Whether you are travelling by air, train or even bike, this guide will help you discover the best ways on how to get to the Zandvoort circuit.

The Dutch Grand Prix takes place 23 – 25 August 2024 at Circuit Zandvoort, approximately 40km (25 miles)west of Amsterdam and just 30km (19 miles) northwest of Schiphol Airport. This year’s race will see Max Verstappen vying for a fourth consecutive win – giving the famous Orange Army something to go wild about once again!

If the Dutch Grand Prix is on your go-to list for 2024, you may already be considering the best way to make your way there. In this guide, we’ll explore all options for getting to the Zandvoort circuit for the 2024 Dutch GP.

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Where is the Zandvoort racetrack?

The circuit is located in the coastal town of Zandvoort in northeast Netherlands, approximately 40km (25 miles) west of Amsterdam and 11km (7 miles) west of the city of Haarlem.

Where is Zandvoort?
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Where is the nearest airport to the Zandvoort circuit?

Amsterdam’s main airport Schiphol (AMS) is located just under 30km (19 miles) southeast of Zandvoort and is closer to the circuit than the city of Amsterdam itself. As a major international hub, it is one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe with daily flights arriving from all over the world, including the UK, USA, China, UAE and India.

Schiphol is not your only option. Rotterdam The Hague (RTM), Brussels (BRU), Brussels Charleroi (CRL) or Düsseldorf (DUS) are all within a few hours’ reach of Zandvoort by train, coach or car.

How to get from Schiphol Airport to Zandvoort

By train – Unfortunately, there are no direct trains from the airport to Zandvoort, however you can catch an Intercity train to Amsterdam-Centraal or Sloterdijk and transfer directly to Zanvdoort aan Zee train station from there. The whole journey should take just under an hour, depending on transfer times, costing €10.20 (£8.80).

By car – Quite simply, travelling by car is a no-no as roads to Zandvoort are closed off to cars during race weekend. That said, if you’re happy to park a little furtheout at one of the Park and Ride carparks (more about those later), then the journey should take about 30 minute along the N200 and A9 motorway.

By taxi – Follow signs from the main terminal to the official taxi rank in front of Schiphol Plaza. There are always plenty of licensed taxis available and drivers accept cash and credit cards. The fare will be approximately €65-€70 if you’re travelling on days outside of Thursday 22™ to Monday 26* August. If you’re taking a taxi during race weekend, you will have to specify a drop-off point outside of Zandvoort (such as one of the Park and Ride carparks).

How to get from Amsterdam to Zandvoort

Getting to Zandvoort from Amsterdam is simple, with fantastic public transport links from the capital city. Just remember – buses and trains are likely to be very busy during race weekend so if you can, avoid travelling at peak times.

Travelling to Zandvoort by train

Trains run every half hour from Amsterdam’s Central station direct to Zandvoort aan Zee station, with a more frequent service provided during race weekend. The journey lasts about 30 minutes and tickets typically cost €6.50 (£5.61). You can buy tickets at the station or online at Omio.com (official partner of national rail company NS).

Travelling from Amsterdam to Zandvoort by bike

What to travel the Dutch way? Then hop on a bike! OK, 30km is quite the hike, but it’s worth bearing in mind the roads are very flat (it is The Netherlands after all!) and extremely cycle-friendly. You’ll be surprised to discover how many F1 fans will be opting for this mode of transport!

If a 30km bike ride isn’t quite what you had in mind, you can opt to drive / take a taxi some of the way and then use one of the affiliated Park and Bike car parks (€20 – €30 per day) where you can safely leave your car and cycle the remaining leg of the journey. You can use your own bike or pick up a pre-booked rental bike (around €25 or €37.50 for an e-bike) and arrive in Zandvoort in about 30 minutes. The car parks are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze and located north, south and east of the town. Find more info here.

Zandvoort Map
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Once you reach the track, there are plenty of free parking bays for bikes provided for bikes about 15 minutes walk from the circuit entrance (please note: these need to be reserved in advance). There are also paid parking bays for bicycles closer to the circuit.

Travelling from Amsterdam to Zandvoort by bus

Public bus – You can take the number 80 bus from a numerous stops across the city direct to Zandvoort. The journey time will usually take around 45 minutes or so and cost approx. €6.00. In previous Grand Prix events, bus company Conexxion issue special day tickets that drop you off right in front of Gate 2. See the Conexxion website for details.

Coach – Coach services operated by Pouw Vervoer are available to pick up racegoers from a number of departure points in Amsterdam and across the Netherland§, stopping in Zandvoort at the DGP bus station on Boulevard Barnaart (about 400 metres to the circuit gates). You can find more information about coach travel on the main Dutch Grand Prix website.

How to get to the Dutch Grand Prix from other parts of the Netherlands

Public bus – The number 80 bus connects Haarlem, Zandvoort, and Amsterdam while the number 385 connects Zandvoort with Leiden and Noordwiik and Zandvoort. The journey time from both Haarlem and Leiden is approx. 40 minutes and tickets can be bought online or on board the bus.

Coach – As highlighted previously, Pouw Vervoer has pick up points all over the Netherlands. Services run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during race weekend, arriving in Zandvoort at about 9:00am and leaving at about 7:00pm. Heads up – make sure you’re at the designated pick-up point on time. The driver won’t wait for latecomers!

How to get from Zandvoort an Zee train station to Zandvoort circuit

Dutch Grand Prix train station
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It’s a 15-minute walk to the track from the station. There are plenty of signs or simply follow the Orange Army (you can’t miss them!). You can also rent a bike from the station and cycle to the circuit in about five minutes (the cycling route is the same as the walking route).

How to get to Zandvoort from the UK

Most UK airports fly to Schiphol, including London Heathrow, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast. You can also fly into Rotterdam from Edinburgh and London dAy Airport.

Not a fan on flying? No problem! You catch take the Eurostar from St Pancras directly to Amsterdam Central in a journey of just four hours and prices start from as low as £57 (€66). You can then catch a high-speed train from Central to Zandvoort aan Zee.

For racegoers based in the north of England, there’s also the option of taking the overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Not the cheapest or quickest option by a long shot, but certainly one of the most fun ways to travel to the Grand Prix and the port is just 20km (12 miles) from the track!

Book tickets for the 2024 Dutch Grand Prix

Now you’ve discovered how to get to Circuit Zandvoort, it’s time to book your tickets which are on general sale NOW! Head to our Dutch Grand Prix booking page to secure your spot.