A visit to Zandvoort by the sea in Holland

Zandvoort is a Dutch coastal town west of Haarlem.  It’s about 15 minutes on the train and about half an hour by bus. We elected to go by bus. The town is a popular seaside resort, thanks to its long, sandy beach on the North Sea. Zandvoort contains the southern portion of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. The large park includes coastal dunes, trails and the Kennemerduinen Visitor Center (Bezoekerscentrum), which was modeled on a 7th-century farm.

We didn’t go the first week we were here in Haarlem ‘cos it was so cold. But, when the temp reached 70 we decided to take a lazy day and read our books whilst lazing by the seaside.  Wife Sarah actually got just a hint of a suntan.

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P.S. The beach to the north is Hollands nudist beach and no we didn’t go.