Ameland: a pearl in the Wadden Sea

Welcome to Ameland

Ameland is one of the five inhabited Dutch Wadden Islands in the North Sea and belongs to the province of Friesland in the North of the Netherlands. Ameland has approximately 3,5000 inhabitants and they are called ‘Amelanders’.


Of all the inhabitants of the Wadden Islands, the seals are the funniest and the cutest. With their cute snouts they are able to conquer everyone’s heart. The seals have become the symbol of the Wadden Sea. This unique area with its dry falling sandbanks is perfect for the seals to rest, sun and suckle their young.

Every year numeral events are organised on Ameland, e.g. mountain bike adventures, the Lighthouse trail, Mudflat excursions, the ‘Klein Vaarwater’ Hiking weekend and the Classic Weekend. For more information take a look at the English site of