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Zandvoort, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Zandvoort, Netherlands: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Zandvoort?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Zandvoort, they said:

"Zandvoort is a popular seaside resort town in the Netherlands, known for its long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. The official language is Dutch, but English is widely spoken due to the high number of tourists and expats in the area. The cost of living in Zandvoort can be higher than other parts of the Netherlands, especially during the summer months when tourism peaks. Zandvoort is well-connected to other parts of the Netherlands, with regular train services to Amsterdam and Haarlem. The town is famous for the Circuit Zandvoort, a motorsport race track, which hosts several high-profile racing events throughout the year. The weather in Zandvoort is typically mild, with warm summers and cool winters. Zandvoort has a range of accommodation options, from apartments to houses, but the demand can be high, especially during the summer. The town has a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars, many of which offer stunning sea views. Zandvoort is a safe town with a low crime rate, but like any tourist destination, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions. The healthcare system in the Netherlands is excellent, and there are several medical facilities in and around Zandvoort. The town has a vibrant expat community, with several clubs and organizations that can help newcomers settle in. Zandvoort has several schools and educational institutions, but if you have children, you may want to consider international schools in nearby cities. The town is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Zandvoort Circuit Run and the Jazz Festival. It's important to note that the Netherlands has a compulsory health insurance policy, so you'll need to arrange this before your move. Finally, while Zandvoort is a small town, it offers a high quality of life with its beautiful beach, outdoor activities, and close proximity to major cities," wrote a member in Zandvoort.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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