Scheveningen, The Hague

Scheveningen, The Hague

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The Netherlands Top Ten Beaches for Motorhome Rentals

photo by Ravik (wikimedia commons)Kitesurfing in Nordwijk Photo by Ravik (wikimedia commons)

The Netherlands beaches are to the north and west facing the North Sea; this may not sound too ‘exotic’, but if you are looking for some un-crowded beaches that aren’t packed with tourists; this is the place to come.  The Dutch love their coastal region, so you will find plenty sites suitable for motorhome rental and campervan hire.  Here in the Netherlands beach doesn’t just mean coastal, there are also lake beaches to discover too.  Here’s just a few of the best coastal beaches in the region.

The largest of the Wadden Islands, Texal is a 30 minute ferry crossing from the mainland at Den Helder.  All along the North Sea coast you will find excellent beaches with facilities such as catamaran sailing, family beach activities and even a spot for nudists.  The ‘high point’ of a visit here is the Loodmansduin dune which is 30 meters above sea level and is backed by a nature reserve and the Cocksdrop lighthouse.  If you want a break from all that sand visit the Ecomare seal centre, the beachcomber museum or the harbour in Oudeschild; crammed with yachts and small fishing vessels.

Another of the Netherlands best beaches is on another of the Wadden islands, Ameland.  Ameland's best beach is just over 27km long and separated from the town by a long line of sand dunes and another lighthouse!  The Ameland lighthouse is 59 meters tall and for some great views climb the 118 steps to the top.

For a trendy beach head for Bloemendaal aan Zee; a popular resort in North Holland.  The beach has some great nightlife and restaurants, the pavilions along the beach offer some great photo opportunities.  There are two very good sites for visitors with motorhome rental or campervan hire, as well as somewhere to buy provisions and lots of opportunities for shopping.

The Zeeland coast around the resorts of Cadzand, Cadzand-Bad and Nieuwvliet-Bad are great places to base your stay for a few days.  There are lots of places to discover and the architecture here is reminiscent of around the Acropolis at night!

Right in the heart of ‘bulb’ country is Noordwijk and is nicknamed the ‘floral seaside resort’.  This is where the Dutch national football team stays when preparing for matches.  There are some wonderful beachside places to stay along the 13km stretch of palm lined beach.

A great family resort is Wijk aan Zee, nestled along North Holland Dune Reserve. It’s a small scale resort due to the reserve, but has one of the most beautiful locations set amongst the scenically beautiful dunes

Visitors will be amazed at the opportunities for enjoying time on the beach in the Netherlands, and with a motorhome rental or campervan hire the opportunities for staying right on the beachfront without paying high hotel bills is a real bounus.

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