. For example, the public toilet facilities are closed. If the virus remains under control, campsites and holiday parks can be fully open again from 1st of July, including the shower and toilet facilities. Hotels are open subject to the general terms and conditions. For specific questions, please contact the relevant accommodation.



Are supermarkets and shops open?

Yes, most supermarkets and shops are open but opening hours may vary and various measures have been taken.

For example, adults have to go shopping on their own, use a cart or shopping basket and handle 1.5 meters. Depending on the shop, children are allowed inside, but often in the cart. Some shops have marked walking routes and sometimes you are required to disinfect your hands on entry.



Are locations, such as (day) attractions, museums and other tourist spots in Zandvoort still open?

What applies to the beach clubs and restaurants also applies to museums: open from 1st of June for a maximum of 30 people at the same time. Visitors must buy a ticket in advance. All events are cancelled until 1st of September 2020. We advise you to consult the website of the location in question for the most up-to-date information.



What is the travel advice for Zandvoort from Germany?

Please check the website of the German Embassy in The Hague for the latest information about travelling to the Netherlands from Germany.



What is the maximum amount of people to travel with in one car?

People from 1 household are allowed to travel in 1 car.

Because of the 1.5 meter distance to be handled, adults from different households are not allowed to travel together in 1 car. You can be fined if you are with 3 or more people and do not keep enough distance, even in the car. For questions about keeping a distance, please visit the website of the Dutch government.



Where can I park my car in Zandvoort?

In Zandvoort you can park your car (paid) in several places. On this page you will find all about that. However, we have chosen to (temporarily) close several parking places along the boulevard to prevent too many people on the beach.



Is Zandvoort accessible by public transport?

Yes, but the Dutch government strongly discourages travelling by public transport.

If there is no other possibility to travel by public transport, please observe the following rules:


• Keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other, at the station, on the platform, in the train/bus and when boarding and alighting.
• Follow the instructions of the conductor/bus driver.
• Buy a ticket for the bus in advance. You can buy one here.
• Get in at the back of the bus.
• From 1 June, wearing a non-medical mask is compulsory in public transport.

You can buy these for example at Hema, Kruidvat or Etos.
• Plan your trip in advance.


More information about travelling by public transport can be found on this page (in Dutch) or check out the carrier's website.


Train traffic: NS

International train traffic: NS International

Bus service: Connexxion

Other public transport: 9292.nl



Can I still rent a bike?

This differs per provider. Please contact Versteege Wielersport or Behind the Beach Bike Rentals



Can I play sports/ exercise in Zandvoort?

Yes, you can.

Anyone over the age of 18 is allowed to play sports and exercise outdoors again at 1.5 metres apart from each other. Walking, cycling and running are therefore allowed, as long as they are 1.5 metres apart from each other. Sports clubs that offer indoor sports have their own protocols to be able to sport safely. Please contact the sports club in question.



Can I still do water sports?

Yes, surfing, kite surfing or other water sports at sea are allowed on your own. If you want to follow a lesson, please take a look at the websites of the various surfing schools. For information about visiting Aqua Mundo, visit the website of Center Parcs Park Zandvoort.



Can I still barbecue on the beach?

Yes, you are allowed to do so at the designated location and in compliance with 1.5 meters and the normal regulations for bbqing on the beach.

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