These you can visit as a day visitor or stay for a few nights. You can also find some smaller naturist camp sites, without the need of a membership and 4 bigger accommodations for nude recreation: Flevo Natuur, in the province of Flevoland, Loodsmansduinen on the island of Texel, Natukreek in the province of South Holland and Elsendorp in the province of North Brabant Sauna and pool All over the country there is a vast availability of saunas, over 150.
Naturism is the standard in the saunas of The Netherlands and are in general mixed.
These places are generally found in nature areas or recreation areas.
History In the beginning of the 19th century naturism was introduced in The Netherlands.
In 1931 the history of organized naturism started with gatherings for sport and relaxation The first nude beach in The Netherlands, in Callantsoog (North Holland), has been legalized in 1973. In that year the law was accepted that says that nude recreation will only be penal on places, which are not suitable for nude recreation (section of the law 430a of the penal code). Nowadays about 2 million of the Dutch practice in one or an other way nude recreation, like a visit to a sauna, a nude beach, a nude pool, a nude sunbath in the back yard or on holiday.
A number of saunas offer special women days or women nights and some do (unfortunately) even offer special days for clothed visitors.
Next to the saunas, about 60 swimming pools offer nude swimming hours."For them who stay nude outside an area which is marked as a public area for nude recreation by the municipality, for them who are nude at or near a public road or place which is not suitable for nude recreation, will be punished with a fine of the first category (maximum € 380,-)." This law means:- the municipality can point out an area, which is qualified for naturism.- if the municipality did not qualify a specific area for naturism, it will not mean that naturism is prohibited on this spot.- the municipality can not decide whether naturism is allowed or not on a location.