By moving westwards from North, you inevitably end up at the beach. On sunny days special beach trains are riding from Amsterdam Central Station to Zandvoort, full of kids and young mothers. And if it’s really hot, the roads to the beach are packed with cars – radio blasting, passenger’s legs hanging out the windows. By bike it takes you over an hour to get to the beach, following a road of your choice. The fastest way is the straight line that the Fast Flying Ferry makes over water, from Central Station to IJmuiden. From there it’s just a short way to the sea.
Fast Flying Ferry
Central Station – IJmuiden, twice an hour
Mon-Fri till 22:00, Sat-Sun till 18:30, two way tickets cost € 9 for adults and € 6 for kids.
Bloemendaal aan Zee, Wijk aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee, Bergen aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee