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The beach

Every year I go to Zandvoort for one or more days, it's a lovely place with a lot to do and when the sun isn't shining, I take the train to visit places around Zandvoort.

Zandvoort is very lively, it attracts about 4 million visitors every year.

They also call it: Amsterdam by the Sea.

In the past Zandvoort was called Sandevoerde a combination of sand and voorde (meaning ford)

There's plenty of entertainment and there are almost 40 beach pavilions.

Another unique Zandvoort attraction is the racing circuit: Circuit Park Zandvoort, located in the dunes.

The long sandy beach is bordered by coastal dunes, where you can make a beautiful walk.

You also can walk to Bloemendaal over the beach and in Bloemendaal are restaurants where you can eat before the walk back to Zandvoort.

Centerparcs beach hotel

There`s a railway station near the coast of Zandvoort, which brings you in a little time to Amsterdam or Haarlem, both beautiful cities to visit for one day.

The center of Zandvoort has many restaurants and shops, which are open every day until 9 o`clock in the evening.

 

This year I went for 5 days to the same hotel as I did the year before, the Centerparcs Beach Hotel.

It's a very nice hotel with good rooms, nice food and friendly people, one street away from the beach.

When you look out of the window from your room, you have got a great view over the beach, that's really beautiful, especially when the sun goes down.

The hotel has a self serve restaurant for dinner and breakfast and the most important and impressing (for me) was the chocolate fountain!

That was very delicious and also addictive, better not to buy a chocolate fountain at home I decided.

Chocolate fountain !

 

In Zandvoort it's always very windy, the wind almost blew me away and my long curly hair was always a mess,  I often wished there I had straight hair!

 

Every day on the beach of Zandvoort there are many things to be found.

In search of floaters in all different colours and sizes, buoy`s, weather probes for sea research, fish crates and work-and water shoes, the beach comber works in all sort of weather.

All of this together with fortunately washed ashore and found bottle mail is to be seen in at the Beachcombers MuZEEum (museum) in Zandvoort on the beach.

The entrance is for free.

I made photo`s about a few things they show you at the museum.

 

An other museum is the Zandvoort Museum, where you can enjoy the many beautiful, interesting, unique and impressing objects from the remarkable history of Zandvoort and her inhabitants,  from the bathings costumes of by gone times till the modern art.

I really enjoyed this very small, but funny museum with the friendly people in it.

Most people in Zandvoort are very friendly to each other and the visitors.

I hope everyone who visit Zandvoort enjoy Zandvoort as much as I did!

 

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The beach
The beach
Centerparcs beach hotel
Centerparcs beach hotel
Chocolate fountain !
Chocolate fountain !
The room
The room
View from the room
View from the room
Fish stall
Fish stall
The center of Zandvoort
The center of Zandvoort
Town hall
Town hall
Map
Map
Just standing
Just standing
Dunes
Dunes
A mus
A mus
Still waiting for the sun
Still waiting for the sun
The beachcombers museum
The beachcombers museum
The beachcombers museum
The beachcombers museum
What people say about the beachcom…
What people say about the beachco…
Inside the beachcombers museum
Inside the beachcombers museum
Shelley from the North Sea
Shelley from the North Sea
Lighters from the North Sea
Lighters from the North Sea
Shark tooth
Shark tooth
Things from the North Sea
Things from the North Sea
Skull of a cow
Skull of a cow
Rib of a dinosaur
Rib of a dinosaur
Pipefish
Pipefish
Sextant
Sextant
Anchors from the North Sea
Anchors from the North Sea
Old coins from the North Sea
Old coins from the North Sea
Choose from a rhinoceros
Choose from a rhinoceros
Pirate treasure, guarded by a croc…
Pirate treasure, guarded by a cro…
Pirate treasure, guarded by a croc…
Pirate treasure, guarded by a cro…
Sea urchin
Sea urchin
Statue at the beach
Statue at the beach
Where is the sun?
Where is the sun?
The center of Zandvoort
The center of Zandvoort
Taxi
Taxi
Zandvoort museum
Zandvoort museum
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Fishermans clothing and normal per…
Fishermans clothing and normal pe…
A story about Zandvoort
A story about Zandvoort
Flat Bottom boat
Flat Bottom boat
Old almshouse
Old almshouse
Old almshouse
Old almshouse
Old pump
Old pump
Watertower of Zandvoort
Watertower of Zandvoort
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food in the restaurant of the hotel
Food for the chocolate fountain fo…
Food for the chocolate fountain f…
Food for the chocolate fountain
Food for the chocolate fountain
Chocolate fontain hmmmmmmmmmmm!
Chocolate fontain hmmmmmmmmmmm!
Soup
Soup
Ice creams
Ice creams
Sitting on a bicycle
Sitting on a bicycle
Cycling
Cycling
Racing!
Racing!
He was my best friend who loved Za…
He was my best friend who loved Z…
Zandvoort
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