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Windy Day at Zandvoort

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 by

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For the past few days, strong winds hit the Netherlands, culminating with a mini-tornado in Amsterdam. One of these days, I had to go to the birthday party of a cute little girl, born on the same day as myself, who just turned one. The party was at Zandvoort, the famous resort close to Amsterdam, in one of the beach bars. I was expecting the place to be more windy than Amsterdam, but what welcomed me when I approached the beach was a true sand storm. The wind was super strong, hitting us with sand and crushed seashells. I had to cover my face because it was almost impossible to breathe on some parts of the road. 

Waves at Zandvoort

But at the same time it was very beautiful (if you like storms you know what I mean), and after I reached the safety of the party location and rested for a while, I had to go closer to the water, to see the gorgeous waves. There were quite a few people on the beach, given the circumstances, so I wasn’t the only crazy one. I came back home with a red, stinging face, but guess who has a baby skin now, after this heavy scrubbing? 😉

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  1. Wow. I’ve never seen it that windy there. It looks like some of those people are about to get blown away.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I miss my walks along that beach that time of the year. Used to live in the area, but already 55 years in North America. Have been back frequently, however.

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad I can show you a bit of the Netherlands while you’re away!


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