First ferry leaves for Marker Wadden


The ferry service to the Marker Wadden Archipelago began today. The first ferry departed this morning from the port of Lelystad.

The Wadden marker consists of five islands, of which the main island of 250 hectares can be visited. The islands must ensure that nature in the Markermeer becomes more varied.

Due to the many sludges in the water and the lack of natural beaches, stocks of birds and fish have declined dramatically in the last 20 years. The islands form a new source of food and a place to make nests.

Newer part of the Netherlands

"For visitors, it is still really pioneering in this newer part of the Netherlands," says Natuurmonumenten. The organization wants as many people as possible to enjoy the primitive nature and breathtaking scenery.

A ranger tells visitors more about the scenic islands and there are walks along, among other things, birding huts, reports the NH News. "It is still a vast, empty landscape where nature develops and birds migrate en masse."

The special ferry service runs on a limited number of days until the end of October.


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