Summer in the Wadden Sea!

Come and Explore the five Wadden Sea regions — the Netherlands, Lower Saxony, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Denmark — which share the unique environment of the world's largest mudflats, each of them with its individual charm and highlights. There are numerous ways in which to explore the wondrous world of the Wadden Sea World Heritage: on foot with binoculars in hand, on two wheels or from the water.

In the Wadden Sea you will find everything that UNESCO considers worthy of keeping, of protecting, of preserving – a vast treasure of natural resources.

Experience and help preserve a natural wonder!

Dutch World Heritage Weeks by the "Waddenvereniging"
172 different events and activities from July to September offer you a variety of possibilites to get to know the Wadden Sea World Heritage.
Program and information here


Itinerary Ideas

There is so much to see and do you may never want to leave. Here's a little inspiration to help plan your trip. Access our suggested regional itineraries:

The Netherlands
Lower Saxony +  Hamburg



Our Partners in the Wadden Sea World Heritage


Our Highlights

Tidal Flats Walking
The beauty and diversity of the landscape and the uniqueness of this World Heritage area allows you to discover its best during one of the many guided National Park tours to the coastal mudflats or to one of the islands that separate the Wadden Sea from the North Sea.
Lower Saxony:

By bike
The vikings cames by sea, the Friesians used horses. A modern man conquers the land on two wheels. The North Sea Cycle Route is the longest cycling way in the world.
Lower Saxony:

By boat
We recommend an experience tour by the National Park boat for those, who would like to get to know the diversity of the fish in the area. It is offered from various harbours along the coast. More information can be found at



Lower Saxony

The Netherlands

Package deals
Package deals, compiled by the WWF together with certified travel agents offer carefree and sustainable vacations with variety of exciting mudflats experiences:
Unique experience in the North Sea“  for example, is available all year round.


The hiking tour "Wadden Sea wilderness" can be booked at the National Park partner nordsee radreisen as an individual tour, where you can enjoy the nature on your own.