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Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure

Explore the unique beauty of Waddensea UNESCO World Heritage Site and its lovely seals on board this full-day boat adventure. Visit the Natural Park of Island of Schiermonnikoog and enjoy a local & delicious lunch or dinner on board of a comfortable boat, while being surrounded by the amazing landscape of the Northern sea.

Highlights · Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure

Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure
  • Discover the largest unbroken and undisturbed system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the World.
  • Contemplate thousands of seabirds living in beautiful wetlands and spot different species of seals.
  • Explore the incredible National Park on the Island of Schiermonnikoog, its gorgeous nature and 17th century village.
  • Have a delicious & local dinner or lunch on board of the boat.
  • Travel using luxurious and comfortable means of transport with your family & friends.

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Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure

What to expect?

Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure

Live a full-day adventure at the UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. During the journey you will be able to spot lovely seals and hundreds of seabirds, while enjoying breathtaking landscapes. The Tour will take you to experience the culture of this unique region of The Netherlands, visiting different towns and eating local food.

The adventure will start and finish at the center of Amsterdam (the departure time will be determined by the low tide). A luxurious coach will pick you up to head towardds the harbor of Lauwersoog. Along this beautiful travel, you will see the typical villages, windmills and the land claimed from the sea. You will also cross and make a stop at the well-known enclosing dike, which separates the IJsselmeer artificial lake from the sea.

Upon arrival at the Lauwersoog harbor, you will board a ship that will take you onto the Waddensea. This ecosystem is unique in the World because of being the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats. Its exclusive coastal wetlands and tidal system create a refuge for a huge number of animals, such as the grey sealsharbour seals and harbour porpoises. Additionally, this ecosystem is also one of the most relevant wetlands for waterbirds on Earth.

The ship will sail to the Schiermonnikoog Island, while you will be able to keep looking for seals resting on the banks of sand. This small and unique island has the Schiermonnikoog National Park, which is famous for its beautiful and very diverse nature (beaches, dunes, forest, mud flats and farmland) and its 17th century vintage village. There, you will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the Park on your own.

On board of the ship, a delicious lunch or early dinner (depending on the departure time from Amsterdam) will be served, using local & fresh fish, as well as local & organic meat.

After a really exciting day, it will be time to go back to Amsterdam for a good and well deserved rest!

Price and optionals

Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure
  •   From: € 130.00 per person
  •   Includes:
    • Tour Guide
    • Lunch or dinner

Important info

Waddensea & Schiermonnikoog Island Adventure
  •   Duration: Full day
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum booking (nº of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (nº of participants): 10


  • Child 0-3 years: Free
  • Child 4-12 years: €130 (including 2 drinks and dinner or lunch -depending on trip time- on board the boat).
  • Adult: €145 (including 2 drinks and dinner or lunch -depending on trip time- on board the boat).

Meeting point address:

De Ruijterkade Oost, at the River Cruises Docks (In the center of Amsterdam, right behind the Central Train Station). Just take the IJ exit of the Central Station and then turn right. Please, make sure to arrive ar the meeting point 20 minutes before departure time.

The bus has a toilet and snacks, sandwiches and drinks can be purchased on board (only cash is accepted).

The ship has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and it is equipped with a bathroom. Please, bear in mind that wildlife is best spotted on the deck.

To fully enjoy the experience, please bring warm and comfortable clothes because the Waddensea area is always colder than in Amsterdam and, you will be on the boat a for a large part of the journey. Gloveswinter hat and rain coat are highly recommended.

In case of having dietary requirements, please, notify us in advance.

Please note that the trip is subject to weather & sea conditions and can be cancelled in case of severe weather.


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Seal spotting safari's to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Waddensea from Amsterdam
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