Houtkerque tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houtkerque in Nord

Photo is of Cassel at 11 km from Houtkerque

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Houtkerque is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Houtkerque in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cassel at 11 km and Esquelbecq at 11 km.

Houtkerque, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 11 km (direction south-west)

The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the Flanders region...

See Cassel guide


at 11 km (direction west)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its Chateau and...

See Esquelbecq guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to see houses...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys is the...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish in the...

See Gravelines guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an industrial town...

See Lille guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large town of...

See Roubaix guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

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Markets in and near Houtkerque

  • Bergues: market Monday (15km)
  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (17km)
  • Bailleul: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (25km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Estaires: market Thursday (28km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Armentieres: market Friday (29km)

More information about Houtkerque, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Houtkerque, France

What to do at Houtkerque? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Houtkerque.

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (15km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (23km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (23km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (29km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (30km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (35km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (11km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (39km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (24km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (25km)
  • Loon-Plage (29km)
  • Tourcoing (43km)
  • Wasquehal (44km)
  • Wattignies (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (41km)

Geography and distances

Houtkerque is in the north-east of France at 42 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Houtkerque is 225 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Houtkerque

Canton: Steenvoorde

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59470

Distance to Houtkerque

from Lille (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 225 km

from Calais: 52 km

from Nice: 872 km

from Bordeaux: 712 km

from Strasbourg: 450 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Houtkerque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bambecque, Herzeele, Oost-Cappel, Oudezeele and Winnezeele.

This page in French: Visiter Houtkerque