World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea

World Heritage Wadden Sea - Kornwerderzand

N 53.073531 / E 5.3398819

The Wadden Sea has been a UNESCO World Heritage since 2009 and is the last real nature of the Netherlands (including Germany and Denmark). And beyond that, this lively and with every tide changing landscape is unique. The vast area with a length of 500 kilometres changes every day under the influence of the tides, you won't find this anywhere else in the world. The Wadden Sea is the habitat of thousands of plants and animals. Seals loaf on the sandbanks and it is an essential stopover for millions of migratory birds.

Did you know that the Wadden Sea owes its name to the fact that you can walk through it at low tide? In Frisian, it is the Waadsee, the fordable sea. The Wadden Sea area has almost 50 visitor centres, each with its own activities. Afsluitdijk Wadden Center offers a total experience of the Wadden Sea and is worth a visit.

The Afsluitdijk is currently under construction, which is why you cannot cross it by bike until the end of 2022. Fortunately, there is an alternative: the bicycle bus. This bus leaves every hour in summer and every five quarters of an hour in winter. You can hop on and off at various places, including the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center. The timetable can be found here:

World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea
World Heritage Wadden Sea

World Heritage Wadden Sea
Afsluitdijk 1c
8752 TP Kornwerderzand

Contact details
T: +31517723026

Opening hours
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

The Wadden Sea is, of course, always open for admiring. Opening hours of the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center are from 1 March 2020. Before that time it's only open on Mondays to Thursdays on request for groups. Friday to Sunday the exhibition is open from 10.00-18.00 hours. Would you like to visit other parts of the Wadden Sea? Take a look at Want to learn more about UNESCO World Heritage? Visit

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