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The Low Countries of The Netherlands and Belgium have long been wary of the North Sea, hiding behind the large dykes, seawalls and jetties that protect the below sea level countryside. Perfectly situated to pick up the NW-N swells created by low pressure systems off Norway and also able to catch SW windswell, these two nations do have some surfable corners. Like Denmark and Germany, the key is whether the wind will co-operate and switch offshore after producing a swell, but there are many jetties to find some protection behind. Tides exceed 2m, which are magnified by the flat beach slope. Starting in the north of the Netherlands, Waddeneilanden are an arc of sandy barrier islands that face almost due north at the German border, before curving round to west-facing on Texel, the southern and most popular island. This aspect translates to maximum swell size and longevity, but the long, unstabilised strands do people know that a strand is a beach? are swept by vicious currents and there are few people around to help. A boat would open up the potential for discovery. The northern beaches of the Netherlands are flat and unremarkable but a few key spots like Petten and Hargen work in SW and NW swells respectively. The huge harbour jetty at Nordpier is the focus for Amsterdam surfers, but the queen of the coast is undoubtedly Scheveningen where crowds flock to the choice of breaks around the incredibly long inlet jetties. Past the gargantuan Europoort are the shifty peaks of Maasvlakte where construction has destroyed the famed Maasexpress but there are still some good waves in N swells at Blokken and Slufter. Shallow, offshore sandbanks destroy the surf to the south, but things improve around Domburg in Zeeland. Summer is usually flat but winter often sees a mixture of short-lived SW swells from lows crossing the UK and NW-N swells coming down from Norway. A split jet in autumn or spring will also liven up the North Sea, but the most important factor is how quickly a swell disappears after the wind stops. Water drops to a chilly 5°C in February and snowy sand is always a possibility.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
1 - 5°C
6/5
4 - 11°C
5/4
11 - 18°C
4/3
14 - 21°C
3/2
11 - 17°C
3/2
4 - 8°C
5/4
+ Mellow beachbreaks
+ Excellent beach facilities
+ Good transport links
+ Close to Amsterdam
- Lack of groundswells
- Flat crowded summers
- Freezing winters
- Expensive
- Beach access restrictions
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Guide icon Forecast icon Ameland 2ft 3secs 33° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Bergen Aan Zee 2ft 4secs 351° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Blokken 2.5ft 4secs 343° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
1
W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Callantsoog 3ft 4secs 18° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Camperduin 2ft 4secs 351° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
1
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Domburg 2ft 4secs 338° 15mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 6
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SW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hoek Van Holland 2.5ft 4secs 343° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Julianadorp 3ft 4secs 18° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Katwijk 2ft 4secs 351° 11mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kijkduin 2.5ft 4secs 343° 11mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 6
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SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Noordwijk aan Zee 2ft 4secs 351° 11mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Petten 3ft 4secs 18° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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SW - N Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Renesse 2.5ft 4secs 343° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Scheveningen Nord 2.5ft 4secs 343° 11mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
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SW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Schiermonnikoog 2ft 3secs 33° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Schouwen Duiveland 2.5ft 4secs 343° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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SW - N Easterly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Slufter 2.5ft 4secs 343° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ter Heijde 2.5ft 4secs 343° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 6
1
SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Terschelling 2.5ft 4secs 32° 17mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Vlieland 2.5ft 4secs 34° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Vlissingen 0ft 0secs 0° 15mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
1
NW - N North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Waddeneilanden 0ft 0secs 0° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Wijk Aan Zee/Noordpier 2ft 4secs 351° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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SW - N Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Zandvoort to Katwijk 2ft 4secs 351° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Paal 17 - Texel 2ft 4secs 13° 17mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Ouddorp 2.5ft 4secs 343° 15mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Egmond Aan Zee 2ft 4secs 351° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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