By Summer Brons
Zandvoort
Netherlands
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Just west of Amsterdam sits the thriving costal town of Zandvoort. Located in the Noord-Holland province, Zandvoort provides its visitors with clean beaches, recreational activities and even a nature reserve. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your Netherlands getaway with us!

Given the close proximity to the major city, flying to Zandvoort is achieved via the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), just 16 km from the center of the city. You can book your flight through EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our great rates on airfare. Be sure to check us out for hotels too; just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to browse available Zandvoort accommodations.

Zandvoort beach stretches about 9 km, offering ample space to lie out and work on your tan. For those looking for a truly European beach experience, EscapeWizard.com suggests enjoying Zandvoort's naturist beach, a 2.5 km stretch of sand dedicated to those willing to let it all hang out. With thousands of people enjoying the coastline each year, the city is well known for its friendly, relaxed nature.

Outdoor activities in Zandvoort are plentiful, thanks to great weather and, of course, the ocean. Go sailing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, paragliding, or even kitesurfing. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to try something new during your vacation! If you'd rather stay on solid ground, you can always join in a game of beach volleyball or visit the Dunes and Nature Reserve. There are two main dune areas in Zandvoort: Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen and Zuid-Kennemerland National. Both dune reserves provide defense from the sea and also serve as protected areas, making them ideal for observing flora and local birds, of which there are over 200 species calling the dunes home.

If you're looking for a little sightseeing aside from the beaches, EscapeWizard.com assures you that Zandvoort has you covered. Visit the Zandvoort Circuit racetrack; with its decades of history, this track has the attention of motorsports enthusiasts from around the globe. If cars aren't your thing, try your luck at Zandvoort's Holland Casino. Well-trained staff will assist you in discovering your blackjack and roulette skills in a fun, unique atmosphere. Also be sure to visit the Zandvoort Cultural Centre, where you'll find artifacts and artwork depicting the city's fascinating history. Finally, enjoy some local shopping to find the perfect souvenir. Although Zandvoort does not have a large mall, there are numerous shops and boutiques throughout town where you're sure to find everything from handcrafted goods to one of a kind clothing items. If you're in town on a Sunday, look for an outdoor market taking place downtown. This popular market is a great place to sample delicious cheeses or find original art for sale by its creator.

Whether you're vacationing in Amsterdam and looking for a fun day trip, or planning your travels exclusively in Zandvoort, you'll undoubtedly enjoy every minute of your time spent in this beautiful city. With its laid-back locals, charming shops and ample activities, Zandvoort is a favored destination year after year. EscapeWizard.com looks forward to helping you plan your adventure in the Netherlands!