Wadden Sea

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Dutch Wadden Sea Islands, Frisian and Groninger Islands

When you come to our country you should nog miss a nice day trip to the Wadden Islands. Best you stay a few days on one of our 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.

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Hennie

Hello, my name is Hennie and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures, travelled the World and like to travel some more. That's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

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