The Wadden Sea

This special Unesco Wadden Sea World Heritage Site is a unique world with two fantastic faces: one moment everything is under water and the next moment you can walk on the seabed. Nowhere else in the world is there such a dynamic landscape formed by tides and wind… The Wadden Islands lie like pearls in the sea, each with their own character.

Wad hiking

An adventurous way to discover the Wadden Sea! You literally experience how it feels to walk on the bottom of the sea. You will make an unforgettable trip across dry sandbanks and salt marshes, through mud flats and (in)deep gullies. A wanderer’s tour, a crossing to Schier, or a tour with sunrise or sunset. Under the guidance of an experienced Wadden Sea guide, you will learn a lot about the tides and about life in the Wadden Sea. Wilgenheerd has local guides who walk with small groups. Last year, Arjan started a two-year course to become a Wadden guide and he regularly accompanies walks.


A day at Schiermonnikoog completes your holiday at Wilgenheerd. The ferry takes you there within an hour and you can cycle or stroll all over the island in a day. The Kobbeduinen is the wildest salt marsh of the Netherlands, where countless birds brood in the spring. De Marlijn is the best lunch spot on the island, right on the expansive North Sea beach. And of course, the lighthouse and the water tower may not be missed on your route. The village on the island is cosy; full of terraces, shops and the famous old hotel-restaurant van der Werff.


Wadden expedition

For those who love the Wadden Sea but do not like walking across it: VanhetWad organises mudflat expeditions for young and older adventurers. Stoytelling, fishing at jewels of the sea and beachcombing  are parts of the expeditions. In the season, there are weekly trips with the shrimp cutter ZK9 for seal spotting & sea fishing. DoeEensWad organises sailing tours on the Wadden Sea, also including cleanup activities.