Plan your bike trip

Holwerd - Ulrum

Distance: 55.5 km

Do you want to visit the Wadden Island of Ameland? Then turn north once you reach Holwerd. This will take you to the veerdam (‘ferry dam’), where you’ll find the ferry service. Even if you don’t intend to make the crossing, a ride to the dam is still worth your while. Protruding into the Wadden Sea, it treats you to beautiful views of the sea and the salt marshes. There are birds to be seen everywhere along the Wadden Sea coast, but Lauwersmeer National Park is a true birdwatchers’ paradise. Since a few years, white-tailed eagles (a very rare sight in the Netherlands!) have been nesting here. You may also see spoonbills, black-winged stilts and red-necked phalaropes marching among the wild orchids. In spring and autumn you can see up to 30,000 barnacle geese fly over in a single day. Lauwersoog is the point of departure for the ferry to the last inhabited Wadden Island along the route: Schiermonnikoog. On this car-free island you can enjoy the Wadden Sea from the other side with no engine noise to disturb you. Highly recommended!


  • Salt marsh areas
  • Bald eagle
  • Photo location: Wierum

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