Surfed regularly since the 1960s, these coasts offer some decent sized swell in the winter but are often flat for the rest of the year. Facing north east they can sometimes be blessed with a rare groundswell, but in the main it is locally produced storm swell that then sometimes be cleaned up by winter offshore winds as lows move north. Water quality is not great due to the level of industrialisation. There are designated surf zones in the summer in both countries but in the winter Holland is unrestricted.
Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges.