The main ferry connection to Schiermonnikoog departs from Lauwersoog. This place is located in the north of Friesland, close to the province of Groningen.
Ferry to Schiermonnikoog
The ferry to Schiermonnikoog departs from Lauwersoog. It is a pedestrian and bicycle ferry and the ferry has only very limited space for motorised vehicles, because Schiermonnikoog is a largely car-free island. Four or five ferries depart for Lauwersoog every day.
Ticket reservations can be made at the Wagenborg Passenger Services website. Tickets start at €12.95 per adult. Reservations can be made by telephone from the Netherlands at 0900-9238, and by dialling +31 88 1031000 from outside the country.
Timetable Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog
Wagenborg passenger services operate two ferries back and forth 5 times a day. There are 4 departures on Sundays. There are usually extra departures on public holidays, Fridays and very busy days in the summer months. See the times below:
Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 6:30, 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30.
- Wednesday, Sunday: 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30.
Schiermonnikoog – Lauwersoog
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30.
- Wednesday, Sunday: 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30.
Departure, sailing time & arrival
It is recommended to arrive 60 minutes or earlier. However in the regular service it's common to arrive 30 to 45 minutes earlier.
In Lauwersoog there is ample opportunity to park, both indoors and outdoors.
address: Zeedijk 11
9976 VM Lauwersoog
The crossing from Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog and vice versa takes about 45 minutes with the normal ferry and 20 minutes with the express service.
On Schiermonnikoog you arrive at the following address, there is also a parking lot next to it: Veerweg 1, 9166 NB Schiermonnikoog.
Costs ferry Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog
Ticket prices Lauwersoog crossing
|Rate for||Summer season||Base period|
|1 adult + trailer||€96,25||€96,25|
In order to make the best possible estimate of the current prices, we have made a number of test bookings. These are all based on a return ticket.
It is also possible to use an express service. For this you are required to buy a ticket for the normal ferry service and you then pay a surcharge on this. In the table below we have listed the total price of the tickets, so ferry service + surcharge for the fast service.
Please note: it is only possible to travel to Schiermonnikoog by car if you have an exemption for this.
Ferry ticket prices (fast service)
|1 adult + trailer||Not possible|
Schiermonnikoog is the fifth inhabited Wadden Island in the province of Friesland. This quiet island lives mainly from tourism. The island itself is 18 km long. There is a daily ferry service by the company Wagenborg for the connection with the mainland. Schiermonnikoog was declared a National Park of the Netherlands in 1989. The Wadden Sea has been on the list of World Heritage since 2009.
Schiermonnikoog is an oasis of peace and therefore ideal for walking in nature. You can also go to this beautiful nature for Yoga classes. There are also various excursions along the Wadden Sea to discover fauna and flora