I know it’s not Plettenberg Bay or one of Cape Town’s pretty beaches. But sand – check -, sea – check -, waves – check, wind through hair – check, a feeling of freedom – check. Yet, it really is beach and the Dutch coast line is pretty, too. Even in winter! Last week on a cold, crisp blue sky day we went to Zandvoort, a coastal place not too far from Amsterdam. After a windy, refreshing beach walk of almost 2,5 hours we had a delicious seafood & wine lunch at Thalassa, right on the beach. Today I will show you all about it in a photo report.
Zandvoort beach is one of the most popular and finest beaches in Holland, with a nice coast line for walking, horse riding, sailing or (kite) surfing. During summer, when the weather is nice, it’s always busy with people sun bathing and relaxing on the beach. Zandvoort is a very popular destination for German tourists, too. They just love it! I like to go and tan and read books on the beach in summer season, but I also enjoy a cold and long beach walk during winter. Especially on a sunny day like last week. There are some nice places like holiday huts or beach cafes for drinks or lunch when you come back, for example Tijn Akersloot, Beach Club No5, Vooges and Thalassa.
The exterior of Beach Club Thalassa. Right on the beach!
Inside Thalassa. It’s a bit old fashioned fisherman’s style. I like it.
And the food is delicious! I had an Asian inspired seared tune salad, with cashews, red onion, paprika, salad and brown farm style bread. And the Mr. had the delicious Dutch shrimps with cocktail sauce; the smallest shrimps you can find and very very delicious!
After the tuna and Dutch shrimps we shared the ‘Kibbeling’, which is Dutch style Fish and chips, with tartar sauce, crispy thick fries, salad and potato salad. Yum!
*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited to write about Zandvoort Beach and Thalassa. It was my own idea. All photos are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera.
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