Unique stays near the Wadden Sea
With its iconic sandbars, mudflats and wildlife conservation areas, the coastline of the north of the Netherlands is an extraordinary location to visit. The entire Wadden Sea was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Whether you prefer a relaxed camping holiday, a boutique hotel and spa, or a night in a lighthouse, you can experience the area by staying in a unique accommodation that has as much character as the coast and islands themselves.
- Take in the stunning beauty of the Wadden islands while staying in a remarkable accommodation.
- Reconnect with nature on a camping holiday.
- Spend the night in a historic lighthouse.
For a camping experience in an idyllic countryside setting, look no further than Eco-Camping Lauwersoog. Pitch a tent among flowering fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and wake up to the sound of birds chirping in the nearby fields. The friendly host provides access to a shared living room, meditation room, kitchen and bathroom, so you’re never far from the comforts of home. Guests can spend their time lounging in a hammock, canoeing along the waterways, and meeting the resident cats and chickens.
Here is your chance to stay in a modern take on a traditional yurt, located on a tranquil part of Texel – the largest of the five Dutch Wadden islands. Texel Yurts are thickly insulated to break the sea breeze and are furnished with sturdy furniture, wood-fire stoves and quality bedding. The hideaway yurts are popular for honeymoons and romantic getaways, while the group and family styles sleep up to six people.
Hotel Texel is a family-owned boutique hotel that provides a luxury setting for a holiday by the Wadden Sea. Furnished with tasteful modern décor and serving gourmet creations from the farm-to-table restaurant, the hotel is perfectly positioned for experiencing the best of Texel. Perhaps the most unique feature is the hotel spa’s famous ‘wool bath’ treatment, which involves being cocooned in sheep’s wool to invoke the healing properties of lanolin oil.
Sea Lodges Ameland
Hollum is the largest village on the island of Ameland, an area of natural tranquillity that’s ideal for family holidays. The Sea Lodges Ameland holiday park places you less than one kilometer from the beach. The lodges are available in varying sizes and layouts. Each lodge is flooded with natural light, has a modern bathroom and kitchen, and an expansive terrace that allows you to walk directly onto the sand.
Vuurtoren van Harlingen
Spend the night in a monumental lighthouse in Harlingen, Friesland’s seaport city. Built in the 1920s, the Vuurtoren van Harlingen lighthouse has been restored to house a boutique hotel with exceptional views over the harbor. The winding stairs lead to three floors: a bathroom with a circular shower, a bedroom with a custom-built bed and ladder leading to a viewing platform at the top.