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

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

Houten is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 32243 people. The water temperature around Houten varies extremely during the year. 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 (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Houten 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 Houten?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Houten is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Houten. A spot that might be worth checking out is Noordwijk, which is roughly 34.6km (21.7miles) away from Houten. Click here for more information on Noordwijk and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Houten are Langevelderslag, which is approximately 34.9km (21.7miles) away, and Katwijk, located roughly 35km (21.8miles) from Houten.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are close to Houten. The next good beach is Bredene, which is more than 109.7km (68.1miles) away from Houten. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Ostend, 112km (69.6miles) away from Houten.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Houten?

The sea temperature around Houten 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 2-3mm 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 around Houten. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Houten?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Houten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Houten...

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