Where to stay around North Sea?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 36,524 vacation rentals near North Sea. From 14,759 apartments to 13,898 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Sea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Sea?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Amsterdam: 1,676 vacation rentals
  • France: 204,072 vacation rentals
  • Scotland: 8,129 vacation rentals
  • England: 58,644 vacation rentals
  • Germany: 82,444 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in North Sea! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Sea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Sea:

  • Amsterdam: 1,676 rentals
  • Inverness: 749 rentals
  • Bruges: 546 rentals
  • York: 614 rentals
  • Saint Andrews: 450 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to North Sea?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in North Sea are:

  • Amsterdam Centraal Airport (ZYA): 1,783 vacation rentals
  • Schiphol Airport (AMS): 1,947 vacation rentals
  • St. Peter-Ording Airport (PSH): 1,842 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in North Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in North Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917: 97 rentals
  • Amsterdam Central Station: 1,784 rentals
  • Plein 1813: 510 rentals
  • Begijnhof: 88 rentals
  • Inverness Castle: 370 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Making your way north—adventures on land and sea

Stretching more than 600 miles long and 360 miles across at its widest point, the North Sea has Great Britain to the west, Norway and Denmark to the east, and Germany and France to the south. The North Sea offers a rich history, from its days as a pivotal site for the rise of the Vikings, to its strategic importance throughout both World Wars. Today, your North Sea vacation rental places you near a mix of major European cities (such as Amsterdam), plus laid-back small towns.

Fore! Stay the course, whether you're golfing or hiking

You'll find plenty of outdoor activities right outside the door of your North Sea vacation rental. St. Andrews, Scotland, lives up to its reputation as the birthplace of golf, offering numerous courses to practice your swing. If you want to trade in your golf shoes for hiking boots, the North Sea Trail is a long-distance trail linking 7 countries around the waterway. The trail also provides countless spots for fishing and bird-watching. For those who want to head out into the open sea, try your hand at popular water sports such as windsurfing and sailing.

The North Sea is for the birds… and everyone else

Nature is never far from your North Sea vacation rental. The Wadden Sea National Parks in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands is a popular wildlife preserve, which shelters more than 10 million birds each year. For a change of pace, head indoors to The Hague's famed Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which features works by heralded Dutch painters. For the kids traveling in your group, visit Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, home to the world's largest model train exhibit, and Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park in Norway, an amusement park, water park, and zoo all rolled into one.

It's year-round sweater weather along the North Sea

Break out your warmest clothing—winter is here! Daytime temperatures along the North Sea coast in the winter typically linger somewhere in the 30s, on top of already bone-chilling winds and storms. Don't be surprised if heavy snow falls from the late autumn into the early spring as well, especially along the coast. No one is stepping foot in the North Sea during the winter when water temperatures are typically near freezing. In the warmer summer months, particularly in July, both water and air temperatures reach their highest point, from the mid-50s to the high 60s, respectively.

Into the wild—untamed beauty from mountains to mudflats

The coast of the North Sea offers a varied landscape, starting with mountains, fjords, and cliffs along the Norwegian and Scottish coastlines. Further south, you'll stumble upon sandy beaches with mudflats, while the eastern and western borders feature rugged, rocky coastlines. Beneath the surface, the waters are teeming with cod, mackerel, and herring, as well as lobster, deep-water prawns, and brown shrimp, all popular amongst local fisherman. Seabirds, such as Atlantic puffins, fulmars, and loons, call the coast home, while seals and harbor porpoises are often spotted in the waters just off the shoreline.