Exciting stories about the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Rottums

The Rottums are the least known of the Wadden islands. Those who love the Wadden would be thrilled to explore these islands, but they are closed to visitors. In this bit of the Netherlands, nature comes before humans.

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The Rottums

Thriving on ’t Oerd

’t Oerd is just as rugged as it sounds. It’s a nature reserve with an open connection to the sea. You won't find soft cushy nature here but it is unbelievably beautiful and compelling. You’ll feel at one with the elements.

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Thriving on ’t Oerd

Unforgettable views

An exclusive visit during an excursion or open day? Nowhere on the Wadden coast of North Holland is the bird life richer than in the 6000 ha Balgzand nature reserve near Den Helder.

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Unforgettable views

A true paradise for birds during low tide

An exclusive visit during an excursion or open day? Nowhere on the Wadden coast of North Holland is the bird life richer than in the 6000 ha Balgzand nature reserve near Den Helder.

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A true paradise for birds during low tide

Engulfed in nature

Flora en Fauna_Knobbelzwaan

If you’re in Makkum the Afsluitdijk and Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site are always within reach. But there is also a world of discovery right at your back door. Visit the Makkumersúdwaard (guided tour) and the Koaiwaard.

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Engulfed in nature

The wild south

Experience the dynamic Wadden islands. In the unspoiled and wild nature at the southern tip of Texel new landscapes are still being created. Meander further to the north and marvel at the ever-changing landscapes.

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The wild south

Boschplaat: freedom!

Follow the coastline along the Wadden Sea to the east where silence and desolation get a whole new meaning. Leave the world behind and enter the dynamic landscape of the Boschplaat. Wind, water and the tides rein free and no two days are ever the same.

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Boschplaat: freedom!

5-star hotel for birds

De Peazemerlannen is a gem outside of the dike near Paesens and Moddergat. You’ll find absolutely everything a marshland has to offer here. From green summer polders, blossoming marsh flowers and the sandy plains of the Wad.

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5-star hotel for birds

Noarderleech – Eldorado for halophilous nature

Waddenkust

Between Zwarte Haan and the pier in Holwerd you’ll find one of Europe's largest marshes with small water pools, summer polders and salt-tolerant grasslands. Kweldercentrum Noarderleech is the perfect place to start exploring this Eldorado.

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Noarderleech – Eldorado for halophilous nature