Dutch Wadden Sea Islands, Frisian and Groninger Islands
When you come to our country do not miss out on a nice day trip or stay for a couple of days on one of the Wadden Sea islands!
The Wadden Sea Islands are in the north of Holland and stretches out over 3 country’s: The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. In 2009 the Dutch and German part, and in 2014 the Danish coast, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
There are six Dutch Wadden Sea Islands: Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and Rottumeroog. Texel is the largest of the Frisian Islands and the easiest to visit by train when you make a trip from Amsterdam.
The Wadden Sea has a total length of 500 km. The total area is about 10.000 km2 and stretches out from the north of Holland to the north of Denmark. In the Netherlands the Wadden Sea was half a century ago still connected to the Zuider Sea. A large inner Sea in the center of Holland. The Zuider Sea was closed by a dike, this dike is called the Afsluitdijk. The lake that former after the closing is now called the IJsselmeer. The afsluitdijk is 33 km long and connect the providence North Holland with Friesland.