An authentic piece of Holland

From the Afsluitdijk near Den Oever the Wadden coast stretches from North Holland via Stroe, Hippolytushoef and the Amstelmeer to Den Helder. Here behind the dikes you’ll find a little authentic ‘bit of Holland’ with wide polder landscapes filled with historic villages, agriculture and endless nature. And with options galore to walk, bike, canoe or simply be. An area created by water and adjacent to the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site; with fresh fish every day in the marinas: Den Helder or Den Oever.


  • Meandering through Mariëndal

    Discover the diversity in Mariëndal nature reserve where a walk will take you through forests, dunes, the beach, pools and marshland.

    Meandering through Mariëndal
  • The Sea & the Schor

    Discover the spectacular flora and fauna of the Het Schor marshlands near Wieringen. Enjoy a boat ride with the Wadvissersgilde.

    The Sea & the Schor
  • Vlieter monument by Dudok

    A visit to the Vlieter monument on the Afsluitdijk is an absolute must. Climb the tower and enjoy the panoramic view.

    Vlieter monument by Dudok
  • Walking tour of Rijkswerf Willemsoord

    Want to learn more about water heritage and maritime history? Take a historical walk over the old Rijkswerf Willemsoord in Den Helder.

    Walking tour of Rijkswerf Willemsoord
  • Try out the Wadden Sea

    This quaint fishing village on the former island of Wieringen is a great place to start your Wadden Sea adventure.

    Try out the Wadden Sea

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