Stretching between the mouths of the Ems and Scheldt rivers, the Dutch Coast is renowned for its North Sea beaches and wildlife-rich islands. It offers endless opportunities for water sports and is traversed by the long-distance Dutch Coastal Path.
Test your surfing skills on the reliable breaks of Scheveningen or explore the Dutch Coast from the water during a sailing cruise. Kitesurfing is also popular around the island of Terschelling and off the beach of Groote Keeten. Hikers can embark on the Dutch Coastal Path, which is the longest walking trail in the Netherlands.
Sprawling between the city of Den Helder on the Dutch Coast and Esbjerg in Denmark is the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed area dotted with islands. One of the most popular ways of exploring the Wadden Islands is while mudflat walking to discover their unique landscapes and birdlife. For a completely different perspective on the Dutch Coast, you can skydive from high above Texel.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is the main aviation gateway to the Dutch Coast, with both trains and buses connecting to towns and villages along the coast. Ferries travel from Den Helder to the Wadden Islands.