Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. It is also the site of the country’s most important automobile racing circuit, Circuit Park Zandvoort. Zandvoorts claim to fame is the fact that it is the closest beach from Amsterdam. In summer lot’s of Amsterdammers will gather here to lay on the beach, while also lots of tourist turn up, especially Germans.
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It is a nice break from the city life and you can be on the beach from downtown Amsterdam in slightly under an hour, so that can be reason enough to go. If you do, try a ‘broodje haring’ at one of stalls on the beach.