Mudflat hiking not only has a very intriguing name, but it’s also one of those unforgettable experiences you’ll talk about for years to come. The biggest nature park in the Netherlands, the Wadden Sea, is the perfect natural setting for this hike where participants walk and wade through the watershed of the mudflats at low tide. Indeed, the tides change at regular intervals, so hikers must remain vigilant to ensure that they don’t find themselves quickly surrounded by rising water far from the safety of the beaches. This is the reason why mudflat hikers are strongly encouraged only to venture out into the Wadden Sea under the supervision of licensed guides, which also limits any negative effects on the local ecology. Not all of the Dutch islands are suited to this activity, but a brisk mud walk to Schiermonnikoog is thankfully one of the best areas to try this unusual pastime.
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