8 days in The Wadden Itinerary

8 days in The Wadden Itinerary

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Leeuwarden
— 2 nights
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Bus to Den Oever, Busstation, Taxi to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 2 nights
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Den Helder
— 3 nights
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Leeuwarden

— 2 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Get some cultural insight at Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden and Eise Eisinga Planetarium. Attractions like Fries Museum and Franeker City Hall make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeuwarden: Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer (in Lauwersoog), Sneek (Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 & Fries Scheepvaart Museum) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at AquaZoo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leeuwarden trip planning site.

Groningen to Leeuwarden is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ecomare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, experience rural life at Schapenboerderij Texel, hike along Sommeltjespad, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel, and finally find something for the whole family at Klimmen EnZo.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Texel trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from Leeuwarden to Texel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Texel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Den Helder.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Den Helder

— 3 nights
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Bring the kids along to Marinemuseum and Callantsoog Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Afsluitdijk and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater. Take a break from Den Helder with a short trip to De Goudvis in Sint Maartenszee, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium) and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Landgoed Hoenderdaell.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Den Helder trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Texel to Den Helder in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Den Helder can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Den Helder

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips