Zandvoort Beach for Amsterdam

Surfing school Zandvoort

Always wanted to surf? Ride the high waves and enjoy the power of the sea on a board without a sail? Feel the adrenaline of kitesurfing or really get the hang of SUPping? No need to travel to faraway lands, because it's all possible on Zandvoort beach. Zandvoort has many certified surfing schools where you can learn all kinds of water sports or rent equipment

The schools are spread out over the almost 7 kilometer long beach, and each school has its own atmosphere. Most are open from April through September. They are often next to a lively beach club, so you can have a drink or warm up after surfing. Most have all their facilities right on the beach, like lockers, toilets, showers and changing rooms, but also a rental desk for equipment and wetsuits, and storage for your boards.

The Spot

The Spot is the water sports centre along the Dutch coast. With certified instructors, it is the expert in the field of supping, surfing, kiting and foiling! At Watersports Centre The Spot, you can take various lessons, rent equipment and have a delicious meal in the accompanying beach club. They also organise various watersports events throughout the year. Think of Bikes & Boards and the Red Bull Megaloop, the coolest kite event of the year.

Route to The Spot


Surfana has been a household name in Zandvoort and Bloemendaal for 15 years. And with the opening of their second branch in Zandvoort they can spread their love for the surf sport even better. Surfana is more than a surf school. It is a special collective, with surf schools, surf camps, surf trips, and an annual surf festival at Camping de Lakens. All those years of experience and the great enthusiasm of the crew make Surfana the ideal place to learn how to surf, SUP or kite.

Route to Surfana Zandvoort

North Sea Watersports

Skimming over the water, pulled by the wind; that's kitesurfing. And you can learn it at North Sea Watersports, Zandvoort's kitesurfing school. But apart from kitesurfing you can also learn how to surf and how to supp. You will find North Sea Watersports at Bodhi Beach pavilion on Zandvoort's south beach. So after the lesson, be sure to stay for a tasty bite to eat.

Route to North Sea Waterports


Children, beginners or experts, there are surfing lessons for everyone! The schools have experienced instructors that can teach you to surf safely and especially how to have fun on your board. There are surfing lessons for experienced surfers too. Do you want to go surfing in Zandvoort with a group of friends? There are fun group activities for an active family or corporate outing or kid’s party! Really cool surf camps are organized for kids in summer.


Zandvoort is also the place to go for SUP lessons! Read more about stand up paddling on the North Sea waves with the best instructors. Are you an experienced SUPper? The surfing schools rent out SUP boards and wetsuits. Now nothings stands between you and SUPping towards the setting sun!


For the safety of the people on the beach, there are specially designated places on the beach where you can learn to kitesurf. Kitesurfing looks harder than it is, and experts even say it is one of the easiest forms of surfing. But you will need a bit of courage!