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Wadden SeaWalk from Holwerd to Ameland | Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail

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(19.7 km)
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  • Walking across the mudflats from Holwerd to Ameland is one of the most unique experiences in the world. It is definitely something you should do at least once in your life. 

    But since nothing is as changeable as the weather over the Wadden Sea – the wind can change direction, the tide can turn on you and a bank of fog can suddenly appear and leave you completely disoriented – mudflat walking can only be done with a guide.

    There are several companies in Holwerd that escort guests across the mudflats to the West Frisian Islands. It is important to note that you need to be fit to make the crossing. You also have to have the right footwear.  

    As you walk across the mu…

    Walking across the mudflats from Holwerd to Ameland is one of the most unique experiences in the world. It is definitely something you should do at least once in your life. 

    But since nothing is as changeable as the weather over the Wadden Sea – the wind can change direction, the tide can turn on you and a bank of fog can suddenly appear and leave you completely disoriented – mudflat walking can only be done with a guide.

    There are several companies in Holwerd that escort guests across the mudflats to the West Frisian Islands. It is important to note that you need to be fit to make the crossing. You also have to have the right footwear.  

    As you walk across the mudflats of the Wadden Sea, the guides will tell you all about the rich flora and fauna of the intertidal zone so you get a sense of how special this area is. Here you feel at one with the elements!

    Much of Friesland looked like this at the time of the Roman Empire and into to the Middle Ages. At the end of the walk, you will look like the first people who lived on mounds in the Frisian coastal area among sand, mud and water.

    For you this may be an outing, but for the monks who used to visit outlying estates on the islands of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog hundreds of years ago, it must have been quite an ordeal.

    This circular walk is part of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail. 

    Sights on this route

    Starting point: Grândijk 2
    9151 AE Holwerd
    1

    Holwerterpolder at Noard Fryslân Butendyks Nature Reserve

    Holwerterpolder at Noard Fryslân Butendyks Nature Reserve
    Grândyk
    9151 AE Holwerd
    2

    't Oerd

    't Oerd
    Hoofdweg 1
    9164 KL Buren
    3

    Amelân

    Amelân
    Buren
    End point: Van Heeckerenstraat 8
    9163 GZ Nes

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