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Visit Unesco World Heritage Waddensea in one day! (Amsterdam)

Dutch Seal Tours offers half and full day seal spotting safaris from Amsterdam to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Waddensea. It is a great opportunity to see the unique nature, cultural heritage and wildlife the Netherlands has to offer, only one hour away from Amsterdam!

The Waddensea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. It consists of islands, channels, gullies and flats, which are continually changing shape and sometimes even location. At low tide, a wonderous world of migrating birds and sunbathing seals reveals itself on the unique mudflats. A World Heritage Site since Protected content has a surface area of almost 11,500 km² and is shared by The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

On our half day tour, we will pick up you in Amsterdam by luxurious bus for a drive through the Dutch countryside, land reclaimed from the sea, past old farms, tulip fields (in spring) and windmills. Upon arrival in the harbour, we will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide (no "wadlopen" (mudflat hiking), we will stay on the boat), scouting for seals, porpoises, migrating birds, plants and more. We will visit the historic fisherman’s town of Harlingen as well as the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland on this family friendly trip.

Our full day tour also includes a seal safari by boat and a visit to the enclosing dike, plus a visit to the island of Schiermonnikoog, with its amazing national park and beaches, and dinner on deck. All our tours are guided by a professional tour guide, who speaks English, German, French and Spanish.

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