Trip reference number: 22079

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Waders In Friesland

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Few places on Earth offer such variety and numbers of wading birds as the north Netherlands coast in late summer. Our trip visits key birding sites from a comfortable hotel base in Zuidhorn, near Groningen.

The Waddenzee, in the north Netherlands, is the world's most extensive uninterrupted system of intertidal sand and mudflats, and has international protected status. While all the birds we see here will have our attention, our principal focus is on waders, which are the area's main attraction. Learning to identify different species and getting to know their varied plumages are the main goals of this popular birding trip.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Amsterdam & transfer via Oostpolder to Groningen
  2. Day 2: Birding at Westhoek & Zwarte Haan
  3. Day 3: Lauwersmeer National Park
  4. Day 4: Breebaart Polder, Oostpolder & Onnerpolder
  5. Day 5: Birding at Jaap Deensgat, drive to Amsterdam & fly to the UK
  • Available*: Aug: Late summer
  • Group size: 7
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,095 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £925 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Services of the naturalist leader
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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