A tranquil, nature-rich seaside town awaits at just a short train ride from Amsterdam. For centuries, the coastal town of Zandvoort has been a popular beach destination, featuring flowing dunes, a quaint former fishermen’s town and wide stretches of sandy beach. “You wouldn’t expect such a beautiful area so close to Amsterdam, but Zandvoort is the perfect place to get some fresh air and enjoy the beach,” says Pim Huijsmans, who works for the local tourism board, VVV Zandvoort. While the Dutch summer is slowly drawing to a close, he assures us that there are a wealth of activities on offer in and around Zandvoort aside from soaking up the last days of sun.