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European Championship Sand Sculpture Festival - Zandvoort

From 2 to 8 August 2014, the seaside town of Zandvoort aan Zee plays host to the European Championship Sand Sculpture Festival.

Seaside sand sculptures
Forget tiny sand castles: the championships will see metres-high sculptures rise from the sand. This year’s theme is European monuments, and the eight participating international artists are invited to build sandy versions of architectural icons from their native countries. After the new European Champion is announced on 8 August, the sculptures will be covered in an environmentally-friendly coating allowing them to be admired until at least November.