The nature in Zandvoort aan Zee

Discover the beautiful nature surrounding Zandvoort. The unique dunes on the south side of Zandvoort, the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, are the home of the a broad variety of animals, amongst which are foxes and the biggest amount of fallow deer in the Netherlands. You can walk for hours without encountering anyone and the only thing you hear are the soothing sounds of mother nature. A great way to relax.

National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

Admire the unique plants and animals of the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. Ride the network of wide bike paths or go for a great walk. Maybe see Scottish Highland cattle, Konik horses or a bison? The National Park is the only place in the Netherlands where you can come face to (huge) face with European bison.

The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

The southern edge of Zandvoort aan Zee borders on one of the most beautiful areas in the Netherlands: the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. This water catchment area has the country's largest population of fallow deer. Also, spread throughout the area are bunkers from World War Two that are freely accessible.

Zandvoort aan Zee beach

Summer or winter, rain or shine: the Zandvoort beach is a source of entertainment all year round. Whether it is for sunbathing, people watching from the terrace of one of the many beach pavilions, practicing watersports or taking a long walk with the dog, there is always room on the beach in Zandvoort aan Zee.

Walking in Zandvoort aan Zee

Zandvoort aan Zee is made for walking. Wandering in the woods looking for wildlife, getting some fresh sea air while walking on the beach or strolling through history in the Zandvoort 'sloppies', everything is possible

Cycling in Zandvoort aan Zee

Zandvoort aan Zee is the perfect starting point for a beautiful bike ride. A great day's cycling over the paved bike paths of the National Park, a refreshing ride along the coast or a cultural trip to and through Haarlem, everything is possible in Zandvoort aan Zee!

Bunkers in Zandvoort aan Zee

Zandvoort aan Zee has a rich history. Not just because of the development from fishing village to beach resort, but also because of the Second World War. Traces of this war can still be found in the dunes of the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, in the shape of bunkers. Your guide will tell you all about them on the bunker walks organized by the VVV