The temperature is rising, days become longer and nights are cosy. We can’t wait to embrace the summer and that means it is time to share the best city beaches with you.

Summer in the city

Too lazy to travel all the way to the beach of Zandvoort or Scheveningen? Also in the city you will definitely get a feeling like you are on the beach. Put on your flip flops and discover the nicest city beaches. These landscaped beaches are the favourite place of visitors who want to enjoy and tan while having a bite or drink. Do you prefer to go to a city beach to cool down? There are plenty of them without going to the beach. We have compiled a list with must-go city beaches with and without sea/water in the region of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.


Beach IJburg
Unfortunately, the beach Blijburg had to close down, however, Beach IJburg opened! A new beach where you can lay down or have a swim. There are 3 sportsfields free to use. During nice summer days head over to the food trucks that serve snacks and refreshing drinks. Did you know that Beach IJburg is also within easy reach from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam?

Pampuslaan, IJburg

There is a hidden place between the RAI Exhibition Centre and the Beatrixpark called Strandzuid. Here you can enjoy a delicious snack or drink on the terrace by the water. Chill on the lounges and enjoy live music from a deejay.

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Pllek stands for tasty food, live music and a holiday vibe. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the IJ with your feet in the sand and the glowing sun above your head. With 30 minutes from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre, you will arrive at Pllek.
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Would you like to escape Utrecht’s bustling city centre, with all its cyclists and people? Just to relax surrounded by nature and a beach? Visit the Haarrijnseplas. A beach with dunes and facilities to exercise, tan and play. Navigate to Key West Beachhouse, which is a lovely place to have lunch by the way.

Maarsseveense Plassen 

The Maarsseveense Plassen is a unique area, where the young and old enjoy the many recreational facilities. There’s space to ride your bike, hike, skating and ride a horse. You can also find a big natural pool that you can enter for a small fee.


Strand Nesselande
Beach Nesselande, the best choice if Scheveningen is too far to travel. Because of the sandy and wide beach with palm trees, cosy restaurants and ice cream parlours you will get the feeling like you are on holiday. Did you forget to bring your sun cream? On the boulevard, you will find supermarkets and drugstores.

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Strand aan de Esch
Near Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport is a beach along the Maas river with a magnificent view over the skyline of Rotterdam. Avoid the traffic and enjoy the sun at the Esch.


Kralingse plas
The Kralingse Plas and the Kralingse Bos is located in the heart of Rotterdam. A large green recreation area and an ideal place for sunbathing or relax in the shade of the trees.

Kralingse plas


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De ijzeren man
Recover from the daily hustle and bustle, laze in the sun, relax on the beach or on a grass lawn. It is all possible at the Iron Man, a beautiful natural swimming pool located near the Centre of Eindhoven.

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E3 strand
This unique place, the E3 beach is located in the middle of the wood. In the sun, in the shade or on a quiet side of the beach. This is an ideal spot for everyone. For a sun tan and a lazy day on a beautiful beach, you are in the right place.

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Inntel Hotels

For the extra sunny days there are plenty of choices. Do you already have an idea which city beach you want to visit? The city beaches are near our hotels. Inntel Hotels is a fast-growing chain of hotels in the Netherlands, including Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre, Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre, Mainport Hotel (Rotterdam), Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam and Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven.

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