The best ways to get to Circuit Zandvoort for the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix 2024, including information on the closest airports & public transport tips.
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Getting to the Netherlands for the Dutch Grand Prix is relatively hassle-free. Amsterdam is home to Europe’s third largest airport, serving a large range of international and domestic flights. The race takes place at Circuit Zandvoort, a seaside town around 30km west of the capital Amsterdam. Zandvoort is well connected to Amsterdam; special train and bus services are operating on Dutch Grand Prix weekend. Walking and cycling to the circuit are also recommended. Leave your car at home – an exclusion zone around the town restricts access on race weekend.
Closest Airports to Zandvoort
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is located in the Haarlemmermeer municipality, around twenty minutes and nine miles south-west of Amsterdam’s city centre. It is the sixth largest airport by way of international traffic, the third largest in Europe, and connects to many other European airports.
- For a better selection of cheaper flights, you may also fly into Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), which is about 70km south of Amsterdam, or Eindhoven Airport, 125km south of Amsterdam. Lelystad Airport (LEY) will soon be another option. This airport, approx. 60km east of Amsterdam, is set to take up some of the excess capacity from Schipol Airport, but the expansion works are still underway and an opening date has not yet been set.
Schipol Airport to Amsterdam, Haarlem & Zandvoort
Schiphol Airport is linked to Amsterdam’s Centraal Station by a 24-hour train service. The 15-minute journey costs €4.50 one way, and runs at 10-minute intervals (hourly between 12:30am and 6am). There is also a Hotel Shuttle bus service from the airport, run by Connexxion, which links the airport to almost every hotel in the city. Taxis from the airport to the city are also available, and should cost around €40. Look for the taxi stand outside the arrivals hall door. Taxicentrale Amsterdam is a reputable firm. Journey time should be between 30-45 minutes, traffic dependent.
Staying in Haarlem? There is also a train service to get from Schiphol Airport to Haarlem. The journey takes around 20 minutes, with trains departing every half hour. You can plan your trip and find fare prices here. By bus, take the Amsterdam, Elandsgracht to Haarlem, Tempeliersstraat (bus 80), which takes forty minutes.
It’s possible to take the train from Schipol to Zandvoort, but you’ll need to make a change at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. A ride sharing fare should set you back around €40-60, while a taxi can be as much as €60-80.
If you’re planning on using public transport during your visit to the Netherlands, we recommend purchasing the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket – which can be used across a range of public transport services.
Trains, Buses, Ferries & Driving to the Netherlands
Amsterdam is well linked to other European cities through its train network. For example, Eurostar trains from London to Amsterdam’s Centraal Station take around six hours, with a change at Brussels. If you’re not opposed to a long bus journey, Eurolines and FlixBus offer connections to both Amsterdam and Haarlem from a large variety of major European cities.
Driving to your hotel in or near Zandvoort can also be a good way of keeping costs down. If you’re travelling by car from Britain, three ferry lines operate from Newcastle, Hull and Harwich. The P&O ferry from Hull to Rotterdam sails once per day with a journey time of 12 hours and will set you back £189 each way, while the DFDS service from Newcastle to Amsterdam is the most direct for a trip to the Dutch Grand Prix, with prices starting from £45 per person.
How to Get to Circuit Zandvoort
The seaside resort of Zandvoort, where Circuit Zandvoort is located, is around 30km west of Amsterdam and just 12km west of Haarlem. Official transport options from the organizers are available here, and summarized below. It’s worth noting that you cannot access Zandvoort by car due to an exclusion zone around the town and circuit on race weekend. Depending on where you are coming from, the best ways to get to the circuit are on foot or a bicycle (if you are staying locally), train or via dedicated bus services.
- Trains from Amsterdam: Trains leave from Amsterdam’s Centraal station to Zandvoort aan Zee station at least once every 30 minutes, and more frequently at peak times on race weekend. Special return tickets are available for race weekend from September 1-4 (Dutch Grand Prix-retour) that cost €12.20 per day and can be purchased online or at any train station in the Netherlands. The circuit entrance is about a 10-15 minute (1.5km) walk from the station.
- Trains from Haarlem: Trains run regularly from Haarlem to Zandvoort aan Zee and the trip takes just ten minutes. Return tickets on race weekend cost €5 and can be bought here.
- Public buses: An extensive network of local buses – run by Connexxion – are available for the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Special day tickets are available for the Dutch GP that drop you off right in front of the main entrance to CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (Gate 2). The day ticket is valid for one person on all Connexxion bus lines in the Amstelland, Meerlanden and Haarlem-IJmond region. Download the map here. From Haarlem station, bus lines 300 and 356 run an express service 10-12 times per hour that takes only 15 minutes. Buy tickets here.
- Long-distance coach services: Available from over 240 pick up points all over the Netherlands. Buses arrive at the Dutch Grand Prix bus station on Boulevard Barnaart, approximately 400 metres from the closest circuit gate. Buy here (Dutch language only).
- Park & Ride (for motorcycles & cars): Available in Amsterdam (Mahler Amsterdam Zuid) or Amstelveen (Handelsplein Amstelveen). Parking must be reserved in advance with your licence plate provided. From the Park & Ride sites, you can take the Connexxion bus to the circuit. Parking ickets cost €37.50 per day and can be purchased here.
- Park & Bike: Several carparks are available for fans who wish to ride their bicycle the final leg of the journey. Gold, Silver and Bronze parking areas are located within a 30 minute cycle of the circuit. Car parking costs €20-30 per day and it’s also possible to rent bicycles or e-bicycles for €25-37.50 per day. Purchase here.
- Scooter/Bicycle Sharing: It’s also possible this year to travel to Circuit Zandvoort using a shared bicycle or scooter. More info here.