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AMELAND NIGHT TOUR 

 

During the full moon night, we hike in approx. 4 hours from the mainland to Ameland. Half-way, we ll enjoy the sunrise and the gradual transition from darkness to daylight. Upon arrival early morning, a breakfast and strong coffee can be consumed at an additional cost of approx. € 10.00. The day is at leisure on the island. This trip is heavy and therefore only suitable for sports enthusiasts. Registration can therefore only be made in consultation with our guides.


Dates or times
• Departure: from cafe Land - en Zeezicht, Grândijk 2, 9151 AE Holwerd (on the pier)
• Distance: 11 km on the tidal flats.
• Duration: 3,5 - 4 hours on the tidal flats
• Level of effort: medium to heavy
• Price per person € 25, - (includes ferry and the trip with tractor/car over the beach to Buren) 

Dates/times 
(See also Ameland)
 

Tours by appointment for at least 6 participants: date and time after consultation at aanvraag@vrijewadlopers.nl .

 

ENGELSMANPLAAT NIGHT TOUR

 

 One way (+ boat)
At the start of the trip, some mud is encountered, but soon we walk over hard sandflats. Our goal is the birdwatcher’s house, followed by a visit to the Rif. The Rif acts as a breakwater for the waves from the North Sea and thus protects the Engelmansplaat. The sandbar of the Rif has raisedsea dunes which gives a beautiful difference in height to the landscape. After a nice walk around the Rif with beautiful views on Ameland and Schiermonnikoog, one is picked up by a boat and will bring you back to Lauwersoog.

Data
• Departure: Fishing port Lauwersoog; Parking in the Lauwersoog fishing harbor, quay next to the fish auction.
Address: Haven 16, 9976 VN Lauwersoog, (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, then it is only possible between 07:00-22:00). By bus to the starting point.
• Distance: 9 kilometers
• Duration: 3 hours of walking plus 1.5 hours of sailing, ca 30 min by bus.
• Level of effort: Easy
• Price per person € 35,00

Data/times



One-way trip (Wadden Sea boat to Schiermonnikoog and back by ferry)
The departure point is the Fishing port in Lauwersoog.
Our goal is the birdwatcher’s house, followed by a visit to the Rif. The Rif acts as a breakwater for the waves from the North Sea and thus protects the Engelsmanplaat. The sandbar of the Rif has raised sea dunes which gives a beautiful difference in height to the landscape. After a nice trip around the Rif with beautiful views on Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. You have the change to find shells along the North Sea beach. After that you will be picked up by a boat. The boat will drop you off at Schiermonnikoog ferry port. You can reach the Village by bus or on foot. After the trip, the ferry will bring you back to Lauwersoog.


Data

• Departure: Fishing port Lauwersoog; Parking in the Lauwersoog fishing harbor, quay next to the fish auction.
Address: Haven 16, 9976 VN Lauwersoog, (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, then it is only possible between 07:00-22:00). By bus to the starting point.
• Distance: 12 kilometers
• Duration:4 hours of walking 60 min by boat; 45 min ferry
• Level of effort: Easy
• Price per person € 40,00 (including bus to the starting point. Boat to Schiermonnikoog, transport on the island to the village and by ferry back to Lauwersoog). Transport to Schiermonnikoog from the village to the ferry is not included. 


Data/times
Saturday 27 August 2022 Rondje Wad West, night trip (one-way Engelmansplaat/Rif/Schiermonnikoog 02:30 am)

(See also Rondje Wad West or Engelmanplaats)


Return trip 
At the start of the trip we have to cross some mud, but soon we are hiking over hard sandflats. The goal is the birdwatcher’s house. We pass a creek with buoys, which also will be crossed on the way back. At the bird birdwatcher’s house we can take a break. Back on the mainland, we can visit a nearby terrace near the dike of Wierum.


Data 
• Departure: Parking place between Nes and Wierum, Nesserwei. For trips with the Waddenvereniging, see departure place on the website of the Waddenvereniging, (press the blue link of the Waddenvereniging)
• Distance: 14 kilometers
• Duration: 4.5 hours
• Level of Effort: Average
• Price per person € 15,00

Data/times

Saturday 30 July 2022 Engelmansplaat night trip return 03:15 am. Only bookable through the Waddenvereniging; see link! (Waddenvereniging)
(See also Engelsmanplaat)



ROTTUMEROOG NIGHT TOUR

 

A full moon, countless stars, lights in the Eemshaven, light of the lighthouse of Borkum and on the horizon the red lights on the windmills on the North Sea form the varied backdrop of this mudflat hike to the island of Rottumeroog in the dark of the night. Halfway the tour we enjoy the rising sun and the gradual transition from darkness to daylight. This tour is only suitable for sports enthusiasts.

Dates or times
• Departure place: fishing port of Lauwersoog; Parking in the Lauwersoog fishing harbor, quay next to the fish auction.
Address: Haven 16, 9976 VN Lauwersoog, (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, then it is only possible between 07:00-22:00). By bus to the starting point.
• Distance: 14 kilometers
• Duration: 9 hours (4.5 hours tour, 3.5 hours boat, 1 hour bus)
• Level of effort: Medium to heavy
• Price per person € 45, - (including boat and bus)

Dates/times 
Saterday 19 June 2022 Rottumeroog 05:30 am. 

(See also Rottumeroog)