Northern part of Noord Holland

This magnificent polder landscape with its charming Dutch villages is located just north of Amsterdam.

-Kijkduin fortress
-Nautical Museum
-Vikings on Wieringen information centre


The northern part of the province is located at the Wadden coast, and is highly recommended for nature and culture lovers. This is where you find tranquility and space, in addition to historic and characteristic cities.

-Salt March Centre Noarderleech
-Afsluitdijk Wadden Centre
-Hegebeintum artificial dwelling hill Visitor centre

West Frisian islands

The Dutch West Frisian islands are perfect for enjoying fresh North Sea air and the sea itself, extensive beaches and friendly villages.

Islands Highlights
Texel -Climbing the lighthouse
Vlieland -Noordwester Visitor Centre
Terschelling -Terschelling Wrecked ship museum & Dark Sky Park Terschelling
Ameland -Nature Centre Ameland
Schiermonnikoog -National Park Schiermonnikoog

Province of Groningen - Waddensea Coast

Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer

The Groningen Waddensea Coast is characterised by small-scale tourism, artificial dwelling hills, historic Groningen estate houses and stunning scenic areas. A perfect place for nature and culture enthusiasts.

-Walking the mud flats
-Pieterburen Sealcentre
-Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer

City of Groningen

Martini Tower Martini Tower

A historic city with a young heart. This lively university city is located just 35 kilometres from the Wadden coast.

-Climbing the Martini Tower
-Northern Marine Museum
-Hanseatic Walk


Kiekkaaste Kiekkaaste Nieuwstatenzijl

-Welness resort Fontana Bad Nieuweschans
-Kiekkaaste Nieuwstatenzijl


Seal watching at Punt van Reide Seal watching at Punt van Reide

-Seal watching at Punt van Reide
-The historical city of Appingedam
-The ferry Eemshaven - Borkum


Is a perfect area for lovely hikes or bicycle rides. Be sure to visit the Ost-Friesland islands nearby the coast.

-Drinking tea: a tradition
-Coast Museum Wilhelmshafen
-Enjoying Ost-Friesland bicycle tours

More about tourism at Unesco Wadden Sea World Heritage

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