Strand Horst – The Netherlands
This page will tell you all about kitesurfing Strand Horst.
Strand horst is one of the most famous kitesurfing spots in The Netherlands. It is situated in the centre of The Netherlands. Next to the lake ‘Wolderwijd’. It can get really busy on Strand Horst, since official/ legal kitesurf spots in the centre of The Netherlands are pretty scares. The spot is located next to the highway A28. Bring some money, because you have to pay to get to the beach. There is enough space to park your car.
The natural mix of windsurfers and kitesurfers makes the vibe easygoing. The wind is often really gusty due to the location of the spot. The kitesurfspot is perfect for beginners, because you can stand nearly everywhere in the water. This makes it perfect for learning. The spot can be good fun for experts as well, since the water is pretty flat. This makes it awesome for learning new unhooked tricks!
If you are staying in Amsterdam and if you are willing to learn kitesurfing or to improve your trick skills, this will be your perfect spot!
- Overall rating: 6
- Beginner friendly: YES, it can be really busy with beginners!
- Best wind directions: Southwest, West, Northwest, North
- Launch area: Sandy beach and grassfields
- Water surface: Flat
- Type of water: Lake
- Comments: It can be really busy in the weekends! Be careful with gusty winds.
Best months to visit the spot
October, November, December, January, February, March, April
Actual information (webcam)
Places to sleep (after kitesurfing Strand Horst)
Strand horst has a campsite which is situated on the other side of the highway. Interested? Click here. If you like nature, than camping ‘Horsterhoeve’ would be a great option. It is not allowed to camp overnight at the beach.
Next to the beach (just outside the entrance) there 3 restaurants. Go for a pizza and visit Bellini’s!
No wind activities
Strand Horst is situated next to the highway near the city of Harderwijk. If there is no wind, you can:
- Go for a wakeboard session to Lakeside in Zwolle
- Bring some friends for a paintball game on the beach
- Visit Amsterdam!
- Relax and take swim at CenterParcs de Eemhof
Schools and shops
There is a large surfshop near the kitesurfing spot called Telstar Surf. Rent a kite, book a lesson or buy some gear by clicking here.
How to get there?
By public transportation
Enjoy your time kitesurfing Strand Horst!
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