Enjoy the sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the sea, or take a long walk along the beach. It only takes 30 minutes to get from Delft to the beach, where you can spend a whole day relaxing and soaking up the sun.


Den Haag

Scheveningen is the most popular seaside resort in the Netherlands. Scheveningen has a long boulevard with lots of cosy places to eat and (indoor) shops. On the famous Scheveningen Pier you can go on the Ferris wheel with its outstanding view of The Hague or go bungee jumping over the sea. Tram  1 will take you straight to the beach.

Pier op het strand met een reuzenrad en de skyline


Den Haag

It is only a short walk from Scheveningen to Kijkduin. Kijkduin also has plenty of shops and beach cafes, but it is less crowded than Scheveningen. It only takes 30 minutes to get from Delft to Kijkduin by car.

Zonsondergang op het strand in Den Haag

Hoek van Holland


Going south towards Rotterdam you will find the beach of the Hoek van Holland. This 3.5 km sandy beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the view. Not so in the Second World War when the Germans used the beach as a line of defence. You can still see the German bunkers there even today. It only takes 30 minutes to get to the Hoek van Holland from Delft by car.

  • Een hond zit met zijn hoofdje in het zand te graven
  • Overzicht over het strand en de blauwe lucht
  • Een paars gele zonsondergang met de pier van Scheveningen
  • Een man met rode shorts staat op de pier
  • Vanuit de zee gefotografeerd met uitzicht op het strand

’s Gravenzande, ter Heide and Monster

If you just want a relaxing day out at the beach, without any busy bars and restaurants, then the beaches in ’s Gravenzande, ter Heide, and Monster are ideal. These beaches are situated between Hoek van Holland and Kijkduin, and can all be reached in 30 minutes from Delft by car.

Noordwijk and Zandvoort

Further away from Delft you will find the beaches of Noordwijk and Zandvoort. Noordwijk (45 minutes from Delft) was voted the cleanest beach in the Netherlands in 2016. The beach in Zandvoort is an hour away from Delft by car. Zandvoort is also a great place to go if you are a fan of car racing. The famous Grand Prix circuit of Zandvoort is right next to the beach.

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