Zandvoort beach
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Dutch Coast

From the Wadden Islands in the north to the beaches of Zeeland in the south, the Netherlands has no less than 250 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches with gorgeous dunes. So whether you’re looking for a relaxed, trendy, nude, sporty or family beach, you’ll find it here!

Looking for the best beaches in the Netherlands?

At over 450 kilometres long, the Dutch coastline is dotted with fantastic beaches. From serenely quiet to vibrantly buzzing. So whether you visit the beach for a leisurely walk through the dunes, want to relax at one of the attractive beach bars or dive into the water for a day of activity, the Dutch coast has something for everyone.

Scheveningen is one of the most popular seaside resorts. With its long beach, iconic pier, charming promenade and beautiful lighthouse, it's a great place to visit all year-round.

Surfer with board in swells with Scheveningen pier in the background

Enjoying at beach pavilion Noosa in Zandvoort

Noordwijk also offers impressive beach views, with no less than 13 kilometres of sporting opportunities. Or how about Egmond aan Zee? It’s a popular family destination and a must for anyone who enjoys a slightly quieter day at the beach.

Zandvoort is one of the Netherlands' better-known seaside resorts. And not for nothing. It has vast sandy beaches, is dog-friendly and just 24 km from Amsterdam. Looking for a quiet beach? Consider the Wadden Islands. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these pristine islands offer wide sandy beaches, unique dune landscapes and plenty of quiet family beaches.

Enjoy a coastal holiday in the Netherlands

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The most beautiful seaside resorts in the Netherlands for a seaside holiday

The attractive seaside resorts of the Netherlands are popular with tourists and locals alike - whether it’s for a beach holiday or a day trip. Dutch seaside resorts are not just for the summer. They’re great places to go to get a breath of fresh air on the beach, enjoy a drink in a beach bar or café, or stroll along the promenade or dunes.

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Bring your pet on a Dutch holiday

The Netherlands is the ideal destination for a fun holiday with your faithful, four-legged friend.

What are the best things to see and do on the Dutch coast?

If you like sportive activities, there is plenty to do along the coast of the Netherlands. There are wonderful hiking and cycling routes through stunning dune regions. On the beach, you can play with the wind with a kite or power kite. Want things to be even more exciting? Race on the wind along the beach in a blowkart or kite buggy. There is also plenty to see and do in the sea. Popular activities include stand up paddle boarding, surfing, and kite surfing.

Blokarting or beach sailing at the Brouwersdam

Seaside holidays

Winter on the beach in Zandvoort NIUS Beach House Photo Studio Zandvoort

A seaside holiday is definitely one of the best ways to discover the Netherlands. Enjoying long walks on the beach with the wind in your hair and your feet in the sand, followed by a cup of coffee or a glass of rosé at one of the lively beach pavilions. What could be better? Pack your bucket and spade, sunglasses and beach towels and head to the Dutch coast!

Tip: The Dutch coast is also a great place to visit in autumn and winter. And with a bit of luck, you’ll have the beach all to yourself.


Journey along the Dutch coast