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Are you a beach type person?
Do you choose your holiday destination based on its proximity to the beach? If so, the Netherlands should have a place on your top ten list. The Dutch 450 kilometres coastline offers many lovely sandy beaches and great opportunities for water sport fanatics. Additionally, you will also find beaches at many inland bodies of water, such as Ijsselmeer (Lake Ijssel) or in Zeeland.
Dutch seaside resorts
Zandvoort is just a twenty minutes train ride from Amsterdam and its train station is just a 200m walk from the beach. Beautiful dunes, which you can explore on foot or by bicycle, surround the village.
Noordwijk is a bit more exclusive seaside resort easy to reach thanks to its central location between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Scheveningen and Kijkduin are The Hague’s coastal districts and popular seaside towns in the Netherlands.
The North Holland seaside resorts of Bergen aan Zee and Egmond aan Zee combine glorious beaches with an interesting hinterland, full of historical attractions such as the cheese town of Alkmaar and the world famous tulip fields.
How to reach these seaside resorts?
Travel hassle-free and use a TripKey pass for exploring the Netherlands. TripKey is a pay-as-you-go public transport card linked to your credit card and valid nationwide on all public transport. Find out which is the train station nearest to your destination. There you can use your TripKey to rent an OV-fiets and continue your journey the Dutch way. With the OV-fiets, you are free to go wherever you want, whenever you want.