Circuit Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line.
The Zandvoort race track dates back to the 1930s. On June 3 1939, an international competition for race cars was organised for the first time in Dutch history. This involved a course through the streets of Zandvoort. The event attracted a couple of thousand visitors. That event was the reason that the mayor back then decided that there should be a permanent circuit. The dunes in the north of Zandvoort were chosen as the right location.

On 7 August 1948, the first race was held on the new permanent Zandvoort circuit. The race didn't count for the championships but it did attract a lot of Formula 1 drivers to Zandvoort. One year later, the event was organised under the name ''Grote prijs van Zandvoort''.
Formula 1
In the fifties the name of the Formula 1 race is changed to ''de Grote prijs van Nederland''. In 1952, Zandvoort became an official part of the World Championships. The Dutch Grand Prix remained a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar until 1985, when it was held for the last time.

The Dutch Grand Prix was well-known for demanding the most of the capabilities of the drivers. A famous footage of the Dutch Grand Prix is of Gilles Villeneuve, who completed a lap on just 3 wheels in 1979.
Some interesting facts about Circuit Zandvoort
Formula 1 races
Lap record: Max Verstappen (2017)