Winter on the Dutch coast -
Dutch Coast

Winter on the Dutch coast

The Dutch coast is a beautiful landscape, even in winter. Go for a bracing walk beneath the lovely Dutch cloudscapes and then warm up and relax at one of the pleasant beach cafés. When it snows, you can even enjoy Nordic skiing on the beaches!

  • Discover the four beach locations for this winter.
  • Walk along the beautiful coast and warm up at a pleasant beach café.
  • Experience the winter sporting activities at and around the various beaches.

4 winter pleasures on the beach

Holland boasts 250 kilometres’ worth of beautiful coastline with great seaside resorts surrounded by impressive dunes and nature reserves. We selected the best beach locations for the coming winter.

1) Zandvoort

Zandvoort is just a half hour’s drive from Amsterdam and has a beautiful beach. It is surrounded by two nature reserves: Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland and Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, which are excellent destinations for a winter walk. After your bracing hike, enjoy a drink and a bite at one of these beach pavilions: Tijn Akersloot, Parnassia, Thalassa or Beachclub No5.

Tip: SnowPlanet, an indoor snow centre where you can go skiing and snowboarding, is located just 10 minutes from Zandvoort.

2) Scheveningen

The Scheveningen beaches are popular destinations in winter, too. The long beaches are perfect for extended walks. If you want to relax after breathing the salty air, we recommend the Kurhaus hotel with its excellent sauna and wellness facilities.
If you want to go skiing or snowboarding in an indoor snow centre, we highly recommend SnowWorld in nearby Zoetermeer!

3) Noordwijk

The beaches of Noordwijk are famous for their beautiful white sand and wonderful dunes. Noordwijk is also the perfect destination if you like sports. You can go kite surfing and blokarting, and when the dunes are covered in snow they offer an excellent opportunity for Nordic skiing. After all the activity, go warm up at one of Noordwijk’s great beach pavilions, such as Zeemeeuw.

4) Zeeland

The Zeeland region was created by water, wind and tough Zeeland men and women. Its beautiful beaches and dunes are the perfect destination for a beach holiday in winter. In addition to walking and cycling, there are many other sportive activities to enjoy, from kite surfing and blokarting to Nordic skiing after snowfall. Several beach pavilions will offer a warm welcome and serve the best Zeeland specialty dishes after all that activity.

Editors’ tip: Book an accommodation at Park Zandvoort or Port Zélande. In addition to enjoying the Dutch sea and beach, there are countless activities to be experienced. Discover our 10 reasons for staying at Center Parcs


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