News of: Saturday, June 11 2005,

Another urban beach (Strand Zuid) opened in Amsterdam

A fourth urban beach has been opened in Amsterdam, near the Rai Congress Centre.

The beach was opened today, and will be accessible to the public starting tomorrow, June 12. It is open until August 21.
The beach will be open 7 days a week, from 10 am.

It is located at the back of the Rai Centre, along the water called 'Boerenwetering'.

It has 2,000 m2 of sand, there are chairs, a beach volleyball field and showers. Boats can moor along the beach.

The RAI can be reached from Central Station by tram 4 (end of the line) or metro line 51.

See also the entire list of Amsterdam beaches.

And you are of course advised that close to Amsterdam there is a real beach: Zandvoort aan Zee, along the North Sea, with miles and miles of white sand beaches. This beach resort can easily be reached by a half hour train ride from Central Station, there are even extra trains to Zandvoort during the summer.