Kitesurfing Strand Horst – The Netherlands

Kitesurfing Strand Horst

Strand Horst – The Netherlands

This page will tell you all about kitesurfing Strand Horst.

Short summary

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!

Spot characteristics

  • 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

Weather information

Shortterm forecast



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:

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 plane

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

By car

By public transportation

Check for more travel information from the airport to Strand Horst.


Enjoy your time kitesurfing Strand Horst!

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