Goeree-Overflakkee and its beautiful beaches are just a 40-minute drive from Rotterdam. On the weekends, people often go to these beaches to escape their city life. But don’t worry, the beaches aren’t too crowded! Sunbathing is one thing to do here, but there is so much more! This is, for example, a great spot to go surfing in the Netherlands.
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in the Netherlands
The surfing culture is HUGE in this area of the Netherlands. The beach on Goeree-Overflakkee stretches along 25 kilometers of coastline, leaving plenty of room for kitesurfers and windsurfers.
Tip: Every year in October, the event DAMX is held, where kitesurfers from all over the world participate in the European Freestyle Windsurfing Championships.
Beach Activities in the Netherlands at Brouwersdam and Ouddorp
If surfing in the Netherlands isn’t on your list of things to do, don’t worry, you won’t be bored either. There is much more to do on the beaches of Goeree-Overflakkee.
Go to one of the many beach clubs and go for something active like standup paddleboarding, kite buggy, blow kart, the water slide, or even a beach workout.
Or something totally different, like riding a horse on the beach, beach yoga, or renting an e-bike or e-scooter.
Our absolute favorite thing is to bring our longboards and follow the bicycle path along Ouddorp beach. Longboards can also be rented, and lessons can be taken at Sail & Surf Center Brouwersdam.
Where to eat on the beach?
The beaches offer so many great places to have lunch or dinner. One even received the title of best beach club dining in the Netherlands. For food, we highly recommend:
- Strandtent Iloon
- Paal 10
- Natural High
- ‘t Gorsje
How to Get to the Beach?
Getting there shouldn’t be too difficult. It’s a 40-minute drive and about 1,5 hours with public transport from Rotterdam. Although public transport is pretty good, we definitely recommend coming by car to be free to explore every little corner of the island of Goeree-Overflakkee.
Where to Stay Near the Beach in the Netherlands
We can highly recommend staying at one of the many bungalows or campings. Rent an old Volkswagen van at volkswagenbus.nl or devolkswagencamper.nl to stay at one of the 24/7 campgrounds for about 20 EUR a night, including electricity, WiFi, and drinking water. When the sun rises, pop your boards on top of your van and drive 10 minutes to the beach.
Another great option for a bigger budget would be to book one bungalow next to the beach.
Enquire more information at the Tourist Office in Ouddorp: www.vvvgoeree-overflakkee.nl