The Dutch Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar in 2020 after an absence of 35 years! Here’s the lowdown on getting to Circuit Zandvoort on 30 April to 3 May.
A popular seaside town and beach resort close to the capital of Amsterdam, Zandvoort will host the opening round of the European Formula 1 season in 2020. More than 100,000 fans are expected to descend on Zandvoort for the race, making getting to and from the circuit a challenge. Staying within walking or cycling distance of the circuit is recommended, though regular trains also connect the town to Amsterdam in just 30 minutes.
Flights, Trains, Ferries to the Netherlands
- Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport is a busy airport serving direct flights to all corners of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Dutch flag carrier KLM has the best selection of flights, but the airport is also popular with discount airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair. Schipol is connected to Amsterdam Centraal by a regular train service, while taxis and ride sharing are available (40-60 EUR fare from the airport to the center of Amsterdam, a little more to Zandvoort.)
- For a better selection of discount flights, you may also fly into either Rotterdam The Hague Airport (60km south of Amsterdam) or Eindhoven Airport (120km south of Amsterdam).
- The train network in Western Europe is very well developed. The Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam, via Brussels, takes around 6 hours. Other major cities within a short train ride of Amsterdam include Brussels (2-3 hours), Paris (3-4 hours) and Cologne (2.5-3.5 hours).
- UK fans can also take the ferry (with or without car) across to the Netherlands. The most convenient is the Newcastle to Amsterdam service with DFDS, though P&O also offers a service from Hull to Rotterdam and Stena Line sails from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.
How to get to Circuit Zandvoort?
Full details of the mobility plan for the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix have not yet been announced. This post will be updated when more information is available.
- Google Maps: Circuit Zandvoort, Burgemeester van Alphenstraat 108, 2041 KP Zandvoort
- F1 Experiences: booked your hotel with us? Daily coach transfers to and from Circuit Zandvoort can be added to your Official Ticket Package.
- By train: Zandvoort Station is around 15-20 minutes’ walk (1km) from the circuit gates and offers regular train services to Amsterdam, Haarlem and other nearby cities. The train is expected to be the best means of transport to get to and from the Dutch Grand Prix, though this is dependent on a significant number of additional trains being added for race weekend. The trip from Amsterdam to Zandvoort takes 30 minutes and return tickets cost approximately 12 EUR. Please note that you will not be able to ride the train with a bicycle due to the expected large number of passengers.
- By car: under normal circumstances, Circuit Zandvoort is less than 1 hour’s drive from the centre of Amsterdam. However, congestion on the small local roads near the circuit is expected to cause significant traffic delays on race weekend. It will not be possible to park right next to the circuit either. Details of paid Park & Ride facilities are expected to be announced in the coming months. “Park & Bike” facilities will also be offered, giving fans the opportunity to ride their bicycle from the carpark to the circuit.
- By walking/bicycle: if you are able to secure accommodation in the town of Zandvoort or decide to camp at the circuit, then getting around on foot or by bicycle is your best bet! Details of trackside bicycle parking are expected to be announced soon.
Secure your Official Ticket Package to the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix on 30 April to May 3 for the best viewing at Circuit Zandvoort and access to exclusive trackside activities. Champions Club and Formula 1 Paddock Club Ticket Packages are still available, but selling fast!