On the land side of the Elysee Beach hotel lies the Zandvoort Circuit which used to be well-known beyond the borders of the Netherlands.
Already in the 1930s the VVV organized motor races on a road circuit to the north of the village. On 3 June 1939 the first Dutch car races took place there on an improvised circuit. Primarily because of safety concerns it soon became evident that a self-contained circuit was needed.
The community purchased 112 hectares of duneland and a track of about 4 kilometres in length was able to be realized. This earthen track was laid in 1941, and in 1946 the surface was hardened with the addition of a thick layer of war rubble. Finally, in 1948, it was asphalted, and on 7 August 1948 the opening event took place, organized by the British Racing Drivers Club.
Today, the Circuit Zandvoort is an exciting and popular place to go for people of all ages whether already in Zandvoort on holiday or making a special weekend trip.
Circuit Park Zandvoort, Burgemeester van Alphenstraat 108, 2041 KP Zandvoort
Right: Aerial View of Circuit Zandvoort track