Beaches in the Netherlands

Whenever one speaks of the Netherlands, the first thing that comes to mind is the Amsterdam canal tour or an Amsterdam city trip. It is because the country is more popularly known for its canals and waterways. For people and tourists from other countries, they are not aware of the different beautiful beaches in the Netherlands.

If you have time, you should visit one or all of the beaches listed below.

the hague


This is a hugely famed beach in the country. It is probably because of the long beaches that span until the eyes can see. The beach has a romantic lighthouse situated right on the beaches of Scheveningen. You can also find a pier and a harbor in the area. You can spend the whole day frolicking under the sun or playing recreational watersports.

If you like the nightlife, you can go bar hopping on the clubs along the beach of Scheveningen. You can also get to try sumptuous food on the different restaurants in the area. Unwind after a great day in the beach by drinking a cup of coffee in the cafes available here.


Most of the famous beaches in the Netherlands are located in North Holland. One of the best ones that tourist frequently go to is Zandvoort. It has nice sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters that you can enjoy and have fun with. While you are on your Amsterdam holiday, you should schedule a trip to Zandvoort because of its proximity to the city. The enormous number of tourists going to this beach has allowed a lot of businesses to also be established here. You can find various activities to do in Zandvoort. You can dine in fine restaurants and have fun at the pubs. You can also do watersports like sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.


If you are more of the adventurous type, you should go to Texel. It offers a lot for those who have an active lifestyle. Most tourists spend a whole day on the island. It is a nature reserve here in the country. You can actually walk along the island or take a bicycle ride on the area.

6 thoughts on “Beaches in the Netherlands”

  1. Robin says:

    When you are in the Netherlands, I would suggest that you take a cruise trip here. You can visit all of these beaches and experience the difference between them. I would recommend booking one with luxurious onboard services. It will be quite an adventure for you once you take your first step inside a cruise ship.

  2. Julie says:

    I have heard a lot of nice things about Texel. I am someone who loves nature and outdoor activities as well. I hope to visit this place and see for myself what it is all about. I should also bring my camera. I might take some nice pictures while I am there.

  3. Danielle says:

    I have never been to any of the beaches in this article. But people assure me that all of them are great. I will try to go to Zandvoort or to Texel by the end of the month and see for myself whether they can really compare with the other beaches that I have been to.

  4. Daniel says:

    I love cruising along the Amsterdam canal by night. It’s giving a sense of magical feeling 🙂

  5. Julia says:

    I’m a beach body, and I love spending most of my free hours under the sun. The Hague has a pretty good beach around the coastal area.

  6. Jeff says:

    Holland’s beautiful beaches are the cleanest that I have been.

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