Shells and beaches of the top of Holland

Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Dutch (fluent), English (conversational), French (basic), German (conversational)

Shell collecting and beachcombing tour

A nice day of shell collecting and beachcombing on the best beaches of Friesland, or on the German island of Borkum. I am an experienced collector of the mollusks of the Frisian wadden islands. I will take you on a trip to the best places on one of the four inhabited islands. The island can be chosen according to your schedule (Ameland and Schiermonnikoog are regular; for Terschelling and Vlieland the costs will be a little higher).
Starting location is flexible.


We will meet at an appointed location in the north of the Netherlands (Friesland, Groningen). Then we will travel to one of the Dutch Wadden islands Ameland or Schiermonnikoog (Vlieland, Terschelling and Borkum are possible but with extra costs). There we will rent a bike and visit some nice spots for shell collecting. In Schiermonnikoog a visit will be paid to the shell museum (if opened).
As the beach is different every day good findings can not be guaranteed.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Flexible.

End location: Flexible.

Duration: 8 hours

No tour when heavy rain.


Bicycle (and car, only to get to the ferry)

What’s Included

Transport to the ferry (if needed)and guide with all his knowledge. No food or drinks, not the costs of the ferry itself. Beach combing guides are at hand, but not included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - for Ferry, bicycle rent, food.

What’s Extra

Collecting material (boxes and bags) if you wish to take home the collected material.



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