Where to find beachy vibes in the city

The wind in your hair, the sun shining bright and your feet in the water. For that nice beach feeling you do not need to the coast at all. In our cities you’ll find wonderful beaches too. This list is guaranteed for beach feeling in the city. Vamos a la playa!



Would you like to escape Utrecht’s bustling city centre, with all its cyclists and people? Just 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.

Strandboulevard 222, Utrecht

Soia – Beach Oog In Al
Soia – Beach Oog in Al is a place you never wanting to leave. Spend whole days at this canal side restaurant with sandwiches, shared dishes, BBQ dishes, beer, and cocktails. From Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre everywhere is near on a relaxing sunny day

Kanaalweg 199, Utrecht


Beach IJburg
A city like Amsterdam needs a place to unwind in the sun. You will find this at Strand IJburg. This city beach even has a real lifeguard and three sports fields for everyone to use. In summer temperatures, food trucks complete your day with tasty snacks and refreshing drinks.  From Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark you can walk straight into tram 26, which you drops off at Strand IJburg.

Pampuslaan, Amsterdam

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. Fifteen minutes on the ferry from Central Station makes Pllek very easily accessible from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre.

Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam


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Strand Nesselande
Beach Nesselande, its beach with palm trees, cosy restaurants and ice cream parlours will give you that beach-vibe in the city. In stead of dunes you will have a backdrop of skyscrapers. Did you forget to bring your sun cream? On the boulevard, you will find supermarkets and drugstores.

Siciliëboulevard 680, Rotterdam

Strand aan de Esch
Near Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport is a beach on the Maas with a beautiful view of the Rotterdam skyline. Avoid the traffic jam and enjoy the sun on the Esch. A wonderful nature reserve to stay.

Nesserdijk, Rotterdam

Kralingse plas
In the middle of Rotterdam lies the Kralingse Plas and the Kralingse Bos. A large green recreation area and an ideal place for sunbathing. Because of the many trees you can also easily find a place in the shade.

Kralingse Plas, Rotterdam


The Hague is the only major city in the Netherlands that has a real beach, and that is Scheveningen. Here you can surf, kite or do nothing at all. From Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach you are on the beach within a minute, and even faster if you run!

Are you ready for a day at the beach, or in need of some extra tips? We have collected the best beachhacks for you!

You’ll be surprised!