Long sand beaches, the sun shining at around 32˚C and tanned blond guys jogging down the beach promenade, yes we are still in the Netherlands. My first trip to the beach was a rather cold one as the 1st of January is a traditional beach visiting day. For some reason they even go to swim on this day. But if you catch a good summer day and go to a place like Kijkduin or Scheveningen, dutch summer is quite enjoyable. You might not go for a long swim but you definitely get tanned, eat fish and feel the salty breeze.