Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam
Cruises and boat tours

Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Do this because
  • Spot seals and other wildlife in the Wadden Sea
  • Explore this Unesco World Heritage site
  • Perfect trip for nature lovers
  • During springtime only: Drive by the colorful tulip fields and stop for some pictures
What to expect

On this half-day tour, you will see the breathtaking Unesco World Heritage site - Wadden Sea. You will explore the area by boat at low tide, scouting for grey seals, harbour seals, migrating birds, plants and more. You will also visit one of the ancient fisherman’s towns on the Wadden Sea coast and see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland. This tour is family friendly and suitable for all ages.

A luxurious coach will be waiting for you at the pick-up location to take you to the boat. Your tour guide will travel with you throughout the day. The bus is equipped with a toilet and snacks can be purchased on board. The ships have both indoor and outdoor seating and are equipped with a bathroom. Wildlife is best viewed on deck! You will sail for 2 to 2,5 hours. A bar is available for drinks and snacks (please, payments by cash only). When you approach the seals, you are requested to stay seated and quiet, so that everyone can enjoy them for as long as possible. Next, you will visit the historic fisherman’s town Harlingen on the Wadden Sea coast. You will have about one hour to wander, shop, eat or relax in this beautiful historic town! On your way back to Amsterdam you will stop at the famous enclosing dike between Noord Holland and Friesland, which protects the low country against flooding.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation from Amsterdam
  • Two drinks and a snack on the boat
What's not included
  • Lunch and additional snacks and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children aged 3-12: reduced
  • Infants under the age of 3: free

De Ruijterkade 153, 1011 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the River Cruises Docks (De Ruijterkade Oost), right behind the Central Train Station. Take the IJ exit of the Central Station and turn right. The River Cruises Docks are located on your left after approximately 750 meters. A host from Dutch Seal Tours will be there to welcome you.

What to remember
  • Please note that on the Wadden Sea it is always a few degrees colder than in Amsterdam. Bringing warm clothes and a raincoat is advised
  • The boat does have a nice indoor seating area, but the seals and mudflats are best viewed from the deck!
  • In case of severe weather, the trip can be canceled
  • During April and beginning of May only: You will drive by the colorful tulip fields and stop for some pictures (if the weather and the time schedule allows)
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  • Tour availability depends on the season. Please see calendar for more details
  • The bus leaves at the time shown in your voucher. Please make sure to be at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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