Dutch Coast

Holland is well known for its splendid beaches. The Dutch coastline offers unlimited opportunities for water sport fanatics, nature lovers and beach fans. The beaches of the Netherlands can be divided in three groups: the Wadden Islands, the coastline of the provinces North-Holland and South-Holland, and Zeeland.   

  • Noord-Holland

    Noord-Holland is the bustling province that is home to the capital of Holland, Amsterdam, the capital of cheese, Alkmaar, the fishing village of Volendam and the splendid seaside resorts of Zandvoort and Bergen aan Zee.

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  • Zuid-Holland

    Discover The Hague and the beautiful seaside resorts Scheveningen and Noordwijk. Enjoy historic cities such as Leiden and Delft, and visit Keukenhof in spring. The province of Zuid-Holland is beautiful in every season!

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  • Zeeland

    In Zeeland you will find the perfect combination of beach, sea, dunes and historic areas.

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  • Wadden Islands

    The Wadden Sea and the five Wadden islands teem with life. There is wildlife aplenty, but they are also alive with culture, sport and pleasant terraces.

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Beach Resorts

Thinking about a holiday at the beach? Here are some great options.

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Did you know...

that the Zeeland oyster is a true delicacy?

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  • A walk on the beach in Scheveningen

    Already tried it? First “lekker uitwaaien”, or get a breath of fresh air on the beach, then go and eat fish on the harbour.

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  • Architecture on the Dutch coast

    Many visitors who come to our country visit the Dutch coast for its beautiful dune regions and wide beaches. Architecture blogger Jeroen Apers finds beauty in other things, as well.

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  • Island-hopping

    Our Wadden islands are often neglected by tourists. This is a great pity. Denise Mosbach hopped from one island to the next and discovered some hidden treasures.

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