Wadden Experience 24 & 25 maart 2023

Already the fourth edition! And yet again, we’re sailing across the Wadden Sea with the formidable clipper Willem Jacob, for a unique photography and sailing adventure! In this weekend, both sunset and sunrise fall with low tide, so we will be able to get onto the planes twice. It doesn’t get better!

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The Willem-Jacob is bathed in the light of the setting sun.

Setting Sail

On Saturday the 24th of March we will depart from the harbor in Lauwersoog at 20:00. After a short briefing from the skipper and Harmen, it is time to prepare the hundred-year-old ship and sail to one of the large sandbars. We’re going night sailing! A unique and exciting experience! Anyone who likes, can help with sailing.

With the wind in the sails, we fly across the Wadden Sea.


Depending on the wind and current, we sail around two ours before we reach our destination. Here we anchor and fall dry in the early morning. The sun rises at 6.32 am, so we get out of bed early. As soon as the water level is low enough, we disembark, find our spots and photograph the sunrise.

It feels a bit awkward, stepping into the water from the steps, but as soon as you stand on the sandbar, a world opens up for you.

A magical Experience

The landscape really comes alive at sunrise! This is a magical experience! You’ll see the world awaken from a perspective you’ve never seen before! Everyone can go wherever they want; The sandbar is immense and there is much to see and explore.

The light on the sandbar is often spectacular because of the brilliant reflections.

Setting sail once more!

After breakfast we hoist the sails once again, and at 6:00 pm we will run dry again. We then disembark and walk through the water onto the sandbank for an unforgettable sunset. Here Harmen explains how to make beautiful compositions and how to find the right elements for the perfect photo. It is amazing to see how immense these sandbanks are. And if we’re lucky, we might see a few seals. After the ship is afloat again, we sail back to the harbor where we expect to arrive at 21:30.

Schitterende reflecties tijdens de WaddenExperience met Harmen Piekema

Information & Booking
  • Price: € 516,-
  • Includes:
    • Overnight stay on board.
    • Bed linen, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • Usage of Tamron lenses, binoculars and NiSi filters.
  • Boarding: Lauwersoog harbour
    • Start Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
    • Return Saturday, March 25, 9:30 pm.
  • Number of participants: 8
  • Requirements: SLR, Bridge or system camera, tripod.

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