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Flying a kite

Can you feel a great breeze blowing? Ten to one says it’s perfect weather to fly a kite. You just need to get the hang of it and then you’ll easily get your kite into the air. With the sea in the background, you can play a fascinating game with the wind.

  • Empty your head and enjoy playing with the wind.
  • You can fly a kite always and anywhere as long as there's a breeze.
  • You can also visit the annual kite festival in Scheveningen.

Where can you fly a kite?

You can fly a kite on any beach. As long as there’s a breeze, your kite will take to the wind. Experienced kite-flyers want more, however: a kite that is several meters long. For more sportive forms of kiting, such as letting yourself be dragged along on skis or a skateboard, you can go to the quiet wide beaches. For instance in IJmuiden, Renesse, and Oostvoorne. Kitesurfing is the most popular combination of kiting and sports, however. Noordwijk, Scheveningen, Zandvoort, Brouwersdam and Horst beach at the Veluwemeer lake are a few popular locations for this sport.


Kiting is a world-famous sport, with many (international) large-scale kite festivals being held. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to admire the unique kites. Scheveningen hosts the annual Vliegerfeest (Kite Festival). A real classic where you can see the world’s biggest kite take to the air: the 640 square meter Mega-byte.

Kite surfing

Kite surfing combines the power of kiting with speed and excitement. It is one of the fastest growing sports these days. In Holland, there are perfect kite surfing sites on Terschelling, the beaches of Zeeland, or in Workum. You can find a kite surfing school to learn the ropes in many seaside resorts. You’ll be flying across the water in no time.

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