The Wadden Islands in the North Sea

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The Wadden Islands are a group of islands on a distance of the coastline in the North Sea. They form a line and occur above The Netherlands, Germany, and Danmark. Some are habituated but others are inhabited. Read here about their history to know more about them than what the sigths of calming beaches have to offer because when you visit them you’ll have to find an alternative on rainy days for sunbathing or swimming.Image: Path through the dunes to the beach of Langeoog, one of the Wadden Islands above Germany. With the North Sea on the background. © tequi / 123RF Stockfoto

Dutch Wadden Islands
See also: West Frisian Islands
(from West to East)

Inhabited

Texel (largest and most populous of all the Frisian/Wadden Islands)

Texel

Texel

How to reach?

Take the plane to Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Take the train from Amsterdam to Den Helder
In Den Helder, there is a ferryboat.

 

Vlieland

Vlieland beach

Vlieland beach

Veerdienst van Harlingen naar Vlieland

 

Terschelling

Terschelling

Terschelling

Veerdienst van Harlingen naar Terschellinck

 

Ameland

Bike path in Vlieland

Bike path in Ameland

Neem de boot op Holwerd

 

Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog Ile de Dunes

Schiermonnikoog Ile de Dunes

Take the boat from Lauwersoog to Schiermonnikoog

 

The Dutch islands have a surface of 405.2 km² and a total of 23,872 inhabitants.

Uninhabited
Noorderhaaks
Richel
Griend
Rif
Engelsmanplaat
Simonszand
Rottumerplaat
Rottumeroog
Zuiderduintjes
The names of all these places suggest this is the transition area between island and shoal (plaat in Dutch). Noorderhaaks, Rottumerplaat and Rottumeroog are generally considered to be islands, the others are considered to be sandbars and disappear from time to time into the waves. The former island of Wieringen can be found at the top of Noord-Holland, against the Afsluitdijk.

Hotels

Texel

Vlieland

Hotels in Vlieland

Terschelling

Hotels in Terschelling

Ameland

Hotels in Ameland

Schiermonnikoog

Hotels in Schiermonnikoog

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