As part of the Nieuwe Afsluitdijk, the municipality of Hollands Kroon has decided to delineate this area better and make it more attractive. The reason for this is to further develop the economy and recreation in and around Den Oever.
Waddenpoort Den Oever ensures that a unique village is bolstered and thereby made more inhabitable and attractive both for the residents and the (future) tourists and companies. Because whether you approach Den Hoever by car, bicycle, boat or on foot, there is something to see for everyone.
The fishing harbour has been renewed to make it more attractive for recreants and tourists to dock at these harbours. The Havendijk at Den Oever has also been reinforced.
A new information centre has been built where you can find everything you want to know about the former island Wieringen. Waddenpoort Den Oever offers even more: this includes the Wadden points of perception on the watchtower, the fish market and various wade excursions. See all the activities in and around Den Oever on the activities page.
Together with Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission) and the Dutch Society for the Protection of Birds, a project was initiated at ‘Het Schor’. Het Schor is a nature reserve and transition area between the Wadden Sea and the mainland. This concerns a bird sanctuary with the largest spoonbill colony in Europe. This area was created after the Afsluitdijk was built and the alterations made at the dikes of the harbour. Read more about the latest developments of Waddenpoort Den Oever here.
Schematic view of the sub-projects of Waddenpoort Den Oever
The project was carried out between 2014 – 2020. IN 2017, the lookout on the Havenkade opened.