Public TransportYou can reach Zandvoort aan Zee very quickly by public transport travelling from Haarlem and Amsterdam, so parking never needs to be a problem. There are also a range of transport facilities within Zandvoort itself.
Zandvoort aan Zee is, still, the only resort in the Netherlands with a direct train almost to the beach (150 meters) and therefore very easy to reach by train!
From Amsterdam central, there are two departures direct to Zandvoort, every hour. In the summer months, there are even four departures an hour from Haarlem central. within just 10 minutes (from Haarlem) or 30 minutes (from Amsterdam), you can be enjoying everything that Zandvoort aan Zee has to offer!
Since July 9th, 2014, paper train tickets are no longer available. They have been replaced by the public transport chip card. If you do not have a personal chip card, you can purchase a single-use ticket from a vending machines. These are paper tickets with a chip on them, with which you check in at the start of your trip, and check out at the end. You will find special checking posts or gates at all stations.
Single-use chip cards are always full price. They do not allow for discounted travel. The four most popular products (one-way ticket, return ticket, day ticket and the so-called “AnaarBeter” ticket) have a € 1 surcharge to cover additional costs. There is no surcharge for the following ticket types: Railrunner for children, day ticket bicycle, day ticket dog, one-way ICE ticket with supplement, Euregioticket, trains with a supplement on the HSL and tickets to Germany and Belgium.
Single-use chip cards are only available for same-day travel. Only tickets to Germany and Belgium can have a different travel date stamp.
Click here for a step by step and illustrated description how to purchase a single-use travel chip card.
There are two bus services to Zandvoort aan Zee. From Haarlem central, Zandvoort is approximately 30 minutes travel on bus number 81, while the journey time from Amsterdam marnixstraat on the number 80 bus (via Haarlem and Heemstede-Aerdenhout) takes approximately 50 minutes.
If you are not traveling with a OV-chipcard, single tickets can be purchased with the busdriver. You can only pay in cash and preferably with exact change.
The Zandvoort Tourist Office sells an Amsterdam & Region Day Ticket, a day ticket for public transport in and around Amsterdam (excluding trains).
Click here for more information about the Amsterdam & Region Day Ticket.
Transport facilities in Zandvoort
Once you arrive in Zandvoort aan Zee, there are various possibilities for moving around or transferring from the North Beach to the South Beach.
You can, of course, enjoy a stroll along the promenade or the beach but there are also various locations in Zandvoort where different kinds of bikes such as 9-speed, tandem, “bak fiets” and public transport bike can be hired. For users of electrical bicycles and/or scooters, there are various recharging points throughout Zandvoort; ask for the brochure from one of our staff members.
Beside all this throughout the year, taxi services offer comfortable transport.
In other words, there is plenty of choice for those who prefer not (or are unable) to walk.
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