Relation with Lake (class): Former Cemetery in the Area (FLC)  
Total nr. of casualties buried here (TC): 5 - 7 end WW2.  
Lake casualties, initially, end WW2 (LC-I): 0
Unknown today: 0 
of which unknown from Lake (LC-U): 0
of which unknown from North Sea (NS-U): 0
Initial burial site in WW2: yes.
Post war burial site for collection and reburial from other sites: no 
Cemetery with Lake casualties today: no.


North Sea-coastal cemetery in Zandvoort, a village in the dunes. In 1940 and 1941 some washed-up Allied servicemen were buried here. But when the anti-invasion Atlantic Wall was constructed, casualties from then on were transported to Amsterdam for burial over there. Numbers were considerable, because the beach of Zandvoort is long and covers for approx. 16 km (10 miles) of Dutch coastline. Possible in, but in any case direct after the war, graves from Zandvoort were moved to Amsterdam. These were crew members of SOE Halifax NA347 that crashed here in the dunes on April 12/13 1945. A monument for them is placed near the crash site. Details on their grave- and wreck recovery in 1946, when again (human) remains in the dunes were found, are included in the Amsterdam article on this site.


Dutch name cemetery: - Wargraves were cleared.
Full name: Zanvoort Alg. begr. pl.
Address (usable for car navigation):  
Tollenstraat 67, Zandvoort, NL.  
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Photo shows a bunker on the coast, but not at Zandvoort.
© zzairwar. Text and images.