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Visitor information National Park Weerribben-Wieden

Do you want to discover this beautiful, historic, varied, wetland landscape in all its glory?

You are welcome at Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation). Starting at the visitor centre De Wieden you can embark on excursions by boat or take a ferry to the historic villages Blokzijl or Giethoorn. Enjoy the nature trail 'the Welly Way' where you pull yourself across the water on a floating barge. For an easy walk through the fenland follow the floating walkway and step into the huts used by the peat workers.

vaartocht nationaal park Weerribben-Wieden avondlicht

Explore by water

Step on board for a boat trip or get your boots on and enjoy the 'Welly Way'. The visitor centre De Wieden offers six wonderful wetland activities. Make your choice and enjoy!

Boat trips      plan your visit

boot trip National park Weerribben-Wieden excursion visitors centre De Wieden

The best way to do discover the wetlands is from the water

Every day there is a Dutch language excursion in an open boat over the large lakes, through the small winding canals, along by the hay fields and reed beds. There are different boat trips lasting from 1 hour 45 minutes to 4 hours. Translations in different languages are available on board. Reservations necessary.

An easy walk through the fenland

floating walkway in national park Weerribben-Wieden visitors centre De Wieden

Wander over the floating walkway (1 km)

Here you can enjoy the rich, varied, nature in De Wieden. Accessible for wheelchairs, buggies and Zimmer frames.

Step back into history

hut used by the peat workers

Visit the huts used by the peat workers

Learn about the lives of the workers who dug out the peat. Turn off the floating walkway, cross over the bridge, and you reach the two authentic huts. Accessible by foot only.

Wetland adventure

wellie way with trekpontjes (floating barges)

Pull yourself across the water on a floating barge.

Roam along this nature trail through the marshy land. Four times you must pull yourself across the wide ditches on a floating barge. Rubber boots or waterproof ankle boots are needed for this walk. Enjoy this wet Wellie Way!

Sail from village to village          plan your visit

Ecowaterbus national park Weerribben-Wieden

Take the Ecowaterbus

The visitor centre is the leaving point for the Ecowaterbus. These ferries sail twice a day between Sint Jansklooster and Giethoorn, and Sint Jansklooster and Blokzijl.
Reservations not possible. Come early, at busy times they may be full (max. 24 passengers).

Amazing views from a height of 45 metres

water tower national park Weerribben-Wieden Sint-Jansklooster

Climb the water tower

Climb the 207 steps to the top of this spectacular staircase. Enjoy the unique birds-eye view of De Wieden. Our volunteers are ready to greet you. Open every Saturday April-October 11:00 - 16:00 h; November-March 12:30-15:00 h.

Visitor centre De Wieden

visitors centre De WiedenSint-Jansklooster national park Weerribben-Wieden

Information and tickets at visitor centre De Wieden

The visitor centre De Wieden in Sint-Jansklooster is a ideal startingpoint to explore the southern part of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden. Here you can buy tickets, make reservations, check timetables, buy maps, books and lots more. We are always ready tot assist you.