24km (15 miles) W of Amsterdam; 7km (41/2 miles) W of Haarlem
If you feel like drawing a breath of fresh sea air and you don’t have much time for it, do what most Amsterdammers do: Head for Zandvoort (Zand-fort). On the North Sea coast just west of Haarlem, the resort is brash and brassy in the summer, though it often looks N forlorn out of season.
GETTING THERE Trains depart hourly from Amsterdam Centraal Station for Zandvoort. You transfer at Haarlem (where the Zandvoort train is usually waiting on the
adjacent platform). During summer months extra trains go direct from Centraal Station.
In either case, the trip time is around 30 minutes, and a round-trip ticket is 8.70€ ($14).
Buses depart every 30 minutes from outside Centraal Station, but they take longer than