Cyclists, pedestrians and moped riders can take the free bus service to cross the Afsluitdijk. Breezanddijk and Kornwerderzand will remain accessible.

In the summer the bicycle bus stops every hour at the busstation in Den Oever, on Breezanddijk and Kornwerderzand and has room for 30 people and a maximum of 15 bycicles. The maximum sizes of vehicles are 0,80m wide bij 1,90m long. (scroll below for more information)

Winter Schedule

Schedule as per 31 October – 30 April

Afsluitdijk Wadden Center09.0010.1511.3012.4514.0015.1516.30
Den Oever, Busstation09.3510.5012.0513.2014.3515.5017.05
In winter the bus only drives once every 75 minutes

Summer schedule

Schedule as per 1 May – 30 October

Afsluitdijk Wadden Center07.4508.4509.4510.4511.4512.4513.4514.4515.4516.4517.4518.45
Den Oever, busstation08.3009.3010.3011.3012.3013.3014.3015.3016.3017.3018.3019.30
Afsluitdijk Wadden Center09.1510.1511.1512.1513.1514.1515.1516.1517.1518.1519.15

An image of the Bicycle bus

Fietsbus Afsluitdijk

bicycle bus stops indicated on a map from Den Oever to Kornwerderzand
Timeschedule of the bicycle bus Afsluitdijk

Loket Afsluitdijk

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Afsluitdijk service desk at or 0800 – 6040

Alternative transport for larger vehicles

Do you have a vehicle (moped car, scooter, velomobile, recumbent bike, etc.) which is too large for the bicycle bus? (>1,90m x 0,80m) We can arrange alternative transport upon request. Please submit a request at least two working days before your travel date via Loket Afsluitdijk ( or 31 (0) 800 6040 We will ask you for the following information:

• Type of vehicle,
• The number of passengers (and possibly pets),
• The contact person, an e-mail address, a telephone number
• The desired date and time of pick-up
• And the desired pick-up location.

Pick up locations:
Den Oever: opposite the bus station Den Oever near the Robbenoordstraat 3
Kornwerderzand: at the parking near the tunnel at the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center

Loket Afsluitdijk will inform you as soon as possible.

Please note: Alternative transport only takes place according to the same timetable as the bicycle bus and is only accessible for the person taking the vehicle. Travel companions, will have to take the bicycle bus.

Frequently asked questions about the closing down of the cycle path:

Why will the cycle path be closed down?

The works on the Afsluitdijk are extensive and on several places simultaneously, we will use large machinery. It is not possible to entirely fence off the dike maintenance work, which will move a little day by day, from the cycle path. Because of this, we cannot exclude risks for cyclists and pedestrians, and guarantee their safety.
• The available space for constructing the new sluices and the pumping stations at the dike in Den Oever is very limited.
• The sluices do not feature an emergency lane that can be opened up for cyclists.
• The bicycle bridges need to be replaced with stronger bridges.
• Within a segment of dike where the dike is strengthened, the cycle path will be used for transportation and access to the maintenance works for emergency services.

Until when will the cycle path be closed?

The works on the Afsluitdijk are scheduled until the end of 2025. After that time, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use a new cycle path on the Wadden Sea side with lookout points, in addition to the existing cycle path, which will make the Afsluitdijk an even more beautiful site.

Will the cycle path open anytime this year?

We are currently investigating the possibility of opening the cycle path for a couple of days this year. If this were to happen, we will announce this on

Will I still be able to cross the Afsluitdijk with my bicycle?

Yes, you will (only not while riding one). An alternative option is the bicycle bus, which pedestrians, cyclists, moped riders can use free of charge. The bicycle bus will stop at predesignated stops at gas station AVIA in Den Oever, on the Breezanddijk and in Kornwerderzand, and enables users of the Afsluitdijk to cross the dike by bicycle.

Can I book a space in the bicycle bus?

It is not possible to book a place in the Afsluitdijk Fietsbus (Bicycle Bus). The bus has room for 30 people and a maximum of 15 bycicles.

Loket Afsluitdijk (Afsluitdijk helpdesk)

Do you have any questions or comments regarding the Afsluitdijk? Then please contact us via Loket Afsluitdijk, the joint contact point for Rijkswaterstaat, De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk and Windpark Fryslân.
Phone: 0800-6040 and email: