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.   

  • North Holland

    In addition to Amsterdam, we also recommend visiting Haarlem, Alkmaar and authentic villages like Volendam and Marken.

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  • South Holland

    Are you looking for flower-bulb fields and the Kinderdijk windmills, as well as big cities? Then we recommend visiting South Holland.

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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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Holiday by the sea

Holiday by the sea? Discover the many options here.

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Seaside towns

Spend your holiday in the best seaside towns and enjoy the water and beach life.

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Did you know...

that the Zeeland oyster is a true delicacy?

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Watch this video: Dutch dunes

Have you ever explored the Dutch Dunes?

  • 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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