The Wadden is the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. A dynamic area that is transformed with every new changing of the tides. With walking islands and pitch black nights. A World Heritage Site that has been inhabited by people for centuries. From and with the sea. The birthplace of Dutch water management, with a unique system of terps, dikes, waterways, polders and pumps. Where creativity ensures dry feet and surprising land art, sustainable festivals and delectably modern salty treats. An area just waiting to be discovered!
The Wadden: a place to discover. Where the islands with their forests and dunes meet the ancient landscape of mounds and wierden. The Wadden are so much more than you expect. Walk across the bottom of the sea to an island.
Vast polder landscape with historic places, beautiful nature, interesting military heritage. The coast of North Holland is ideal for walking, cycling and canoeing.Read more about Kust Noord-Holland
Land of terps, salty nature and historic cities. Total darkness and infinite space. Headstrong and free. Living with the tides.Read more about Kust Friesland
Endless grain and rapeseed fields, meandering maren and ancient terp villages. Fishing villages and quaint little harbours. National Park Lauwersmeer lake. Groningen has it all!Read more about Kust Groningen
Texel is a Utopia for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Island of local products and delectable cuisine. Breathe in, relax and enjoy yourself.Read more about Texel
One visit and you’ll want to come back again and again. Vlieland, island of yearning, peace and tranquillity.Read more about Vlieland
Forests, beaches, sand dunes, charming villages and Oerol. Terschelling is an island of exploration, from the West to the farthest point of the Boschplaat.Read more about Terschelling
Ameland is MadNes and art month, sports amidst the unspoiled nature. Sustainability and hospitality describe this island to a tee.Read more about Ameland
Island of nature, broad beaches, chamber music in the dunes. Relaxation and enjoying all the good the Wad has to offer.Read more about Schiermonnikoog
There are few natural world heritage sites that are so vast and at the same time as densely populated as the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage. Where people and nature encounter each other, stories arise. Discover the wadden region through these stories. They take you to unknown places, special encounters and surprising flavors. Here you make your choice.
Where on earth do you start with so many fantastic places on your ‘to do’ list in the Wadden area? Here are a few tips to help you on your way.
The most beautiful places on the Wadden
When the Wad is dry and the sandbars and mudflats are visible you can walk from Holwerd to Ameland.
Walk on the mudflats, eat from the sea, mudflat excursions or maybe even prepare a saline delicacy? It’s all possible at Oan ‘y Dijk in Paesens-Moddergat.
Want to learn more about water heritage and maritime history? Take a historical walk over the old Rijkswerf Willemsoord in Den Helder.
Upward facing dog with a view of the World Heritage Site. Sun salutations on the beach of Schiermonnikoog.
Covered wagons, sleighs, horse carts, a bridal carriage and a lounge carriage with extra wide benches. Enjoy and relax.