New Year’s Swim

Zandvoort aan Zee has the oldest New Year’s Swim in the Netherlands. Every year since 1960, a growing number of enthusiasts wash away the old year and welcome the new.


Beachclub No. 5 is situated on the beach, near the water tower. Here you will find the starting point of the New Year’s Swim of Zandvoort aan Zee. Don’t be late, the Swim starts at 14.00.

A fresh dip for all ages

Young, old, male, female; everyone from children to grandparents can join in. Do you want a fresh start in the new year? You are more than welcome to join in the fun of Zandvoort aan Zee’s New Year’s Swim

Where to sign up?

You can sign up for the Swim free of charge in advance via the website, or on the day itself from 12.30 to 13.45. You then report at one of the specified locations, where you will get a fun and warm present. After the dive you will be presented with a certificate and a bowl of hot soup!

Changing on the beach?

Before you and many, many others with you, take the chilly plunge, there will be a musical warm-up. Then it is just a question of throwing off your clothes and heading into the waves. Afterwards, dry off and get into your clothes quick, because there are no showers, unfortunately.

The oldest New Years Dive in the Netherlands

Did you know, we've hosted the first New Years Swim in the Netherlands in 1960? This year the 60th edition will take place.