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Nice beach close to Amsterdam

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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

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Hi. I'll be in Amsterdam in late june and I'd like to know a nice beach to visit by bike. My idea is go from Amsterdam passing through Haarlem and the to the ocean. Any suggestions of a nice beach in that area?

Thanks.

Aline

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

I assume you want a nice beach with things to do, watching people and so? All beaches have about the same looks in Holland, personally I prefer the ones up north (Wadden Islands) and south (Zeeland province), not the fancy central ones like Bloemendaal or Scheveningen.
A nice one is Zandvoort, which you can easily reach by bike and take a train back if you want, public transport is close to the beach area. The racing circuit is nearby, you might be lucky to have a look there.
Another nice one is Egmond aan Zee, but that requires more hours on you bike as it's a bit up north.

3. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

Thank you! I'll see how far we can go.

4. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 9y

Well, Scheveningen is quite nice, I liked it. I went in autumn, so it was all chilly and nice.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Consider Bloemendaal; it's where the young crowd goes. I hate it, but it's generally liked :)

6. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

It seems to me that Scheveningen is a bit farther. About 5 hours cycling. But Bloemendal and Zandvort can be done in the same trip. Egmond aan Zee is also about 4 hours cycling.

Tell me something. Is there a bike path close to the see so that you can go north or south by the ocean?

Thanks.

Aline

P.s.: I posted another question about tatoo shops in Amsterdam. Does anyone have one in mind?

7. Posted by omnistaffs (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

"Noordwijk" but u need to take by train/bus :D

8. Posted by omnistaffs (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

For your tatoo shop :D u can visit this site :D

http://www.portablebodyart.tatoeeert.nl/
http://www.hankypankytattoo.nl/

9. Posted by omnistaffs (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

another one...hehehehe

http://www.houseoftattoos.nl/

[ Edit: promo link removed. ]