Waddensea, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009
MOOR IN A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Harlingen is in the center of the Wadden Area, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. It is one of the most beautiful and unique nature reserves of the northern hemisphere; Europe’s Great Barrier Reef. Her wetlands stretch all the way to Denmark. It is an intangible landscape that literally changes with the tides and is home to a host of special ora and fauna. This area will make an indelible impression on anyone.
With it’s breathtaking landscape, the Wadden Sea is one of the last tidal areas in the world. The tides create a landscape that changes by the minute. Many trenches and creeks, sand banks and salt marshes and beautiful islands with towering dunesand beaches can be seen all over. In addition, the Wadden Sea is a habitat for over ten thousand rare plants and animal species.
In 2009, the Wadden Sea was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
BOAT EXCURSIONS TO VLIELAND AND TERSCHELLING
Everyday, boat excursions are arranged to explore the variety of the Wadden Sea. Take a trip over the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, spot seals on deserted sand bars, and watch the tide rise and fall.
Or Islands boasting with most beautiful beaches and dunes, forests and charming villages.