The Netherlands is known for its diverse landscapes. The country is home to some of the best beaches, trekking and cycling routes, tulip fields, markets, cities, architecture, and more. There are several famous resort towns near Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague that are known for their golden sands, glistening seas, and pickled herring kiosks. It has the typical European touch of peace.
There are several famous beaches in the Netherlands, including Scheveningen, Zandvoort, Hoek Van Holland, Texel, Egmond aan Zee and many others. Scheveningen Beach is the one beach that every tourist in the Netherlands visits. The beach is famous because of its fantastic beach bars, pier, and small shops. It doesn’t feel crowded even on days when the beach is jam-packed. The Zandvoort aan Zee Beach is also very popular among visitors. Located only 30 kilometres from Amsterdam, it has become the party hub for all young people. Hoek van Holland beach is a very picturesque spot. Those who are in Rotterdam love it as a getaway. Beach bars with great food and drinks are famous on the beach.
Amerland Beach is a secluded beach near the Netherlands. There are golden sand dunes, distant beach houses, and crystal-clear water. This beach hosts the annual rugby festival every year.
Here are some stunning historical photos capturing beach life in the Netherlands from the 20th Century.