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The most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands

Extensive white sandy beaches: this is how the Netherlands delights domestic and foreign holidaymakers year after year. With over 250 kilometres of sandy beaches with magnificent dunes, there is no limit to bathing holidays, from the Wadden Islands in the north to the beaches in Zeeland in the south. Pure nature - as far as the eye can see - ensures relaxation and a successful break. The well-known beaches of Zandvoort, Scheveningen and Noordwijk are particularly popular with holidaymakers thanks to their proximity to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague and can be ideally combined with a city break. But especially in the holiday region of Zeeland, away from the hustle and bustle, some beaches are real insider tips.

5 insider tips in Zeeland

It's hard to choose a beach in Zeeland, where holidaymakers will find numerous fantastic beaches lined with charming villages and inviting you to a relaxing stay. Did you know? Zeeland has the most hours of sunshine in the Netherlands, so head there for the perfect summer holiday!

1. Renesse

Located in the very north of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland, this beach resort has white, very clean beaches, exciting museums and an incredible variety of nature. The sandy beach of Renesse is about 17 kilometres long and is awarded year after year for its excellent water quality and special cleanliness. Enjoy the tranquillity of Renesse or keep yourself busy with water sports activities.

2. Westenschouwen

Around the coastal village of Burgh Haamstede you will discover one of the most beautiful and quietest beaches in the country. In addition to the extensive sandy beach of Westerschouwen, the Zeeland Forest and the hilly dune landscape of the nature reserve complete this natural paradise. The seaside resort delights with its excellent water quality and sustainable tourism.

Hotel Tip:

The Romantik Hotel Mondragon in the idyllic small town of Zierikzee awaits you only 20 minutes away from both secret tip beaches. The town, steeped in history, delights with imposing house facades, old town harbours and cosy alleys. The Romantik Hotel welcomes you in charming suites and rooms in the centuries-old building and provides culinary delights in the Cristó restaurant.

3 Banjaard beach

This beach is ideal for families and is located on the former island of Noord-Beveland, not far from the village of Kamperland. Here you have a fantastic view of the open North Sea. Enjoy a relaxing day of swimming, stroll through the dunes and enjoy the fresh sea air.

4 Domburg

Probably the best known and oldest beach resort in Zeeland is Domburg. Thanks to its very clean beaches, it has even been awarded the title of a salubrious seaside resort in the Netherlands. In addition to an extensive beach day, a cycling or hiking tour through the nature reserve "De Manteling" is also a good option.

5 Zoutelande

In this small village with just 1500 inhabitants, an extensive 5-kilometre-long sandy beach awaits you, with particularly high dunes that provide a pleasant warmth on the beach all year round. The beach is particularly popular for its typical beach huts and invites you to linger and stroll with numerous small cafés and shops.

Hotel Tip:

Once the tower "Campveerse Toren" served as a defence in the 16th century, today the Romantik Hotel Campveerse Toren welcomes you there at the idyllic Veerse Meer. In one of the oldest inns in the country, authentic hospitality awaits you behind the thick walls of the historic tower. In the renowned in-house restaurant, you will be spoiled with exquisite fish dishes.

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