Small Group Half Day Seal Safari at UNESCO Site Waddensea from Amsterdam

On this half day Seal Tour, we will take you on a journey along the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for gray seals, harbor seals and migrating birds. We will visit the historic town of Medemblik on the IJsselmeer coast, the 17th century village of Twisk, and we will see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland up close, on this family friendly trip.

Enjoy a half day seal spotting safari at the Unesco World Heritage site Waddensea! This is a small group tour and the durations is approximately seven hours. We recommend it for families, children, nature lovers and everyone else!

Included in this tour:

  • Binoculars to scout for gray seals, harbor seals and migrating birds
  • A visit to 17th century town and village on IJsselmeer coast
  • Transfer from and to Amsterdam
  • all fees for transfer and boat, two drinks and a snack on board

UNESCO Wadden Sea site
Experience the amazing beauty of the unique mud flats at the UNESCO world heritage site Waddensea. Join us on our ship to go seal spotting on the mudflats of an empty sea. Listen to the thousands of birds that stop here during their migration. Enjoy the picturesque traditional towns along the IJsselmeer coast. Capture yourself on a selfie next to the famous enclosing dike.

Itinerary
This half day small group heritage adventure will take you from Amsterdam to the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. We will pick you up right in the center of Amsterdam in the morning and drive you through the beautiful Dutch country side: land claimed from the sea; past farms, villages and windmills.

Upon arrival, we will board our ship that takes us onto the Waddensea. Because of its unique coastal wetlands and tidal system, it is a refuge for a huge number of animals, including marine mammals such as the harbor seals, gray seals and harbor porpoises. The Waddensea World Heritage area is a crucial stopover for millions of migrating birds. The Waddensea is a calm sea with hardly any risk of uncomfortable swell. We will sail along the famous enclosing dike between Noord Holland and
Friesland, which protects the low country against flooding.

Once back in the harbor we will drive through the beautiful 17th century village of Twisk to the historic town of Medemblik on the IJsselmeer coast. You will have some time to wander the narrow streets, visit the windmill, brewery or the castle, shop or have lunch!

If you are traveling by yourself we welcome you to join our tours! Please call or email for availability! info@dutch-tours.com

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