The town of Zandvoort was already popular with German tourists when I was a child.
Imagine, this water came all the way from the States! And the coastline doesn't look too different from anywhere in NJ or even the German North Sea cost. What does look different is the type of vacation homes they built right on the beach.
On to new and better pastures...the Stuttgart area, one of out favorite spots in Germany, is about 600km or an 8 hour drive away depending on the traffic. See you there!