Discover Benelux, Issue 40, April 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  North Holland  |  Zandvoort and Bloemendaal Highlights

Strand, Zandvoort


Escaping the city The beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are so close to Amsterdam and Haarlem, yet a world apart. Whether you want to dance all night with warm sand between your toes, or go swimming and build sandcastles with the little ones: these Dutch beach resorts provide a perfect escape from the city. TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: AMSTERDAM MARKETING AND NBTC

DO NOT MISS: Woest & Wild Beach Festival 14 April There is a reason Bloemendaal has been named as the Netherlands’ answer to Ibiza. Held at popular spot Beachclub Vroeger, this festival is one of the many parties in spring and summer where you can dance while soaking up some vitamin D. Historic Zandvoort Trophy 29 – 30 April Fans of classic cars and historic racing series will be thrilled by the Historic Zandvoort Trophy, which has been the opening of the classical car racing season for years. European Championship Sand Sculpture Festival 12 June – 1 November In 2017, Zandvoort at Sea will be the platform for Europe’s best sand sculpture magicians to show their creations. This year’s theme is ‘Dutch Masters’.

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Luminosity Beach Festival 22 – 25 June Bloemendaal will be all about trance music during this beach summer festival, with big international and emerging talents ensuring you dance the night away. Surfana Festival 22 – 25 June Imagine a festival in the middle of the dunes where it is all about surfing, music, dancing, and freedom. Sounds good? Good vibes guaranteed at the Surfana Festival, Bloemendaal.