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Wadden Harbour Vlieland

Wadden Sea Harbour Vlieland sailing information

The western Wadden Sea area offers wonderful sailing, for both sailboats and motorboats. Always be well prepared, and follow the sailing advice below.

  • Use the current 1811.3 sea chart of the western Wadden Sea area.
  • Take safety precautions such as having a marine radio, life jackets and emergency signals.
  • Check the weather forecast and pay special attention to the wind forecast.
  • Choose the right departure time to benefit as much as possible from the (often strong) ebb or flood tide.
  • Follow the buoyed fairways for a safe route to Wadden Sea Harbour Texel.
  • Keep your marine radio on standby and listen in for weather reports.

Routes to Wadden Sea Harbour Vlieland

From Kornwerderzand: follow the buoyed route via the Boontjes, the fairway along the Pollendam, the Blauwe Slenk, the Vliestroom and finally the Vliesloot.

Departure about 2 hours after high tide in Harlingen. Listening-in (mandatory) from the Vliestroom to the port of Vlieland on VHF Channel 2.

The most recent depth tables

Because the depth in the fairways changes constantly, new depth tables are published several times a year.

Marine radio channels in the Wadden area (Vlieland)

  • Channel 12: Vlieland Port Authority
    Vlieland Port Authority information channel.
  • Channel 2: Brandaris Traffic Control Centre
    Listening-in mandatory on approach to Terschelling and Vlieland.Weather and shipping reports 30 min. after each odd hour
  • Channel 18: Kornwerd Lock
  • Channel 11: Harlingen Port Authority
  • Channel 4: Central Wadden Sea Reporting Station.Reports pollution, missing fairway markings, disruptions to nature, and information on the weather and the Wadden Sea.
  • Channel 16: Coastguard Centre.
    Emergency, urgent and safety traffic. Storm and warnings.Weather forecast announcement.
  • Channel 5: Schiermonnikoog Maritime Traffic Station.
    Weather and shipping announcements 30 min. after each even hour.
  • Channels 23 and 83: Den Helder Coastguard Centre


In March 2017, Motorboot magazine described how to sail from the inland waterways to the Wadden Sea ports of Vlieland and/or Terschelling with your motorboat.

Sloep! published how to sail with your sloop to Vlieland and/or Terschelling.