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July 16, 2022

Vintage Photographs of People Having at the Beach in the Netherlands From the 1910s to 1930s

Seaside holidays have changed a lot over the years. Millions have now considered it one of life's pleasures. 

Take a look back at the holiday-makers enjoying their time on the beach in the Netherlands through these 17 fascinating vintage pictures from the 1910s to 1930s. For more interesting photographs, visit Nationaal Archief's Flickr site.

A family at Scheveningen. (Willem van de Poll)

City beach in Amsterdam, 1923.

Nuns in habit on the beach near Zandvoort.

Man enjoying the sun and the sea during a beach holiday in Scheveningen. (Willem van de Poll)

A woman sleeping in a beach chair, 1917.

A group of women having fun on the beach.

Family under an improvised sunshade of bicycles and clothes on the beach of Scheveningen. (Willem van de Poll)

Man standing ready to catch a woman coming down with a swallow dive, 1937.

Beach tennis. (Willem van de Poll)

A man absorbed in his book on the beach of Scheveningen.

Woman in bathing suite, 1921.

Showering at the beach huts in Scheveningen. (Willem van de Poll)

Smoking. (Willem van de Poll)

Baker's boy delivering bread to seaside visitors camping on the beach, 1923.

Emanuel Urlus' sand yacht on the beach between Noordwijk and Katwijk, 1917.

Children by the sea. (Willem van de Poll)

A man fined for indecency at the beach, Heemskerk, 1931.


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