Public transport to and from the Wadden island Ameland

The boat to Ameland leaves from the pier in Holwerd – Friesland.

Pier – Holwerd can be reached by bus, bus 66, from Leeuwarden train station.

Nearest airport is Schiphol – Amsterdam where the train can be taken to Leeuwarden (approximately 2:10pm).

Boat times from Holwerd (about 50 minutes)

Friday 13 September 2018: 14:00 – 15:00 – 16:00 – 17:00 – 18:00 – 20:00

Saturday 14 September 2018: 07:15 – 09:30 – 11 : 30 – 14:00 – 16:00 – 18:00 – 20:00

Sunday 15 September 2018: 09:30 – 11:30 – 14:00 – 16:00 – 17:00 – 18:00 – 20:00

Boat times from Ameland (about 50 minutes)

Saturday 14 September 2018: 17:00 – 19:00

Sunday 15 September 2018: 08:30 – 11:30 – 13:00 – 15:00 – 16:00 – 17:00 – 19:00

Fast service Fostaborg (about 20 min), taking a bike is not possible!

Since the spring of 2018, ms Fostaborg has been providing a fast service between Ameland and Holwerd via a fixed timetable.

On Friday a number of extra cruises from Holwerd: 15:00 – 16:30.

Boat ticket

A boat ticket for passenger and MTB transport is included in the registration fee. If you want to take  your car with you on the boat, you should not make a booking via the website (e-ticket), as Wagenborg Passenger Services will always charge at least one crossing for one person in addition to the costs for the car. Participants can therefore make a booking for the car by telephone (0900 9238, local rate) or by email and use the accompanying boat ticket from XTERRA NETHERLANDS.

Look for extra sailings and all other information on the website of Wagenborg Passenger Services. Do you want to decide for yourself when to depart to and from the island? Which can! The Water Taxi is available every day between 06.00 and 00.00 on demand via 0900-9238. An overview of the water taxis can be found on Since spring 2018, Wagenborg Passenger Services also has a fast service that operates according to a fixed timetable. You can book sailings easily and quickly via


For participants who park the car on the parking deck in Holwerd, it is advisable to also purchase a parking ticket online so that waiting times and delays during exit are limited as much as possible. For all information about transport to and from Ameland, see the website of Wagenborg Passenger Services.


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