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Explore the unique beauty of Waddensea UNESCO World Heritage Site and its lovely seals during this full-day Island Tour. Visit the beautiful Island of Texel, explore its National Parks and beaches and enjoy a local & delicious lunch in one of the historic villages, while being surrounded by the amazing landscape of the Northern sea.
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 centre of Amsterdam. A luxurious minivan will pick you up to head towards the harbour of Den Helder. Along this beautiful travel, you will see the typical villages, windmills and the “Polders”: land claimed from the sea and lakes, a unique part of Dutch heritage.
Upon arrival at the Den Helder harbour, you will board a ferry 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 mudflats. Its exclusive coastal wetlands and tidal system create a refuge for a huge number of animals, such as the grey seals, harbour seals and harbour porpoises. Additionally, this ecosystem is also one of the most relevant wetlands for waterbirds on Earth.
The ferry will sail to the Texel Island, the biggest Dutch Wadden island, which is famous for its beautiful and very diverse nature (beaches, dunes, forest, mudflats, farmland and a paradise for bird watchers!) besides its 17th-century vintage villages.
Halfway during the day, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the historic villages, 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!
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 ferry has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and it is equipped with a bathroom. The journey lasts 25 minutes. 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. Gloves, winter 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.