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Top activities on Schiermonnikoog

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Events, nature excursions and other activities on Schiermonnikoog are unique experiences that you do not want to miss. There is always something to do for young and old.

Seal tours, island hopping, adventurous sailing: discover the spectacular world of the Wadden Sea and North Sea around the island!

The Balgexpres is a kind of bus that takes you to the extreme eastern point of Schiermonnikoog: the Balg. Across the water there is a seal bank

All boat and bus trips on the Wadden Sea have to take into account high and low water, so departure times can differ greatly.

View the current offer here, unfortunately the agenda is only available in Dutch.

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Sealsafari and other boat trips

Seal tours, adventurous sailing: discover the spectacular world of the Wadden Sea and North Sea around the island! All boat trips on the Wadden Sea have to take into account high and low water, so departure times can differ greatly.

Overview boat trips

Horse and carriage tour

The coachman will show you the island at its best, along the mudflats, salt marsh, beach, village and dunes. On this unique tour you will receive information about the island's history, culture and nature.

Departure point of the covered wagon tour: Knuppeldam 4 (next to Monastery Schiermonnikoog)

For reservations and information about covered wagon rides, you can contact the information center Het Baken (Reeweg 9).

This tour only takes place in the summertime!
If you do not reach the covered wagon tour with the link below, then unfortunately there are no planned tours.

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Balgexpress

The Balgexpress takes you to the extreme eastern point of Schiermonnikoog: the Balg. At the eastern point you get off and you have half an hour to look around.

Shells and seals
The Bellows is a good place to look for shells. Because deep channels come close to the island, all kinds of special shells wash ashore. You can find beautiful whelks, and if you're lucky even a northern crawfish. Moreover, the Balg is the place on Schiermonnikoog to see seals. They lie on the sandbank on the other side of the water during low tide, and they also regularly swim by curiously. Come and enjoy the untouched nature and the vastness of the Balg!

Practical information
children between 0 and 2 years old can join for free if they sit on your lap
it's nice to bring binoculars
dogs are allowed for a fee of € 2.50; stop by the front desk of the visitor center for this
This tour requires a minimum of 20 participants
the Balgexpress departs at the intersection Noorderstreek / Torenstreek
it is not necessary to print the ticket


Of course we observe the guidelines of the RIVM during our excursions. We keep 1,5 meters away and a limited number of people can join. Wearing a mouth cap is mandatory in the Balgexpres!

Due to limited seats available: full is full!

This tour only takes place in the summertime (april to oktober)!
If you do not reach the Balg express tickets with the link below, then unfortunately there are no planned tours.

Planning and online tickets