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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Amsterdam, Netherlands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Amsterdam...

Amsterdam is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather large town close to the ocean with a population of 741636 people. The water temperature around Amsterdam varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Amsterdam is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Amsterdam?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Amsterdam is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Amsterdam. The closest one is Wijk aan zee-Noordpier, which is only 15.1km (9.5miles) away from Amsterdam. Click here for more information on Wijk aan zee-Noordpier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Amsterdam are Ijmuiden, which is 15.3km (9.5miles) away, and Zandvoort, located roughly 15.4km (9.6miles) from Amsterdam.

Are there white sand beaches close to Amsterdam?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Amsterdam. A good beach nearby is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 111.2km (69miles) away from Amsterdam. If you have some extra time, you can also try Bredene, ca 114.4km (71miles) away from Amsterdam.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Amsterdam?

The sea temperature around Amsterdam is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Amsterdam?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Amsterdam: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Amsterdam...

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