Dutch Experience – Island Edition

Organizer: EGEA
Location: (Map)
Date:
Open for: Max 10 Dutch Geographers and 20 Geographers from all over Europe

Background information

Most of the Wadden Islands are protected areas, and an international wildlife nature reserve is being coordinated between the countries of Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. The islands shield the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of the sea fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea. The Dutch Wadden Islands are barrier islands. They arose along the breakers’ edge where the water surge piled up sediment, and behind which sediment was carried away by the breaking waves. Over time, shoals arose, which finally were only covered by infrequent storm floods. Once plants began to colonise the sandbanks, the land began to stabilise.The islands or on the UNESCO world heritage list and are home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. The site is one of the last remaining natural, large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.

 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

 

Ferry Den Helder – Texel

Ferry Den Helder Texel

 

Camping Kogerstrand @ Texel

Camping Kogerstrand

 

Slufter Texel

Slufter Texel

 

Texel. typical island scenery

Texel

 

Boat and Truck which will bring us from Texel to Vlieland

Vliehors Expres

 

Beach Vlieland

Vlieland

 

Tall Ship Races @ Harlingen

Tall ship races Harlingen

 

Groningen city

Groningen