Top 10 beaches in the Netherlands

25 July 2022

For great beaches and a relaxing sea-side life, you really don’t need to go far from home!

The Netherlands has 250 kilometres of unique coast­line with clean, safe beaches and impressive areas of sand dunes. Make a visit to one of the ten best Dutch beaches part of your Stayokay break.

1. Terschelling

This superbly delightful Wadden Island boasts almost 30 kilometres of clean sandy beaches where you’ll always find a spot for yourself. Enjoy a whole day in the sea breeze and sun­bathing on the beach. Who wouldn’t want that?!

From Stayokay Terschelling you get great views across the dunes and the beach at Terschelling. Check out the hostel and the various options.

2. Texel

Texel has dozens of beautiful beaches that you can reach by bicycle or car. Anyone looking for peace and quiet should go to the southernmost point of the island. Texel also offers carefree swimming, whether you go alone or with the kids, because it has a safe beach.

Visit the largest Wadden Island and discover the beaches Texel has to offer. Make things easy for yourself by combining your visit with a stay at Stayokay Texel.

3. Domburg

Domburg is the oldest seaside resort in Zeeland. Its wide sandy beach is gorgeous and the historic city behind the sand dunes is certainly worth a visit.

Enjoy Domburg’s long beach and stay in Westhove Castle!

4. Egmond

On Egmond aan Zee’s beautiful long and wide beach you can sun­bathe and swim in the North Sea. Do you like water sports? Then Egmond is for you! It’s great for wind­surfing, kite-flying and beach volleyball.

Stay in Stayokay Egmond and cycle to the fine sandy beach at Egmond aan Zee.

5. Noordwijk

Never been to Ibiza? At Strandclub Witsand you can get a taste of it. And that also with the most beautiful view you could wish for: the North Sea beach.

Complete your weekend with a stay at Stayokay Noordwijk. With a bit of luck you can even paddle in the North Sea, without freezing completely 😉

6. Bloemendaal aan zee

The beach of Bloemendaal aan Zee is about 4.3 km long. Besides chilling out in the sun, you can also enjoy a drink here.

There are several nice beach bars, including Republiek & Woodstock '69. At Woodstock '69 there are regular events where you can dance until the sun comes up.

Bloemendaal aan Zee is close to Haarlem. An atmospheric city where you can stroll through the cozy streets for hours. You don't get bored easily and it is therefore ideal to spend the night in the city. Then of course you do that at Stayokay Haarlem!

7. Scheveningen

Perhaps Holland's most famous beach is Scheveningen. This beach is loved by tourists and locals alike and is the place to be for a real holiday feeling.

The pleasant boulevard and the pier are real beach highlights. Talking about heights, on the pier you can take a ride in the Ferris wheel while overlooking the beautiful beach. Looking for even more excitement? From the pier you can zipline and even bungee jump.

Don't feel like going home after your beach day? Then stay the night at Stayokay Den Haag.

8. Zandvoort

Zandvoort beach is one of our personal faves! You can not only relax here, but also enjoy the sun or swim. The beach is perfect for various water sports such as surfing, kite­surfing, supping or canoeing, and you can easily hire the necessary equipment from one of the water sports centres!

Need to relax after all this effort? On the beach of Zandvoort you will find over 30 beach pavilions where you can enjoy a snack or drink.

You can never get enough of the sun. Would you like to enjoy the sun for a few days in a row? Then stay at Stayokay Haarlem!

9. Bergen aan Zee

The beach of Bergen aan Zee is about 3 km long and the perfect location to enjoy the sun and the sea. Whether you want to take a walk on the beach, practice a water sport or just lay in the sun, it's all possible here! There are several beach pavilions where you can end the day with a dinner at sunset.

A nice tip: Combine your day at the beach with a visit to the Sea Aquarium. You will find this near the beach. Here, you can get to know more than 300 different species of fish!

You can reach Bergen aan Zee by bike from Stayokay Egmond.

10. Zoutelande

Zoutelande beach is one of the few Dutch beaches that faces south. The province of Zeeland has the most hours of sunshine in the Netherlands during the summer months, and this makes it a top choice for a beach visit!

Besides a beautiful beach, you will find the highest dunes of Zeeland at Zoutelande. Not only can you walk here, but you are also protected from the wind while laying on the beach. Another fun fact; Zoutelande is one of our cleanest beaches!

Zouteland is close by Domburg, so you can stay in Stayokay Domburg.