Waddenzee – a unique natural habitat in Netherlands

Updated: April 2, 2020 | By | More

Waddenzee is a unique natural habitat in the north part of the Netherlands. It is situated on the Dutch coast from Den Helder to the mouth of the river Ems. Waddenzee is a coastal plain that becomes the sea twice a day and twice daily remains moist land. It is a large unique biosphere reserve covering an area of approximately 2500 km2. Waddenzee is bounded on the northwest with islands that this country protects against shock waves from the North Sea. This allowed the creation of the most varied ecosystem on Earth.

Approximately every 12 hours influx and outflow of the North Sea are repeated. Thanks to this fact, there are many diverse species of fauna and flora living here, such as mussels, snails, starfish, seals and many migratory birds.

When a shoal dries, it makes the Waddenzee the popular tourist area. In the Waddenzee, there are many guides that you can follow for hiking and never go alone as the flora and fauna is protected. Waddenzee is in UNESCO World Heritage List since 2009.

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Category: Nature Reserves, Netherlands

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