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8x the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands you should visit

8x the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands you should visit

17 May 2022

Sun, sea and beach! Summer is just around the corner and that is the ideal time to discover the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has 450 kilometres of coastline, which means you can unfold your parasol in many places. From the Wassenaarse Slag to Rockanje, we have 8 nice beaches for y

Relaxing on the beach of IJmuiden

The beach of IJmuiden cannot be missed in the list of most beautiful beaches of the Netherlands! On this wide sandy beach, you can completely relax, with your feet in the sand or at one of the five beach pavilions. The beach of IJmuiden is easy to reach and there is plenty of parking within walking distance. IJmuiden and its surroundings are also beautiful, so you can visit the bunkers or discover the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park before or after your visit to the beach. 

Would you like to plop down in a 2-metre king-size bed in the evening? Bastion Hotel Haarlem Velsen is situated on a 15 minute drive from IJmuiden beach. You can park your car for free in front of the hotel! Take a look at the hotel here. 

Peace and quiet on the 'quiet' beach of Rockanje

Enjoy the long and wide beach of Rockanje! This beautiful beach is no less than 8.5 kilometres long and on average 70 metres wide. At the Badstrand, and especially at the 1st and 2nd stroke, you'll find a lot of parking space, and this part is also the busiest. Our tip is to walk a little further, as you will soon notice that it becomes quieter and quieter. Do you really want to relax in peace and quiet? Near Rockanje you have the Stille Strand, even in the busy summer months you will find plenty of peace and quiet. The Stille Strand runs from the Haringvlietdam to the Badstrand.

Bastion Hotel Brielle is 15 minutes away, an ideal base for a visit to Rockanje. Besides your visit to the beach you can visit the beautiful old fortified town, you walk from the hotel in less than 5 minutes into the centre. The hotel has sufficient free parking space. Take a look at the hotel here. 


Combine nature and beach at the Wassenaarse Slag

North of The Hague you will find the Wassenaarse Slag beach! You can reach this 8-kilometre-long beach via a beautiful nature reserve, the Meijendel. You will find several catering establishments here, including Brasserie de Badmeester. Here you can eat and drink, with a beautiful view over the North Sea.  The beach is easily accessible by car and there are several large parking facilities available.

Bastion Hotel Leiden Oegstgeest is only 15 minutes away by car, which makes it an ideal starting point for a visit to the Wassenaar Slag. 

Feet in the sand at Kijkduin

When you think of the beach in The Hague, Scheveningen springs to mind. But there is much more to discover near The Hague, namely Kijkduin! For a quiet sun-drenched day on the beach, this is the place to be. The Zuiderstrand is the quietest part of Kijkduin, here you will also find many local people. The surroundings are also perfect for walking and cycling. 

From Bastion Hotel Den Haag Rijswijk you are at the beach of Kijkduin within 20 minutes! The hotel has Deluxe King rooms with king size double beds of 2 meters wide. Here you can get a good night sleep after a nice day. View the hotel here. 

Strolling along the promenade of Katwijk aan Zee

Katwijk aan Zee has 4 kilometres of beach, restaurants and a boulevard. You stroll through the dunes and then relax, with all the necessary amenities nearby. The beach Katwijk aan Zee received in 2021 for the 14th time the International Blue Flag environmental award, this means that clean swimming water and a clean beach are guaranteed. Furthermore, at Katwijk aan Zee you will find enough parking space.

Are you looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel near the beach? Bastion Hotel Leiden Oegstgeest is situated on 15 minutes driving distance! You can park your car for free at the hotel and after a long day you can relax in bed. 

Fun at Bloemendaal aan Zee

From Zandvoort to Velsen runs the beach of Bloemendaal. This beach of no less than 4.3 kilometres long is suitable for young and old. There are several beach pavilions, a water sports centre, an area for dogs to run free and parties are also held here. Bloemendaal Strand is easy to reach by bicycle, car or public transport.

From Bastion Hotel Haarlem Velsen you can reach the Bloemendaal Strand within 18 minutes by car.

Zandvoort: shopping, walking and sprawling on the beach

In Zandvoort, you really feel as if you are abroad! You can take a lovely walk here, cycle through the dunes and visit the nice shops in the cosy town. On the boulevard or at one of the beach pavilions you can enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or a coffee. Near the beach you will also find the world famous Formula 1 racing circuit Zandvoort! 

From Bastion Hotel Haarlem Velsen you are at the beach of Zandvoort within 20 minutes. Ideal to combine a day at the beach with an overnight stay in a hotel and a visit to Haarlem. In Haarlem you find the Teylers Musuem, Frans Hals Museum and the Jopenkerk. All worth a visit! 

Noordwijk aan Zee, fun for young and old

Discover the beautiful beach of Noordwijk aan Zee! This beach is fun for young and old. From your rented beach bed you have a beautiful view of the sea with many kite surfers. In the centre of Noordwijk aan Zee, you can do some nice shopping but you will also find a piece of history, in various places they still have remnants from the Second World War.

Are you looking for a hotel? Bastion Hotel Leiden Oegstgeest is only 15 minutes by car from Noordwijk aan Zee.

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