On July the 9th several European sandsculptors will compete in the European Championship Sandsculpture festival in Zandvoort aan Zee.
Huge statues will occur on different locations in Zandvoort aan Zee. Because the sand on Zandvoort Beach cannot be used for the sculptures, over 200.000 kg special sand will be distributed over the Badhuisplein, the Favaugeplein, the Gasthuisplein, the Kerkplein and the Raadhuisplein.
This years theme is ´Leonardo da Vinci´,
The sculptures won’t be broken down until November.
Because of the still growing interest in the art form, the foundation is laid in 2014 to create the first Sand Sculpture Route in Europe. This year the Sand Sculpture Route will be expanded with several other surrounding municipalities.