Transport from Groningen to the WaddenSea by authentic VW busSailing to the Engelsman SandplateWalking the shallow with a certified guideBottle of water and a candybarA toast with Wadwater afterward

Sailing, and walk the bottom of the WaddenSea!


Do you want to experience a unique day on the shallow? Get aboard on the WaddenExpress, an authentic VW bus descended from 1969, which will drive you from the city of Groningen to the Waddensea!

Sail to en walk on the Engelsmanplaat

In the harbor of Lauwersoog you will step aboard on a ship which will bring you to the Engelsmanplaat, one of the most popular and the most special shallows in the Waddenzee.
vaartocht-voorafgaand-aan-wadlopen-tour-de-waddenYou will leave the ship by a ladder. Once you’re standing on the dried sea bottom the beautiful and immeasurable shallow is right beneath you! Led by a certificated guide there will be made a walk on the shallow.

The Engelsmanplaat is an adventurous surface, you will come across mussel banks, silt and shallow trenches while walking. The trip will head northwards via the ‘birdwatchers house’. Eventually we will reach a breeding area called The Rif. This is an area in the sea which is, because of a lot of breeding birds not accessible throughout the whole year. For this reason, this trip will be walked later in season. In the meantime the ship has also arrived at The Rif, where it will pick up the group. As soon as we are arrived back in Lauwersoog again there will be waiting a drink for us.

engelsmanplaatDuration walk on the shallow:
approximately 2,5 hours
Duration boat trip: 2 hours (up and down)
Duration whole tour: 7-8 hours
A normal condition is required
Minimal age: 12 years
Price: 75,00,- per person (transport included)

Starting point is at the Tourist Info at the Grote Markt in Groningen.

Attention! There is only place for 8 people in the bus, be quick or the bus will be full!

Calendar – Engelsman sandplate and The Rif

(To make a reservation: choose your date and click the ‘Boek’ button).

NB: There is a chance of cancellation due to weather, tide or thunderstorm. This chance is not very big at all. However, we reserve the right to cancel a trip due to the above. This also applies to insufficient participation. In an incidental case, an alternative hunting trip is offered at the Wad at Pieterburen..

Clothing advice /What to bring:

  • Old (high-up) sneakers or watershoes
  • Shorts. For upper body: quickly drying clothes
  • Wind- and waterproof jacket or raincoat
  • A backpack with enough food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat against the sun or the cold
  • A towel and a plastic bag for the wet stuff
  • Dry clothes, underwear and shoes/socks for afterwardThe program in short:

DSC00464The program in short:

  • Start at the Grote Markt in Groningen (see schedule calendar)
  • Transport by the authentic VW T2 bus to the Waddenzee
  • Trip by the boat: 2 hours in total
  • Walk on the shallow: 2,5 hours
  • Heading back to Groningen

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