Den Oever is located just before the Afsluitdijk. This attractive little fishing village, situated on the former island of Wieringen, is a paradise for nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity. Perhaps the nicest way of discovering the area is to go mudflat walking. During the summer you can walk across the mudflats at low tide, through mud, sand flats and mussel beds. Led by an experienced guide, you'll soon discover the beautiful nature here.
Shrimp fishing and early morning walks
Den Oever has so much more to offer: from shrimp fishing, early morning walks, picnics, sports fishing, cycling and walking to smoking fish. And in the summer months there are spectacular seal trips from the harbour to the Waddenzee. Did you know that a fish market is held every Saturday morning in the fishing harbour? (By the way, weather permitting only as otherwise no fish is caught). The same fishing port is the annual venue for the Flora & Fisheries Days including various attractions and demonstrations.
The Westerklief silver treasure
Culture seekers have not been forgotten. Those interested in the Vikings will be in their element here. The former island of Wieringen was visited by the Normans during the Middle Ages. In 1996, treasure plundered by the Vikings was found on the island: the Westerklief silver treasure. Although the coins and jewellery are displayed in national archaeological museum Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the Viking Information Centre also has a permanent exhibition. Definitely worth visiting!