Walking among the deer
Varied walk along the beach, dunes and old streets
This walk takes you past everything Zandvoort has to offer: beach, dunes and old Zandvoort streets. You will encounter many fallow deer in the Amsterdam Water Supply. The Noordoosterkanaal offers beautiful views over the dunes.
Difficulty: easy walk on good paths
Length: 7.3 kilometers
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting point: Zandvoort Station
Catering: Pancake house ‘De Duinrand’ at the entrance and in the village
Admission: Day tickets 1.50 euros
We start at Zandvoort station. Here we follow the orange arrows to the boulevard. We turn left on the boulevard. If necessary, you can walk along the beach to the rescue station of the Zandvoort Rescue Company. Just before the rescue post on the boulevard, turn left onto a small pedestrian path. Then turn right and immediately left again through the entrance to the AD dunes. (located in the parking lot). Here you can purchase an entrance ticket digitally for €1.50 per person. We follow the walking path until we reach the Noordoosterkanaal. There we turn left. We then arrive at a pine forest and turn left here. Via the entrance we arrive at Zandvoortselaan. From here we follow the gray arrows until we reach the green arrows. At Van Ostadestraat we can follow the green or red arrows back to the station.
The Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen
In this area of the dunes around Zandvoort, the water is pre-purified for the capital of our country, Amsterdam. There are canals and wells everywhere here. You will find special flora and fauna around here.
While there was too little water in Amsterdam and the water in the canals and ditches was polluted and not clean, the dunes had too much water. Ultimately it was Jacob van Lennep and English engineers who built the canals in the dunes. It turned out to be a great success. So large in fact that the groundwater dropped considerably and the dunes dried up.
Due to the drought and the demand for clean water, a new way had to be found. The dunes are now artificially supplied with water from the Rhine river. The filtered Rhine water thus penetrates the dried-out dune valleys.