Just seven miles from Haarlem, during summer the seaside town of Zandvoort draws gaggles of sun-starved Germans and Dutch to its expansive stretch of sandy beaches. You can stake out a spot on the sand for free, but most locals catch their rays through the comfort of beach clubs - wood pavilions that run along the shore with enclosed restaurants, outdoor patios, and rows of chaises longues for sunbathing. These clubs open early each morning, close at midnight, and are only in service during the summer. Each offers a distinct personality and food, with themes ranging from Australian to tapas. The Admission is free as long as you’re buying drinks or food. The unclothed head to one of several nudist beach clubs on the Naaktstrand, about 20 minutes south of the main beach.
The Diamant Museum takes visitors on a journey back to the geological creation of diamonds. The... Read more