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Travel info Ameland

The quickest way to Holwerd and Hotel Noordsee on Ameland

To Holwerd

By car

You can reach Holwerd via Leeuwarden (Stiens), or from the East via Groningen and Dokkum. Follow the road signs to Ameland. If you don’t take your car with you onto the island, you can park it in the parking lot (paid).

Public transport

Regular sailings
Travelling by public transport? Take bus 66 (Leeuwarden – Holwerd Harbor v.v.). This bus fits well with the regular sailing schedule of the boat (Wagenborg).

Additional sailings
You travel on an extra sailing? Then you can take bus 54 or bus 60 Connexxion to stop Holwerd Provincialeweg. This bus travels from Leeuwarden 4 times per hour. From there take the Belbus – tailored to the additional sailings – this takes to the port within 10 minutes. For your return trip you can also go with extra sailings, by calling the Belbus.

Reserve Belbus

Call 0900-8272006 (local rate). reserve at least one hour in advance. The card is valid in the Belbus. Further information available on: 0900-9292 /, or

Peaceful start of your trip? Or missed the boat?

We can take you within 28 minutes from our WTC Hotel Leeuwarden to Holwerd. Book our special rates for a night. Ask about the possibilities on 058-233 49 00 or by e-mail:


Parking in Holwerd

If you don’t take your car to the island, it is possible to park the car at the car park in Holwerd. The rate for this is €4 per (part of a) day. The car park is open from 30 minutes before the arrival of the first boat until 15 minutes after the arrival of the latter. The car park is not guarded; parking is at your own risk. The parking can be paid in cash and card (Eurocard, American Express and VISA).


The crossing to Ameland

Wagenborg handles the crossing to Ameland with ferries ‘Sier’ and ‘Oerd’. Inside the ferry terminal are the ticket counters. If you bring a car, this must be reserved by calling the reservations department. It is directly transmitted if the desired departure is available for your car. We advise you to make reservations well in advance. The reservation is valid only if you are present 30 minutes before the boast leaves. We encourage you to be on time for departure. There is an opportunity to eat and drink something before the boat departs at the restaurant. For further information please visit the site or contact 0519-546111.

There may also be chosen for the rapid passage of the Wagenborg Watertaxi. Within fifteen minutes you make the crossing between Ameland and the mainland. We advise you to reserve the desired water taxi for departure at least half an hour (available between 06:00 and 24:00) and water taxi will be ready at the appointed time and place. To book or for telephone information please call 0900-9238  (€0,35 p/m) or go to


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