This year the Formula 1 calendar will be turning orange as our favourite sport returns to Zandvoort for the first time since 1985. To celebrate 2020 Dutch GP, we wanted to share with you what this incredible destination has to offer.

Key information

Capital: Amsterdam
Netherlands F1 Race Dates: 1st May – 3rd May
Population: 17.5 million people
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT+1
Calling code: +31
Driving side: Right

Everything you need to know about the return of the F1 in ZANDVOORT

After 35 years away, F1 returns to the Netherlands, and once again the impressive Zandvoort circuit, situated between the sand dunes, will be hosting a spectacular weekend of racing. Listen out for the orange fans as they cheer on the local hero and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

This circuit is known in racing circles as a truly exciting track with the infamous Tarzan first corner and the last Arie Luyendijkbocht corner that has an incredible 32% (18 degrees) banking and we cannot wait to start the European season of Formula 1 here.

Can any F1 records be broken in the Netherlands…

Max Verstappen could become the first Dutch driver to win his home race.

If Lewis Hamilton stands on every podium before the Dutch Grand Prix, he will have the chance to break Michael Schumacher’s podium record (155) at Zandvoort.

The last Dutch Grand Prix was held in Zandvoort in 1985, it was also the 25th and last victory of the great Niki Lauda.

Travelling to Zandvoort during F1 weekend

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) is the nearest airport to Circuit Zandvoort. It will take you around 1h20 to get from the airport to the circuit and we can organize these transfers for you, from private jets to ground limos and vans, let us know your requirements and we can cater for your every needs. 

Never miss any of the F1 action

Formula 1 General and Team Paddock Club Suites
From global access to Formula One General Paddock Club as well as Team Paddock Club, Amber Lounge Hospitality has an unparalleled dedication to continuously deliver exceptional global F1 luxury race viewing options for its clients.

Formula 1 Suites & Terraces
From private catered suites overlooking the famous Hairpin Turn at the Monaco Grand Prix to classic rooftops in Singapore we offer race viewing to meet all budgets at every F1 race.

Grandstand Race Viewing
Watch the live action of the track unfold during each straight and turn from grandstand seats that will guarantee a lively and exciting experience for you and your guests. At select circuits, grandstand seats may be paired with track-specific hospitality suites.

Zandvoort must sees

Holland Casino: Offering a beautiful sea view whilst playing the tables, the Holland Casino is a great place for a fun evening, with restaurants and bars for when you need a break from the action!

Haarlem must-sees

Molen (windmill) de Adriaan: Visiting the country known for having more than a thousand windmills, means that a visit to the Molen de Adriaan is a must. 

Grote Markt: Visit the heart of Haarlem with its impressive Grote Kerk that dates from the 14th century.

Teylers Museum: The oldest museum of the Netherlands, that opened to the public in 1781, where you can visit the impressive oval room with outstanding masterpieces and antiques.

Amsterdam must-sees

Anne Frank Museum: Where Anne Frank and her family were concealed during the second world war. The museum offers a great opportunity to go back in time with videos, documents, pictures and the Anne Frank diary. A thought-provoking visit worth queueing for.

Rijksmuseum: This two-hundred-year-old museum is one of the most outstanding museums in the world, translated as The State Museum in English. The Rijksmuseum has one of the best collections of art in the world.

Van Gogh Museum: A place to go if art is your passion! Explore the creations of one of the greatest post-impressionist artists of all time with its incredible collection.

A’dam Tower: The tower is a fantastic place to have a great time, it offers a 360-degree panoramic deck, a sky bar and restaurant!

Canal Tour: With more than a thousand bridges in the country, the canal tour is a must-do in Amsterdam where spectacular views of the city pass by at the tranquil pace of the water.

Vondelpark: The most famous park of the Netherlands and the biggest of the city, where you can walk, cycle or simply take a moment. 

De Wallen: Visit the notorious red-light neighborhood, where you can have drinks, do some shopping or visit the ancient Oude Kerk, a church built in 1306.

Culinary delights…


Bernie’s Beach Club: One of the best beach clubs in Zandvoort. Sit round the pool to enjoy the sunshine.

Strandpaviljoen Safari Lodge: A beach club with a South African twist, sit by the fire – inside or out – to enjoy organic produce and an interesting cocktail menu.

Hippie Fish: Channel the Ibiza vibe in this small beach club, where vegetarians can eat as well as the pescatarians.  The fire pits are fabulous.


De Jopenkerk: The famous brewery, Jopenkerk, refurbished this old church to create an original place where you can eat as well as taste their beers and tour the brewery. 

Brick: This recently refurbished restaurant is well worth a visit for their signature seafood. If the sun is shining, ask for a table on the terrace.


De Vier Pilaaren: The best place in town to eat the local mini Dutch pancakes Poffertjes.

Foodhallen: Created in an old train station, Foodhallen is a fabulous food market where you can taste a variety of cuisines.

Lanskroon: Present for over four generations, Lanskroon is the best place to taste the famous homemade stroopwafels specialty.

Did you know… Netherlands

Netherlands literally means “lower countries”, because of its flat contours.

There are still more than 1,000 working windmills.

The infamous Eindhoven company, Philips, created the first CD, video and audiotape.

Incredibly Amsterdam is built on wooden poles that are 11 meters deep!

When you think of The Netherlands, automatically you think of cycling. There are about 15,000 km of bike lanes in the country and more bikes than there are people (18 million vs 17.5 million). It is also the safest place in the world to cycle.

The Dutch national flag evolved throughout the years. It was created back in 1572 and was initially called the “Prince’s Flag” because of the Prince of Orange. It was a tricolor flag composed of orange white and blue. There are many stories about why the orange was replaced with red but nevertheless this flag is the oldest tricolor in the world.

Carrots became orange thanks to horticulturalists from the House of Orange. It led the revolt against the Spanish. At the start they were black, yellow, red, purple or white.