Wadlopen-dry traps

Walking on the dry sandbanks

Falling dry and then mudflat walking, you have to experience that as a sailor! After a nice sailing trip, the ship sails towards a suitable sandbar where you can walk beautifully. The ship is then lying on a sandbar. This is possible because these ships are flat-bottomed: ships with a flat bottom and swords instead of a keel. As a result, these ships can fall dry on the flat sandbanks without having to lie down.

The moment the ship hits the ground, the sail goes down and then it is waiting for the water to slowly drain. This is a great time to swim, eat together or read a book. As soon as the water is low enough you can walk aboard and around the ship, which is a very strange sensation in itself. You can see life at the bottom of the Wadden Sea up close while you take a walk on the apparently endless sandbanks.

Zeilendeschepen.nl offers various sailing trips with an emphasis on dropping out. These ships, for example, go on the Wad for a day and stay there to fall dry, mudflate and spend the night enjoy the peace and nature of the Wadden area. There are also journeys where a beautiful sandbar is sought during the multi-day sailing trip. These trips mention it specifically with the travel information. Here you can assume that the skipper will plan that during the sailing trip. In fact, it always works out during a midweek or week trip, but it remains dependent on the weather conditions.

Sailing trip to the Wadden Sea