Mudflat Walk Tips


Mudflat Walk Tips

If you are brave enough to hike the Dutch mudflats, than you need to come prepared.

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If you are brave enough to hike the Dutch mudflats, than you need to come prepared.


  • proper fitting shoes (preferably high-top ones) and wool socks
  • shorts or tracksuit bottoms/leggings (jeans are definitely a no no!)
  • warm sweater, jacket(windproof), woolen hat/hood and scarf, plus gloves
  • backpack with a the following packed in a watertight compartment: dry clothes to put on after the hike, towel and plenty of food and drink (no alcohol)
  • sunglasses and suntan lotion

Mud walking can only be carried out in good weather conditions. Usually, the organization will decide the day before the hike whether the mud walk will take place. To avoid disappointments, it is best to call the organizers the day before your walk, preferably after 6:30 p.m., to check whether the walk is going to go ahead or not. Be prepared, if the weather conditions are bad, the hike will most likely be cancelled.


For more information, or a schedule of the starting times of the mud walks, you can contact one (or more) of the organizations below:

Dijkstra's Wadlooptochten
Hoofdstraat 118
9968 AH Pieterburen
Tel. +31 (0)595-528345
Fax +31 (0)595-528605  

Wadloopcentrum Fryslan
Postbus 9
9150 AA Holwerd
Mudwalks to Engelsmanplaat: Tel. +31(0) 519 242 100
Mudwalks to Ameland: Tel. +31(0) 519 561 656
Mudwalks to Schiermonnikoog, Simonszand and Rottumeroog: Tel. +31 (0)512 540 747

Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen
Postbus 1
9968 ZG Pieterburen
Tel: +31 595 528 300

Beleef Pieterburen
9986 AG Pieterburen
Tel: +31 595 528 203

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