2006 we was with our highshool class in the Netherlands on the northsea. The small village Zandvoort near Amsterdam was the right destination because of the good possibilities to sleep, the sea and the yanks coffeeshop in the center. We was going with two cars and was staying at the “Centerparcs Zandvoort”. The park offer nice holiday houses with many atmosphare direct in the nature for a good price.
Here we had two small houses surrounded of dunes. To the raff sea it was just five minutes walk atlong the DTM speedway. Every morning we gone to dirks supermarket and to the yanks coffeeshop to buy what we need for the day, than we was sitting by a fire in the bungalow, drinking heineken beer smoking and talking about the highschool and privat thinks. The atmosphare was nice and relaxed. Nearly every evening after sunset we took a walk on the beach to some beachpubs, drunk a beer and walk against the cold wind back.
When we arived our house we light fire in our chimney and chilled by music on the couch. The northsea here in Holland was really raff and cold and nobody want to swimm. We took out our shoes to walk in the cold water, not a realy good idea, after about five minutes we was cold. At Zandvoort there are some nice wind protected restaurants on the beach where we warm up ourself by a some heineken and hot chocolades. After we did some computergames in the pleasure parc in the center. Inside the thight streets are many small pubs where you can sit outside. The gouda chease taste amaizing of the weekendmarket which you can find in nearly every city in Holland.
One day we was driving with the train to the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is beautiful! Small streets, old buildings and less trafic. Many dutch people go with the bike. Small waterstreets who invite you to do a bootstour are widespread. The people are much more relaxt than in every other capital i ever saw. Some guys of our class was shopping and we was sitting in a pub, drinking some beers and smoke a joint in a coffeeshop.
Than we did a small citytour by foot before we went back to Zandvoort for eat and chill in our Centerparks hut. Inside the mainbuilding of this park is a tropical garden with a swimmparadise with saunas under glass. The fee is allready included in the cheap bungalowprice of around twenty euros per night and head.
Some friends and me was many times before in this town on the northsea in Holland for a weekendtrip. But there we was sleeping sometimes with four people in a car so we was realy happy to have thistime a real house . It was a nice group instead of some people of our class, they was nearly all over the time pissed of everybody and everything. But we don´t reconised and had fun. Zandvoort is easy to reach for us, it´s about three hours motorway from my hometown near Bielefeld in Germany. I can recoment a shorttrip to the Netherlands for all people in west Germany who miss the sea and want to forget the allday turn for a while. The northsea is most of the year to cold for swimming but still Zandvoort Holland have much more to offer.