A photo tour around the Zandvoort street circuit. Today the Dutch seaside resort Zandvoort is famous for its beach and permanent race track. But before there was also a street circuit. In this article I show you how the course look today.

Zandvoort street circuit map

The Zandvoort street circuit today

Zandvoort street circuit – Start/Finish van Lennepweg
We start our tour at the old Start/Finish straight at the Van Lennepweg.

Zandvoort street circuit – Roundabout
Original here was a right kink but now there’s a roundabout!

Zandvoort street circuit – Van LennepwegZandvoort street circuit – Nicolaas Beetslaan
We turn right into the Nicolaas Beetslaan.

Zandvoort street circuit – Nicolaas Beetslaan Zandvoort street circuit – Nicolaas Beetslaan
Trough the kink.

Zandvoort street circuit – Nicolaas Beetslaan
Actually, the cars didn’t drove at this part of the street but more right, where now the sidewalk and the gardens are (see picture below).

Zandvoort street circuit – Nicolaas Beetslaan
Zandvoort street circuit today

At the end we turn right into the Vondellaan.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan

The intersection

Zandvoort street circuit – Intersection Vondellaan/Van Lennepweg
The intersection Vondellaan/Van Lennepweg.

Zandvoort street circuit – Intersection Vondellaan/Van Lennepweg
We turn left at the Van Lennepweg, where the Start/Finish is, but now in the opposite direction!

Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg
This was the longest straight of the Zandvoort street circuit.

Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg
At the end of the straight is a long right-hander.

Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg
Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg

And another straight, a little shorter than the previous one.

Zandvoort street circuit – Van Lennepweg
Actually, this road was not a part of the 1939 Zandvoort street circuit. The original road (Dr. John Metzgerstraat) was a little more to the left.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
We turn right into the Vondellaan. In front you see the building of the “Slotemaker Anti Slip school”.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
At the begin of the Vondellaan we see on the left hand the entrance to the parking of the current Zandvoort circuit! When they planned the permanent race track they came with the idea to built a connection with the Zandvoort street circuit here. But this idea has never been implemented.

A ride through the resort…

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
Since 1989 this is a dead end…

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
Here was the old part of the Vondellaan, now a resort.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
This road inside the park follows the lost part of the Vondellaan.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan

Here was a left corner where the gravel path is now.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
The exit of the resort.

Zandvoort street circuit – Vondellaan
After the interruption of the bungalow park we continue at the remaining part of the Vondellaan.

Zandvoort street circuit – Intersection Vondellaan/Van Lennepweg
At the intersection we turn left. Do you recognize this site? We have been here before this lap. But than we came from the opposite direction!

Zandvoort street circuit – Intersection Vondellaan/Van Lennepweg
The final corner of the Zandvoort street circuit…

Zandvoort street circuit – Start/Finish van Lennepweg
And than we’re back at Start/Finish.

© Text and pictures: Herman Liesemeijer Map: Rob Petersen

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