Netherlands' new nature reserve island Marker Wadden opens next week

Marker Wadden island
Marker Wadden island. Photo: @Natuurmonumenten / Twitter

The first island of the Marker Wadden will open to the public next week. From September 8th visitors can make use of the port, hiking trials, bird watching huts and the observation tower on the 250 hectares large island, RTL Nieuws reports.

Throughout next weekend extra ferries will sial to the island from the Bataviahaven in Lelystad. Private boats are also welcome. 

The Marker Wadden islands form a new nature reserve in the Markermeer. During the first phase, five islands are being constructed, covering a total 1 thousand hectares. The islands are are built from the sediments that accumulated in the Marker late over the past decades. The intention is to eventually expand the island group to 10 thousand hectares. 

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