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SIMONSZAND 

 

Does it exist: staying at an uninhabited island in the Netherlands? Yes, it exists on the sandbar Simonszand between the islands of Schiermonnikoog and Rottumerplaat! You will find on Simonszand what you are looking for. Unspoiled nature, dunes, a large variety of shells, birds and curious seals.
Arrival and departure is at different locations. We gather in Lauwersoog; and a bus will bring us to the starting point of our hike near Broek in the Negenboerenpolder. From the dyke warehouse we enter the tidal flats. By crossing several tideways and circumventing muddy fields, we arrive at a tidal creek called Zuidoost Lauwers.  We hike westwards along the banks of this tidal creek to another tidal creek called Spruit. Here a boat brings us to the sandbar of Simonszand in about 30 minutes. There we can make a trip around the sandbar or just take a rest and enjoy the many seals here.
After about an hour we get back on board to make the beautiful trip back to the fishing harbor of Lauwersoog.
The minimum group size is ca. 30 people, the maximum group size is 40 people.


Data
• Departure place: 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 starting point.
• Distance: 12 km (9 km to boat crossing to Simonszand, 3 km on Simonszand)
• Duration: 9 hours (4.5 hours on the Wadden Sea, 3.5 hours boat, 
• Level of effort: Medium / Heavy because of the length of the of the hike.
• Price per person € 35, - (including boat and costs for bus transport)


Dates/times

(The price of Rondje Wad east is more expensive than Simonszand beause the use of boat (two times) and ferry

(See also Rondje Wad East)

Tours by appointment for at least 30 participants: date and time after consultation at aanvraag@vrijewadlopers.nl .