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The dutch Wadden Islands and coast | UNESCO World Heritage

Sand in your underpants, reading the newspaper in gale force 4 and drinking cocktails in the dunes. You don’t have to go to the Caribbean for the sense of freedom. You can find it here, in the Frisian front yard, also known as an extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Wadden. Note: not suitable for couch potatoes, box-set binge-watchers, landlubbers, speed demons, city slickers, Sunday drivers, homebodies and people who don’t like nature.


The Waddensea is the largest tidal area on earth. Nowhere else can you find such a diverse landscape that looks different with every sunrise. in the gullies, slots, dunes and plains there are over 10.000 different plant and animal species, who all play a role in a healthy ecosystem. Furthermore, the area attracts around 12 million migratory birds annually, who take a break from their journey to regain strength. Make sure to bring your binoculars!

Paradise for birds

Going into nature armed with your binoculars. Birdspotting in the Wadden area means meeting all kinds of new birds. From common birds to lesser species, big and small, can all be found in the Wadden area. Even pink flamingos can be seen at the Zwarte Haan in August every year.

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