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.

© Peter van Aalst

World heritage

© Pieter de Vries

Water heritage

© Visafslag Den Oever

Taste of the Wadden


© Jonathan Andrew

Meandering through Mariëndal

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

The Sea & the Schor

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

© Jonathan Andrew

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.

© Pieter de Vries

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.

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.