The Wadden Sea is an inland sea, situated between the North Sea and the mainland of Holland, Germany and Denmark. Best known for her fierce tides causing sandbanks to fall dry, and the endless views over an ever changing landscape, the Wadden Sea is rightfully registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
With a length of over 500 kilometres of tidal zones, dunes and sandy beaches, the Wadden Sea is part of the North Sea coast. Islands and marshes define the landscape, with sandbanks and wide ditches appearing when the tides come and go.
One of the most remarkable features is the impressive Afsluitdijk (Closing Dam), which separates Lake IJssel from the Wadden Sea.
UNESCO World Hertiage Wadden Sea is home to many species of bird and fish. The rich bottom life forms an important source of food, primarily provided by the bare sandbanks and mudflats. In addition, on the banks between the Wadden Islands Ameland and Terschelling, you can spot a large colony of over 60 seals!
Besides a flourishing industry in cargo shipping and fishing, tourism and drilling of gas are also among the daily affairs on the Wadden Sea.
The Wadden Islands are an archipelago, strectching from the Netherlands, through Germany to Denmark. Texel, Vlieland, Ameland, Terschelling and Schiermonnikoog are the five inhabited islands and offer everything you need for a great day ashore.
The various environmentally protected nature reserves make an ideal setting for a walk on the beach or cycling through the dunes.
To that, numerous bars and restaurants in the many villages, welcome you to sit down for a drink or meal.
When sailing to the islands, our skippers love to show you what it is like to fall dry; they anchor the ship, wait for the water to reside and slowly let the ship sink to the sands. You then get to climb off and walk over the bottom of the sea!
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