Excursion in the duck decoy Ameland

Excursion in the duck decoy

The duck decoy on the 'Kooiplaats' east of Buren is fully accesible for the public again. In a peaceful and mysterious atmosphere you will be showed around by a guide.  

In 1705, Amalia van Anhalt Dessau, prinsess of Orange, assigned to set up this duck decoy, a year after she bought Ameland. The profit was meant for her son Johan Willem Friso. Via a tour along the different capture pipes the guide tells you about this special catching method. Of course, a bit of Ameland history, will be brought up.

In the cage, different kinds of ducks are still present nowadays. In a tour of about an hour you will be fully informed about this old-Dutch craft. 

You can have a look in the online activity calendar to see if the activity takes place during your stay on the island. 

You can also visit the VVV Tourist Information Office in Hollum or Nes for a free program of all the activities and for buying tickets.

It is not possible to book tickets by phone or online by the VVV Tourist Information Centre.

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Excursion in the duck decoy

Bureweg 2
9163 KE, Nes
+31 519-546546



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