Beach rules on the beach of Egmond aan Zee

The flags on the beach give you information such as whether you can swim or whether this part of the beach is guarded. Herewith the meaning of the flags.

Green flag: safe > bathing allowed; have fun!

Yellow flag: dangerous sea > Pay attention! Applies to the entire sea; floating objects such as air mattresses or inflatable boats are prohibited.

Red flag: very dangerous sea > Forbidden to swim; applies to the entire sea.

Blue flag: clean water on this coast > Indicates that the water is clean and there are no dangerous bacteria in the water.

Red/yellow flag: guarded beach area > This flag is never alone; between these two flagpoles the beach and the sea is guarded; water sports are prohibited in this area.

Black/white flag: guarded sea area (especially for water sports enthusiasts) > This flag is never alone; between these two flagpoles the sea is guarded and you can kite and/or windsurf here.

Flag with question mark: child found > The child is safe at the nearest first aid station.

Orange windbag: do not use floating objects in the sea > Forbidden to use air mattresses or inflatable tires in the sea, for example.

Dogs on the beach

Summer: leashed dogs are always allowed on activity beaches. On other beaches before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.Summer: stray dogs are allowed everywhere before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.Winter: stray dogs are allowed everywhere.


From the beach to 100 meters into the sea, the use of water scooters, jet skis, etc. is not allowed. The lifeguard supervises this!

Canoeing kite flying and hang gliding

Summer: only on activity beachesWinter: allowed everywhere

Kite Flying

Kite flying with dirigible kites is absolutely prohibited in the busiest areas along the beach. As you enter the beach, please check the information boards, which contain more information.Kite flying is also not allowed on the Egmond aan Zee promenade. Kites can be purchased at Berry Tobacco & Souvenirs

Motor Vehicles

Summer: only waiver holders may drive on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.Winter: only dispensation holders may drive on the beach all day, except Sundays and holidays, when they may only drive on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m..

Non-motorized vehicles

e.g. sail cars, blokarts, sulkiesSummer: non-motorized vehicles are not allowed anywhere during the summer period.Winter: non-motorized vehicles are only allowed on the activity beach


Summer: allowed only before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Winter: allowed all day

Motor vessels

Motor vessels, including watercraft and jet skis, are not allowed to enter the sea fromthe beach without an exemption. These should not be located in thebeach-adjacent sea strip, within 300 meters of the beach.

Non-motorized vessels

Summer: only at the activity beach.Winter: permitted everywhere.

Group sports and games

Summer: only on activity beachesWinter: allowed everywhere


Summer: only fishing with loose gear is allowed on activity beaches.Winter: only fishing with loose gear is allowed everywhere.Fishing with fixed gear if the fishing is carried out with a fishing vessel registered in the fishing register.


Summer: horses are allowed on activity beaches only. On the remaining beaches before 10 a.m. andafter 7 p.m.Winter: horses are allowed everywhere, not allowed on Sundays and holidays between noon and 7 p.m..

Beach Opportunities for the handicapped

Bicycle shed main entrance,Tel. 072-8880000In the municipality of Bergen, you can borrow a special beach wheelchair: the Beachcomber. The Beachcomber is a large wheelchair for the beach, for the elderly or disabled. The special pneumatic tires make the Beachcomber light to propel over difficult terrain, such as sand, making it easy to take a walk on the beach.

There are four Beachcombers on loan, including one for children. The Beachcomber may be borrowed for one half day and use is free. You can find the beachcomber’s stall starting Thursday, April 29, in the large parking lot next to the main beach entrance near the KNRM boathouse and historic fishing vessel “the Pinck.