To and from Holwert (Holwerd) - Tourist information

To and from Holwert (Holwerd)

Whichever means of transport you choose to come to Ameland, the island is always easily accessible. The ferry to Ameland departs from Holwert (Holwerd), a small village in the municipality of Noardeast-Fryslan.. By car, motorcycle, or bicycle you will reach Holwert via Leeuwarden-Stiens or via Groningen-Dokkum.

To plan your (car) journey to Ameland, you may use the ANWB Routeplanner.

 

Ferry terminal address in Holwert (Holwerd)

Grandyk 2A
9151 AE, Holwert (Holwerd)

Roadwork N356

Contractor BAM Infra is going to work on the provincial road the N356 for the province. In order not to close this road between Holwert and Dokkum completely at once, the work will be divided into phases. Each phase will work on a different part of the road. Each phase therefore has its own detour route. In total there are 6 phases:

May 27, 2024 - July 5, 2024

Roadwork N356 - Phase 1 - VVV Ameland

Phase 1 | 27 - 31 May 2024

During this phase, work will take place five nights in a row from 21:00 to 06:00. The section between the N357/N356 traffic circle to the N356/N358 T-junction and from the N356/N358 T-junction to the Pier Holwert will be completely closed to all traffic at night. Traffic will be diverted.

The boat to Ameland will remain accessible. This work will only take place between 21:00 and 06:00.

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Roadwork N356 - Phase 2 - VVV Ameland

Phase 2 | 3 - 7 June 2024

The second part of the work will start on Monday, June 3. That will be week 23 and will last through Friday, June 7. The road will be completely closed to traffic day and night during this work. A detour will be in place locally.

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Roadwork N356 - Phase 3 - VVV Ameland

Phase 3 | 10 - 16 June 2024

Week 24, Monday, June 10 through Sunday, June 16, work will take place from the bowl of Holwert to Brantgum. The work will take place between 07:00 - 17:00, a detour will be in place locally. During the night, the road will be open to traffic. There is a speed limit, traffic does not have to detour at night. 

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Roadwork N356 - Phase 4 - VVV Ameland

Phase 4 | 17 - 23 June 2024

Week 25, Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23, work on the fourth phase will take place. Then the work will take place between 07:00 - 17:00 from Brantgum to halfway Foudgum. There will be a detour on site. During the night, the road will be open to traffic. There is then a speed limit, traffic does not have to detour at night. 

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Roadwork N356 - Phase 5 - VVV Ameland

Phase 5 | 24 - 30 June 2024

Week 26, Monday, June 24 through June 30, phase 5 will take place. Work will take place from halfway Foudgum to exit Raard. The work will take place between 07:00 - 17:00 hours, a detour is in place. During the night the road will be open to traffic. There is then a speed limit, the traffic does not have to detour at night. 

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Roadwork N356 - Phase 6 - VVV Ameland

Phase 6 | 1 - 5 July 2024

Week 27, Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 5, the sixth and final phase will be worked on. The work from the exit Raard to Dokkum, will take place between 07:00 - 17:00 hours. There will be a detour. During the night, the road will be open to traffic. There is then a speed limit, the traffic does not have to detour at night. 

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Road works "Afsluitdijk"

Do you travel to Holwert via the "Afsluitdijk", please do allow extra time for your journey. Road works will take place here through the end of 2025.

The bicycle path on the "Afsluitdijk" is completely closed till the end of 2025.

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