Why the Wadden?

Discover just how amazing the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site is. The Wadden, the largest tidal area in the world, has endless wonderful possibilities to ensure a truly unique holiday, whether you're looking for the perfect family holiday or time alone to do exactly what your heart desires. Wander at will and take in the scenery. The Wadden never disappoints. Enjoy the silence and tranquillity, stargaze under a pitch black sky or take a stroll on the seabed. Watch the seals sunbathing on the sand banks and see the thousands of migratory birds foraging on the mudflats. Explore the Wadden all year round. 


Dancing at a festival, kite surfing near the Afsluitdijk or taking the kids to see the seals in Pieterburen. The Wadden has something for everyone, whether you're looking for sport and adventure or simply time to relax and watch the world go by. The Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site offers an abundance of inspiring activities. Take a walk along the dike, visit one of the many museums or go shopping in one of the quaint villages. The Wadden will always leave you spoiled for choice. 


The Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site has an array of extraordinary accommodations. Choose one of the lovely hotels, guest houses or cosy B&Bs. Or if you prefer to sleep under the open (dark) skies then take your pick from the many campgrounds, both large and small. Or spend a night on board a ship. Whatever your fancy, your stay in the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site will certainly be one to remember.

Taste of the Wadden

Mussels with lamb's ear and grasswort, lamb from Texel with salty small potatoes or a delicious cranberry beer. The Wadden has the most amazing flavours. Taste both authentic and new local products, savour honest and scrumptious dishes in a beach pavilion or let one of our top chefs surprise you in the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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