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Urban beaches in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has several urban beaches, in all corners of the city. Some of them have a swimming spot as well. Take a look at:
Hotel Buiten in Amsterdam West. It’s a cozy place, specially in summer time, because you can take a dip in the Sloterplas. Enjoy the urban nature, relax with a cup of herbal tea or taste a special beer while dreaming in a hammock.
Jaap Eden Strand in Amsterdam East (Radioweg 64). In winter a skating rink, in summer a city beach. You can’t swim there, but you can relax in a unique place. Go there for lunch or dinner, or just enjoy the sun outside with a drink.
At Strand Zuid in Amsterdam South you can imagine yourself in a German beer garden. But it’s not just a nice place to taste delicious beers. You can also have a bite to eat or play a game of ping-pong. You cannot swimm at this place, but that doesn’t have to stop you from chilling with your feet in the sand.
Pllek in Amsterdam North has a fine beach with great view on the IJ-river. Pllek is a very good restaurant with biological food, and it also stand for DJs/live music and a great atmosphere. After a short crossing with the free ferry across the IJ from Central Station, you can settle on this perfect city beach.
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The real beach, close to Amsterdam
The genuine beach on the North Sea coast is also within cycling distance from the city! The route from Amsterdam Center to Zandvoort aan Zee is 32 km. Step on the bike in the morning and enjoy a day at the beach, complete with a dive in the sea.
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