The nicest beaches in the Netherlands for a summer day trip with the whole family

Summer is just around the corner and what could be better than spending a sunny day by the sea with the whole family? The Netherlands has beautiful beaches to explore, but which are the most child-friendly and also offer options for a snack and a drink? In this blog we list the five nicest beaches in the Netherlands, so that you can enjoy an unforgettable day at the sea without any worries.

Scheveningen – The Hague

Scheveningen is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the Netherlands and is only a fifteen minute drive from The Hague. The wide sandy beach offers plenty of space for children to play and swim, while you enjoy the sun. The cozy boulevard is full of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors, so you don't have to look far for a snack and a drink. Within walking distance you will also find the SEA LIFE Scheveningen, where you can discover the underwater world.

Zandvoort aan Zee – North Holland

Zandvoort is a popular seaside resort, located just a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam. The kilometre-long sandy beach is ideal for families with children and there are many beach pavilions where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks. You will also find the Circuit Zandvoort near Zandvoort aan Zee, where you can enjoy exciting races and various events.

Bergen aan Zee – North Holland

This quiet and picturesque beach is located in the charming village of Bergen aan Zee. The beach is a lot quieter than the other beaches on this list, making it perfect for families looking for a more relaxed day out. There are several beach pavilions where you can enjoy a snack and a drink, and the nearby Zee Aquarium is a fun attraction for children.


Domburg is the oldest seaside resort in Zeeland and is known for its wide sandy beaches and clean bathing water. The beach is surrounded by beautiful nature, so you can enjoy a unique beach experience here. There are several child-friendly beach pavilions where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks, and the picturesque town of Domburg with its cozy shops and terraces is a short distance away.

Texel – North Holland

Texel, the largest Wadden Island, has a lot to offer when it comes to beach fun. The beaches are wide and child-friendly, and you can swim, sunbathe and build sandcastles here. In the various seaside resorts on the island you will find cozy beach pavilions for a snack and a drink. In addition, there are many fun activities to undertake on Texel, such as seal spotting at Ecomare, a visit to the Juttersmuseum or a bike ride through the beautiful dune landscape.

These are just a few of the many beautiful beaches that the Netherlands has to offer for a wonderful summer day with the family. Whether you are looking for a lively seaside resort with plenty of activities and dining options, or a quieter beach where you can enjoy nature and tranquility, there is always a beach that perfectly suits your needs.

So grab your swimming gear, sunscreen and of course don't forget your AquaRebel shoes and sunglasses, and enjoy an unforgettable summer day at one of these great Dutch beaches. Be amazed by the diversity of our coastline and create unforgettable memories with your family during a relaxing day out by the sea.

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