Zandvoort Beach for Amsterdam

Walking in Zandvoort

Zandvoort is made for walking. Wandering in the woods looking for wildlife, getting some fresh sea air while walking on the beach or strolling through history in the Zandvoort 'sloppies', the oldest streets, everything is possible. The Zandvoort Tourist Information sells different walking routes so you can do the walk on your own. There are also several guided walks you can join.

Take a stroll in the dunes

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna in the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. A unique nature reserve where you can take lovely walks. The nice thing is that you don't have to take cyclists into account. They are not allowed in the area, nor are dogs. Because you don't have to stay on the paths, no walk is the same.

More about walking in the dunes


The Second World War had disastrous consequences for beautiful Zandvoort: after the forced evacuation in 1942, the old village was virtually razed to the ground by the occupying forces. The demolished houses were used as foundations for the current race track. Bunkers were built in Zandvoort and launching sites for V1 rockets were constructed in the dunes. You can still find many of these bunkers. Hidden in the dunes, so you sometimes have to make an effort. You can go on your own or book a guided walk, where he will immediately tell you more about the area and its history.

More about bunker walks

Explore the 'Sloppies' of Zandvoort

The village still has many traces of the fishing era. You can stroll through the small streets behind the beach, called 'sloppies', where you can see not only the old fishermen's houses, but also beautiful white and sand coloured villas with bay windows, battlements, verandas and names like Land's End, Hendrika and Zeezicht.

More information about sloppies

Walk on the beach

Sand under your feet, wind through your hair, gazing out to sea. The most beautiful walks along the Dutch North Sea coast are made in Zandvoort. Start in the north and walk all the way to the south, or the other way round of course. If you feel like a long walk, you can go from Zandvoort up via Bloemendaal to IJmuiden, or with the sea on your right-hand side to Noordwijk or Katwijk.

Read all about the beach

Our top 5

So much choice for a nice walk, but which one should you choose? To help you on your way we have listed our top 5 hiking routes in and around Zandvoort. So be sure to take a look. And don't worry: you don't have to choose. You can of course walk them all. Have fun walking!

Our top 5

Run with the 30 of Zandvoort

Every last weekend of March, the sportiest weekend in Zandvoort takes place. With the Circuit Run and the Omloop van Zandvoort on Sunday, sports events organisation Le Champion organises the '30 of Zandvoort' on Saturday. A wonderful 30-kilometre walk that takes you through the centre of Zandvoort, over the circuit and through the beautiful nature around Zandvoort. A real must do for walkers. If you think 30 kilometres is too much of a good thing right now, sign up for the 18-kilometre route. A little less far, but just as beautiful.

More about the 30 of Zandvoort