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Frequently asked questions

Practical information

Travel with us to Ameland or Schiermonnikoog! We are happy to take care of your crossing with one of our ferries or the fast ferry. Your journey actually starts in Holwert or Lauwersoog.

With the information below you get well prepared on board. We have listed the general questions that our travellers regularly ask us for you. Is the answer to your question not included? Please contact us.

The island-specific information can be found in the menu under Ameland or Schiermonnikoog.

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Your departure from Lauwersoog or Holwert

In the province of Groningen lies the village of Lauwersoog where our ships depart to Schiermonnikoog every day. Our crossings to Ameland depart from the Frisian Holwert. 

Both harbours are easily accessible by car and public transport. Park your car at the car park on the Zeedijk in Lauwersoog or at our own car park in Holwert. Do you make sure that you are present at least half an hour before departure?

The crossing

Do you enjoy your bite, drink and the beautiful view? By ferry we will take you in about 45 minutes to the car-free Schiermonnikoog and in about 50 minutes to Ameland. Do you want to arrive at your destination faster? Then choose the fast ferry. You are there within twenty minutes!

Your safety is our priority! The channel contains large bends, is narrowed and shallow, so we can not always speed up. How long your trip lasts exactly, we unfortunately cannot say precisely. 

Enjoy your trip!

Your arrival

Land in sight? Then it is only a few minutes before you reach the beautiful Schiermonnikoog or Ameland!

Once you have arrived on the island, buses and taxis can take you to your destination. You can also rent a bicycles on the island. 

Do not forget your luggage! If you have placed your luggage in one of our carts, you can pick it up again after arrival. Did you lose something? We keep all found objects.

Enjoy your well deserved vacation or trip!

Frequently Asked Questions

An overview of all frequently asked questions